There is increasing evidence that companies are going global faster all the time and teams are spread across multiple continents from the very start. Startup hubs across the globe share common ground no matter what the distance. We strongly believe in breaking barriers and borders and that Seedcamp can play a role in further assisting in improving the chances of Seedcamp companies to get to the next stage. It is also important to us to work with a partner that shares our vision for working together across geographies to help give the startups a leg up.
Seedcamp announces the first such partnership in the US with 500 Startups. 500 Startups has already invested in 3 Seedcamp companies (ERPLY, Brainient, and LOOKK) so they know us well and we are very excited what Seedcamp companies setting up in the Valley can learn in their environment. With this partnership, Seedcamp companies that need to be in the US quickly will have a much stronger landing pad than if they had to do it by themselves.
We have always talked about the importance of building bridges into the US and since 2008, we have been doing an annual roadshow to the US to meet potential customers and investors. This has resulted in bringing on US investors alongside EMEA investors for companies like ERPLY, Garmz, Grabcad, EDITD, Zemanta, and others. We have since realized the continued value of space and mentoring as key elements for setting up part of these companies’ operations in the US. Given these needs, we considered the best ways in which to partner with our US based friends.
Watch this space for future partnership announcements in the US and globally.
As we have grown over 4 years, it just proves harder and harder each year to visit every single place that deserves to be a Mini Seedcamp city. And with the rise of a number of events EMEA-wide and regional ecosystems building their own technology clusters, we felt it was time to tie these ecosystems more strongly together.
So, we are sticking to our 1x event per month but we are also working with startup events that will work as on-ramps to our regional events. Winners from these events will receive a spot in the relevant regional Mini Seedcamp. These events brilliantly ignite the seeds of entrepreneurship and we can help continue these nascent ideas and founders by giving them access to a crucial next step, to start to build the idea into a business.
Our current Event Partners include:
Watch this space for more event partnership announcements across EMEA and globally.
If you would like your Event to be considered as an Event Partner, please contact us.