Top European Scaleups Come to Silicon Valley
15 scaleups to represent Europe at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID)
SAN FRANCISCO, September 9, 2015 — They are the new potential EU Unicorns and they are going to Silicon Valley. Fifteen scaleups representing Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK have been selected to present at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) in Mountain View on September 21st. EID is the opening day of SEC2SV Week, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley, Sept 21-25, a week of activities that brings together EU member state representatives under one EU flag to meet with Silicon Valley stakeholders.
Cumulatively, the 15 scaleups represent approximately $60 million in revenue and 1,000 employees, and they range from SaaS/Paas to nanotechnology, e-commerce, digital advertising, online recruitment, IT software, maritime industries, advanced materials, online productivity and renewable energy.
Each company will present their business at the European Innovation Day (#MTBEID) to an international audience of more than 500 attendees, and to showcase their product or service in a dedicated demo area of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
From Sep 22-25 they will also be invited to the Scaleup Track. This includes roundtable discussions with established corporates, tables with industry experts, mentor sessions, and open small-group discussions focused on specific topics. Additionally, the scaleups will have the opportunity to meet Andreessen Horowitz, Tim Draper (DFJ), Google Ventures and other corporate VCs. They may also benefit from a direct dialogue with the SEC2SV delegation, including the EU Commissioner of Digital policy, President of Estonia, the CTO of UK, the UK Minister of Digital matters and other policy makers.
How the 15 scaleups were selected
An open call was announced with the goal to build a high-quality and geographically diverse delegation of scaleups that meet the following criteria. They must:
- Be a European Union company
- Have an average annualized growth in employees or turnover greater than 20% per annum over a three-year period (with more than 10 employees at the beginning of the observation period)
- Want to expand to the U.S. market or already have a subsidiary here.
The selection was curated by Silicon Valley-based partner organizations, each focused on a different EU country or region (see www.sec2sv.com for full list). The final selection was made by a group of investors composed of SEP Investors Forum members and U.S. investors. See http://eid.mindthebridge.org/scaleups
- Commerce Guys – PaaS – www.commerceguys.com
Commerce Guys is a second generation Platform-as-a-Service that provides high availability cloud hosting as well as a highly innovative continuous delivery workflow.
CEO: Fred Plais
- Entrade – Renewable Energy – www.entrade.de
Entrade has developed a mobile and modular Micro-Biomass Power Generator that provides decentralized heat and power supply anywhere on- or off-grid, up to 22 kW of electricity and 55 kW of thermal energy.
CEO: Julien Uhling
- Graphenea – Nanotechnology – www.graphenea.com
Graphenea is a graphene materials manufacturing company that develops optimized graphene materials for industrial and research needs.
CEO: Jesus de la fuente
- JobandTalent- Online Recruitment – www.jobandtalent.com/es
Jobandtalent matches professionals with the most suitable job opportunities in the market. In a Tinder-like interaction, top matching jobs are currently shown to over 6,5M users worldwide.
CEOs: Juan Urdiales and Felipe Navio
- Laros – smart sensors / Maritime Industry – www.laros.gr
Laros is an innovative platform for condition monitoring based on smart sensors’ wireless technology that changes the way marine departments communicate, collaborate, and operate bringing compliance and efficiency.
CEO: Christos Giordamlis
- Miradore – IT Software – www.miradore.com
Miradore is the European pioneer in managing diverse IT environments and supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. Miradore supports the entire IT lifecycle, including purchasing, installation, maintenance, replacement and retiring devices – eliminating a large share of manual work.
CEO: Marko Ruusinen
- Mosaicoon – Digital advertising – mosaicoon.com
Mosaicoon is a full-stack company integrating the whole process of the online video through a technological platform: from creation to production, distribution and tracking of performance. Mosaicoon connects top brands, creatives, video makers and publishers in a “Sharing Entertainment” model.
CEO: Ugo Parodi Giusino
- Realeyes – Advertising – www.realeyesit.com
Through automated facial coding, Realeyes can measure the emotional reaction of anyone online with a webcam as they watch video content, anywhere in the world.
CEO: Mihkel Jäätma
- Shopgate – eCommerce – www.shopgate.com
Shopgate offers everything online retailers need to be successful in mobile. Their leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) enables online stores to easily create, maintain and optimize native apps and mobile websites for iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones and Android Tablets.
CEO: Andrea Anderheggen
- Showpad – SaaS – www.showpad.com
Showpad is a mobile sales acceleration platform that delivers contextual content to sales teams or channel partners on any device.
CEO: Pieterjan Bouten
- STRV – SW development – www.strv.com
STRV is a top-tier, one-stop mobile app development shop working with top-tier startups from Y-Combinator and 500Startups, among others. They have developed more than 100 mobile apps for iOS and Android. With 50+ rock star developers on their team, STRV is the preferred partner of dozens of startups, which benefit from their high-quality code, sleek designs and super fast turnaround.
CEO: David Semerad
- TVTY – Advertising – www.tvty.tv
TVTY is a company specialized in moment marketing. The technology allows to synchronize your digital campaigns (video, display, search & social) with the moments that matter: TV ads, geolocalized weather conditions and sport events.
CEO: Eliott Reilhac
- Yodiwo – PaaS – www.yodiwo.com
Yodiwo offers the most comprehensive environment for connecting Applications and Devices with the power of cloud.
CEO: Alex Maniatopoulos
- Versarien – Advanced Materials – www.versarien.com
Versarien is is an IP-led advanced engineering and materials group which utilizes proprietary technology to create innovative new engineering solutions. Versaries game-changing products’ are designed to impact a broad variety of industry sectors.
CEO: Neill Ricketts