News from the ground: Kickstarting 2017 in disrupting fashion!

By Soline Kauffmann-Tourkestansky - 05 June 2016

Happy New Year 2017! We left you in great spirits in 2016, and are ready to get things going in 2017 and bring you with us! You are part of our growth! That’s why each month, we want to share with you our latest news!

Events for this season: Fintech extravaganza and electrifying Energy! It’s this time of the year when Early Metrics starts bringing its ecosystems together for high level networking and interactions. To start on a good note, we decided to organize not one but two events:

  • London – February 16th, 2017: Banks vs Fintech, such a funny war
  • Paris – February 28th, 2017: Energizing the City

As per usual, the events will be the Early Metrics format: 15’ presentation to debunk some common industry ideas, then 3 pitches from our best-rated and most promising startups. These are exclusive events by invitation-only to keep the quality and relevance of the interactions amongst attendees. For more information, or if you wish to attend but have not been invited yet, please send an email to our Head of Ecosystem Soline:

Early Metrics will be discussing startups and corporate relationships at Techinnov on February 23rd. Our CEO Antoine was invited to discuss some best practices about startup-corporate relationships at the corporate innovation conference Techinnov. Techinnov brings together leaders in innovation and senior level executives during a one-day event with pre-planned and curated business meetings. This year, the event conference includes three IoT, & Mobility or Energy pitches. Whether you are a corporate seeking innovation or a startup looking to partner with an established company, come join him at the event and have a chat!

Partnering up with ecosystem heavyweights. The London team has been working diligently to create a virtuous and engaging ecosystem, working with Startupbootcamp and IdeaLondon’s startups, KTN and Entrepreneurial Spark. We are happy to announce our latest partnership with the London Mayor’s International Business Programme on the Go to Grow programme, which supports UK-based scale-ups in their internationalisation. Go to Grow is a free (no fee or equity) programme providing support from corporate partners, access to mentors, and tailored trade missions for tech, urban and life sciences innovative ventures. Applications are now open to join the programme. One word: apply!

Growing at the speed of light: new team members, and GERMANY! From 2 at its inception to 25 three years later, Early Metrics has been growing “à la vitesse grand V”. We want to celebrate our current team members as well as extend a warm welcome to our newest members: Maria, Leslie and Sébastien, who are joining our Paris Analysts Team. We are recruiting for some business development, marketing and operational roles, so apply or spread the word! 2017 is the year where is going further East, with a team currently working on our expansion in Germany. Stay tuned for more on this in the coming months!

What’s going on in the world of #entrepreneurship? [Ideas worth sharing]. Each month, we share with you an article/report or thought that has caught our attention. This month, let’s focus on European scale-ups and the investments that they collected. In 2016:

  • € 15.9Bn were invested across 1,648 deals in 31 countries, with the UK leading the funding but France getting the highest number of deals;
  • Bpifrance was the most active EU venture fund in Europe;
  • FinTech was the most funded vertical both in capital raised and in number of deals;
  • 22 European technology companies went IPO raising € 3.4Bn.

For more details, read the full 2016 European Scale up Report produced by Omar Mohout from Sirris.

Bonne lecture!

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