Global Technology Trends & Startup Hubs 2015

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Provides an overview of general technology trends, global venture capital trends, and startup trends around the world. Snapshots of the top 10 startup hubs in the world: Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Seoul, Boston, and Los Angeles.

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Global Technology Trends & Startup Hubs 2015

  1. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS & STARTUP HUBS 2015 From Silicon Valley to London To Seoul August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 1
  2. •  General Technology Trends •  Global Venture Capital Trends •  Global Startup Hubs •  Startup Snapshots of Global Hubs : Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Boston. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 2 CONTENT
  3. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 3 General Technology Trends
  4. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 4 Self driving cars Virtual reality Wearable devices Internet of Things Hot Trends for 2015 3D printing Drones Continuing Evolution of Technology
  5. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 5 • Global IT spending is expected to grow 2.5%, 2.3% and 2.9% in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. (Gartner) • Mobile devices (smartphone/tablet) are recovering the slow demand of PCs Source: Gartner, OECD IT Industry Market Growth VS OECD GDP Growth Worldwide Smart Connected Device Forecast Market Share by Product Category, 2013-2018 Source: IDC Global IT Industry 3 1.9 1.3 1.4 1.8 15.3 13.3 4.4 4.7 2.1 0 5 10 15 20 2010 2011 2012 2013E 2014E OECD IT industry 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2013 2014E 2015E 2016E 2017E 2018E Desktop PC Portable PC Smartphone Tablet plus 2-in-1
  6. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 6 • Global PC shipment decreased in 2014 and is expected to continuously decrease throughout 2015 • Major IT products shipment growth: PC -6.8% (2014) → -5.3% (2015E), Tablets 23.9% → 25.2%, Mobile phones 3.0% → 4.4% Source: Gartner Annual Shipment Growth of IT 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 2013 2014 2015E Traditional PCs Ultramobiles Tablets Mobile phones Worldwide Device Shipments by Segment (Millions of units)
  7. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 7 • Other than mobile phones, software market including big data analytics and enterprise applications will show the fastest growth. Source: IDC Fast growing software market Worldwide Software Market, 2H 2013 Five Year Market Growth by Global Region (revenues) -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 2013 2014E 2015E 2016E 2017E 2018E WW Americas EMEA APJ
  8. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 8 Global Venture Capital Trends
  9. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures Six Largest Rounds by Global Region VC-Backed New Unicorn Companies by Continent Source: CB Insights, KPMG 0 0 2 4 33 1 9 1 9 6 11 5 6 12 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 Europe Asia North America The Six Largest Rounds of Q2’15 Totaled Over $3.5B, More Than 18% of Funding In North America •  $1.5 billion •  Growth Equity •  San Francisco •  $433.9 million •  Series E •  New York •  $500 million •  Series C •  San Francisco •  $275 million •  Series B •  San Francisco •  $337.6 million •  Series E-II •  Pacific Palisades •  $500 million •  Series C •  San Francisco Source: CB Insights, KPMG
  10. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 10 Six Largest Rounds by Global Region The Six Largest EU Rounds of Q2’15 Total More Than $1.5B, Over 1/5th of Total Funding in 2015 To Date Source: CB Insights, KPMG The Six Largest Rounds of Q2’15 Total More Than $4.2B; Over 25% of All Asian Funding in 2015 Source: CB Insights, KPMG •  $526 million •  Series G •  Stockholm •  $120 million •  Series B •  Vienna •  $150 million •  Series E •  London •  $100 million •  Series E •  Berlin •  $110 million •  Series H •  Berlin •  $500 million •  Corporate Minority •  Mallow, Ireland •  $1 billion •  Series E •  Seoul, Korea •  $550 million •  Series I •  Bangalore •  $850 million •  Series E •  Shanghai •  $418.6 million •  Series C •  Chongqing, China •  $485 million •  Private Equity •  Shanghai •  $931 million •  Private Equity •  Huangpu District, China
