Seth started the Foundry Group together with Techstars Founder Brad Feld. They knew each other from Brad’s previous fund Mobius Ventures and are investing in technology companies throughout the US and Canada. Together they wrote the bestselling book “Startup Metrics”.
Many startup places have positioned themselves smartly. Brands like Startup Estonia started the Hackathon movement, France promised the most funding, even the EU was one of the first players to address the issues. This experience shows, that it pays off to engage and lead the way forward. The next wave of successful initiatives surely will have to be about more tailored initiatives addressing slowing VC funding, hard-hit verticals like tourism or how to maintain transnational networks despite long-term travel restrictions.
As a founder of a biotech company and passionate ecosystem builder I am fortunate to know both sides: I am a founder of a biotech company and work with international ecosystem builders at the Heatmap. From this perspective, I feel obliged to stress the point that for startups the current COVID19-related situation is very stressful – and ecosystem builders need to understand this.
COVID-19 has reached the startup scene – let’s fight back, together! Join the Ecosystem Survival Team The coronavirus has reached the startup scene. The novel pandemic led to the cancellation of two of the largest tech conferences in the world: Mobile World Congress and or South by Southwest. With Europe facing large-scale lockdowns, many accelerator
Go beyond the superficial talk and follow the research done on startups with our quarterly research round-ups. See here an overview of the most important research publications on Europe’s startup industry in the past 3 months.
Magnetic Latvia joins the Startup Heatmap Europe network to improve the monitoring of their startup brand visibility in Europe and showcase their progress to the public.
The Startup Heatmap Europe launches the most comprehensive study on the development of startup ecosystems and founder mobility in Europe to date. The analysis spans >100 startup cities in Europe, dozens of data points on ecosystem dynamics, like meetups and accelerators as well as a survey of >1,500 founders.
One key success factor for accelerators is their ability to aggregate the best entrepreneurial talent and ideas from a larger region, especially in Europe, where metropolitan areas are small and local talent pools limited. Therefore, we look at how international accelerators in Europe are and from where they are able to attract participants.
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European early-stage funding has increased dramatically over the course of the past years. Atomico and Dealroom gave a very interesting perspective on the drivers of this growth in their report: “The Journey to Series A in Europe. Fundraising benchmarks for founders of early-stage companies”. They conclude that today we have about 4 times the seed