// C5 Accelerate
Partnering to build the world's leading cloud ecosystem.
C5 Accelerate is a London, Washington D.C., and Bahrain based technology investment firm. C5 Accelerate is developing a Cloud Accelerator Cluster in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States, alongside Amazon Web Services. Its mission is to accelerate best-of-breed start-ups to meet the growth opportunity being created by the geographic expansion of AWS, the world’s leading cloud computing platform.
// C5 Accelerate
Partnering to build the world’s
leading cloud ecosystem.
C5 Accelerate currently runs accelerators in Bahrain and Washington D.C.. The eight-week structured program of mentorship is divided into a series of sprints and tutorials that cover all aspects of scaling up, with a focus on scaling using the cloud. To facilitate this, each participant company/organization receives up to $50k AWS credits. The program concludes with a pitch day, when founders have the opportunity to pitch their companies and organizations to potential investors from C5, AWS and their respective global investor networks.
The program is supported by an extensive community of international mentors and, on completion of the program, companies/organizations will receive certification whereupon they will enter a peer network that will provide ongoing support and guidance.
// Why Cloud?
Cloud infrastructure is shaping the next generation economy
- Cloud computing spending across EMEA is now $40bn annually
- Cloud adoption continues to accelerate as more enterprise-scale customers shift technology responsibilities to cloud vendors and concentrate on their core business lines
- Cloud revenue growth in EMEA is expected to be in excess of 14% CAGR between 2015-2019, with MENA and SubSaharan Africa growing at over 18%.
- While cloud infrastructure is global, its implementation is necessarily local.
There is now a pressing need for regional cloud champions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Our management team is led by experienced executives who are known for their performance, agility and integrity. Our bench strength is further enhanced by a unique network of strategic partners known for their leadership in the fields of technology, industry, geopolitics, academia and government.