We are active in the Australian start-up ecosystem with connection into the entrepreneurial community, angel and institutional investors and incubators.
And these connections have been put to good use, acting on a number of financing rounds for early stage technology businesses. On a day to day basis we work directly with entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders providing advice on business planning, capital raising, tax structuring, and grants.
We also believe that our network of corporate clients is of value to early stage technology businesses. In the past we’ve facilitated introductions of tech companies in the areas of social media monitoring, customer analytics and security to our clients.
With connections to entrepreneurs, universities, government, venture capital and angel networks KPMG Finland has been supporting the local ecosystem develop and grow.
We have delivered a series of seminars and workshops via innovation programmes, accelerators and start-up events.
KPMG Hong Kong & China
Working with partners such as InvestHK and Silicon Dragon KPMG has been supporting the building of an active ecosystem. The focus of our work has been in the creation of a platform by which local entrepreneurs, global companies and overseas start-ups can come together to collaborate and innovate.
With an office in the Rockstart Ventures incubator KPMG has placed itself at the heart of the Dutch start-up scene. Initiatives such as Rockstart Answers, a peer-2-peer Q&A where five startups and 25 experts come together to facilitate fast knowledge sharing . In addition we run regular seminars and drop-in clinics covering finance and tax to ensure entrepreneurs are up to speed with the requirements of operating a business.
KPMG also works with NexusLabs, a foundation which fosters the health and growth innovation clusters and focuses on advising and assisting entrepreneurs and founders on how to build great sustainable companies.
KPMG Digital has been supporting Wayra Spain through the implementation of an Early Stage Consulting Programme to provide mentoring services for the start-ups in the acceleration process at the Madrid Academy. In this context, several mentoring teams have been set up -formed by at least 1 manager and 1 associate- in order to support each start-up with its individual business needs.
Key services provided to Wayra teams cover end-to-end business functions as follows: a) Market research and dimensioning, b) value proposition and go-to-market strategy definition, c) business planning, d) Valuation modeling and VC negotiation, e) Presentation and Communication management and f) Legal, fiscal and auditing support.
KPMG in the USA
Our Venture Capital practice has 120 professionals delivering specifically designed services across audit, tax and advisory to support venture backed companies as they navigate each stage of development — from idea to exit. With hubs in the Bay Area, New York and Boston we have on the ground expertise in the key innovation hubs of the US.
We’ve been helping companies with a range of services including business plan review, audit, revenue recognition and IPO readiness.