Category Archives: The EU and Europe

Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in March

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in March. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

In the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there… Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full … Continue reading

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MY-WAY sets out to improve the web entrepreneurship ecosystem for students in Europe

Started on the 1st of January 2015, MY-WAY is a two-year project, which was co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The ambitious project aims to enhance and improve the collaboration and efforts of web entrepreneurship initiatives (startup … Continue reading

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In a couple of years, Techstars might have 6-8 locations in Europe

Yesterday, I attended a fireside chat with Jon Bradford in Vienna. Jon is not only a funny guy, but mainly someone who helps European startups as a mentor and/or investor. Jon said he quit his job as Managing Director of Techstars … Continue reading

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European VC-backed investments in tech companies at 4 year high in 2014 – summary of the CBInsights report

CBInsights is one of the best and most comprehensive Venture Capital databases I know. It helps tracking the world’s most promising private companies, their investors, their acquirers and the industries they compete in. CBInsights just published a data-driven review of 2014’s financing activity to … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platforms and campaigns we liked in February

Equity crowdfunding is kind of disrupting the finance industry. Now, it is possible for individuals to invest, often along with experienced angel investors. Hunger to aim to invest in new Facebook or Skype type of companies is no longer privilege … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in central and eastern Europe in January

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in January. The CEE has a lot of cheap and skilled talent. Often overlooked by big US and European investors, the region offers many good … Continue reading

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I’ll be in Berlin from February 10-13

Aufgepasst: I’m going to visit Berlin next week (Feb. 10-13) where I’m about to attend the Startup Europe Summit – a “pop-up conference” for European startups. The event will be held in the Factory, where Europe’s leading startup founders and … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe by the end of 2014

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen at the end of 2014. CEE has a lot of cheap and skilled talent. Overlooked by big investors, the region offers many good early and … Continue reading

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WeSustain, a sustainability management tool, secures €4 million

WeSustain, a Buxtehude-based startup with focus on Enterprise Sustainability Management, recently closed a Series B financing round of € 4 million. All existing investors (HTGF, MBG, KfW) participated in the round and VNT Management joined the German startup as new investor. … Continue reading

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