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Advanced-HR is the leading provider of pre-IPO compensation data. We partner with top-tier investors and portfolio companies to produce the world’s largest compensation database specific to private, venture-backed companies. Advanced-HR’s VC Executive Compensation Survey (VCECS) is for corporate use by investors, management professionals, and service providers. The VCECS results are leveraged in the Option Impact compensation database, an ongoing survey where companies maintain current information in the system in exchange for full database access at no cost. Advanced-HR is a Solium company (Solium Capital Inc.) (TSX: SUM). To learn more, please visit


CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at


The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) - is a world-renowned centre for scientific research, celebrated for its recent discovery of the Higgs boson. CERN’s technology provides concrete business solutions in many fields: from medtech to aerospace, and industry 4.0, and are already present in start-ups hosted in CERN’s network of Business Incubation Centres. CERN is also part of the ATTRACT initiative, a European call for breakthrough ideas that will fund 170 innovative projects from 2019.


Craft is a machine-learning powered data and analytics platform building the “Source of Truth” on companies and mapping the global economy. The Company organizes financial, operating and human capital data from thousands of sources to provide comprehensive, up-to-date sector and company profiles, ranging from early-stage to the largest companies in the world, with analytics and tools such as signal alerts, trends and benchmarking.

Dealroom is a global company information database & research firm. Its software, database and bespoke research enable its clients to stay at the forefront of innovation, discover promising companies and identify strategic opportunities. Among its clients are world-leading strategy consulting firms, investment banks, multinationals, technology firms, venture capital & buyout firms and governments. For more information, please visit:


The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments, which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth, and employment.

European Startup Initiative

The European Startup initiative behind the Heatmap is a non-profit organization enabling founders and tech talent to navigate European startup hubs and support community builders to connect their ecosystems.

The Startup Heatmap Europe is an annual survey among founders and the greater tech community on mobility and the attractiveness of startup hubs. The 2018 survey was collected between April and August 2018 and had 1,500 participants. After cleaning and sampling the data, 984 complete datasets remained that were weighted to adjust for regional representativeness on country level. Founders were 57.52% of respondents. For long-term trends in founder mobility, we used a combined dataset of 3 years with 1,661 distinct founder datasets.


More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world and allows jobseekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 200 million people each month search for jobs, post CVs, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed is the #1 source of external hires for thousands of companies (sources: SilkRoad & iCIMS). For more information, visit

Invest Europe

Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.

Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps deliver strong and sustainable growth, resulting in healthy returns for Europe’s leading pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of the millions of European citizens who depend on them.

Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment in Europe. We provide information to the public on our members’ role in the economy. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on trends and developments in our industry.

Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from our members.

Invest Europe is a non-profit organisation with 21 employees in Brussels, Belgium.

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Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 590+ million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe’s leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. Post trade and risk management services are a significant and growing part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.

The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista and RNS. FTSE calculates thousands of unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries around the world. London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 40 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.


Meetup is a global community platform that connects people in real life. It was founded with one simple idea: use technology to get people off technology. Our vision is to harness technology to remove the barriers to human connection and deliver real life community. Meetup supports over 40 million members+, 320,000+ Meetup groups and 12,000 Meetups per day around the world. Meetup was acquired by WeWork in 2017. The two companies share a vision of the power of bringing people together, and together using technology to create new and innovative ways of building community. Follow us @Meetup on Twitter, @Meetup on Instagram and Facebook, or visit to learn more.


POLITICO Europe, launched in April 2015, is a joint venture between POLITICO LLC, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, and Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe.

With operations based in Brussels and additional offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, and Frankfurt, POLITICO Europe connects the dots between European power centers. In June 2018, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey ranked POLITICO Europe as the #1 most influential publication on European affairs, for the second year running.

POLITICO’s premium policy intelligence service, POLITICO Pro, empowers thousands of policy experts and decision-makers from over 730 organizations in 28 countries, on key industries from Technology, Financial Services and Trade to Competition, Data & Digitization, Mobility and more. Subscribers include EU and national government, corporations, trade associations, consultancies, law firms, and NGOs.

POLITICO Pro’s newest offering, Pro Intelligence, is an innovative platform which fuses the power of technology with the power of journalism, providing professionals with an overview of bills, legislation, voting behaviour and attendance, tweets, activities, press releases, transcripts and more, at the touch of a button. Users can track information on the EU Institutions and national legislatures in the UK, France and Germany. Pro Intelligence was used by Atomico to research data on EU Tech legislation for this report.


Preqin is the home of alternative assets, providing indispensable data, solutions and insights to support alternative asset professionals at every stage of the investment cycle. Since 2003, we have been the most trusted source of information on alternative assets, spanning private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, natural resources and secondaries. Our products and services are relied upon by more than 60,000 industry participants in over 90 countries, for a range of activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, fund manager selection and business development. Preqin is an independent business with over 400 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila.


Quid is software that reads millions of documents and offers immediate insight by organizing that content visually. We power human intuition with machine intelligence, enabling organizations to make decisions that matter. The tool uses big-data analytics, natural language processing and network science to help surface key insights, enabling our Fortune 1000 clients to quickly complete analyses like competitive tracking, market landscapes, brand narrative maps, and intelligence briefings.

Stack Overflow

Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities. Stack Overflow partners with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers. Our products and services are focused on developer marketing, technical recruiting, market research, and knowledge sharing within organizations.

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