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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.

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European Innovation Economy in Silicon Valley

Europe is a major actor in Silicon Valley. More than any other region in the world, Europe enjoys strong ties to the Bay Area through people, capital, and business. This report serves as our effort to combine the various research we have done working in and around the European Innovation ecosystem in Silicon Valley in each of its facets, i.e. corporates, startups, investors and institutions. Our data show that Europe plays a strong role in Silicon Valley.

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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[MTB Podcast] Episode 5: How blockchain based capital raising can reshape private securities markets

On this episode, Rashad Kurbanov stops by to discuss how blockchain based capital raising can reshape private securities markets. What issues plague the current start-up and growth companies’ capital raising process? Is ICO the only way to use blockchain to raise capital? Do regulations need to change or should technology be adopted to meet regulatory requirements? What benefits are there for the entrepreneurs and investors from using blockchain based platforms? How iownit.us is approaching technology and regulations to develop capital markets infrastructure for non-public companies?

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[MTB Podcast] Episode 4: Demystifying ICOs/Cryptocurrencies Regulations

Demystifying ICOs/Cryptocurrencies Regulations with Monette Stephens, Head of Corporate Development, TokenSoft [MTB Podcast] On this episode, Monette Stephens (@monettems) stops by to talk in details about token sales, security and compliance. What is the impact for the entrepreneurs behind the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)? How is TokenSoft playing in this environment? Are there any differences […]