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, […]
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 […]
This report expands on research we conducted for the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation1 to explore the most recent trends in transatlantic dynamics of European startups. Specifically, we aim to shed light on the growing phenomenon of “dual companies”2: startups formed in Europe that move their headquarters abroad, while maintaining a strong operational presence (such as R&D activities) in their home country.
Europe is home to approximately 4,200 fast growing, high-tech companies that we refer to as “scaleups”. This distinction serves to separate this group from startups, i.e. to draw a line between early stage initiatives and real companies that are producing revenue and employment. If the count is restricted to only countries who are current members of the European Union, the number of scaleups goes down to 3,950 and the capital raised to $56B.
This SEP Monitor is a follow up to “Portugal Rising”, a report we published at the end of 2015, it gives an updated view of the ecosystem a year and a half down the line, and we are happy to
say the positive momentum has continued for Portugal. The scaleup scene in Portugal is extremely promising and gives hope to Southern Europe lagging scale-up ecosystems.
The beautiful and ugly truth about financial sector startup-corporate collaboration The financial services sector talks are notably about innovation needs and collaboration with startups. Is it just a talk or is the sector truly walking the walk? As FinTech solutions get increasingly adopted, the FinTech adoption trends pose threat to the corporates and increases their […]
The insurance apple is ripe for technological disruption — Today we are starting a new series of blogposts dedicated to a vertical we cover with particular interest. Mind the Bridge offers a program in Silicon Valley for both startups and corporates in the InsurTech and Automotive sectors to facilitate innovation through collaboration. Reach out to us to […]
At Mind the Bridge we constantly aspire to blaze new trails. Literally and figuratively. Since 2008, way before training startups was considered cool, we have been running a Startup School in Silicon Valley. 500+ international founders, from a myriad of countries and verticals, have successfully gone through it. In parallel, since 2013, we have been […]
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 […]
Top 15 scaleups to be selected for the 2017 SEC2SV SEC2SV 2017 SCALEUPS CALL IS OPEN The time is now. Today Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the European Commission and Startup Europe, announces the opening of the call for the next generation of EU Unicorns to be selected for the third annual SEC2SV (Startup Europe […]