  11. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 11 Financing Trends to VC-Backed Companies Annual Global Financing Trends to VC-Backed Companies $100M+ Financings to VC-Backed Companies Source: CB Insights, KPMG 49.7 43.8 49 88.3 59.8 5,401 6,189 6,879 7,485 3,668 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 0 20 40 60 80 100 2011 2012 2013 2014 H1 2015 Investments($B) Deals 5 9 16 17 17 22 24 30 2 6 7 13 8 18 16 25 0 1 1 2 4 1 6 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Q3'13 Q4'13 Q1'14 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 North America Asia Europe
  12. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 12 Investments by Continent Deal Count by Continent Investment ($B) by continent Source: CB Insights, KPMG 1,303 1,297 1,222 1,173 1,180 306 278 311 357 284260 323 301 295 315 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 North America Europe Asia 15.6 14.2 16.3 18.5 19.2 2.4 2.2 1.7 3.4 3.24.1 4.7 9.2 5 10.5 0 5 10 15 20 25 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Q2'15 North America Europe Asia
  13. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 13 Startup Funding Trends in U.S • Most startup funding in U.S. is focused on software. • Crowdfunding continues to grow and boomed in 2014. Crowdfunding now raises $2 million a day. Source: National Venture Capital Association U.S. Startup Funding by Category (2014) Crowd Funding Growth in Numbers (billion $) Source: Crowdfunding Centre Report, Inc, SparkLabs Global Ventures 42% 13% 12% 7% 7% 5% 4% 2% 2% 6% Software Media&Entertainment Biotechnology IT Services Medical Devices&Equipment Industrial/Energy Consumer Products&Services Financial Services Retail/Distribution Other 1.5 2.7 5.1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 2011 2012 2013
  14. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 14 •  In U.S., VCs are crowded out. $11.3B was Invested In 805 deals in 2015 which hit a nine-quarter low and fell for the fourth straight quarter. When investments from hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity investors into VC-backed companies are included, VC-backed companies actually raised $17.7B of funding in Q1 which is breaking high. •  In China, the number of deals fell for the second straight quarter, however funding was supported by large rounds. China funding remains above $2B for third straight quarter. Investment amount is expected to keep growing in the long run. Quarterly VC Investment and Deal Volume Trend(U.S.) Source: CB Insights Quarterly VC-Backed China Tech Financings Source: CB Insights Less Deals, More Money 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Q1'13 Q2'13 Q3'13 Q4'13 Q114 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 Inverstment($B) Deals Deals 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 Q1'13 Q2'13 Q3'13 Q4'13 Q114 Q2'14 Q3'14 Q4'14 Q1'15 China Tech Inverstments($M) China Tech Deals
  15. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 15 Number of Investments by U.S. Metros Number of Investments by Region Average Investment Size by Region($M) Source: Mattermark 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SF Bay Area Boston Area Los Angeles Area New York Area 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SF Bay Area Boston Area Los Angeles Area New York Area
  16. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 16 Investment Sizes by U.S. Metros Median Investment Size by Region ($M) Total Investment Size by Region ($M) Source: Mattermark 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SF Bay Area Boston Area Los Angeles Area New York Area 0 5 10 15 20 25 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Bay Area New York Boston Los Angeles
  17. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 17 Seed & Series A Investments by U.S. Metros Number of Seed Investments by Region Number of Series A Investments by Region Source: Mattermark 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SF Bay Area Boston Area Los Angeles Area New York Area 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SF Bay Area Boston Area Los Angeles Area New York Area
