MoFo – Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in Germany

The German venture capital market has almost doubled in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. With a number of indicators showing a continuation in that growth trend, Morrison & Foerster senior associate Robin Eyben outlined the factors making Germany an attractive VC market in the article “A Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in Germany,” published by the Daily Journal, a leading legal publication in California. In addition to the relatively lower valuations of German startups, the country has tax advantages that include the deductibility of tax losses for VC funds and a tax exemption of 95% of proceeds from divestments in German startups.


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