Who we are
iCatapult is a unique accelerator and business development company, focusing on taking European technologies to the global market. We believe that many non-US startups have the potential of going global from day one, they just need the boost to avoid cultural, language, financial barriers and the lack of a cohesive network.
We strongly believe that talent on this planet is distributed evenly whereas opportunity is not. Backed by our founders, a great network of mentors and an awesome team, we help European tech startups expand their businesses to a global scale by exposing them to startup ecosystem cultures like that of Silicon Valley and New York.
Who we look for
We are looking for early stage startups with a strong technical background. Our focus is on global web and mobile technologies that have achieved some form of validation — preferably by a working prototype and traction. The founders have to be open-minded and willing to pivot according to new discoveries from the US market.
In the current startup renaissance, the biggest reason why so many startups fail is that they are building a product that no one will use. We look for teams who treat their idea and their business model as a set of hypotheses that need to be rigorously tested and validated. This is one of the main reasons why we advocate European startups going to the US at a very early stage, because in most cases this validation can only happen where the true early adopters are.