Connecting innovation between Europe & the U.S.
APEX Bridge is an initiative launched by APEX Ventures in partnership with other Europe and U.S. based VC funds to help high potential European startups, that have shown significant traction in their home market, with a successful soft landing into the U.S. market. That way startups can continue to focus on driving innovation and conquering new business opportunities.
The U.S. is open for business! However, it is no longer acceptable to fly in and fly out. You must demonstrate what is unique and different about your offering and be prepared to invest both time and money in the opportunity.
The US is the largest single consumer market on the globe!
Expanding your business to the US is a major challenge
For many European Startups, the prospect of expanding to the United States is enticing. But doing business there can be a complex undertaking. Companies need to focus on growing their core business. But for too many entrepreneurs, a U.S. expansion ends in costly failure. That’s because companies often expand to the U.S. without making the necessary preparations. The biggest challenges are a non-existing local network, legal affairs, such as visa, incorporation, taxation, etc. as well as human resources. Combined with a lack of experience, understanding of the local culture and way of doing business, the first months of a market expansion can bring critical pressure to a company
Interesting news and reports
The Silicon Valley has been at the epicenter of the tech industry for decades. By having an office there, it is said to be more likely that you will raise venture capital, at a better valuation, and that your network, partnerships and contacts will accelerate fast. On...read more
From: CNBC (original link) Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen left Europe to work in Silicon Valley eight years ago. After significant stints at the likes of Uber and Dropbox, he returned in 2015 to find the region's tech scene had changed dramatically. "There has been a shift in...read more
From: Forbes (original link). Los Angeles outranks New York, London, Seattle, Chicago, Berlin and most other big cities in an extensive new report on the world's top 20 startup ecosystems compiled by researchers at Startup Genome. Only Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv rate...read more