st week, the European Commission’ Startup Europe initiative organized the first Accelerator Assembly Conference in partnership with startup accelerators such as Seedcamp and Techstars, and organizations like Startup Weekend, Nesta and How To Web.
In our ongoing quest to research how seed funds and startup accelerators are starting to reshape the European tech industry from the bottom up, we attended the conference and learned a lot.
In one of the on-stage presentations, Jed Christiansen discussed someinteresting findings of research carried out in relation to his work on Seed-DB, a global database of accelerators and their portfolio companies.
Christiansen, who has a day job at Google in London, also shared a document with said findings with all of the attendees, and was kind enough to let me publish the highlights here on Tech.eu.
(This is part 2 of the most interesting findings of Seed-DB’s research; part 1 can be found here).
Because the continent of Europe is terribly fragmented, in more ways than one, and for a host of other reasons, there are few publications that have attempted to cover the European tech industry as a whole, let alone in depth.