H2's global partner network consisting of leading organizations and companies across the investor, corporate, media and university spheres who provide valuable support for H2's global mission, programs, and operating activities.
Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. Startups look at the world through the lens of opportunity—they see problems and take action to fix them, building never-before-seen solutions. When they succeed, they move us all forward. Google for Startups brings the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better. To follow the latest from Google for Startups, visit startup.google.com, or follow us on Twitter at @GoogleStartups.
For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, London, New York City and Bangalore. Accel has invested in over 500 companies, many of which have defined their categories, including Angry Birds (Rovio), Atlassian, Braintree, Brightcove, CAN Capital, Cloudera, ComScore, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Funding Circle, Groupon, Kayak, OzForex, QlikTech, Spotify, Supercell and Wonga.
500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments, our startup accelerator program, and new micro-fund models like the Twilio Fund. With over 160 experienced startup mentors around the world, creative work space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders, we help our companies succeed in ways other venture firms do not. We are 500.
DGF is a leading Brazilian investment group. We currently manage a family of funds invested mainly by large institutional and individual investors. Our focus is on venture and growth type investments in the technology space in Brazil and Latam, with a special interest in the SaaS landscape. Historically, DGF and its team have completed close to forty investments with several successful exits.
Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 7 countries in Asia. To date, their portfolio has raised over USD$150M in the region. The firm invests in internet and mobile startups across many sectors, including e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms. With its regional footprint and existing portfolio, the firm aims to add value and assist startups to excel and expand from one country to another.
Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firm with $650 million in assets under management. Since 2006, we have empowered visionary entrepreneurs building unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact. Along with capital, we focus on a long-term partnership with entrepreneurs to help unlock large value through disruptive innovation.
Naspers Ventures partners with entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies in high-growth markets. We identify companies and founders with high potential and the ambition to scale globally the right way, quickly impacting the communities where they operate. We provide tailored support to make them leaders in their chosen markets. We bring the global reach, knowledge and resources of Naspers, one of the largest technology investors in the world, to help entrepreneurs build, grow and scale their businesses.
Seedcamp is a Founder’s First Round Fund. We invest smart capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups, providing up to €200k and a lifelong platform of Learning, Network and Capital to support the most ambitious Founders. Seedcamp was founded in 2007 by Reshma Sohoni with Saul Klein and a number of European investors, to help European startups bridge the gap between knowledge and capital. Today we invest in startups from all over the world and have invested in almost 200 companies across a wide range of sectors.
SOSV is a venture fund with US$250M AUM operating five global accelerator programs: Chinaccelerator for Internet in Shanghai, HAX for hardware in Shenzhen and San Francisco, IndieBio US for biotech in San Francisco, IndieBio Europe for biotech in Cork. Ireland, and Food-X for food in NYC. SOSV invests in over 150 companies per year and over its two-decade history has a net realized IRR of over 30%, putting it in the top 5% of private equity managers in the world.
White Star Capital is an early stage venture capital firm that backs exceptional entrepreneurs with global ambitions. We invest across North America and Europe, using our transatlantic presence and operating experience to help businesses scale internationally. Our core areas of interest are underpinned by our belief in data as a competitive advantage. We seek out the entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of their industries, collecting, collating and bringing data to life. Together, our portfolio companies have over 1,000 employees in 18 countries across the world — and counting.
Impekable is a San Jose headquartered agency that designs and engineers world-class software for the enterprise, technology partners and distributed teams. They've been named #1 Top San Francisco Bay area agency according to Clutch and Top #40 on the Clutch Global list. Their clients include Google, Nike, Accenture, Panasonic, HPE. Their partners include Twilio, Aruba, Stripe, Square, and Nexmo.
Cooley is a global law firm with a long tradition of representing emerging and high-growth companies worldwide. Over the past decade, we have represented hundreds of technology-based and high-growth businesses in various fields (information technology, life sciences, medical devices, healthcare, clean technology, retail, finance, energy, communications, insurance, manufacturing and media) with all aspects of their formation and development. We have a sharp focus on working with entrepreneurs in an efficient, cost-effective manner. We also assist clients with funding strategies and introductions to our strong base of venture capital and angel investor clients.
The Halo Agency is a trusted partner to innovation-driven companies. We specialize in working with pioneers and innovators, those game changers who break the mold, search for new solutions, develop hard-to-explain concepts and produce products that define new markets. We have deep experience helping bring the most innovative technologies to market – enabling disruption and reinvigoration in equal parts. We help our clients identify exactly the right positioning and approach to deliver maximum impact for their innovations, and our strategic, collaborative and impact-oriented approach to marketing and communications is built to help them stand out and make the market impact they need.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest-quality PE and VC data, news and information, with an acute focus on deals and companies. We aim not only to offer market-leading proprietary data, but to also provide tools to help industry professionals find, share and use information to make better decisions.
WeWork provides more than 40,000 members across the globe with space, community, and services through physical and virtual offerings. Based in New York City, WeWork currently has 42 physical locations in fifteen cities and four countries around the world. There has been a macro shift towards a new way of work—one focused on a movement towards meaning. WeWork is accelerating this movement.
Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward. Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2015, Slush was organized in Tokyo and Beijing for the first time. In 2016, Slush is spreading to Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.
Tech in Asia is a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia’s tech communities. At Tech in Asia, you can keep abreast of the latest news, share your own thoughts, and find talent or jobs best suited to your needs. Connect with startups, investors, corporates and more, at our annual conferences held in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo, and Jakarta. With an ever-growing team of close to 100 based all across Asia and the US, spanning editorial, events, research, and recruitment functions, we are fully dedicated to bringing Asia’s tech community closer together.
Berlin 2.0 is an exclusive community of Berlin's digital pioneers. Back in 2003, there wasn't much glory or confidence in the future of internet businesses. But GameDuell founders Boris Wasmuth, Kai Bolik and Michael Kalkowski had the vision of Berlin becoming one of the most important locations of the digital economy. It all started as a small dinner of eight friends in 2005 which grew rapidly to a circle of trust of 100. Today this high level of trust is still in the event’s DNA. Only the best and brightest digital pioneers are gathering at Berlin 2.0 every six months.
Endeavor is leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Established in 1997, Endeavor has screened and provided feedback to 23,000+ candidates and selected 600+ high impact entrepreneurs in the past 15 years. Supported and mentored by our growing network of 2,500+ local and global business leaders, these entrepreneurs have created over 185,000 high-value jobs and generate more than $4.8 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor comprises 14 independently-run country affiliates across Latin America, the Middle East, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa, with plans to expand to 20 countries by 2015.
GSF is India’s largest and the most renowned tech accelerator, founded by Rajesh Sawhney, and backed by 20 iconic Indian Digital Founders in India and 5 leading funds from across the world. GSF aims to provide promising startups in mobile, social, local and cloud spaces with unparalleled access to venture & business networks, personalized & intensive mentoring, and initial capital.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
.CO Internet is the company behind the fast growing .CO domain. In less than two years since its launch, .CO has become one of the most successful global domain extensions in history, with more than 1.3 million web addresses registered by people and companies in over 200 countries. From start-ups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is increasingly becoming the web address of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs the world over. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.