This Much I Know: Azeem Azhar on startup pivots, fake news and how AI is reshaping societies

With ‘fake news’ of increasing concern – and an issue pushed to prominence during the US presidential election – how can we ensure the accuracy of our information sources? Few are better placed to answer than Azeem Azhar, product entrepreneur, writer and founder of PeerIndex, the social media analytics startup acquired by BrandWatch. How to […]

This Much I Know: Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures, on backing exceptional founders

Sharing his story with us this week is Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures. With 53 companies in its portfolio (including successes like Zoopla, Swiftkey and Graze.com) Octopus is one of the European ecosystem’s leading players, backing teams across multiple stages and sectors. Alex transitioned into venture after 11 years as a derivatives trader […]

Announcing new teams in the Seedcamp family – January 2017

    As 2017 begins, we are delighted to welcome four fantastic new teams into the Seedcamp family and look forward to supporting them through our lifelong platform as they develop their businesses.  Spanning FinTech, Retail, PropTech and Blockchain, the companies bring the total number of Seedcamp portfolio companies to over 240. Each of the new teams […]

This Much I Know: Kenneth Cukier, The Economist on machine learning & big data

Big data, argues Kenneth Cukier, senior editor for data and digital at The Economist, is epoch defining: the ability for humans to store and transmit information at a scale previously inconceivable will transform ‘how we work, live and think’ – much as fire, bronze and the paper press revolutionised earlier societies. But how should we […]

Introducing our new look podcast

                    Over the past year or so, we’ve had the chance to sit down with over one hundred amazing founders, investors and experts to chat about all aspects of startup life. Ranging from the earliest of days in a company’s journey to scaling up and eventually […]

Mobile banking service Monese closes $10M Series A

  We are incredibly proud to announce multi-award winning 100% mobile banking service, Monese, who we first backed at seed stage in spring 2015, has gone on to close an impressive $10M Series A from a suite of world-wide investors in a bid to expand its offering into mainland Europe and become the service of choice […]

Seedcamp 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year that’s been. Amid the turbulence there’s been great work achieved and we’re incredibly proud of our portfolio companies and the European startup ecosystem as a whole for how it’s continued to evolve, in spite of external factors. For us, 2016 has […]

Evan Nisselson, General Partner at LDV Capital, on investing in Visual Technologies, satellite selfies & learning from past mistakes

This week we’re joined by serial entrepreneur and General Partner of LDV Capital, Evan Nisselson. LDV Capital invests in entrepreneurs building early stage Visual Technologies companies in Europe and North America. Evan’s fascinating background includes time as a photographer, photo agent and photo buyer before landing in Sillicon Valley in the mid-90s and becoming one […]

Jackson Gabbard, Seedcamp EiR & founding Facebook hire on great tech leadership

How can companies promote great technical leadership, and how should startups approach hiring developers? On that topic Seedcamp partner Carlos Espinal is joined by Jackson Gabbard, one of the founding hires in Facebook’s London office and now an Expert in Residence at Seedcamp. Having made the transition from an English degree to a career in […]

Startup Christmas Shopping Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes the quest to find the perfect Christmas gifts. If, like us, the thought of battling Oxford Street or Westfield fills you with dread then we have the perfect solution. We’ve teamed up with Google Campus and TechHub to curate a list of 11 startup products that will […]