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 reduced investment in both the US and across Europe, does not reflect the fact that investment in technology continues to remain reasonably robust.
Inside the Index you will find a comprehensive review of all tech investments over $1m made in Q1. It also includes a review of some of the major exits and executive moves within the technology sector. Our aim is to provide you with a short summary of activity in our sector; the investments, the exits, and the people who make them happen.
In this Index:
Breakdown of Investment by Region: