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SEC2SV Policy Hack: Recommendations from a Transatlantic Perspective

Last September, as part of the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) mission, Dell and Mind the Bridge brought together drivers and shapers of the startup ecosystem from both sides of the Atlantic in San Francisco to do exactly that: to “hack” some of the most pressing policy issues faced by global innovators and entrepreneurs.

2017: Exits, ICOs and other highlights @ MTB Startup School

Now that we’ve completed the 2017 “post-mortem” of all the Mind the Bridge activities, it’s a good time to share a few highlights from MTB Startup School and the top success stories of the year coming from our alumni around the world.   The community of startups who have attended a Startup School batch has […]

The 6 Emerging Trends in Open Innovation for 2018

By Alberto Onetti On the occasion of the 2017 Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars we published a research snapshot with insights into the open innovation activities of leading European firms. Based on the data we collected, as well as Mind the Bridge’s ongoing dialogue with companies, we detected six emerging trends: Trend Setting […]

SAP, Telefonica and Virgin win as the corporates doing the most to support startups across Europe

Startup Europe Partnership’s CORPORATE STARTUP STARS 2017 SAP, Telefonica and Virgin have today been selected as Europe’s top three “startup-friendly” corporates in SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars ranking, announced at an event in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, attended the ceremony. New research,“Open Innovation in Europe” from Mind the Bridge and Nesta […]

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Scaleup Italy – SEP Monitor, Dec 2017

“What’s wrong in Italy? It just moves too slow.”That was the blunt answer of Augusto Marietti during an interview a few years ago. Originally from Rome, Augusto is the CEO and co-founder of Kong (formerly known as Mashape), who just closed a $18 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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Scaleup UK 2017 – SEP Monitor, 2017

34% of European scaleups come from the UK and 35% (30 out of 86) of the European scalers (large tech companies raising over $100M) live across the Channel. Our research confirms that, to date, the UK has been the epicentre of Scaleup Europe.

UK named as the best place in Europe to scale a business

Mind the Bridge and Cisco report highlights that 35% of the total capital made available to European scaleups was invested in the UK London, UK, 7th December – Scaling great startups into profitable, productive global powerhouses is the ambition of many nations. A report launched by Mind the Bridge and Cisco today names the UK […]

STARTUP M&As – Report, 2017

Mind the Bridge and Crunchbase (with the support of Orrick) have tracked over 15,500 startup exits worldwide since 2010 for a total value of about 1.3 trillion dollars. The US and Europe still control the majority of deals and capital (83%), with Silicon Valley running the show: the top 15 world acquirers are all US companies with 9 from Silicon Valley.

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MTB Open Innovation in Europe 2017

Open Innovation is just one word, but can be many things. From exposure to disruptive technologies to education and digital transformation, from startup acceleration to commercial engagement to startup investments and acquisitions. Not all of these are proven to be effective all the time.