Category Archives: Startups

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 […]

M&As and exits analysis in InsurTech [part 2]

<This blogpost is part of our InsurTech series – here’s our previous post> Moving towards a horizontal InsurTech industry InsurTech entrepreneurs are present all over the world, innovation has no borders for those looking to disrupt the traditional insurance industry. Germany, France and the UK are the top three InsurTech markets in Europe, and London, […]

European Dual Companies: A Scaleup Migration?

Launched yesterday in London, in conjunction with the event “Dual Companies: How and Why European Scaleups Expand to the U.S.,” the latest SEP Report realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The Report provides key new data on European “dual companies”, i.e. startups formed in […]

Scaleup Europe: a 4000+ fast growing ecosystem

Here are the Numbers Europe is home to approximately 4,200 fast growing, ICT scaleups in 45 countries, collectively raising about $58B in funding (equal to 0.33% of Europe’s GDP). A relatively young ecosystem with a lot of potential for growth that confirms the absolute leading position of UK in terms of number of scaleups (1,412, […]

The Portuguese ecosystem is growing twice as fast as the European average

Mind the Bridge and Beta-i, under the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) initiative, are today presenting the first conclusions of the “SEP Monitor Report”, a report that looks at the Portuguese startup ecosystem in depth. “Portugal Rising” was the title of the last SEP Monitor, presented at the end of 2015, and a year and half […]

Open innovation – fact or fiction?

The beautiful and ugly truth about financial sector startup-corporate collaboration The financial services sector talks are notably about innovation needs and collaboration with startups. Is it just a talk or is the sector truly walking the walk? As FinTech solutions get increasingly adopted, the FinTech adoption trends pose threat to the corporates and increases their […]

Launching an Insurtech + Automotive matching program

At Mind the Bridge we constantly aspire to blaze new trails. Literally and figuratively. Since 2008, way before training startups was considered cool,  we have been running a Startup School in Silicon Valley. 500+ international founders, from a myriad of countries and verticals, have successfully gone through it. In parallel, since 2013, we have been […]

Search begins to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017

The hunt is on to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017 with nominations opening on  Wednesday 22nd March. The ranking, run by advisory firm Mind the Bridge and innovation foundation Nesta, will recognise Europe’s top “startup-friendly” corporates. The scheme takes place under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative. – NOMINATE – Judges […]

Looking for the next generation of EU Unicorns

Top 15 scaleups to be selected for the 2017 SEC2SV  SEC2SV 2017 SCALEUPS CALL IS OPEN The time is now. Today Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the European Commission and Startup Europe, announces the opening of the call for the next generation of EU Unicorns to be selected for the third annual SEC2SV (Startup Europe […]

A doubleshot AdEspresso, Hootsuite orders.

Bridging Italian talent to success through Silicon Valley. The good news is that the Facebook ads manager AdEspresso has been acquired by the Canadian social media managing platform Hootsuite on February 7, 2017. Carlo Forghieri, Armando Biondi and Massimo Chieruzzi originally spun out of an ad agency in Italy in 2012 and are now based […]