European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421)Stanford Engineering, March 12 2012Pan-European Deal Flow in Silicon Valley& San FranciscoAlfredo CoppolaUS Market Access Center Think Big. Start Smart. Scale Fast.
Quick introduction: What is the USMAC?The US Market Access Center Founded in 1995 by San Jose State University Non-profit that helps non-US companies expand globally with a focus on Silicon Valley 800+ companies helped in the last 17 years 60+ current resident entrepreneurs 40+ non-resident clients 90+ mentors in ICT/Web/Cleantech Active programs in Asia, Europe and Latin America
European Startups & Investors: Benefits/ServicesBenefits to Startups “Go Global: Silicon Valley” boot camps overseas help to determine go/no-go global expansion Direct access to 90+ industry experts/mentors, investors, corporate partners, etc.Benefits to Investors Highly qualified deal flow Decreased risk
US MAC is results-driven: Measured successWe measure success by three key metrics • Raise more than $1m in capital • Revenue > $1m US per year • Company acquired or merges with US companyDelivered results by US MAC portfolio companies in the last 30 months • 22% of resident clients ($85m+ raised) Other • 38% of clients (largest at $200m a year in US) • 25% of resident clients acquired by US company75%+ Overall Success Rate
Results from accelerator programs: 2011Results from pilot programs held in 4 different countries • 54 startups from Singapore, Korea, Spain & Russia participated in Phase 1 in 2011. • Total of 16 graduated to Phase 2, 13 graduated to Phase 3 • The 13 startups are currently doing business with, or have terms sheets with:
Active European Programs: 2011/12 Stockholm Malmo Gothenburg Oulu Lille Paris Caen Tallinn Czech Republic Catalonia Budapest Madrid Milan Soft Landings Zones in Silicon Valley Turin Acceleration Programs