State of European Tech Video Archive

The State of European Tech is a platform to galvanise the European tech community through an authoritative and objective data-led narrative to shape the future of our ecosystem. Over the years, we've been lucky enough to be joined by prominent figures from across the industry - from high profile founders to world leaders - all aligned behind one mission: To ensure tech in Europe realises its full potential. You can see some of our notable past guests here.

Highlights over the years

2023: The highlights

2023 was another difficult year for European tech. But amidst the challenges, one sector dominated the headlines. We spoke to founders and leading Europeans from across the ecosystem to tell the story of Europe's leading role in the biggest technology story of 2023 - AI.


Tom Wehmeier State of European Tech 2023 Keynote


OpenAI CTO Mira Murati in an exclusive interview on European Tech


The founders of Aleph Alpha, DeepL and Mistral on the rise of LLMs


Kheiron Medical, Corti and Instadeep on the real-world impact AI is having in healthcare

2022: The highlights

After an unparalleled 2021, the second half of 2022 saw the start of a global downturn, and the ecosystem found itself in a completely different reality.  We gathered some of the best minds in tech to unpick the year and reveal what they believe comes next for European tech. 


State of European Tech 2022 highlights with co-authors Tom Wehmeier & Sarah Guemouri


Europe's role in shaping tomorrow with Kinnevik Chairman James Anderson and La Famiglia's Judith Dada


Stripe Co-founder John Collison on how to be efficient in a tougher macro environment


Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie in conversation with Elvie Founder Tania Boler on her femtech Founder journey


Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski on why Klarna took a downround in 2022


Author and Scholar Carlota Perez on what we can learn from past technological revolutions

2021: The highlights

2021 was a transformative year for the European tech ecosystem. It saw Europe firmly positioned as a global tech player, with a record $100B of capital invested, 98 new unicorns, and the strongest ever startup pipeline.


Co-authors Tom Wehmeier & Sarah Guemouri on 2021's report highlights


How Wolt evolved from a hyperlocal delivery service into a $8 billion European tech success


Black Seed’s Co-founder Karl Lokko on empowering black entrepreneurs


Europe's first female unicorn founder, Corinne Vigreux, on perseverance and paying it forward


Sebastian Siemiatkowski on Klarna's rise to becoming Europe's most valuable private tech company


Tony Blair on the current challenges and future direction of European tech regulation

2020: The highlights

Despite a series of uncertainties and upheavals, the tech industry was a net beneficiary of the shift to digital brought on by Covid-19, with 2020 setting a new record of capital invested into European tech.


How did Covid-19 and its consequences affect European tech?


Report Co-authors Tom Wehmeier and Sarah Guemori present highlights from the State of European Tech 2020


Emmanuel Macron discusses the role European entrepreneurs will play in addressing global challenges and fuelling economic growth


Klarna's Sebastian Siemiatkowski and Omio's Naren Shaam on raising big rounds and leading their teams through the pandemic


TransferWise's Taavet Hinrikus speaks to four European VCs about investment competition and deploying funds during a pandemic


Hopin and MessageBird's Founders give advice to founders fundraising now and explain why 2020 was a pivotal year for fundraising

2019: The highlights

2019 set a new high for capital invested in European tech. Investment in purpose driven European tech companies saw huge spike and we cast a spotlight on Europe’s billion-dollar success stories. Watch report co-author Tom Wehmeier cover the best of 2019 on stage at Slush.


The State of European Tech 2019

2018: The highlights

European tech investment continued to grow at a record pace in 2018 and Europe’s tech industry drove crucial economic growth in a stagnating European economy. Watch report co-author Tom Wehmeier present the highlights on stage at Slush.

Launch: State of European Tech 2018 by Atomico, Slush & Orrick

Forming the European Perspective on Tech

2017: The highlights

Despite the impact of macro events like Brexit, European tech maintained its sense of optimism and 2017 was another record year for European tech investment. Report co-author Tom Wehmeier presents the highlights of 2017 at Slush.

Atomico: State of European Tech 2017