Joining the dots
Our Startup network
We work with over 5,000 technology startups on our own platform. This provides us with unique insights into emerging technologies before they enter the mainstream. We invest in technology startups and accelerate them to Series A through a unique programme at Google Campus.
We help corporate business leaders to understand the complex startup landscape by connecting them with visionary founders. We provide a unique insights into the technology startup world and support companies with corporate venturing and delivering accelerator programmes.
Our Investor Community
We have built deep relationships with over 1,000 European technology investors. This includes our own network of angel investors in addition to VC firms and family offices. We leverage this network to provide deep expertise and capital into emerging startups.
Universities and Experts
We work closely with Europe’s top universities to identify the most promising technology advances. We also run the Dreamstake Academy with the support of Google Campus providing entrepreneurs with high-quality resources to accelerate commercialisation of their innovations.
Dreamstake Ventures connects visionary startup founders with corporate leaders, investors and universities to build a brave new world where technology makes a positive impact on our lives. Corporations and other large organisations find it impossible to innovate. They watch with envy as smaller, more nimble startups, disrupt their establish business models. The next phase of the internet will be all about partnerships. Big challenges demand a new approach. We help corporates to understand what is happening in their sector by engaging them with established technology founders and emerging startup talent.
We identify the most promising startups from our platform and work with the founders to accelerate their ventures to Series A. We achieve this by providing access to a programme of workshops, expert mentoring and capital investment.
Frontier technology companies will increasingly need access to a broader pool of scarce technical resources such as data scientists and engineers. We are able to provide access to these resources through our own network. The UK Government is very supportive of technology companies and provides funding for eligible projects through the highly effective R&D tax credit scheme. Dreamstake have submitted over 200 claims on behalf of clients. We help write the narrative and complete the calculations.
We help organisations to tap into our network of over 5000 technology startups with a view to investment or future acquisition. Dreamstake run accelerator programmes on behalf of corporate clients and other organisations helping them to access disruptive startup innovation.
We support organisations with a monthly insight service. This provides knowledge of what is happen in the technology world and the impact it is having on specific industry sectors.
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