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[15 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Calibre One Index for Q3 2012 has been compiled and the results, despite broader negative economic conditions, are positive. While the total capital invested has declined slightly from Q2, there continues to be strong investment in tech companies with the number of investments increasing in both North America and Europe.
Inside the Index you will find a comprehensive review of all tech investments over $1M made in Q3 across Europe, North America and Asia. It also includes a review of some of the major exits and executive moves within the …

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[12 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Exciting Commerce established a new kind of eCommerce Conference in Germany, which brings together leading eCommerce-Players and is focussing more on sharing best practice than selling and pitching of services by Agencies and Consulting firms, which happens in most of the other bigger events and led to our absense at many of them. K5 was just a brilliant event last year and we are excited to participate again.
So if you want to meet, please send us a note. K5 2012 will take place in Munich from 21st-22nd of September.

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[12 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Q2 tech investments have been finalised and the results of the quarter can been seen here in the Q2 2012 Calibre One Index . As the graph below shows, despite the ongoing economic challenges faced globally, this quarter has shown healthy tech investment in both the US and Europe stemming the previous two quarters decline in both the number of and value of investments.
Inside the Index you will find a comprehensive review of all tech investments over $1m made in Q2. It also includes a review of some of …

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[13 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Q1 2012 Calibre One Index is complete and, as can be seen from the graph below, the reduced level of investment we saw in the final quarter of 2011 in both the US and Europe has continued. There is no getting away from it, the trend is firmly negative. However, on a more positive note, whilst the total capital invested is way down, the number of investments has been maintained – deals are being done, they are just smaller.
This in-depth review of the final quarter while showing, unsurprisingly, generally …

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[24 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

The numbers have been finalised and Calibre One is pleased to present the Calibre One Index for Q4 2011.
This in-depth review of the final quarter while showing, unsurprisingly, generally reduced investment in both the US and across Europe, does not reflect the fact that investment in technology continues to remain reasonably robust.
In this Index:
Recent Assignments
Investment Analysis
Deal Highlights US and Europe
Executive Moves
Breakdown of Investment by Region:

North America
United Kingdom
France
DACH
BENELUX
Northern Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe
Ireland
Israel
You can download the report here.