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 […]

EU CORPORATE OUTPOSTS IN SILICON VALLEY – The Who’s Who (v.1) – Report, 2016

Europe is seriously looking at Silicon Valley for boosting its ability to innovate. More and more European corporates have or are planning to set foot in the Bay Area. We tracked 44 large European corporations that have an innovation corporate outpost in Silicon Valley. And numbers are on the rise.

Top tech startups selected to represent Europe at SEC2SV 2016

With total funding of over $60M and 1000 employees, they cover verticals such as e-commerce, healthcare, security and storage. Mind the Bridge and EIT Digital announced the finalists for the second edition of Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV)—the premier program for future European startup unicorns to engage with main US industry players for […]

How to achieve corporate innovation, through scaleup-corporate collaboration

First Things First. What Is Open Innovation? Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external as well as internal strategies in order to advance their use of technology. This also means sharing risk and reward with the new partners. Extending this concept further, global companies focused on open innovation […]

Startup School welcomes first participants from East Asia

Startup School kicks off including a dozen budding entrepreneurs from South Korea Mind the Bridge (MTB) has been organizing Startup School programs for several years now (namely since 2007!) with sessions dedicated to different development stages of entrepreneurship education. Our sweet spot has been the focus on international founders, their challenges and opportunities while confronted […]

Jobandtalent’s Series B round of funding hit $42M.

Will they be the next EU Unicorn? The world’s leading job marketplace and e-recruitment platform announced its most recent funding hit a $42 million Series B round. Skype founder Niklas Zennström led the latest funding round of Jobandtalent with his VC firm Atomico on June 13, 2016. Zennström believes that Jobandtalent’s unique technology and algorithm […]