News from the ground
By Elia Pradel - 26 February 2018
At Early Metrics, we like to start new years “sur les chapeaux de roues” or as the British would say, “hit the ground running”. This is why our team has dropped its suitcases in various locations, some more exotic than others!
Apply now to be part of the 2018 PwC Scale | InsurTech programme!
This year we have partnered with PwC to find 12 high quality, fast growth B2B InsurTech companies to form the cohort for the Scale | InsurTech programme.
The 10 week programme is focused on generating commercial opportunities through introductions and networking opportunities with PwC and their corporate clients, industry leaders and key decision-makers. Alongside this, the programme offers a number of tailored, commercially focused opt-in masterclasses that provide the tools to scale a business.
For the 74 scale-ups involved in previous programmes, over 1,500 follow up meetings with global corporate executives have been held, leading to paid POCs and contracts signed, with more deals set to close in the near future. Dr Nithin Thomas, Founder and CEO of SQR Systems, part of the 2017 London cohort, said “it has effectively been like doing a year’s worth of business development in 3 months… it’s already delivering ROI for us”.
Applications are being processed on an ongoing basis and will close mid March, so apply as early as possible by clicking here.
Good luck with your applications!
Last month we announced several partnerships and speaking opportunities. In a nutshell :
PARIS FINTECH FORUM
The leading Fintech event in Paris was terrific! Our CEO Antoine Baschiera was moderating a panel on “Raising Funds as a fintech startup”. On stage, Tamaz Georgadze (CEO Raisin, Germany), Ricky Know (CEO Tandem Money, UK), Daniel Kjellen (CEO Tink) and Christophe Bourbier (CEO Limonetik) explained their experiences on the matter. Quite a significant one as put together, the 6 of them nearly raised 1 billion euros!
For the second year, we partnered with Techinnov in the innovation hub Paris Saclay. 2000 Large corporations, SMEs and startups gathered at Paris Airport on the 8th of February. We were happy to offer an Early Metrics rating to the winners : Electric Loading (Category automotive), Eiko Sim (category Deeptech), Galank (Category Iot), Daumet (Category Luxury).More pictures here!
You know how #health matters to us. For the first time we partnered with the leading event in Health Packaging. We presented our view on the trends and future of health. More pictures here !
INNOVATION & ENTERPRISE CLUB 60
On the 14th of February we gathered at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris to celebrate global innovation. On stage 60 startups were pitching (including numerous rated startups such as Biowatch Sa; Neuroprofiler and others).Also, the CEO of Valeo Jacques Aschenbroich made a interesting speech regarding the future of cars.
We were glad to take part at two events, Daimler financial services “It takes two to Tango” and Siemens Mobility. During the first one we discussed the importance for Corporate & Startups to innovate together. The second was a great opportunity to discuss the future of transport and IOT.
In the UK…
The month was also quite busy as we were proud to be invited by Natwest and The Department of international Trade at the European Fintech Event; on the 13th of February, 50 #Fintech coming from all over Europe gathered in London.
We were also delighted to attend a large event organized by River Island about the future of retail. It was the occasion to gather startups and upcoming unicorns in the retail sector: Clicksit, Localz, Stuart, ZigZag.
What happened for us in the startup nation? Our Israeli office keeps rising with many rated startups in a variety of sectors like: #Cybersecurity, #Cleantech, #Smart City.
If you want to know more about the booming Israeli startups ecosystem, contact us.
Where can you find the Early Metrics team this month ?
On the 13th of March, Big Data Paris is coming back ! If you haven’t booked your tickets yet,Early Metrics offers 30% with the following code : BDP18-EARLYMETRICS.
Startups : are you looking for a stand ? Contact us. On the 27th March, you’ll find us at the British Embassy in Paris for Tech Nation Paris to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of France and the UK. Register here
With 4 offices in London, Berlin, Paris and Tel Aviv, we are looking for many new profiles in different fields: marketing, sales, and analysts. Have a look at what it’s like to work at Early Metrics and check our job offers to see if any suits you! See more