Nov 30, 2016 Marianne Vikkula
We set out to establish a clear picture of how Europe’s ecosystem has evolved in 2016, and where we need to do more to better support our entrepreneurs and tech talent. With thanks to this year’s data partners – LinkedIn, Meetup, Stack Overflow, Dealroom.co, and the London Stock Exchange amongst others – we’ve identified three major trends underlying the growing influence and success of the European technology industry:
So it’s been a strong year and the outlook is very healthy. We’ve also made significant progress against some of the challenges we set ourselves in 2016 – to produce a $10B company, to ensure investors keep pace with the scale of ambition and technical expertise in frontier technologies like AI, and to weather economic uncertainty.
But, many of the challenges we identified last year remain. How do we bridge our late stage funding gap? How do we unlock more of our potential by building closer links between our disparate hubs? How do we overcome an alarming gender imbalance by attracting more women to become the engineers, entrepreneurs and investors of tomorrow?
The aim of this report is to provide a useful, credible and transparent data-driven look at the European tech ecosystem. Too often, people will take one data point, or a single figure from the latest quarterly capital flow figures and draw a conclusion. We think it is important to look at a number of different factors over time before making assumptions.
2016 has been another record-breaking year for European tech. By celebrating how far we’ve come while also highlighting the barriers in our way, we hope the State of European Tech report 2016 will help focus Europe’s founders, investors, developers and policymakers on the challenges that need to be overcome if we want to continue building the future in Europe.
View our full report and summary magazine below, or download the report as pdf at http://www.atomico.com/state-of-european-tech/2016.
Last year, over 50k meeting requests were sent via our in-house built Matchmaking Tool, leading to 10k meetings in total. The Meeting Area was fully booked before the event even began. This year, for the first time, we’re including all the Slush attendees and Slush side event venues to be featured in Matchmaking. Our goal […]
Find the updated Helsinki Guide here. Welcome to the North. Don’t let the weather put you down – when you’re coming to us, you’re not only coming to one of Europe’s biggest tech hubs, but one of the safest, coziest cities in the world. When we’re not keeping it busy hustling at the Slush headquarters, […]
You may have noticed we take sustainability very seriously at Slush. From sustainable alternatives in event production to empowering startups to change the world for the better, the size of our footprint matters to us in every aspect of our work. Skeptics might argue that the most sustainable solution of all would be to stop […]
Training entrepreneurs can be a tricky task, especially if they’re all from different countries and very diverse backgrounds. Besides the week of preparations taking place in Helsinki before Slush, we’re hosting a series of online training workshops for the GIA 2018 founders. This way we are making sure that they have all the resources they […]
Although the biggest HR-related challenges appear later in a company’s scaling phase, many of them could be thought about early on in the journey. Katarina Berg from Spotify, Katelin Holloway from Reddit and Anna Binder from Asana will be at Slush to share their views on the most significant HR functions from onboarding to manager training […]
Science and research are attracting more and more attention from businesses and the general public. University funding is under major cuts in Europe, yet simultaneously the complex issues of our time scream for scientific innovations. Researchers and research institutions are encouraged to communicate and commercialise their findings to bigger audiences so that society can better […]
Today is the day. We’re taking you on a tour on what will be happening on our stages in 33 days. We want to help entrepreneurs and startups going through the pain-points of finding the product-market fit, scaling the company, and all the other more specific troubles and hurdles associated with things such as product, […]
On Nov 29, Slush Small Talks Paris brings together the top players working in AI. With the industry on a roll right now, the discussion will center on promoting startup – corporate collaboration. Slush Small Talks have so far been to London, Stockholm, and Berlin. The talks have covered many topics, but we are bringing […]
Have we been dying to tell this to you: we’re pleased to welcome Dr Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, to take the stage at Slush 2018. Vogels is best known for being the visionary and architect behind Amazon Web Services, the world’s leading cloud service. CTO of the company for 13 years, Vogels is pretty […]
Tick-tock... You know what to do.
We collect cookies to make your experience here smoother.