  18. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 18 Top Participants in U.S. Series A Rounds Source: Mattermark 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 SV Angel True Ventures Lerer Hippeau Ventures Great Oaks Venture Capital Accel Partners First Round Capital Sequoia Capital KPCB Thrive Capital SoftBank Capital Grotech Ventures Upfront Ventures Atlas Venture Fuel Capital Lightspeed Venture Partners ff Venture Capital Silicon Valley Bank Feliois Ventures
  19. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 19 VC Funding Statistics Top Ten U.S. Metros Source: Mattermark Region Venture- Backed Startups Average Deal Size ($M) Total Venture Dollars($B) MoM Employee Growth Compound Growth Since Funding Average Company Size Average Age Austin 28 6.4 0.18 1% 4% 27 4 Bay Area 308 27.73 8.32 8% 7% 94 4 Boston 86 16.50 1.39 4% 7% 55 6 Chicago 25 7.24 0.18 5% 5% 101 5 Los Angeles 63 20.86 1.33 8% 10% 61 5 New York 150 13.75 1.99 6% 18% 71 4 Salt Lake City 13 26.82 0.35 4% 5% 144 6 San Diego 20 12.84 0.26 5% 13% 47 8 Seattle 37 17.58 0.67 7% 6% 119 5 Washington, D.C. 31 7.59 0.24 12% 7% 31 4
  20. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 20 Largest US Funding Rounds in Q2 2015 Source: Mattermark Company Funding Date Series Funding Amount ($M) Investors Region Airbnb 6/29/2015 Series E 1500 General Atlantic, Hillhouse Capital Group, Tiger Global Management Bay Area Snapchat 5/29/2015 Series E 537 Fidelity Investments, York Capital Management, Glade Brook Capital Partners Los Angeles Zenefits 5/6/2015 Series C 500 Khosla Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Ashton Kutcher, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Investments, Jared Leto, TPG Capital, Institutional Venture Partners(IVP), Sound Ventures, Founders Fund Bay Area Affirm 5/6/2015 Series C 275 Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Jefferies Group Bay Area DraftKings 4/3/2015 Series D 250 The Walt Disney Company Boston DocuSign 5/12/2015 Series F 233 Brookside Capital, Generation Investment Management, ClearBridge Investments, Iconiq Capital, Wasatch A dvisors, Wellington Management, Sands Capital Ventures Seattle Denali Therapeutics 5/14/2015 Series A 217 ARCH Venture Partners, Alaska Permanent Fund, Flagship Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences Bay Area Domo 4/8/2015 Series D 200 BlackRock, The Capital Group, Glynn Capital Management, GGV Capital Salt Lake City NantHealth 6/30/2015 Series D 200 Allscripts Los Angeles Adaptive Biotechno logies 5/6/2015 Series F 195 Tiger Global Management, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Casdin Capital, Rock Springs Capital Manageme nt, Viking Global Investors, Senator Investment Group Seattle Pinterest 5/11/2015 Series G 186 Fidelity Investments, Valiant Capital Partners, SV Angel, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Andr eessen Horowitz, Wellington Management, Goldman Sachs Bay Area Credit Karma 6/23/2015 Series E 175 Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management, Viking Global Investors Bay Area Prosper 4/8/2015 Series F 165 NEXT Investors, JP Morgan Chase & Co, SunTrust Bank, BBVA Ventures, Neuberger Berman, Passport Cap ital, Breyer Capital Bay Area Slack 4/16/2015 Series E 160 Digital Sky Technologies (DST), Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Spa rk Capital Bay Area OneSource Virtual 6/22/2015 Series B 150 Technology Crossover Ventures, Halyard Capital Dallas
  21. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 21 Notable IPOs in Q2 2015 Source: Mattermark Company Name IPO Date Stock Exchange Stock Ticker Symbol Amount Raised ($) Shares Offered Price Per Share at IPO ($) Market Capitalization at IPO($) Past Investors Total Private Funding ($) Adaptimune Therapeutics 5/6/2 015 NASDAQ ADAP 191,250,0 00 11,250,00 0 17 1,203,350,389 Biomedical Catalyst Fund, New Enterprise Associates, OrbiMed Advisor s, Fidelity Biosciences, Merlin Nexus, Foresite Capital, Rock Springs Ca pital Management, Wellington Management, University of Oxford 107,500,000 Arcadia Biosciences 5/15/ 2015 NASDAQ RKDA 65,600,00 0 8,200,000 8 345,402,480 CMEA Capital, Saints Capital, BASF Venture Capital, Mandala Capital 101,000,000 Biotie