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Seedcamp Overview


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Speaker: Reshma Sohoni

Published in: Business, Economy & Finance

Seedcamp Overview

  1. 1. Seedcamp Creating Europe’s Next Generation Technology Entrepreneurs
  2. 2. EU has 11 of Top 15 broadband markets
  3. 3. Online advertisers spend 2x in UK than US…
  4. 4. We have amazing young R&D talent…
  5. 5. We’ve given birth to powerful technologies…
  6. 6. Experienced venture capital...
  7. 7. We’ve begun to have some great exits… $4.1bn $1.1bn $366m $900m $575m $265m $280m
  8. 8. We have a pipeline of web leaders….
  9. 9. Entrepreneurs actively seed investing... • Oliver Jung & Lucasz Gadowski • Saul & Robin Klein via TAG • Samwer Bros via European Founders Fund • Martin Varsavsky • Niklas Zennstrom & Janus Friis via Atomico • Klaus Hommels • Stefan Glaenzer • Michael Kleindel • Oliver Beste & Fabian Hansmann via FoundersLink • Brent Hoberman • Hugo Burge and David Soskin via Howzat Media
  10. 10. Why are there no European versions?
  11. 11. What is Seedcamp? • Europe-wide initiative to catalyze the next generation of Europe’s entrepreneurs • Combination of Seedcamp Week + 3 months immersion + Seedcamp on the Road • Initial funding to get started and more importantly a strongly supportive mentor community • Organization supported by leading VCs, Angel investors, Corporates, Media Partners, and other experts • The go-to community for entrepreneurs starting up Internet and mobile related businesses
  12. 12. What is Seedcamp?
  13. 13. We’re backed by Europe’s leaders Few of the Investors Some of the Mentors Niklas Zennstrom Leisa Reichelt Martin Varsavsky Jane H. Finette Brent Hoberman Sean Park Marc Samwer Founders Link Charlie Muirhead Jeff Barr Matt Jones Robin Klein Tom Coates Rodrigo Madanes Mike Shaver Lukasz Gadowski Saul Klein Rory Sutherland And a few of the Friends
  14. 14. How does it work? • Application & Selection July & – Targeted at young teams from EMEA – Open application through the web August – 20 best teams selected by panel of VCs – Invited to come to London for week in September • Seed funding – Week long, immersive event in London for winners Sept – Successful teams surrounded by 150+ exceptional mentors 3rd-7th – Up to 5 teams chosen for €50k funding for 10% equity stake – Invited to stay a further 3 months in London • Company development Sept to – Weekly dinners & events to support teams – Demo day after 6 weeks November – Funding day after 10 weeks • Seedcamp on the Road December – Getting out to local markets to June – Holding workshops & involved in events
  15. 15. The Future – How We Work Together • We want more hackers less pure MBAs • Help us get the word out locally • Help us create an active community: – Tap our network – Use (or start) OpenCoffee Clubs to meet peers and develop ideas – Get involved on our forums or FB group • Get ready for next year’s Seedcamp