We seem to create fans without much effort, but do they always meet our criteria? No!
First, the Austrians came: weXelerate
weXelerate is a startup & innovation hub with a unique and thriving ecosystem of open innovation on nearly 9000 sqm that aims to connect startups and established corporates. Each year the weXelerate Accelerator supports the 100 most promising European startups with a focus on energy and infrastructure, industry 4.0, media, insurance and banking, as well as cross-industries such as internet of things, artificial intelligence, bots, mobility, blockchain and cyber security. To our corporate partners we offer a tailormade innovation program that ensures individualized access to current innovation methods, processes and trending topics in the industry.
Then, Spain has learned about us and made a move: NUMA
I’m … from NUMA Barcelona, a european leading accelerator with live programs in Barcelona, NY, Paris, Berlin and Bangalore. We’ve accelerated over 280 companies including some you may know, such as Infinit (recently acquired by Docker), Sketchfab ($10M funding), Augment ($5M funding), and many more…
I came across MikiMoka as part of a research. Your development caught my attention.
We are looking for Europe’s top ten startups for our next growth program in Barcelona. The program focuses on growth and execution only. We invest €36,000 to €150,000 in startups joining. It’ll start in November and will run until the Mobile World Congress end of February.
I believe that MikiMoka could be a perfect fit.
Shortly after that, there was a knock on the door: Keiretsu of Southern California
Having visited Keiretsu in Istanbul, we weren’t impressed. Later on, we have learned that it was pretty much like McDonald’s. One Keiretsu sucked, another rocked.
I hope you are doing well today. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is … and I am contacting you from the Southern Region of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, … our chapter president came across your opportunity through LinkedIn and requested for me to reach out to you.
I would like to learn more about Mikimoka, we find your platform interesting and feel our Forum would be a great opportunity for your company to get in front of investors.
I would like to arrange a call with you to discuss your opportunity and tell you about Keiretsu Southern California. Please let me know the best time to connect that works within your schedule.
We look forward to speaking and potentially working with you soon.
So, they keep coming. This time a Japanese VC firm operating in San Francisco checked us out: GVR Fund, behind which lies the biggest mobile game network in the world ;o)
Nice to e-meet you over the email. I am … from GREE VR Capital. I am reaching out to you from YC Startup School Presentation Day.
I am running $…M fund focusing on VR/AR start-ups ( Seed, Series A). You can learn more about us from our website.
Because we are VR/AR dedicated fund, I am interested in your company and product. I would love to learn more about you and happy to explain us better. Would you be interested in setup meeting? I am based in SF. If you are based in Bay Area, let’s meet face to face. Otherwise, let’s have a call.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
This is all for now. We’ll keep updating this page until we find our match. It’ll be an exciting journey.