Capacity Building for Europe ’ s Next Generation Technology Entrepreneurs
Who is this guy? Associate at Seedcamp organization, processes, events, network, PR, portfolio management, general tidying up Biz head, startup heart business education, work experience in startups, tech, research, PPP VC, corporate VC Fresh on the ground but picking up speed
What is micro-seed? The earliest of early investors Small amounts with big impact Very heavy involvement Opening rolodex and calendar
Micro-seed is not Incubators Company builders looking for teams Private investors / Angels PPP funds and subsidies
What is Seedcamp? A micro-seed fund that enables talent across every part of Europe to start up strong internet technology companies. Recognized as the leading platform to bring together tech entrepreneurs and mentors across Europe, US, Africa, and Asia
Why does Seedcamp exist? It is very hard to raise smart & early money for first-timers. A lot of European talent goes to waste in large corporations. Some very smart people did not like that.
Who started Seedcamp Saul Klein (Index Ventures, TAG) Reshma Sohoni (former 3i, Vodafone, Softbank, Broadview) Founding investors Atlas, Atomico, Balderton, Doughty Hanson, Eden, Index, Nauiokas Park, NESTA, Northzone, Venrex and private investors
How does Seedcamp work? Jan-Jun Mini Seedcamps PROPRIETARY CRM DATABASE LUNCHES, DINNERS WITH MENTORS DEMO INVESTOR, BROAD INVESTOR DAYS 2.5 person team behind all of this TRIP TO VALLEY AND CONFERENCES 60 Interviews 300 Mentors 20 Investments OPEN APPLICATIONS PROCESS 1500 Applications MENTORING AT EVENTS AND THROUGHOUT PROPRIETARY APPLICATIONS AND JUDGING SYSTEM ISRAEL, PARIS, LONDON, WARSAW, BERLIN, SWEDEN, LJUBJANA, KIEV 200 Companies STRONG LOCAL PARTNERS AND ADVISORS Aug-Oct Special Seedcamps Sept Seedcamp Week Oct-Dec 3 Months 40 Winners