Therapies 6/11/2 015 NASDAQ BITI 56,007,51 4 3,761,418 14.89 181,896,538 DFJ Esprit, Investor Growth Capital, Abingworth 145,750,000 Carbylan Therapeutics 4/9/2 015 NASDAQ CBYL 65,000,00 0 13,000,00 0 5 121,234,815 InterWest Partners, Alta Partners, Vivo Ventures 34,999,999 EndoChoice 6/4/2 015 NYSE GI 95,250,00 0 6,350,000 15 367,661,805 Sequoia Capital, Ally Bridge Group, Rock Springs Capital Management, Deerfield Management Company, River Cities Capital Funds, Accelme d 115,489,918 Etsy 4/16/ 2015 NASDAQ ETSY 266,666,6 56 16,666,66 6 16 1,775,400,240 Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures, Albert Wenger, Stewart Butterfi eld, Caterina Fake, Manatt Venture Fund, Spencer Ain, Acton Capital P artners, Hubert Burda Media, Index Ventures, Glynn Capital Manageme nt, Judson Ain, Sean Meenan, Joshua Schachter 97,257,127 Fitbit 6/18/ 2015 NYSE FIT 731,500,0 00 36,575,00 0 20 4,114,438,600 SoftTech VC, Foundry Group, Felicis Ventures, True Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures 66,000,000 Invuity 6/16/ 2015 NASDAQ IVTY 48,000,00 0 4,000,000 12 152,413,104 InterWest Partners, HealthCare Royalty Partners, Valence Life Science s, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Wexford Capital, Wellington Manag ement 96,200,000 OpGen 5/5/2 015 NASDAQ OPGN 17,100,00 0 2,850,000 6 64,310,082 In-Q-Tel, Highland Capital Partners, Versant Ventures, CHL Medical Par tners, jVen Capital, Mason Wells Biomedical Fund, Harris & Harris Grou p, Cross Creek Advisors 74,282,745 Shopify 5/19/ 2015 NYSE SHOP 130,900,0 00 7,700,000 17 1,134,536,089 Insight Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, OMERS Ventures, Georgian Partners 122,000,000
  22. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 22 Global Startup Hubs
  23. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 23 GLOBAL STARTUP HUBS Silicon Valley New York London Berlin Stockholm Seoul Tel Aviv Beijing Los Angeles Boston
  24. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 24 What defines a leading global startup hub? •  Engineering Talent •  Entrepreneurs / Mentors •  Technical Infrastructure •  Funding Ecosystem & Exits DEFINITION •  Startup Culture •  Legal & Policy Infrastructure •  Economic Foundation •  Government Policies & Programs
  25. GLOBAL HUBS August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 25 Population of Top 10 Global Startup Hubs * population by metro area ** not in ranking order 1.  Silicon Valley 7.4 Million 2.  New York City 20.1 Million 3.  London 13.6 Million 4.  Stockholm 2.1 Million 5.  Berlin 4.2 Million 6.  Tel Aviv 3.4 Million 7.  Beijing 24.9 Million 8.  Seoul 25.7 Million 9.  Los Angeles 18.5 Million 10. Boston 7.6 Million
  26. GLOBAL HUBS August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 26 Unicorns of Top 10 Global Startup Hubs Our definition of a “unicorn” was: •  Private company valuation of $1 billion+ •  Private company acquired for $1 billion+ •  IPOed during 2010 to present with a current market capitalization of $1 billion or greater (Sources: CB Insights, Yahoo! Finance, and Google) 1.  Silicon Valley 69 Unicorns 2.  New York City 16 Unicorns 3.  London 10 Unicorns 4.  Stockholm 6 Unicorns 5.  Berlin 5 Unicorns 6.  Tel Aviv 3 Unicorns 7.  Beijing 9 Unicorns 8.  Seoul 6 Unicorns 9.  Los Angeles 5 Unicorns 10. Boston 8 Unicorns
  27. 22 Unicorn Startups who went public (IPO) August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 27 SILICON VALLEY Pandora Trulia Palo Alto Networks Infoblox Lending Club Hortonworks Linkedin Facebook ServiceNow Marketo Zendesk Fitbit Fusion-io Workday Exact Target Fireeye GoPro Zynga Splunk Guidewire Software Box New Relic List of Unicorn Startups that went public since 2010
  28. 47 More Unicorn Startups in Silicon Valley (non-IPO) August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 28 SILICON VALLEY Uber Airbnb Square Slack Automattic AppDynamics Credit KarmaGithub Docker Zscaler Lyft Palantir Technologies Intarcia Therapeutics Bloom Energy Twilio Kabam Jawbone Instacart 23andMe Wish Prosper Pinterest Stripe Houzz Good Technology Illumio Pure StorageMuleSoft CloudFlare Tanium Dropbox Zenefits Survey Monkey Proteus Digital Health MarkLogic DocuSign Deem EventBrite NextDoor Theranos Cloudera Evernote Tango Coupa Software ContextLogicMedallia Lookout List of Unicorn Startups that haven’t gone public
