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.

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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.

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Scaleup Norway – SEP Monitor, Dec 2017

There has been no shortage of unicorns or any verticals left untouched by startups coming out of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

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Scaleup UK 2017 – SEP Monitor, 2017

34% of European scaleups come from the UK and 35% (30 out of 86) of the European scalers (large tech companies raising over $100M) live across the Channel. Our research confirms that, to date, the UK has been the epicentre of Scaleup Europe.

Scaleup Europe – SEP Monitor, June 2017

Europe is home to approximately 4,200 fast growing, high-tech companies that we refer to as “scaleups”. This distinction serves to separate this group from startups, i.e. to draw a line between early stage initiatives and real companies that are producing revenue and employment. If the count is restricted to only countries who are current members of the European Union, the number of scaleups goes down to 3,950 and the capital raised to $56B.

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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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.