Who we are
We are a European technology accelerator and business development company focusing on taking European technologies to the global market, primarily to the USA. Digital Natives, the founders of iCatapult have been involved in the growing European startup environment in the past 5 years. Among other successes Digital Natives created successful startup projects in recent years, such as Mixgar.com, which won the prestigious IDCEE in 2011 and was featured in Techcrunch and Wired. Through these and other experiences we know exactly the kind of challenges and opportunities up-and-coming technologies face. We know that going global is a complex process which starts with the people involved in the venture.
The iCatapult process places emphasis on the practical preparation of the team behind the technology. We understand that people add the most value to the success of a new technology and it is the human element that makes the biggest difference. We are lean in our selection process so we always seek early feedback from the global market to provide proof of feasibility and advance market validation. This remains an ongoing process throughout the team preparation phase.
Most importantly, we continue where most accelerator stop the process. iCatapult sticks with the technologies and teams after the preparation, providing invaluable help to the new technology by opening doors in markets and business segments.
Our technology focus
Technologies shape the future of the world. Our target technologies are already existing (prototype) internet new tech and mobile technologies which fit into major trends of the new tech world. Our extensive international reach in various markets and segments can be best put to use for such technologies.
There are two criteria for our selection process:
- Global technology ideas and concepts. The ideal technology has a working prototype which addresses the world markets and/or addresses a global need felt by massive number of people. We will also consider technologies which compliment an existing technology platform and are adaptable in a viral fashion.
- The technology has to provide value either by impressive traction or by being able to show path to revenue. It has to scale fast and be deployable on multiple operating platforms.