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Meet the 40 startups who’ve raised $925,000,000 in 8 months since Web Summit 2014

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Way back in 2011 Uber raised a famous round of funding in a Dublin pub during Web Summit. You can listen to that story in the words of two of Uber’s investors in the video above, or read more about our data driven approach to conferences in our words or the words of VentureBeat. In short, Web Summit has grown from 400 to 22,1000 attendees from 110 countries in just 4 years. We put that down to our very different and very data driven approach.

More importantly, below you can read about 40 startups following in Uber’s wake, all of whom exhibited as part of our ALPHA, BETA and START programs at Web Summit in November 2014. Over the last 6 months they’ve raised a staggering $925,000,000 in funding.

Some Highlights:

FreshDesk raised $50,000,000: We have a long relationship with FreshDesk. They joined us at Web Summit 2013, Collision 2014, Web Summit 2014 and are now an official partner for Web Summit & Collision 2015!

Glide raised $20,000,000: The Israeli video messaging platform recently announced their Apple Watch integration. They joined us in both 2013 & 2014 at Web Summit

Connect raised $10,000,000: Connect went above and beyond a normal early stage startup hosting a party during our Night Summit

Pley raised $10,000,000: Pley’s Lego subscription service was a massive hit at Web Summit. They’re no longer a tiny startup, and now their 27 person team will be joining us at Collision in 2015.

Apploi raised $7,000,000: – Apploi were runners up in our PITCH competition powered by Coca-Cola.

Xpreso raised $1,000,000: We love Xpreso – they’re part of the new breed of Irish startups!

Having joined us at Collision 2015 and fresh off a $18M round, Algolia will be featuring at our sister events EnterConf & RISE as well as Web Summit this year.


Other Rounds Raised:

HelloFresh – $126,000,000
Mapbox – $52,600,000
Silent Circle – $50,000,000
Localytics – $35,000,000
Spring – $25,000,000
Y Plan – $24,000,000
GetAround – $24,000,000
Mavenlink – $19,000,000
Algolia – $18,300,000
FalconSocial – $16,000,000
Similar Web – $15,000,000
Serviz – $12,000,000
Careem – $10,000,000
FullContact – $10,000,000
Playfab – $7,400,000
Zesty – $7,200,000
Jampp – $7,000,000
Vin.li – $6,000,000
FanDuel: $275M
Omaze: $9M
MailJet: $11M
Mnubo – $6,000,000
Gengo – $5,000,000
Webydo – $5,000,000
Sublime Skinz – $5,000,000
Gengo – $5,000,000
2lemetry – $4,000,000
Ivideon – $4,000,000
Cinemacraft – $3,900,000
Lootsie – $3,500,000
LaunchDarkly – $2,600,000
iAngels – $2,250,000
Signal – $1,800,000
Detectify – $1,700,000
Zervant – $1,500,000
Real Eyes – $1,500,000
Fitmo – $1,500,000
Airtame – $1,400,000
Chat Grape – $1,300,000
Tradiio – $975,000
Distil Networks – $21,000,000


A note on the investors who came to Web Summit

It’s great to see firms like Google Ventures, Accel, General Catalyst, 500 Startups and so many others we work with backing these fantastic entrepreneurs. We appreciate the support and time these funds and the more than 800 attending investors gave us at Web Summit in 2014; hosting office hours for startups and/or going on pub crawls with startups and/or speaking and giving advice or simply just showing up.

Finally, we’ve some useful pages explaining more about exhibiting as a startup or attending as an investor at Web Summit 2015.

See you all in November.

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