Investigating Innovation Ecosystems

We regularly produce reports with the goal of sharing insights and data about startup ecosystems in order to give relevant parties a macro overview of the current landscape. Key areas of research are:

  • Startup M&A: we annually produce in partnership with Crunchbase analysis and data about startup acquisitions worldwide.
  • Scaleups: as part of Startup Europe Partnership we publish a mix of continent-wide reports and country-specific reports (SEP Monitor), as well as reports on current trends in the scaleup landscape of Europe and the US.
  • Open Innovation: we analyze the current trends and scenarios in corporate-startup collaboration, including a map of international companies having an innovation outpost in Silicon Valley.
  • Policy: SEP Policy Reports and Briefs are aimed at providing data and recommendations to support policies re: Digital Single Market and Scale-up of Startup Ecosystems.

Mind the Bridge also produces customized research and reports. If interested, contact information@mindthebridge.org.

SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 100 – The ranking unveiled!

The first 100 European tech scaleups have been unveiled during the second SEP Scaleup Summit taking place at London Stock Exchange Group in London. Mind the Bridge in collaboration with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising programme, as part of Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), launched the “SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 100” a ranking of the top 100 tech European scaleups.

Scaleup Europe is growing. Finally!

Data from the last “Tech Scaleup Europe 2018” SEP Monitor presented in London on the occasion of the second SEP Scaleup Summit organized by Mind the Bridge and hosted by the London Stock Exchange, highlight that the Scaleup Europe ecosystem is finally growing. But the gap with other ecosystems remains huge.

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Tech Scaleup Europe – SEP Monitor, 2018

In 2017, more than 1,200 scaleups were born in Europe and $22B of new capital was invested into scaleups. We’ve measured good progress, but there is still a lot of work ahead of us.

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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.

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.

Startup Transatlantic M&As: US vs. EU

The common wisdom is that acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success, and that buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating.

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Europe Bridge Organizations in Silicon Valley – Version 1.1

The report we launch today is specifically focused on the subset of the so-called “Bridge Organizations”, that play a key role of support, aggregation and network. Our ultimate goal is to create a central directory for startups, corporates, investors, and governments interested to find information on the organizations which might help plan an approach or a presence in 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.

Open Innovation – Fact or Fiction?

This brief report deep dives into startup-corporate collaboration in FinTech/financial sector and sheds light on what’s really happening behind the curtains. The sector talks notably about innovation need and collaboration with startups. Is it just a talk or is the sector truly walking the walk?

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EU Corporate Innovation Outposts in Israel

EU Corporate Innovation Outposts in Israel is a preliminary study with the goal of validating data and finding out who’s who in the Israeli ecosystem. We are following the approach set in the previous year with our Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost Report, which has the same goal but for a different region. Create a forum for these innovative corporate players to meet each other and to share their objectives with the local entrepreneurial community.

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Europe Corporate Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley v.2 – 2017

More and more European corporates have or are planning to set foot in the Bay Area. We tracked 49 large European corporations that have an innovation corporate outpost in Silicon Valley. And numbers are on the rise.

EU CORPORATE OUTPOSTS IN SILICON VALLEY – The Who’s Who (v.1) – Report, 2016

Europe is seriously looking at Silicon Valley for boosting its ability to innovate. More and more European corporates have or are planning to set foot in the Bay Area. We tracked 44 large European corporations that have an innovation corporate outpost in Silicon Valley. And numbers are on the rise.

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SEC2SV Policy Hack 2017

The Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) annual mission, created and organized by Mind the Bridge as part of the Startup Europe Partnership initiative and co-organized with EIT Digital, brought together a group of entrepreneurs, investors, managers, and policy makers from both sides of the Atlantic in the Bay Area.

SEC2SV Policy Brief – Report, 2016

The 2016 Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) mission, created and organized by Mind the Bridge as part of the Startup Europe Partnership initiative and co-organized with EIT Digital, brought together a group of entrepreneurs, investors, and policy experts from both sides of the Atlantic in the Bay Area.

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SEP Policy Report

This Report includes the outcomes of the SEP Investors Forum Workshop: “EU Capital Markets Union” organized in Brussels on March 25, 2015 together with DG FISMA and DG CONNECT.

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SEP Policy Brief Must-Haves for a Startup and Digital Europe

This Report includes the outcomes of the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (#SEC2SV) week and European Innovation Day (#MTBEID) Conference organized by Mind the Bridge and Startup Europe Partnership in Silicon Valley.