The UK is Europe’s leading centre for venture capital and private equity, with an outstanding global reputation. In the last five years, £38bn has been invested in more than 2,800 UK companies by private equity and venture capital funds in the UK.
The UK is home to a concentration of tech, fintech, artificial intelligence (AI) and other fast-growing sectors that provide excellent investment targets. The UK’s track record in creating pioneering and high-growth tech companies is second to none in Europe, and the UK is third globally for startups worth over £50m – only New York and Silicon Valley have produced more.
This factsheet gives an overview of key facts and statistics about the UK's venture capital and private equity offer.