Data spotlight: 22 venture-backed companies in U.K. lead Europe in January

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A picture illustration taken with the multiple exposure function of the camera shows a one Euro coin and a map of Europe, January 9, 2013. The cost of living in the euro zone rose more than expected in December but remained benign enough to allow a possible cut in interest rates in 2013 to support the bloc's feeble economy. The European Central Bank's Governing Council meets on Jan. 10, with policymakers appearing unwilling to countenance a rate cut so early in the year. Photo courtesy Reuters /Kai Pfaffenbach
The United Kingdom in January saw 22 companies raise nearly €267 million ($282 million) to lead all European nations in venture activity, according to a VCJ analysis of data from Thomson Reuters. (See table below.) The U.K. total was bolstered by Funding Circle, ...

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