five°degrees is proud to be chosen as the only ambassador from the Netherlands to represent the Fintech industry at Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (#SEC2SV). Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley has invited the best European Tech Scaleups for a week of local presentations and meetings between the 18th – 22nd September in the San Francisco Bay Area. The goal of the program is for future European start-up unicorns to engage with key US industry players.
All selected Scaleups will spend an entire week in Silicon Valley alongside a delegation of visiting officials from the European Commission, European Parliament, European Committee of the Regions, EU member state representatives including 3 Secretaries of State, investors and senior executives of established corporations.
five°degrees will be accompanied by 15 companies from 9 different European countries. Participating scaleups have been selected from different industries such as Fintech, Wearables, IoT, and Big Data Analytics. All of them have been identified as potential ‘unicorns’ in their respective industries by hosting organisations Mind the Bridge and Eit Digital, meaning that they bring unique potential and value to the other side of the Atlantic.
five°degrees stood out in the selection process for the event because of our significant growth in revenue and number of employees in the past 3 years, and, according to the event organisers, we are ready for expansion into the US market.
For breakthrough European companies like ourselves, SEC2SV provides the best opportunities to explore sales, funding and collaboration opportunities. The two-way exchange provides European businesses with the contacts and insights which they need to scale up in the US. At the same time, it keeps Silicon Valley aware of the increasingly dynamic European startup ecosystem.