For the third consecutive year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is ready to welcome a selection of the best European Tech Scaleups for a week of local presentations and meetings, including European Innovation Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on September 11th.
With a combined revenue of over $120M and 1000 employees, the 15 scaleups selected for SEC2SV 2018 come from Austria, France, Poland, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Spain. This years scaleups have demonstrated incredible growth with an average of 190% over the past 3 years. They cover a variety of verticals such as Mobile Advertising, Digital Marketing, Fintech, Education, Cyber Security, and Robotics.
Aurelie Wen, Managing Director NA – France
Agorize is an open innovation platform that connects people looking to scout for technology solutions for hackathons or innovation challenges. The platform is open to a wide audience such as students, new graduates, data scientists, programmers, startups and corporate employees.
Paolo Ganis, Co-Founder & CEO – Italy
Clairy is the most unique Air Purifier on the market that addresses pollution in the most polluted air environment, the home. Clairy uses phytoremediation to purify air indoors in a non intrusive and sustainable way. Clairy also comes with sensors to monitor air pollution and gives users data to view on a mobile app.
Thomas Hohenacker, Founder & CEO – Germany
Cleverciti Systems turns the daily nightmare of searching for a parking space into a predictable, stress-free experience by using disruptive technology and big data. They have developed a new cost-effective and smart on-street parking system that uses sensor and wayfinding technology mounted to lampposts. This results in less congestion on city streets and reduced carbon emissions and other pollutants in city centers.
Other verticals are shopping malls, airport and corporates with large parking areas, seeking to offer better service to their customers.
Mergim Cahani, Founder & CEO – Albania
Gjirafa, Inc., is the fastest growing Internet Services company in the Balkans. Gjirafa is an OTT media services and an e-commerce platform for the Balkans built on top of an Albanian language specialized search engine.
Oliver Oster, Co-founder & COO – Germany
OptioPay is an online payment processing platform. They offer software with flexible payment options, including gift cards for employers to pay employees. This allows companies ease of operation by increasing flexibility, integration and diverse ways to pay employees working for them. Optiopay is backed by international venture capital investors and banks as shareholders.
Maciej Zawadzinski, Founder & CEO – Poland
Piwik PRO has developed an enterprise analytics and marketing suite that meets the needs of businesses, governments, and data-sensitive organizations requiring full privacy compliance and 100% data ownership. Piwik PRO currently serve over 100 enterprise and government clients across Europe and North America and over 300 medium-sized companies worldwide.
Mikael Lauharanta, Co-founder & CEO – Finland
Smarp is a SaaS solution companies can use to empower their employees to discover and share content created by the company such as blogs, events, and job listings, to their social media networks. Employees can measure the impact their content has on their network and improve their thought leadership and influence, while employers benefit from greater visibility and evangelism through their employees.
Ivan Contreras, Founder & CEO – Spain
Muving is changing transportation with own electric motorcycles on the streets available to customers through the MUVING mobile app. Pricing is based on per minute rates and Muving is present in multiple cities in Europe, and currently expanding into the US market. The scooters are dockless and completely electric, with a swappable battery system, serving as a completely green and connected mobility option for congested areas.
Josha Benner, Founder & CEO – Germany
Uberall brings together local businesses and customers by ensuring companies are found across all popular directories, mobile apps, maps, and GPS devices with consistent profiles such as photos, descriptions and other data points. They also facilitate better communication with customers through real-time notifications of reviews or messages on the various platforms.
Patryk Brozek, Founder & CEO – Poland
Wheel Systems is a vendor of innovative IT security solutions. They specialize in privileged access management, user authentication and authorization and SSL/TLS encrypted traffic inspection. Their products combine strong security with a user friendly interface which ensures seamless deployment and convenient maintenance.
Hans Constandt, Founder & CEO – Belgium
ONTOFORCE is a linked data integration, semantic search and visual analytics company that has developed a web-based platform, DISQOVER which uses semantic technology to link and to search through internal, third party and external data. DISQOVER makes complex searches that previously took weeks easy to execute and provides information in minutes for pharma and health professionals looking for experts, clinical trials, or drug information.
Ville Vanhala, Co-Founder & CEO – San Francisco
Brella makes networking simple with their event networking application. Event organizers can use Brella to provide the most possible value to stakeholders, whether attendees or sponsors with a platform that makes networking simple and easy, and allows organizers to upload information for events weeks in advance to ensure attendees are as engaged as possible at events.
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Tal Zohar, Director & Founder – England
Artudata helps companies identify and target their most high value users using AI and ML to create the most effective campaigns in each channel. Artudata uses a SaaS model to deliver AI powered marketing to SMEs at a lower cost than in house solutions that are less effective.
Niels Jensen, CEO – Denmark
Freesense is a Danish technology company designing and producing wireless, online sensors for bio-production optimization. The technology enables the bio industry to optimize production substantially by giving insights into processes that previously had no active sensor solution.
Nahuel Lavino, Co-founder – Spain
Pynco develops a sensor for small-medium size farmers around the world to monitor environmental conditions on site. The sensor allows farmers to gather information on their crops locally at a competitive price, increasing output and decreasing cost.
Javier Ferrier, Founder & CEO – Spain
WiTrac has developed a wireless asset tracking platform for auto and industrial manufacturers designed to help them manage logistics and operations on a large scale. Customers reduce operating costs, deliver product with higher efficiency and reliability, and can make more informed decisions about processes.