Tech North Investment Index

Tracking investment trends in Northern tech businesses

Capital investment and deal count

Investment in Northern tech businesses at a 10-year high

2016 was a record year for investment in Northern tech companies with a total of £326.9m invested, according to the first Tech North Investment Index report.

The future of the tech sector in the North of England is looking positive based on these findings.

You can view the full report below.

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Software as a Service

SaaS was the most dominant vertical by number of deals, accounting for 27% of all tech investment deals from 2007 to 2016


E-commerce was the most dominant vertical by amount invested, accounting for 32% of the total amount invested from 2007 to 2016

Data source: Pitchbook

Data source: Pitchbook

Click on each industry to see how investment has changed over the years.

Growth funding

The top eight deals over the past 10 years were all private equity growth or expansion deals and growth funding has dominated total capital invested since 2014.

The largest number of deals over the 10-year period were either early or later-stage VC deals.

It’s particularly encouraging to see significant investment interest not just from the local private equity community but also from investors around the world including the US, China and Japan.

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