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One of the most notable developments in the tech world in recent times has been the plethora of startups which have undertaken down rounds. This trend was starkly emphasised by research published in May, which revealed that the number of funding rounds raising capital at reduced company valuations almost quadrupled in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the previous year.
Industry NewsNews, SaaS & Cloud
Anna Gullstrand is the Chief People & Culture Officer at Mentimeter, a leading audience engagement SaaS platform based in Stockholm. She won the prestigious SaaS Leader of the Year Award at BreakIt’s 2002 SaaS Summit, with the prize being presented by Hampleton Partners’ Nordics Director Michel Annink.
Industry NewsMedia, E-Commerce, AR/VR, Growth Capital
We hear a lot, in both the tech and mainstream press, about the latest movers and shakers in fintech, climatetech and healthtech. These terms are comprehensively hashtagged and namechecked by excited industry commentators eagerly surveying the landscape for the next headline-making innovator and investor-magnet.
Slightly underreported by comparison is sportstech, a thriving field of firms which are altering the way sports fans and athletes alike are engaging with their passions.
Industry NewsEnterprise Software, SaaS & Cloud, Internet of Things
Recently joining Hampleton Partners as Sector Principal for digital logistics solutions and tech-enabled supply chain management, Oliver Rupps brings years of experience as CEO of companies involved in the industrial, automotive and logistics sectors. Not to mention being a seasoned founder and investor in his own right. In this interview, he provides his personal thoughts and insights into global supply chains delving into the significance of digital solutions for tech investors and M&A dealmakers right now.
Industry NewsNews, AI, SaaS & Cloud, Fintech
The UK attracts more tech investment than anywhere else in Europe. Figures gathered by Dealroom and London & Partners show that tech firms based in London alone raised $19.8 billion in 2023, which was significantly higher than investment racked up by another European city. In all, UK tech firms secured $22.9 billion in funding, making this the world’s third biggest country for tech investment, just behind the US and China.
Industry NewsFintech, Healthtech, AI, Autotech, News
The United Kingdom is home to the highest number of future unicorns in Europe. That’s according to a new report by venture capital firm Creandum, drawing on data from Dealroom. While the report hails the whole of Europe as a “global tech challenger”, it highlights how the UK is surging ahead when it comes to burgeoning tech firms, with 34% of Europe’s “soonicorns” being based here.
Press ReleasesEnterprise Software, IT Services & Outsourcing, News
Hampleton Partners advised STAGIL GmbH, one of Germany’s largest Atlassian Platinum and Enterprise Solution Partners, on the integration with TIMETOACT GROUP. The international M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory firm for technology companies supported STAGIL during every phase of the transaction process.
Industry NewsHRtech, News
The latest HRTech report from Hampleton is full of insights into this sector, and sheds light on just how bullish it is. The stats speak for themselves: transaction volume has surged by 282% since 2020, with the total disclosed value reaching the $11 billion mark at the end of last year. Private equity investors have shown continuing enthusiasm for companies in this space, spearheading nearly half of the transactions in 2H2022.
Industry NewsAI, News, Healthtech
Since the earth-shaking arrival of platforms like ChatGPT and Midjourney last year, much of the media attention on AI has focused on its uncanny ability to mimic human creativity when it comes to music, writing and the visual arts. But, as experts as disparate as Stability AI founder Emad Mostaque and the government’s former chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance have noted, the arrival of AI represents a new Industrial Revolution which is changing the game in every conceivable space. Not least, medicine and healthtech.
Industry NewsNews, SaaS & Cloud, E-Commerce, Insurtech, Healthtech
Back in 2013, venture capitalist Aileen Lee wrote a watershed article for TechCrunch which introduced one of the most popular terms in the tech lexicon: unicorn. A decade on, the term is one of the most-used in the tech world. It’s even spawned related words like decacorn (a company valued at over $10 billion) and the yet-to-exist superunicorn (a company that breaks the $1 trillion barrier).