Tag Archives: scaleups

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top tech startups selected to represent Europe at SEC2SV 2016

With total funding of over $60M and 1000 employees, they cover verticals such as e-commerce, healthcare, security and storage. Mind the Bridge and EIT Digital announced the finalists for the second edition of Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV)—the premier program for future European startup unicorns to engage with main US industry players for […]

Top European Scaleups Come to Silicon Valley

15 scaleups to represent Europe at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) These scaleups are the new potential EU Unicorns and they are going to Silicon Valley. Fifteen scaleups representing Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK have been selected to present at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) in Mountain View on […]

Stand up, start up, scale up!

This is the motto by which we “welcome” 8 startups from all over Europe to our September Startup School! Almost 200 startups from 4 vibrant European ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Salamanca and Milan) applied to participate to the “Silicon Valley + EU Roadshow” program, powered by Welcome, the Startup Europe project designed to build a […]

A 2014 full of MTB

MTB 2014 As the year draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to look back at the incredibly long list of activities we were able to accomplish in 2014. With the European Commission we designed and launched a brand new platform to stimulate the integration between large corporations and the best EU […]

When does a Startup turn into a Scaleup

When does a Startup turn into a Scaleup by Alberto Onetti Scaleups. Some have said they are the next wave of innovation. Others have credited them as the collaborative road to sustainable growth. Others see them as the only way to keep the wheel of innovation up and running (or the only way to avoid […]