All posts by Serena Orizi

Startup M&A worldwide: a $1.2 trillion market  led by US and Europe.

The Old Continent strengthens its connections with Silicon Valley The M&A global market is stable and increasingly a prerogative of US and Europe, according to the annual report “Tech Startup M&As” presented today by Mind the Bridge together with Crunchbase and with the support of global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The report was unveiled at the “European Innovation Day” Conference […]

European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete to keynote at #SEC2SV 2018

San Francisco, September 10th, 2018 – Miguel Arias Cañete, European Union’s Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, confirmed to attend the 4th edition of “Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley”, the premier program for future European Unicorns (Silicon Valley, 9-15 September) organized by Mind the Bridge with the support of the European Commission, the European […]

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Tech Scaleup Finland – SEP Monitor 2018

Finland is home of 219 scaleups, about 4% of the total amount that we tracked in Europe. They cumulatively raised $1.9B in funding since inception, which is 2.3% of the total capital raised by European scaleups to date. The Finnish ecosystem is in the ninth position of the European Scaleup Country Index, between the Netherlands and Denmark. If absolute numbers suggest that Finland is really far from UK, Germany, France, and Sweden, the conversation changes in relative terms. Starting this year we introduced two indicators to better understand the efficiency of a scaleup economy as it relates to the size of the country in question.

SEC2SV 2018: the names of the European Tech Scaleups invited

A new group of Scaleup Europe tech companies ready to be showcased in Silicon Valley They come from 8 different countries – Albania, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain – and employ nearly 1000 employees for a total of $75M in revenue and more than $135M in funding. They are the 13 tech […]

SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 100 – The ranking unveiled!

The first 100 European tech scaleups have been unveiled during the second SEP Scaleup Summit taking place at London Stock Exchange Group in London. Mind the Bridge in collaboration with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising programme, as part of Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), launched the “SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 100” a ranking of the top 100 tech European scaleups.

Scaleup Europe is growing. Finally!

Data from the last “Tech Scaleup Europe 2018” SEP Monitor presented in London on the occasion of the second SEP Scaleup Summit organized by Mind the Bridge and hosted by the London Stock Exchange, highlight that the Scaleup Europe ecosystem is finally growing. But the gap with other ecosystems remains huge.

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European Innovation Day. Where Europe meets Silicon Valley (Sept. 11)

The IV edition of EID – European Innovation Day, the European Digital Conference in Silicon Valley, organized by Mind the Bridge, will take place on September 11 at the Computer History Museum of Mountain View. EID is part of the SEC2SV mission (9-15 Sept.)

Startup exit in HR Tech: Openjobmetis acquires Meritocracy


The leading employment agency listed on the Borsa Italiana MTA acquired the Italian digital recruiting platform, to integrate technology in their search & selection business. Mind the Bridge advisory firm behind the due diligence and the deal. Milan, Brussels June 5th, 2018 – “Exits are key for the sustainability and growth of the European startup […]