The cybersecurity sector has been recognised as strategically important and essential to build a resilient, green and digital Europe. EU cybersecurity companies face multiple challenges when trying to grow and expand their businesses. They tend to underperform against their international peers, as they are fewer in number, they generally raise less funding, and have less significant product development capabilities. As the EU lacks sufficient specialised venture capital funds, only very few companies can be supported with equity financing. Moreover, they can often access limited financing due to their early stage of development. The study advocates for additional investment to increase the provision of finance in the EU cybersecurity market in support of these companies.
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