All posts by Serena Orizi

SEC2SV Policy Hack: Recommendations from a Transatlantic Perspective

Last September, as part of the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) mission, Dell and Mind the Bridge brought together drivers and shapers of the startup ecosystem from both sides of the Atlantic in San Francisco to do exactly that: to “hack” some of the most pressing policy issues faced by global innovators and entrepreneurs.

SAP, Telefonica and Virgin win as the corporates doing the most to support startups across Europe

Startup Europe Partnership’s CORPORATE STARTUP STARS 2017 SAP, Telefonica and Virgin have today been selected as Europe’s top three “startup-friendly” corporates in SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars ranking, announced at an event in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, attended the ceremony. New research,“Open Innovation in Europe” from Mind the Bridge and Nesta […]

UK named as the best place in Europe to scale a business

Mind the Bridge and Cisco report highlights that 35% of the total capital made available to European scaleups was invested in the UK London, UK, 7th December – Scaling great startups into profitable, productive global powerhouses is the ambition of many nations. A report launched by Mind the Bridge and Cisco today names the UK […]

Worldwide Startup M&As Report: Startup Acquisitions continue to grow.

US still runs the show but Europe is catching up.  Mind the Bridge, together with Crunchbase and the support of global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is launching this year’s edition of our annual M&A activity overview, “Startup M&A Report 2017” on September 20th, at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, […]

Looking for the next Unicorns? Take a look at the 15 EU scaleups selected for SEC2SV 2017

Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley The 3rd edition of the premier program for future European startup unicorns ready to welcome 15 companies from 9 countries |   SAN FRANCISCO, August 31st, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is ready to welcome a selection of the best European Tech Scaleups for a week […]

European Dual Companies: A Scaleup Migration?

Launched yesterday in London, in conjunction with the event “Dual Companies: How and Why European Scaleups Expand to the U.S.,” the latest SEP Report realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The Report provides key new data on European “dual companies”, i.e. startups formed in […]

Scaleup Europe: a 4000+ fast growing ecosystem

Here are the Numbers Europe is home to approximately 4,200 fast growing, ICT scaleups in 45 countries, collectively raising about $58B in funding (equal to 0.33% of Europe’s GDP). A relatively young ecosystem with a lot of potential for growth that confirms the absolute leading position of UK in terms of number of scaleups (1,412, […]

The Portuguese ecosystem is growing twice as fast as the European average

Mind the Bridge and Beta-i, under the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) initiative, are today presenting the first conclusions of the “SEP Monitor Report”, a report that looks at the Portuguese startup ecosystem in depth. “Portugal Rising” was the title of the last SEP Monitor, presented at the end of 2015, and a year and half […]

Search begins to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017

The hunt is on to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017 with nominations opening on  Wednesday 22nd March. The ranking, run by advisory firm Mind the Bridge and innovation foundation Nesta, will recognise Europe’s top “startup-friendly” corporates. The scheme takes place under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative. – NOMINATE – Judges […]