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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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[14 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Calibre One Index is a complementary, quarterly research report detailing early stage technology investments in the US and Europe. It is compiled by Calibre One,the leading technology executive search firm. The Index for Q2 2010 is now ready to view.
The number of tech investments across the EMEA region was well-down this quarter, though some big funding rounds ensured that the average investment improved over the second quarter of 2010. The recovery of the M&A and IPO markets in EMEA and the US will hopefully improve sentiment and allow some …