I am often met with the presumption that all we care about in Silicon Valley and on the SCALEit program is ... pitching. I often hear Danish entrepreneurs and founders say something like:
Last week another batch of super talented Danish tech startups "graduated" from the SCALEit program.
Conference platform Conferize have IPO'd on the Danish stock market, meaning a piece of the company can be yours for 8kr.
Congratulations to Unity technologies on their $400M raise today! This (again) proves the power of Silicon Valley, and how Danish tech companies can leverage the Bay Area.
For your perspective:
- The combined VC investments in Denmark accumulated in 2016 €370M (≈$400). Numbers from the Danish Venture Capital Association.
- Half of the investment into Unity was secondary market shares, which means that the early investors AND employees suddenly become very rich - making them potential angel investors (which often happens).
As a side note: Founder and board member of Unity, David Helgason has been a mentor in several of the SCALEit programs.
This week we welcomed our newest cohort of SCALEit Teams to the Bay Area, where they will spend an intense week gaining new knowledge, attending lots of meetings, and perfect their pitches.
The new report “2015 SCALEit Survey Report” documents that the Danish incubator program in Silicon Valley, SCALEit, creates great results and value for young Danish tech companies by helping them grow, develop their potential, and create key contacts in Silicon Valley.
Coming up: SCALEit Inspire events in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen
This year we celebrated the 10th edition of our SCALEit program. To mark this milestone, we have decided to bring the valley spirit to Copenhagen. Therefore we invite every interested entrepreneur to join us on June 1st in Founders House in Copenhagen. This day we will host the biggest pitch workshop ever held in Copenhagen, and also tell you more about doing business the Silicon Valley way.