  29. 16 Unicorn Startups in New York City August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 29 NEW YORK CITY
  30. 10 Unicorn Startups in London August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 30 LONDON 

  31. Unicorn Startups in Boston, LA and Berlin August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 31 BOSTON, LA, & BERLIN 8 in BOSTON 5 in LA 5 in BERLIN
  32. Unicorn Startups in Beijing and Seoul August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 32 BEIJING AND SEOUL 9 in BEIJING 6 in SEOUL
  33. Unicorn Startups in Tel Aviv and Stockholm August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 33 TEL AVIV & STOCKHOLM 6 in STOCKHOLM 3 in TEL AVIV
  34. Startup Snapshots of Silicon Valley August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 34 SILICON VALLEY
  35. Startup Snapshots of Silicon Alley August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 35 NEW YORK CITY 

  36. Startup Snapshots of London August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 36 LONDON 

  37. Startup Snapshots of Stockholm August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 37 STOCKHOLM 

  38. Startup Snapshots of Berlin August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 38 BERLIN 
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  39. Startup Snapshots of Tel Aviv August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 39 TEL AVIV 

  40. Startup Snapshots of Beijing August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 40 BEIJING 
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  41. Startup Snapshots of Seoul August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 41 SEOUL 

  42. Startup Snapshots of Los Angeles August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 42 LOS ANGELES
  43. Startup Snapshots of Boston August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 43 BOSTON
  44. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 44 About SparkLabs Global Ventures
  45. SparkLabs Global Ventures is a new seed-stage fund founded by entrepreneurs. We are a global fund that believes exceptional entrepreneurs can be found anywhere. All six partners have created new businesses across the globe, and are currently based in London, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Singapore and Silicon Valley. SparkLabs Global: A New Seed-Stage Fund
  46. “SparkLabs team was extremely value-add - they provided strategic advice, brokered relationships, and was 100% committed to supporting us in building our company. They opened more doors for us than any other investor. SparkLabs is an extension of your team. I would work with them in a heartbeat.” - Somrat Niyogi, Co-founder & CEO of Stitch (acquired by SugarCRM) “YJ and I, along with the entire team at KnowRe are ecstatic to be a part of the SparkLabs family, beginning from our days in the accelerator. As an investor and mentor, SparkLabs brings a partnership that truly embodies the characteristics of a family - being involved, bringing to bear ALL of one's resources, a genuine concern for someone that goes far beyond self-interest. This type of partnership invariably leads to a deep trust. As entrepreneurs turned investors, SparkLabs has a distinct understanding of both tectonic shifts in industry and the needs of, say a junior marketing employee. This unique vertical acumen is extremely valuable and a critical component to growth.” - David Joo, Co-founder & Co-CEO of KnowRe (www.knowre.com) “Love working with these guys. Gives ‘sweat capital’ an entirely new meaning, going to all lengths around the world to get us what we need.” - Akash Nigam, Co-founder & CEO of Blend (www.blend.la) Testimonials: Our Entrepreneurs
