What the facts say about Berlin’s “pressure” to have exitsPosted: April 28, 2014
I’ll make it short: Berlin’s ecosystem has raised enough money both in total and on average / median to produce large companies that should result in outsized exits. However Berlin’s most advanced companies are on average a lot younger than their peers in other ecosystems and – more importantly – much younger than the time-to-exit of previous large European exits.
Berlin has the money, but not yet the time.
So really, if you look at the facts, there doesn’t seem to be much support for desperately needed short term exits. In fact I think that would be a really bad idea – considering how much value creation lies ahead.