Impossible Is Nothing: From a 1 metre startup stand to $925 million in 8 months

Apply to be part of the class of 2015 at Web Summit

They had 1 metre stands at Web Summit last November. They were largely unknown minnows, standing amongst the goliaths of tech. Yet as small and young as these startups were, in the 8 months since Web Summit they’ve raised nearly a billion dollars. $925,000,000 to be exact. These 40 startups were part of our class of 2014 at Web Summit. If you’ like to be considered for the class of 2015 at Web Summit, you can apply here.

The Band of 40:

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 were an official partner for 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.

FanDuel raised an amazing $275,000,000. Co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles will speak at Web Summit’s Sport Summit in November.

Having joined us at Collision 2015 and fresh off a $18M round, Algolia featured at our sister event EnterConf and will be joining us at 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: $275,000,000
Omaze: $9,000,000
MailJet: $11,000,000
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

Have a look at these useful pages explaining more about applying to be part of the class of 2015 or attending Web Summit as an investor.

See you all in November.

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