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Mobile app intelligence: partnership with Priori Data

Written on July 5, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

We’re very pleased to announce a new data partnership with Priori Data, the Berlin based provider of mobile app intelligence.

Here are a few simple example queries that are now possible:

Top 5% fastest growing apps at Series-A stage in Europe

Top 25% fastest growing apps in Berlin

Top 25% fastest growing apps in Europe without known VC funding

The App Growth Rank is a composite ranking calculated by Dealroom based on size-adjusted growth in cumulative app installs during the last 6 and 12 months. Each individual company profile (such as Telegram) provides the underlying data used (iOS and Android).

At the bottom of each chart, a link is provided to the relevant Priori Data app page for further information.

Start exploring App Growth Rankings


About this partnership

Dealroom aggregates various growth signals to identify rising stars, to rank & sort results, and to benchmark peers and competitors. Until now, these growth signals primarily depended on website visitors, social media engagement and funding momentum. Being able to tap into app store data has always been high on our wish-list.

After an initial trial period with Priori Data (with outstanding results), we came away extremely impressed with the team and the data. For Dealroom, this partnership is another big step in overall comprehensiveness and value proposition.

If you would like to learn more about how the combination of this data can assist you, please contact [email protected]

About Priori Data

Priori Data offers a powerful market intelligence platform that enables companies to build long-term winning strategies in the mobile app market.

Utilizing a partner-first approach, Priori Data offers best-in-class data to provide a comprehensive picture of global consumer behavior with mobile apps.

Priori Data’s products give users the ability to track, benchmark, and research the performance of any relevant mobile app or publisher, delivering critical competitive intelligence and market insights.

With modular pricing and unparalleled service, Priori Data builds long-term relationships with the most ambitious companies on their path to mobile market success.

For more information, please visit prioridata.com

Vilnius tech map launched

Written on June 8, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius just launched a tech map, powered by Dealroom. Vilnius now becomes part of an extensive network of similarly crowd-sourced and Dealroom-powered tech maps (Amsterdam, StartupDelta, Techstars, the European Commission, …). The map was initiated by Go Vilnius, a public institution.

The Baltics (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) are like Europe’s Israel, punching well above their weight as tech hubs as the below chart shows.

Notable Lithuanian companies

About Dealroom Ecosystem Solutions

Fully managed tech maps such as these are part of Dealroom’s suite of Ecosystem Solutions, which includes:

  • Crowd-sourced maps (build communities)
  • Insights: analytics dashboards for policy makers and ecosystem enablers
  • Policy decision support tools: benchmarking, tech employment impact analysis and other bespoke research solutions
  • Advisory solutions: accelerating development of ecosystems

If you’d like to learn more about Dealroom Ecosystem Solutions please contact us now.

Launch Vilnius Tech Map

Finally Online: Europe’s 500 Most Prominent Venture Capital Investors

Written on June 7, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Back in April, Dealroom published a preliminary ranking of Europe’s 500 most prominent venture capital investors (see April post). The ranking has already been published by Business Insider, Corriere della Sera, and many others. Feedback and input was received from numerous VCs.

Now this ranking is finally online!

This means you can now search & filter the list by criteria such as location, industry experience, country experience, location. Here are just some examples of what is possible:

Over 10,500 investors were reviewed for this top ranking: funds, corporate investors, angels, accelerators and crowdfunding platforms. The rankings per country are as follows:

AllIndex VenturesHoltzbrinck VenturesBalderton CapitalNorthzoneLakestar
United KingdomIndex VenturesBalderton CapitalAtomicoDN CapitalGeneral Atlantic
GermanyHoltzbrinck VenturesRocket InternetHigh-Tech GründerfondsWellington PartnersActon Capital Partner
Israel83NorthCarmel VenturesPitango Venture CapitalJerusalem Venture PartnersOurCrowd
FranceOleg TscheltzoffIdInvestPartech Ventures360 Capital PartnersXavier Niel
SwedenNorthzoneCreandumIndustrifondenInvestment AB KinnevikVostok New Ventures
SwitzerlandLakestarRedalpineNovartis Venture FundSwisscom VenturesRingier
SpainNauta CapitalCaixa Capital RiscYsios CapitalCabiedes & PartnersJose Marin
IrelandEnterprise IrelandAtlantic BridgeKernel CapitalAIB Seed Capital FundDelta Partners
NetherlandsNewion InvestmentsEndeit CapitalPrime VenturesINKEF CapitalArthur Kosten
FinlandNokia Growth PartnersLifeline Ventures OyInventureConor Ventures PartnerTekes
BelgiumGIMVHummingbird VenturesCapricorn Venture PartnersPMVFortino
ItalyInnogest CapitalP101United VenturesL-Venture GroupItalian Angels for Growth
NorwayVerdaneInvestinorSchibsted Media GroupAlliance VentureViking Venture
DenmarkSunstone CapitalSeed Capital DenmarkBonnierDanish Growth FundNovo A/S
AustriaSpeedinvestAustria Wirtschafts serviceRene GiretzlehnerAlfred LugerFlorian Gschwandtner
PolandMCI ManagementRTAventuresInnovation NestExperior Venture FundHedgehog Fund

All the received input and feedback from numerous venture capital firms has been reflected. But you can still provide us with info as we will keep updating the ranking regularly.

