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Corporate Europe is landing in Silicon Valley to boost Innovation

Mind the Bridge launched today in San Francisco the first Report on the European Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley (with a “Who’s Who” Directory). 44 companies tracked: Germany and France most represented, UK follows. 46% opted for a lean presence, Automotive; Telecom and Fintech the most represented industries. Europe is seriously looking at Silicon Valley […]

5 Things We Learned from WELCOME Project Matchmakings

It’s been a great ride, the EU WELCOME project just finished. Still, we feel this is just the beginning. Last month, we flew to Berlin and Dublin for the final stops of Welcome Project’s “matchmaking train”: two years of travelling around Europe to organize 8 light matchmaking sessions between top startups, investors, corporates and accelerators. […]

Scaleup Norway – SEP Monitor, Oct 2016

“Norway has been a bit of an underdog in the Scandiwegian startup scene for a few years. But in just a few short years has gone from been a pretty bleak affair to being a real – if nascent – startup ecosystem”. This is what Haje Jan Kamps wrote on TechCrunch last June1.

3 out of 4 startups are acquired by US companies

US companies are more acquisitive. Even less surprisingly, among the top 15 acquirers, over 70% are Silicon Valley companies. This is the main finding from “Startup Transatlantic M&As. US vs EU”, the report presented today at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, the event created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized […]

Why SEC2SV is taking over TC DISRUPT

It can be serendipitous. Or highly motivated. Whatever the reason, it just so happens that no matter the week we decide to launch our annual Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley week (SEC2SV), our good friends from TechCrunch seem to follow suit. Truth is: it’s San Francisco in 2016, dude. Not a single day goes by […]