Seedcamp has launched a new online platform, Seedsummit.org, aimed at connecting startups with European seed investors. An attempt to create a European version of the incredibly successful AngelList, plans for the website grew out of the Seedsummit conference last year, along with the recognition that Europe needed a "stronger more cohesive network to support enrepreneurs."European startup incubator
Seedcamp has expanded geographically this year, with Mini-Seedcamps globally. Seedcamp notes that none of these areas have "the density of either the VC or angel money available in the Valley," but hopes that the efforts of Seedsummit.org will help to build the emerging groups of investors in some of these markets into which the incubator has expanded.
The investors on Seedsummit.org are qualified, says Seedcamp, they're active in seed and they're looking for deals. The site has a dedicated space for both investors and entrepreneurs, the latter containing some funding guides and documents. The site plans to add more features soon.
As Mike Butcher points out, it's worth noting that "this is not an independent media outfit - Seedcamp has skin in the game itself. It also means any Angel on the list - including Seedcamp - will see any deal pasing through the site." But as the site will help to strengthen the investor and entrepreneur networks in Europe, it is still a worthwhile effort.