Below is an FAQ based on the questions we’ve received.

  1. How is the ranking calculated?
    The ranking is based on nine different indicators which look at: investment activity, current portfolio size and quality, and (successful) exits. See bottom of this blog post for more detail on the nine indicators.
  2. What is the goal of this ranking?
    The main goal is to make it easier to see which investors you should consider in various cases such as:
    – A founder looking for capital
    – An investor looking for co-investors
    – A corporate M&A team looking for VC portfolios to explore
    – An LP exploring and comparing different funds
    A secondary goal is to have a logical way to sort results. Dealroom counts over 6,500 tech investors active in Europe. After sorting by relevance, most circumstances require the dataroom to have a secondary way to sort results.
  3. How can I improve my ranking?
    Firstly, we need to make sure all data is up to date (check online here). You can contact us or you can register for free, claim your account and add data directly yourself or ask us to update. 
  4. How can I provide feedback on the methodology?
    We welcome feedback on methodology and will consider it carefully. You can write us here or reach out via Twitter.
  5. Why did you include corporate funds and rankings?
    We deliberately made the ranking as inclusive as possible, because the lines between investor types are blurring. If anything, angels and corporates are at a disadvantage. The list enables you to filter any way you like: to show investment funds only use this filter.
  6. Our fund is still new, so we are at a disadvantage
    Track-record is a key attribute for any investor’s standing in the world. The ranking wouldn’t be complete without measuring it. New funds are inherently at a disadvantage in this respect. However, Dealroom is contemplating another future ranking of first-time funds.
  7. Is the ranking based on Europe only?
    Emphasis is placed on European investments, activity and performance (see full methodology at the bottom). The location of the investor was not a factor, so the ranking includes many U.S. based investors.
  8. Investor X is a top performing fund. Why is it not ranked higher?
    The ranking is not a purely performance-based, but performance does play a big role. Firstly, information on investment returns is highly imperfect. Secondly, while performance is the most important measure for LPs, it is not the only thing that counts for many other stakeholders. For example, Scottish Equity Partners is a fund with an exceptional track-record, but happens to have been less active during the last year and therefore isn’t ranked as prominently as one might expect.

Ranking methodology

The ranking is based on the following nine indicators, each with equal weighting:

  1. Portfolio size in Europe = number of portfolio companies in Europe (incl. Israel), all time
  2. Number of rounds in last 12 months = number of rounds which investor participated in during last 12 months
  3. Deal size in last 12 months (€ millions) = total aggregate size of rounds which investor participated in during last 12 months
  4. Exit score  = number of exits relative to total portfolio, all time
  5. Exits number = number of exits, global
  6. Number of exits > €100 millions (total firm value, all time)
  7. Number of exits > €500 millions (total firm value, all time)
  8. Number of portfolio companies valued over €500 millions, all time
  9. Capital efficiency = total € amount of all exits relative to the € amount of capital invested (total of rounds which investor participated in, all time)

If you have any other questions, please contact us on Twitter.

Go to Investor Prominence Ranking


Dealroom growth rank, explained

Written on June 1, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

All companies on Dealroom.co are ranked and can be filtered by their so called growth rank. The growth rank is based on estimated website visitor growth (we use Alexa and SimilarWeb). Growth is calculated for the last 6 and 12 months, both adjusted for the base the company is growing from.

Estimated website visitor growth is a highly imperfect but still extremely useful real-time growth signal, enabling you to sort and filter companies by estimated traction. We recently made some upgrades to the algorithm resulting in better results.

You can simply add & remove filter criteria, to compare similar companies. Pro tip: estimated website visitor growth has proven to be a useful indicator for B2B companies as well, contrary to popular belief. You can also compare companies within any geography. For example: the top 10 Spanish companies by growth rank.

The algorithm and growth signals will be continuously improved. Stay tuned as very soon more growth metrics will be added (separately and as combined rank)!

Click here to see the European top-10

Searching & filtering: important changes to free vs. paid features

Written on May 28, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

At Dealroom we strive to provide maximum value to all users, whether you are a founder, angel, VCs, or corporate executive. After reviewing the way people use our product, we made some significant changes to the free version of the product. If you are a free user there is some good news and some bad news, but on the whole we believe this change makes the platform more versatile and accessible across our entire user base.

