Two interesting and big things are happening in the London venture capital scene.
Firstly, there’s more money available at seed and Series A stages. New funds such as Hoxton and Google Ventures have emerged. Existing funds such as Index, Balderton and Seedcamp have raised more money. This will mean more London startups will stay in London and not seek moves to San Francisco where the investment rounds tend to be bigger.
The second is a shift towards mobile investments.
In 2014, mobile was easily the most invested category. A similar graph from last year, shows that mobile was a much smaller 14% of all investments.
Following trends in venture capital is important. Venture capital accelerates startup growth. Entrepreneurs looking to build or scale their businesses usually always seek outside investment at some stage. A healthy supply of VC money is a good health indicator for an ecosystem.