The European venture capital industry is really just making money for America. It has one play in its playbook: to find the best European tech entrepreneur from Helsinki to Madrid, and to sell their business to a US technology platform company, 25 of whom buy most of the continent's venture-backed start-ups.
Why should you care? This doesn't matter if you are concerned only with creating start-up supernovas. If you take a short-term view, as soon as you cash out everyone is happy. Why think too hard about the whoosh of value going to Silicon Valley's Palo Alto?