Startups enjoy major beneﬁts from being located in Europe’s leading
hubs, but there is still little interconnectivity between them
SLUSH & ATOMICO | The State of European Tech25
No real diﬀerenceDisadvantages
Importance of tech hubs and interconnectivity
Q: Do you think it is important for a company's HQ to be
located in a major European tech hub?
Q: How would you describe the degree of interconnectivity
between Europe's diﬀerent tech hubs?
Source: Slush & Atomico Survey
“Apart from personal relationships that founders have with friends, there's no exchange going on at all. For example,
people from London are not systematically coming to Berlin or Stockholm or wherever to exchange knowledge. At
best they may pop in for a coﬀee when they happen to pass through but there is no structure. It is a huge
responsibility that falls back to the VCs and the people that fund companies across the region because they have
the key network and they are the link between the companies.”
Florian Meissner, EyeEm