California venture capital company Sequoia Capital has unveiled 17 members of its inaugural cohort Arc, an investment and mentoring program in its infancy for European technology startups.

Sequoia is a force in the world of venture capital technology investment and has previously supported companies such as Google, Nvidia, Apple and PayPal.

Historically, she has invested primarily in American startups and then in China and India. The trading floor data shows that Sequoia Capital has made most of its investments – 683 – in Serie A rounds.

In March, the firm VK announced plans to pay attention to Europe and look for “outstanding” in the technology industry.

Those participating in the Arc program will receive an initial investment of $ 1 million, followed by eight weeks of training for startups, including mentoring and training from key Sequoia figures. famous portfolio.

Training will be provided by Bolt founder and CEO Marcus Villig, Hubspot senior vice president of marketing Kieran Flanagan and others.

Of the 15 companies in the Arc cohort, eight are based in the UK. Two more startups are still in stealth mode and have not yet been named.

The complete cohort includes: Akeero, Baselime, Calliper, Choice Options, CreatorSpace, Fides, Otto Finance, Popsink, RevMap, Studeo, SureIn, Synativ, Telescope, Twain and Xelda.

Here are British startups in the Arc Europe Sequoia Capital cohort in more detail.

UK startups are part of the Arc Europe cohort from Sequoia Capital


Based in London, Baselime creates automated dashboards and alerts to help software developers move to a server-free architecture.


A software company that develops a platform that integrates all business data and displays it without requiring a data engineer.

Selection options

Choice Options is a recommended platform for things like movies, books and food, among others. He wants to give users recommendations while maintaining privacy.

Otto Finance

Fintech Otto Finance is a platform for financial health and well-being for employees. Otto gives users access to an overview of their finances, financial coaching, and to planning and tracking financial goals.


An app that provides access to online education from faculty who have graduated from top universities including Cambridge and Oxford. The app teaches using the Pomodoro technique and repetition intervals.


London-based Synativ is a platform that creates data for computer vision models using high-resolution image synthesis to transform existing datasets.


Telescope, an artificial intelligence company, collects data from various companies to help those working in sales. It finds leads, creates personalized follow-up emails, and uses data to improve reach.


Xelda allows businesses to receive payment via a QR code. Customers do not need to enter an email address or download anything extra to make a payment.

UK startups make up half of Sequoia Capital’s Arc Europe cohort

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