Category Archives: SEC2SV

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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 […]

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[MTB Podcast] Episode 3: The role of artificial intelligence in our future

On this episode, Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) stops by to talk about the future. What’s it going to look like? Are we prepared for it? Who is going to come out on top in the workforce? We dive deep into the role that artificial intelligence will play in our futures, especially when it comes to work, and also discuss what our future economic and education systems may look like in the time of exponential technological change.

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 […]

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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.)

Here are the European “Bridges” to Silicon Valley: a new MTB Report

There are 26 of them, from 18 different countries, and they cover almost all of Europe. They are the “European Bridge Organizations”, supporting European startups landing in Silicon Valley and promoting entrepreneurship in their country of origin by bridging to the Bay Area. A full analysis of their distribution, mission, activity and coverage has been presented […]

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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.

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What will happen @ European Innovation Day, Sept 20th, Mountain View (CA)

We are all set for our annual gathering of the European Innovation Day conference. Same venue (Computer History Museum, likely the most iconic venue for large conferences in the Bay Area), same month (September), same premises: on one side a showcase of some to hottest high-growth “scaleups” from Europe, on the other the platform where EU […]

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Worldwide Startup M&As Report: Startup Acquisitions continue to grow.

US still runs the show but Europe is catching up.  Mind the Bridge, together with Crunchbase and the support of global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is launching this year’s edition of our annual M&A activity overview, “Startup M&A Report 2017” on September 20th, at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, […]

Looking for the next Unicorns? Take a look at the 15 EU scaleups selected for SEC2SV 2017

Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley The 3rd edition of the premier program for future European startup unicorns ready to welcome 15 companies from 9 countries http://sec2sv.com | http://sec2sv.com/european-innovation-day   SAN FRANCISCO, August 31st, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is ready to welcome a selection of the best European Tech Scaleups for a week […]