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GDPR and Beyond, Report 2018

During the 2018 edition of SEC2SV European Innovation Day, we organized a Workshop on GDPR/Data Privacy.
48 participants from the US and Europe joined a three-hour hands-on session to share experience and develop a common understanding in two interrelated areas: where we are in global privacy regulation and what technology companies can do to respond to the growing awareness for data protection as well as to the diverging legislative approaches from regulators in Europe, the United States and other markets.

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SEP Corporate Startup Stars 2018 – The winners!

Samsung Electronics, KPN and Sodexo named as the corporates working most collaboratively with startups across Europe For the third year running, European startups have been asked through a public call to nominate the most active corporates in terms of open-innovation. Samsung Electronics, KPN and Sodexo got the top three positions, according the new ranking unveiled […]

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A Plan to support “tier-two” Startup Cities in Europe. Launching SCEP

Innovation economy is concentrated in a few main hubs  “Approximately 50 main cities will be likely driving the innovation economy in Europe in the next years, while all the other cities and municipalities face the risk to be increasingly marginalized. This growing gap could potentially trigger disaggregation and separatisms”. With these words, Alberto Onetti, Chairman […]

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StartupCity Hubs in Europe

Our research shows that 67% of the European scaleups are located around one or maximum two cities per country. That means that the innovation economy in Europe is heavily concentrated in about 50 main hubs, while all the other cities and municipalities – that have been the backbone of the European economy traditionally – face the risk to be increasingly marginalized.

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Tech Scaleup Italy, 2018 Report

Italy moves too slow and it needs to accelerate significantly.
This was the main diagnosis emerging from our last year report.
One year later, the scenario has not changed. Italy still ranks 11th in the European Scaleup Europe ranking. And the gap from the top has become even wider. Moving slow in the world of technology equates at not moving at all. And, if you are late, it is difficult to catch up with the opponents that are ahead of you if you don’t start running.

Tech Scaleup Italy: Final Call

October 3rd, 2018 – 2018 looks to be a slightly better year for Scaleup Italy. In the first six months of the year, 23 new scaleups (more than half of the ones tracked the entire year before) were added to the count, bringing the overall number of scaleups over 200. More interestingly, $335M of new […]

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 […]

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MTB&Crunchbase – TechStartup M&As 2018

As established companies look to remain competitive and extend their life cycle, acquisition becomes a more viable and attractive strategy. Not the only one1, but surely the fastest route in a world when time is the most valuable resource. M&A deals are a boon for startups as well. No exit, no party, as we’re used to saying. While launching a thriving self-supporting business is still the end-goal for any startup, a buyout from a large company can render that problem irrelevant—or at least less urgent. And return the capital to investors, hopefully with a decent multiplier, thus, M&As are a key component of the startup economy.