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Radford is the technology and life sciences unit of Aon’s Rewards Solutions practice.

About Rewards Solutions

The Rewards Solutions practice at Aon empowers business leaders to reimagine their approach to rewards in the digital age through a powerful mix of data, analytics and advisory capabilities. Our colleagues support clients across a full spectrum of needs, including compensation benchmarking, pay and workforce modeling, and expert insights on rewards strategy and plan design. To learn more, visit:

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. For further information, please visit

Dealroom is a global company information database & research firm. Its software, database and bespoke research enable its clients to stay at the forefront of innovation, discover promising companies and identify strategic opportunities. Among its clients are world-leading strategy consulting firms, investment banks, multinationals, technology firms, venture capital & buyout firms and governments. For more information, please visit:


CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2018 revenue). The company has more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 480 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) - is a world-renowned centre for scientific research, celebrated for its recent discovery of the Higgs boson. CERN’s technology provides concrete business solutions in many fields: from medtech to aerospace, and industry 4.0, and are already present in start-ups hosted in CERN’s network of Business Incubation Centres. CERN is also part of the ATTRACT initiative, a European call for breakthrough ideas that will fund 170 innovative projects from 2019.


Craft is building the ‘Source of Truth’ on companies, mapping the global economy, and delivering unique intelligence on companies to corporate decision-makers globally. Craft collects, aggregates and curates financial, operating and human capital data to provide the deepest picture of private and public companies to assist decision-makers to manage their supply chain, maximize their investments, mitigate risks, grow their sales, leverage their talent and enhance their competitive position.

The European Business Angels Network (EBAN)

EBAN, The European Business Angels Network, is the pan-European representative for early stage investors gathering over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest over 7 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of Start-Ups SMEs. EBAN has been conducting research on the business angel market since 2001 and is the leading source of knowledge in Europe for this industry.

The European Investment Fund (EIF)

The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments, which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth, and employment.


Flourish makes it easy to produce beautiful and engaging data visualizations and interactive presentations. Used by companies from Google and EY to Sky News and the BBC, it converts complex datasets into animated, mobile-friendly, on-brand data stories in minutes. No coding required. Get started for free at

Global University Venturing

Global University Venturing is both a quarterly magazine and website written for and about universities taking stakes in spinouts. We help universities to share best practice and to connect with each other, with investors and with other useful parties in the innovation ecosystem. Our aim is to help improve the processes of bringing innovations from academia to the market and facilitate their integration into the business ecosystem.


Graphext provides a data science software for business decision makers. Combining the latest machine learning techniques and a user friendly interface, Graphext automates and simplifies data driven decision making for all aspects of your business.


More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world and allows jobseekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. For more information, visit

Invest Europe

Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.

Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps deliver strong and sustainable growth, resulting in healthy returns for Europe’s leading pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of the millions of European citizens who depend on them.

Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment in Europe. We provide information to the public on our members’ role in the economy. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on trends and developments in our industry.

Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from our members.

Invest Europe is a non-profit organisation with 25 employees in Brussels, Belgium.

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London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe’s leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant and growing part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.

The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista and RNS. FTSE calculates thousands of unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries around the world.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 40 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.


Meetup is a global community platform that connects people in real life. It was founded with one simple idea: use technology to get people off technology. Our vision is to harness technology to remove the barriers to human connection and deliver real life community. Meetup supports over 40 million members+, 320,000+ Meetup groups and 12,000 Meetups per day around the world. Meetup was acquired by WeWork in 2017. The two companies share a vision of the power of bringing people together, and together using technology to create new and innovative ways of building community. Follow us @Meetup on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or visit to learn more.


POLITICO, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, launched in Europe in April 2015. POLITICO Europe is a joint-venture between POLITICO LLC, based in the USA and Axel Springer, the leading publisher in Europe.

With operations based in Brussels and additional offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Warsaw, POLITICO connects the dots between global power centers. In June 2018, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey ranked POLITICO as the #1 most influential publication on European affairs, for the second year running.

POLITICO’s premium politics and policy news service, POLITICO Pro, empowers thousands of policy experts and decision-makers from over 900 organizations on key industries. Launched in 2015, Pro now covers 7 policy areas: Agriculture and Food, Energy and Climate, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Trade, and Mobility. POLITICO Pro has 5 cross-industry products: Brexit Pro, Sustainability Pro, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Pro, EU Budget Pro and Competition Pro. Subscribers include EU and national government, corporations, trade associations, consultancies, law firms, and NGOs.

POLITICO Pro’s newest offering, Pro Intelligence, is an innovative platform which fuses the power of technology with the power of journalism, providing professionals with an overview of bills, legislation, voting behavior and attendance, tweets, activities, press releases, transcripts and more, at the touch of a button. Users can track information on the EU Institutions and national legislatures in the UK, France and Germany. Pro Intelligence was used by Atomico to research data on EU Tech legislation for this report.


Quid is a big data research platform that inspires full picture thinking by drawing connections across massive amounts of unstructured data. The software applies advanced natural language processing technology, semantic analysis, and artificial intelligence algorithms to reveal patterns in large, unstructured datasets, and generate visualizations to allow users to gain actionable insights, enabling our Fortune 1000 clients to quickly complete analyses like tech scouting, competitive tracking, market landscapes, and brand narrative maps.


Option Impact by Shareworks is the leading provider of pre-IPO compensation data. We partner with over 180 top-tier investors and over 3600 private companies to produce the world’s largest corporate-sourced compensation database specific to private, venture-backed companies. Option Impact is a rolling cash and equity survey providing relevant market data across all levels and job families for $0 in exchange for maintaining current information in the system. To learn more, please email us at


Sifted is the new Financial Times backed media platform for European entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. It is an essential, trusted and independent resource for the startup and tech world: a source of news, information and analysis and also a channel for discovery.

Stack Overflow

Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for anyone that codes to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million unique visitors come to Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities. Stack Overflow partners with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers. Stack Overflow’s products and services are focused on developer marketing, advertising, technical recruiting, and enterprise knowledge sharing.

Startup Heatmap Europe

The Startup Heatmap Europe is a data & knowledge platform enabling tech communities in Europe to grow. Find more information on the data and courses for ecosystem builders on

The Startup Heatmap Europe is an annual survey among founders and the greater tech community on mobility and the attractiveness of startup hubs. The 2019 survey was collected between May and August 2019 and had 1,200 participants. After cleaning and sampling the data 806 complete datasets remained that were weighted to adjust for regional representativeness on country level. Founders were 53% of respondents. For long-term trends in founder mobility, we used a combined dataset of 4 years with >6,000 founder opinions. Analysis of key topics and trends was based on social media data and a dataset of >20,000 startup meetups.

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