The Cheetah dataset contains geographical, industry, accounting and ownership information on three cohorts of medium-sized firms that experienced sales or employment fast growth rates in the periods 2008-2011, 2009-2012 and 2010-2013. These fast growing medium-sized firms (FGMFs) are located in 30 European countries (EU-28, Norway and Switzerland) plus Israel. Cheetah covers an overall number of 42,369 firms.
The VICO database contains geographical, industry and accounting information on 17,854 companies founded starting from 1/1/1988, which have received at least one venture capital or angel investment starting from 1/1/1998 up to 31/12/2014, operating in 7 European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and Israel. Companies and investors have been involved in 28,023 investment deals. Moreover, it provides basic information on 6,839 distinct investors, of which 5,172 venture capitalists (VCs) and 1,551 business angels (BAs) (plus a small percentage of other investors, e.g. crowdfunding, private equity…). Companies and investors have been involved in 28,023 investment deals, for a total of 52,629 observations (as one or more investors can be involved in each single investment round).