International Demo Day brings together three of the world’s best international accelerators – FounderFuel (Canada), Seedcamp (Europe) and Startmate (Australia) – for a special demo day in San Francisco on Thursday, April 10th.
International Demo Day will feature 5 startups from each of FounderFuel, Seedcamp and Startmate’s recent accelerator programs. The startups, based in all corners of the planet, are world-class companies on a mission for global domination.
The best startups, while sometimes ending up in Silicon Valley, are increasingly formed outside of the Bay Area and FounderFuel, Seedcamp and Startmate each play pivotal roles at the epicenters of startup communities outside of the US.
“The best companies in the world are no longer found only in Silicon Valley” @shervin
When: Thursday, April 10th from 6-9pm
Where: Automattic, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (register with your AngelList login below)
FounderFuel is a top tier Canadian-based mentor-driven accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile, and SaaS startups raise seed capital. It provide $50K of capital and access to veteran entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, and senior executives. Teams also benefit from over $400K in perks and services, and are eligible for an additional $150K from BDC Venture Capital on Demo Day. Since June 2011 FounderFuel has made 45 investments in startups such as Playerize, ooomf, Opencare, OneClass, TransitApp, Urbita, LoginRadius, etc. Of the 45 investments, 35 companies are still active and three have been acquired.
Seedcamp is an seed investor headquartered in London. Since our start in 2007, Seedcamp has invested in 120 companies, hailing from 35+ countries across EMEA. We invest anywhere from €25k-€200k in companies such as Transferwise, Erply, Zemanta, GrabCAD, and UberVU. Backing ambitious entrepreneurs, we look for high growth globally minded companies and work with them to learn, meet mentors and advisors, and raise follow-on funding. We do this with the help of our thousand strong mentor and investor network, infrastructure services worth over €150k, twice annual US trip, Seedcamp MBA and other support. Over 85% of our teams have raised following funding of nearly $200M, with more than one third raising from US investors. We have 10 exits to date.
Startmate is a mentor driven seed fund that invests in world-changing Australian startups. Since it’s inception Startmate has invested in 29 startups with more than half going on to raise seed rounds of $1-2m within 6 months of the program. Previous investors include Peter Thiel, Dave McClure and Blackbird Ventures and Grabble, part of the first Startmate cohort, was acquired by Walmart Labs.
Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList, recently ranked Startmate alongside ycombinator and Techstars as one of the top five accelerators in the world. This was followed by the Economist again listing Startmate as one of the top accelerators in the world based on follow-on funding.