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Knowledge to Market

META drives knowledge from idea to market by coaching researchers, entrepreneurs, investing in promising opportunities and advising public and private organisations on innovation strategies.

We have over 25 years' hands-on experience investing in high-growth companies across Europe, and helping Institutions, governments, regions and cities around the world foster more of them.

Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, we have a unique edge in that we have experienced first-hand all stages of the entrepreneurial life-cycle and we have designed and implemented innovation policies at local, national and international level.

META operates in three areas:

  • META Investmentinvesting in high-growth startups across Europe
  • META Academynurturing and guiding young people, entrepreneurs & scientists as they transform ideas into high-growth startups
  • META Advisorypolicy advice on stimulating innovation and startups to clients as diverse as individual cities and the European Commission

Each activity reinforces the others – what we learn from financing startups underpins the practical advice we give cities and governments, for example, while promising META Academy entrepreneurs can benefit from training offered by real fund managers who know how to craft the perfect pitch.