One of the big value adds of Seedcamp is the relationships with Corporate mentors that begin during the Mini Seedcamp events, continue over Seedcamp Week, and progress through the 3 months of mentorship support, which includes the 2-week US roadshow that just culminated. Since our recent visit in the Valley in March to the Facebook office, we have been working closely to find ways to let the Seedcamp companies have more and easier access to the Facebook platform. Until now, this support came mainly through mentoring at the Seedcamp events all over Europe, email contacts, and through our direct visits at Facebook HQ.
We are thrilled to announce a deeper and stronger new partnership with Facebook that will help many of our companies to move forward a lot faster: Seedcamp startups will receive product, technical, and design support as well as early access to beta products and programs on Facebook Platform. Since many of our portfolio companies use parts of Facebook’s offerings in their setup, talking to the folks working on these products directly will be a massive help. In addition, an early look at what is coming up will enable Seedcamp companies to be ahead of the market and to play with cool new features first.
Finally, our startups will also receive additional support as Facebook becomes a Platinum Seedcamp Founder Sponsor. The partnership with Facebook sets a great example for how we want to work with more of our US and European corporate mentors.
Facebook is clearly becoming ever more important to startups, be it in the way services are distributed, members are found, or information is shared. We are looking forward to see how our companies are integrating Facebook into their services, and how they can make the best of this partnership!