Last week 21 of Europe’s most promising startups travelled to London’s Google Campus to meet the Seedcamp team and our 300-strong network of mentors. We’re pleased to say that the standard was incredibly high and it was a pleasure getting to know all the startups who took part; fortunately the feeling was mutual, as the feedback we received was great – many of the startups commenting that the experience itself was an invaluable investment of their time.
The week started in haste as Monday’s Seedprep session prepared the startups for the week ahead. We welcomed them up for their first presentations of the week and didn’t look back. On Tuesday we introduced the startups individually to some of our Seedcamp Fund investors who gave valuable feedback on their presentations.
Wednesday and Thursday were the most important days of the week, giving them the opportunity to showcase their startups to our enviable network of mentors, putting into practice the feedback they’d received on their presentations. They were followed by inspiring masterclasses from Just East CMO Mat Braddy and Innocent Drinks founder Richard Reed.
Mentoring sessions began after the morning’s presentations; Wednesday focusing on product development and marketing, Thursday on revenue and funding. From 1pm till 6pm – coffees in hand – the startups focused intensely on gleaning every bit of advice from our mentors. It was a great sight to see, as we managed to fill three floors of Google Campus and three rooms of Amazon Web Services, who kindly hosted us on the Thursday.
Finally, with presentations over and mentoring accomplished, we let our hair down with a fantastic closing party on Amazon’s top floor, overlooking London’s fast-growing skyline. It was a fitting end to a week that saw so many startups transition to the next stage of their development.
The teams joining Seedcamp
Without exception, we were impressed with all the teams who participated in Seedcamp Week and are confident they’ll all go on to do great things.
We’re especially proud and excited to announce our investment in the following companies:
- Carbon Voyage, London, UK – Creating technology that makes transport more efficient.
- Homeshift, London, UK – A home moving service that enables you to organise your move hassle free.
- Make Works, Glasgow/ Edinburgh, Scotland – Connecting the design industry with the ability to manufacture work locally.
- Medefer, London, UK – Improving patient safety and reducing unnecessary hospital referrals by providing telemedicine consultant advice.
- Newsfixed, London, UK – An international journalism marketplace allowing media organisations and information-heavy businesses to commission content far more efficiently than before.
- Shoprocket, London, UK – Feature rich eCommerce that integrates seamlessly into any application with a single line of code.
- Wriggle, Bristol, UK – Connecting users with unsold spaces at local food, drink & entertainment businesses at a discounted price.
More exciting news
Part of Seedcamp’s new fund is dedicated to investing in seed rounds as well. These startups become just as much a part of the Seedcamp family as others. Therefore we invited 4 of our newest investments to participate in Seedcamp Week.
We’re thrilled to announce our investment in these companies also:
- eMoov, Brentwood, UK – The UK’s leading online estate agent.
- Mailcloud, London, UK – A unique collaboration service for teams to work easier and faster on all their devices.
- Property Partner, London, UK – Democratising investment in buy-to-let property at the click of a button.
- Teleport, Palo Alto, CA / Tallinn, Estonia – A search engine for Digital Nomads.
So, a huge “Welcome!” to all the newest members of our Seedcamp family. We’re very excited to work with them and contribute to the next phase of their journey.
If you’re a startup founder interested in applying to Seedcamp, applications for December’s Seedcamp Week Berlin will be opening TOMORROW! Check back at our website for the official announcement or keep an eye on our Twitter or Facebook for details.