The “good” news: as a free user, you will now be able use the powerful search & filter functionality (see GIF above). Previously this was a paid feature. This will allow you to find the information you want with less hassle. The “bad” news is that we there is a limit placed on the number of results: up to 10 companies and up to 25 investors.

Faceted search & filter: the easiest way to make detailed searches for high-growth companies and their investors

To use this feature today, go to the keyword bar and start to type or select the tags you want to search with. You can combine any amount of tags, such as the following:

  • Industry (e.g. “travel”)
  • Business model (e.g. “marketplace”)
  • Head office location (e.g. “London” or “United Kingdom”)
  • Valuation
  • Revenues
  • Growth stage
  • Last funding round
  • Ownership type

If you would like to exclude any criteria from your search, you can do that too:

Start searching today


Finding the most active investors by market

Written on May 2, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

As dealroom collects more and more data, we are always thinking what can we do next for our users.

Have you ever wanted to find the most active investors in a specific industry? In just a few clicks, you can now easily find them through Dealroom.

Here are some examples:

This “most active” list counts each investor’s number of portfolio companies in each market. This is different from the recently released Europe’s 500 most prominent venture capital investors, which is a composite ranking based on multiple factors (more about that very soon).

This allows you to drill down into a certain industry and figure out who are the big players, who should you be following or who you should pitch to.

See the GIF above to learn where to find it, or click here to go directly to the data.

Is there a feature that you would like to see? Contact us

Geospatial data and map design upgrades

Written on April 20, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

The way Dealroom collects, analyses and visualises geospatial data about startups, VCs and ecosystems is constantly being improved. For instance, we continue adding new features and better design to the geographical maps. The reason? Maps are very visual and users like them, especially at first sight, but we want to make sure they are also highly usable. The Dealroom map is not only available on our own website, but also used by various third-party sites as Ecosystem Solution.

What’s new?

  1. Charts: the left-panel now shows aggregate country statistics such as quarterly funding, funding by source country, and more
  2. When you click on an individual company icon, a right-panel appears showing a mini profile. You can open the full profile by clicking on it
  3. Various small other UX optimisations

Click the below image to check the latest map data live.

To learn more about Ecosystem Solutions please contact us now.

Dealroom premium: powerful search

Written on November 13, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Dealroom premium comes with very powerful search, that is simple to use. This post shows you what’s new and how to get the most out of it.

Visit https://app.dealroom.co/companies to use any of the visible drop-down menus to select filters (or use the advanced filter option on the right).


Alternatively, you can also simply start typing, for example “Fin” so that possible filters such as “industry = Fintech” or “Location = Findlay” will be suggested. Click on each to select.


You can keep adding criteria, so create long filter strings such as the following:


Another useful tool is related tags. For example by searching for the tag “artificial intelligence” a few related tags show up, which can be added by clicking on them:

AI related tags

Finally, you can also opt to exclude certain criteria, for example, Fintech in Europe but not payments, by selecting the down-arrow on each selected filter.


All these filters are part of the Premium package. For only €2,500 per year, per user (€208 per month), you get instant access to our latest powerful search tools to explore rich data and analytics on over 500,000 companies. If you would like to speak with us about upgrading, please contact us.


Create industry landscapes: Grid View

Written on October 21, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Industry landscapes are often presented on grids like these:


At Dealroom.co we never liked the idea of copy-pasting dozens (or hundreds) of logos onto a PDF. So instead, we designed an online interactive version.

Introducing: Grid View

  • Easily create and publish your own industry landscape (for free)
  • Each logo is clearly legible and links to underlying company data
  • Visitors can re-organise the Grid by adjusting the criteria in the top right (one 1 or 2 levels)

Screenshot at Oct 21 16-15-17

Here’s how to create your own industry landscape:

Step 1: create a new list or find an existing list on Dealroom
Step 2: click the VIEW GRID button (see top of Food Tech list)
Step 3: copy the URL and start sharing!

The Grid is part of our strategy to keep growing and improving user-generated content by tapping into the knowledge of the crowd and industry experts.

How to use Dealroom Widgets

Written on October 21, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Below is an example of a Dealroom Widget: a mini profile which you can embed in your website, to publish info about a company. It’s easy and takes only a minute. Here is how it works.

Step 1: visit any company profile, such as CoContest
Step 2: click the share button top right
Step 3: copy the HTML snippet into your article (e.g. via WordPress)

Et voila:


The data comes directly from Dealroom.co and is automatically updated. It’s fee and easy. Here is a real-life example of the widget being used. 

Embedding lists

It gets better. Even entire lists can also be published. Here is how to embed lists.

Step 1: create a new list or find an existing list
Step 2: click the share button top right
Step 3: copy the HTML snippet into your article (e.g. via WordPress)

And that’s it! See:

Food Tech in Europe