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Atlantic Leap helps digital startups to become global leaders. Each month we'll be sharing what we're reading and thinking about when it comes to implementing a successful international expansion strategy.
Uber, Uber alles? Not in Europe

Late last year Uber announced that it was pulling out of several major German markets, the latest in a series of challenges as it attempts to expand internationally. Is this just a minor misstep — or a harbinger of more serious troubles ahead? Our managing partner, Evan Rudowski, considers these questions in his recent column for TechCrunch.

10 key findings from Atomico's "State of European Tech" report
European VC firm Atomico recently released its State of European Tech survey. While the survey focuses on entrepreneurs and startups in Europe, much of what it uncovers presents a number of compelling arguments for tech firms from the US and elsewhere to expand into Europe. Here are 10 of our key findings from the report.
At Atlantic Leap our mission is to help digital startups to become global leaders, and in this context we’re often asked which cities US companies should head for in Europe. Although there are plenty of lively and thriving tech-savvy communities across the continent, these are the main tech hubs in Europe.

 

2015 was a big year for Atlantic Leap. We worked with a number of exciting startups across the US - and further afield - on some fantastic expansion plans, and we’re pleased to say that there’s a lot more to come in the next 12 months. Click here if you'd like to read our recap on 2015, and our look forward to a prosperous 2016 

 

While it has never been easier for digital startups to expand internationally, there are some important things to be aware of before making the leap. Knowing what to expect overseas can ensure a smooth transition and avoid any confusion down the line. Here you can find European business rules explained.
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After the European Court declared the Safe Harbor agreement invalid last October, it looks like data will keep flowing between the EU and US with the new data transfer agreement called Privacy Shield.

Looking to expand globally? According to Brian Pallas, founder of Opportunity Network, these are the three variables that you need to consider in order to be successful.

Raising funds hasn’t always been easy for European tech startups in recent years, but the landscape seems to be changing. VC investments into Europe-based startups are increasing, and you can read more about current successes here.

Israel has good news of its own too - a recent TechCrunch article details how the country has tripled its number of adtech companies in the last five years, with some of the country’s home-grown firms now going public, scaling up and making significant overseas acquisitions.

The EU and Israel have proved to be hotbeds when it comes to US acquisitions too, with some major deals taking place across 2015. This piece from VentureBeat takes us through 18 such acquisitions, proving high growth tech startups aren’t the sole preserve of Silicon Valley.

 
In other news, our friends at Taylor Wessing have created a fantastic guide called Across the Pond, which focuses on all of the legal issues that US firms will need to consider when setting up and doing business in the UK. It’s well worth a read - click here to take a look.
And if you’re building a UK presence and are looking for a place to work and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, it’s worth contacting our partners at Central Working: they already have four London spaces and a further location in Manchester, and have just opened their sixth collaborative working club at The Zetter Hotel in London’s Clerkenwell.

Our Mission - Achieving Limitless Growth

Atlantic Leap helps your startup to become a citizen of the world -- where borders represent opportunities, and not boundaries. 

We leverage our market knowledge and extensive network to help define and implement your international expansion strategy. 

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