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Our September Silicon Valley trip has been booked up and we are getting ready to go! Now we are at the detailed planning stage and would welcome ideas on accommodation around San Francisco. Watch out the detailed itinerary for our visit soon with the help of  UKTI and other friends and  contacts on the ground – any assistance/introductions are highly appreciated.

Here is the number of goals for SV trip:

Inform investors about the quality of European startups

We would like to increase awareness of the amazing European startup talent on the Dreamstake platform by exposing it to a cross section of  VCs and angels.  This is all part of our strategy to use the power of the web to build a Europe/Silicon Valley bridge where there is greater transparency and increased deal flow. We will go to The Valley armed with some amazing examples from our portfolio and plan to have an event at one of the leading co-working spaces during the first week of arrival. This will give us early exposure to the scene and a chance to present any investment ready Dreamstake startups during the event. If you would like to be considered please email me at paul.dowling@dreamsake.net.

We believe that there is strong potential both for Silicon Valley investors to invest in startups based here or to move a smaller number of startups to The Valley.  In either case the platform will provide investors with the visibility they need.

Build our knowledge of the unique Silicon Valley infrastructure

We want to understand how European startups can benefit from being linked with Silicon Valley. We would also like to identify the success factors of The Valley that are most relevant to the European scene. We want to experience, first-hand, the networking and openness of the eco-system and figure out how much we can replicate using the Dreamstake platform.

Identify possible investors for Dreamstake

We are now ready to scale and monetise the Dreamstake platform and are looking for investment to make this happen. Therefore, part of our trip will be to present our business plan to potential investors.

Stay with us – the ‘Dreamstake comes to Silicon Valley’ Blog will be updated regularly in the run-up and during the trip.  We believe that there is an amazing opportunity to learn from the most sophisticated startup environment.

Dreamstake is an online accelerator for startups.  We combine data from Linkedin and Crunchbase with other startup related details to provide a startup launch platform. A key feature is advanced profile search which allows entrepreneurs to find resources from across the 6000 members. We also connect entrepreneurs at our regular events and in the workspaces we partner with The Workspace Group.