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European VC Firms Investing in U.S.

The VC community overseas is smaller than the U.S., but it is looking for U.S.-based companies.

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This story appears in the February 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you're expanding your to European markets, you might consider looking overseas for the you need. Many European VC firms are funding U.S.-based companies: A 2007 survey found that 58 percent of the non-U.S. VC firms surveyed reported they were investing abroad.

European VC stayed relatively strong in the economic downturn. Foreign VC firms invested more than $682 million in new venture deals in the second quarter of 2008, down just 15 percent from the same quarter in 2007, according to a European Association study.

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