  47. “SparkLabs is an amazing team of investors. The partners are experienced operators from around the globe who have helped us with not only key business issues, but also bouncing new ideas. Everyone is intelligent and charismatic, so it's easy to see why the fund has such an expansive network of founders, senior executives, and advisors who are always there to help. If you're a founder who cares about scale, international expansion, or just adding an awesome extension to your team - SparkLabs is your fund.” - Cathy Han, Co-founder & CEO of 42 (YC W14) (www. 42technologies.com) “SparkLabs has been an amazing partner for us - they set the bar high, but have helped us every step of the way. Not only has the SparkLabs team provided market-vetted advice and feedback, but they’ve been out front in making key introductions and resources. Iodine is proud to be part of the SparkLabs clan.” - Thomas Goetz, Co-founder & CEO of Iodine (www.iodine.com) “The partners at SparkLabs are amazing people and have been a motivating force since the early days of Petnet. They are forward thinking in the way they think about the internet of things and how it will shape they way people shop for consumables. They have an expansive global network of executives, advisors, and investors who are ready to help in any form necessary. SparkLabs is an essential team member for companies who are looking to expand their brand globally.” - Carlos Herrera, Co-founder & CEO of Petnet (www.petnet.io) Testimonials: Our Entrepreneurs
  48. “Suffice it to say that SparkLabs has played a significant role in the Squirrel story! Heck, they were even involved before we became known as Squirrel! SparkLabs has taken on the role of investor, mentor, facilitator, talent source, sounding board and all-round supporter of everything Squirrel as of day 1. Their commitment to our success has come through in every interaction with the outspoken Frank Meehan and team at SparkLabs, and they've been a great partner on our amazing journey so far. I look forward to continuing to see that partnership flourish as they help us work towards making financial freedom a reality in the UK and beyond!” - Mutaz Qubbaj, Co-founder & CEO of Squirrel (www.squirrel.me) “The partners at SparkLabs are connected. Globally. They have unmatched entrepreneurial hustle and are raising the bar for value-add from an investor.” - Scott Saunders, Co-founder & CEO of Payoff (www.payoff.com) “MangoPlate exists today due to the amazing advice and guidance we received from SparkLabs Global Ventures. They are entrepreneurs themselves so they provide extremely practical and realistic guidance. We fully trust that they will always provide guidance from the entrepreneurial perspective, thus we continue to seek their advice regarding all aspects of MangoPlate from vision, HR, operations and to funding. Their team has been nothing short of amazing for MangoPlate and we are so blessed to be a part of the SparkLabs family.” - Joon Oh, Co-founder & Co-CEO of MangoPlate (www.mangoplate.com) Testimonials: Our Entrepreneurs
  49. “Code Kingdoms is delighted to part of the SparkLabs family. The partners understand entrepreneurs because they are entrepreneurs themselves - the guidance and support provide is always insightful, relevant and timely. Having SparkLabs as an investor has been a significant contributor to the growth of our company and also provided immense learning opportunities from fellow portfolio companies and wider network.” - Ross Targett, Co-founder & CEO of Code Kingdoms (www.codekingdoms.com) “The team at SparkLabs have struck a read chord with everyone here at Soundwave due to the fact that, first and foremost, they are all entrepreneurs. We've really enjoyed tapping into their experience as we navigate our way through building and scaling Soundwave. It's reassuring to know that they are always on the other end of the phone, email, sms, IM or Skype!” - Brendan O’Driscoll, Co-founder & CEO of Soundwave (www.soundwave.com) “SparkLabs' passion for Memebox inspired us to go global and expand to Silicon Valley. Their support was felt every step of the way as we launched the Silicon Valley office and graduated from Y Combinator. Since their involvement we've successfully closed both a Series A and B funding round, within a year. It has been a rewarding experience having SparkLabs Global Ventures as our investor and partner as we continue to share our products with the global audience.” - Dino Ha, Co-founder & Co-CEO of Memebox (YC W14) (www.memebox.com) Testimonials: Our Entrepreneurs
  50. August 25, 2015 SparkLabs Global Ventures 50 Thank you! www.sparklabsglobal.com

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