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Build routes to market, revenue, growth, and investor readiness. Leverage insights from work with 30 tech hubs gobally, and from advising 900 ventures with a combined valuation of £1.7bn.
Design, develop, and grow tech hubs, startup accelerator programmes, or ecosystems. And support cohorts of entrepreneurs anywhere in the world across multiple regions and timezones.
Connect to local tech hubs and ecosystems. And support domestic ventures to find international routes to market, growth partners, and venture investment opportunities.
Explore and learn about innovative new financial tech ventures and products for banking customers. And learn the strategies startups use to enter the $380bn global fintech market.
NEW: Developed and delivering an ESG startup accelerator with NEXUS. For international early-stage creative industry startups in tech, film, fashion, gaming, VR and more. With an alignment in environment, social and governance (ESG), a $500bn global market. Supporting more than 40 startups each year across 15+ international cities to access UK startup visa endorsements, a £3m venture fund, and grow into a global market.
NEW: Advising up to 10 National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) startups each year on growing innovative tech products into the fast-growing $160bn global cybersecurity market.
NEW: Advising the University of Edinburgh AI tech accelerator. And up to 30 AI startups each year on product, growth, and investor-readiness to raise up to £1.5m.
Developed and delivering an international startup hub with Airbnb Experiences. Growing to 700+ entrepreneurs from 160 global cites, learning about developing startups.
Advising scale-up hub, Wayra, connecting to Telefónica’s 350m customers. Advising 20 seed-stage to series A tech startups on strategy, growth and raising investments of up to £10m.
Advised on startup acceleration for WeWork’s London team. Advising on 4 strategies to accelerate and grow resident startups at the company’s largest co-working location in Europe.
Co-developed the music Innovation Hub for the BPI. Exploring new innovations and revenue models in the music industry. Connecting 43 tech startups with 22 music labels over 2 years.
NEW: Advising the Cleantech programme with Global Tech Connect. Supporting startups developing solutions in cleantech, green growth, and sustainability located across Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Romania, Switzerland and adjacent nations, with venture capital readiness, and growth strategies to enter the UK market.
Developed a programme for the entrepreneurship team of Saudi Arabia’s largest company. Advising on growth strategies, and attracting new companies for their tech hub, Wa’ed.
Developed an international learning programme for the bank’s team investing in African tech startups. Advising on 8 growth strategies fintech companies use in the UK’s £11bn fintech market.
Advised the Austrian Embassy startup programme. And 15 Austrian, Swiss and German tech companies on growing into the UK market, and raising investment of £500K to £2m.
Developed and delivered a startup learning programme for Austria’s largest energy company (EUR 1.4bn revenue) on growth models for their startup programme investing in smart-energy tech.
Advised Airbnb’s New York team and community on insights and strategies for developing and growing experience-based ventures for the future $12bn experience market in the US.
Developing tech hub programmes and advising innovation teams for banks across Asia and Northern Europe such as Higo Bank in Japan and Sberbank in Russia. Exploring the strategies behind building and investing in fintech ventures, getting into markets, and growing banking customers. Also learning insights about startups in the UK’s fast-growing £6.8bn fintech market.
Developed and delivered a fintech programme for Russia’s largest bank. Partnering with London Business School. Connecting 12 UK fintech startups with the bank over 18 months.
Developed and delivered an international scale-up learning programme for the Japanese bank. Engaging growth-stage UK fintech startups that could also solve banking problems in Japan.
Developed and delivered an international fintech programme for the Korean bank. Exploring new innovations in consumer banking. Connecting 12 UK startups with the bank over 18 months.
Developed an international innovation learning programme for Seoul Metropolitan Government. Exploring UK technology ideas that could improve life for Seoul’s 9.7m citizens.
Developed and delivered an international fintech learning programme for the banking group. Exploring UK Fintech scale-ups that could support their 240 branch branches in Japan.
Developed and delivered an entrepreneur learning programme for the South Asia technology university. For international students to learn about working for startups in Europe, over 12 months.
Advised University of Queensland’s Ventures in Austrialia. A programme that’s attracted $90m in investment. On how to use tech hubs to scale startups in the UK and European markets.
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Founded in 2016, AD:K leverages technology and human capital to develop tech hubs, new ventures, and ecosystems for corporate companies, banks, and governments in 30 cities around the world. This includes Airbnb, Telefónica, Bank of Korea, UK National Cyber Security Centre, and startups with a combined valuation of nearly £2 billion. With a mission to accelerate the growth of tech hubs in communities and nations across the world.
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