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Mike Butcher
“Editor At Large”, TechCrunch
Twitter.com/mikebutcher
LinkedIn.com/MikeButcher
Facebook.com/MikeButcher
mbite...
• Formerly: magazines
newspapers &
The Industry Standard
• Founded Coadec.com
• Co-Founded TechHub.com
• Founded TheEuropa...
Silicon Valley looks like this
And operates in this
And we look like this
Tech Media tries to focus on:

• Local startups

• Western / Eastern Europe

• Big cities London/Berlin
• The Valley
The task of covering startups
has been helped by clustering
e.g. Co-working & accelerators



London: TechHub, The Tramper...
London’s Tech Startup
Cluster in 2009
Silicon Roundabout / Tech City

2 years later

See http://www.duedil.com/site/london-real-tech-startups
Big tech firms
White Bear Yard and Warner
Yard = Investors and startups
under the same roof
‘Silicon Allee’ in Berlin
‘Silicon Sentier’in Paris
In fact, we can graph this:
What helped?



DRINKING! 



E.g. Silicon Drinkabout
Startups & Clusters are sexy!
Geeks in feature articles?!
Geeks in
Fashion
Magazines?!
The Media can 

help the pipeline



WSJ, FT, 

VentureVillage, 

TheNextWeb, 

TechCrunch, 

GigaOm, RudeBaguette.com,
Si...
Challenges

• Fragmented markets

• Competition



Opportunities

• Unicorns are coming

• Will feed into bigger ecosystem
Getting TechCrunch’d helps
AND, here’s the good news: 

We’re about to get our own
PayPal Mafia(s)
Thanks.
Mike Butcher - TechCrunch Europe - UK - Stanford Engineering - Feb 9 2015
Mike Butcher - TechCrunch Europe - UK - Stanford Engineering - Feb 9 2015
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Talk by Mike Butcher, Editor-at-Large - TechCrunch Europe (UK), at Stanford on Feb 9 2015, in our session on 'European Tech Media in Silicon Valley'.

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Mike Butcher - TechCrunch Europe - UK - Stanford Engineering - Feb 9 2015

  1. Mike Butcher “Editor At Large”, TechCrunch Twitter.com/mikebutcher LinkedIn.com/MikeButcher Facebook.com/MikeButcher mbites.com/contact mikebutcher@techcrunch.com (Note: I get 500 emails a day, so GOOD LUCK) European Tech Media in Silicon Valley European Entrepreneurship @ Stanford Engineering February 9 2015
  2. • Formerly: magazines newspapers & The Industry Standard • Founded Coadec.com • Co-Founded TechHub.com • Founded TheEuropas.com • Advisor: Mayor of London • Advisor: UK Prime Minister
  3. Silicon Valley looks like this
  4. And operates in this
  5. And we look like this
  6. Tech Media tries to focus on:
 • Local startups
 • Western / Eastern Europe
 • Big cities London/Berlin • The Valley
  7. The task of covering startups has been helped by clustering e.g. Co-working & accelerators
 
 London: TechHub, The Trampery, Level39, Hoxton Mix
 Warsaw: Gamma Rebels
 Prague: Startup Yard
 Berlin: Betahaus, Ahoy Berlin, 
 The Factory
 ETC
  8. London’s Tech Startup Cluster in 2009
  9. Silicon Roundabout / Tech City
 2 years later
 See http://www.duedil.com/site/london-real-tech-startups
  10. Big tech firms
  11. White Bear Yard and Warner Yard = Investors and startups under the same roof
  12. ‘Silicon Allee’ in Berlin
  13. ‘Silicon Sentier’in Paris
  14. In fact, we can graph this:
  15. What helped?
 
 DRINKING! 
 
 E.g. Silicon Drinkabout
  16. Startups & Clusters are sexy!
  17. Geeks in feature articles?!
  18. Geeks in Fashion Magazines?!
  19. The Media can 
 help the pipeline
 
 WSJ, FT, 
 VentureVillage, 
 TheNextWeb, 
 TechCrunch, 
 GigaOm, RudeBaguette.com, SiliconAllee.com, ArcticStartups.com, Tech.eu,
  20. Challenges
 • Fragmented markets
 • Competition
 
 Opportunities
 • Unicorns are coming
 • Will feed into bigger ecosystem
  21. Getting TechCrunch’d helps
  22. AND, here’s the good news: 
 We’re about to get our own PayPal Mafia(s)
  23. Thanks.

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