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European Seed investors eyeing AI investment opportunities more, says report

Artificial intelligence is the most sought after investment opportunity by Seed investors in Europe, a new survey report has revealed.

The report, called “Sentiment of Seed Investors in Europe” was conducted by London-based Series A venture capital fund Mosaic Ventures, and also found that investments in female entrepreneurs have risen.

The results were promising overall. The report estimates that Seed activity in Europe more than doubled between 2013 and 2017, bringing it to approximately 30-40% of Seed deal volume in the US.

According to Mosaic Ventures, 44 funds – including accelerators – made six or more investments each year between 2015 and 2017.

The increase in investment, the report suggests, could be due to the fact that more than a third of Seed investors think it’s becoming easier to raise money, both from existing and new limited partners. Furthermore, half of investors say their portfolio startup’s ability to raise Series A or Seed extension has improved in the past 12 months....