Category Archives: Startups

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acciona and Autodesk join SEP and launch EU platform for Digital Construction & Infrastructure

Startup Europe announces: ACCIONA and Autodesk Join Startup Europe Partnership and Launch first European Platform for Digital Construction and Infrastructure The Spanish group and the US tech leader enter the Startup Europe’s Open Innovation Platform led by Mind the Bridge. The platform will be open to other international construction, engineering and technology companies. ACCIONA, a leading supplier […]

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 […]

Open Innovation in Europe: time to involve SMEs | DG GROW Program

Today Open innovation is a must have for all companies, regardless of their size, regardless of their industry, regardless of the age of the company. But today in Europe we see that only large corporates are currently active in open innovation, while the small and mid size companies who form the backbone of European industry […]

A ranking of top 500 European Tech Scaleups to be produced by Mind the Bridge/Elite LSE

A new ranking produced by Mind the Bridge, in collaboration with ELITE, providing a list of the top 500 European tech scaleups on the basis of capital raised, is coming soon. This new ranking will be called SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 500, as part of Startup Europe Partnership, and has been announced this morning in […]