Venture capital funding in 2022 significantly decreased compared to 2021

The ever-increasing venture capital funding for European life sciences companies halted in 2022. With a roughly EUR 9.6bn volume, the overall financing for European life sciences companies in 2022 decreased significantly compared to 2021 (EUR 13.6bn) by 28%.

While in the first quarter, funding volumes roughly matched, from April onwards, the funding volumes in 2021 consistently outperformed those of 2022. 

Based on these observations, we expect more challenging fundraising campaigns for European healthcare companies over the next few months.

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