Category Archives: Interviews

Hotel Schani: the very first hotel for the geek generation in the CEE region

In the beginning of the year, me and my colleagues were actively working on the mission of finding a venue for the Grand Finale of the upcoming Central European Startup Awards in Vienna. That is how we got introduced to … Continue reading

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Why the US-based VC David Blumberg loves German startups

In the beginning of last week our colleagues at VentureTV published a video interview with David Blumberg. With his venture capital fund Blumberg Capital, David is one of the rather few American investors who are actively looking out for investments … Continue reading

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Interview with Start Up Chile participant PublishSoSimply

Last weekend I connected with the startup scene in Chile. Having spent the last few months in Brasil, I was keen to hear the experience of European startups in Chile. My journey brought me to the beautiful Pacific Coast at … Continue reading

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Interview: Hamburg-based Kreditech aims to become the “bank of the digital age”

Hambug-based Kreditech is another hot startup disrupting the tech and banking industry. Founded in 2012, the young company focuses on lending money to “unbanked” consumers with little or no credit rating. Kreditech recently announced a $200 million credit line from … Continue reading

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Video: Kristo Käärmann from TransferWise speaks about FinTech disruption

I recently spoke with Kristo Käärmann, founder of the Estonian unicorn TransferWise, at a great business event #Latitude59 in Tallinn (Estonia). Kristo speaks about how Transferwise disrupts the finance industry. He expects a boom in P2P lending, more disruptions in insurance … Continue reading

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Meet Inês Silva from Portugal, the Queen of Startup Pirates

Recently, I attended a great business conference GoYouth in Lisbon, Portugal. Many great people, great spirit at the conference. One of the best business events I have attended in past years. TechCrunch called the city “it is like Berlin 5 … Continue reading

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A-Maze, the escape game

A true story about A-Maze, the Hague based escape game startup which has managed to gain advantage on a niche market. An interview by my colleague, Gábor Schneider. Escape games or escape rooms might be familiar to almost everyone nowadays. This … Continue reading

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Interview with Dörte Höppner, Chief Executive of the European Venture Capital Association

Risk capital funds have been closing more deals in Europe recently. Investment activity in VC-backed European tech companies reached a four-year high in both deals and dollars in 2014. Also, U.S. venture-capital investment in Europe is increasing steadily, a recent … Continue reading

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Car classifieds: Global success made in Berlin – an interview with Stefan Haubold (Carmudi)

Carmudi began the year with the launch of its iOS app, secured a $25 million round of funding, set a record of over 400,000 downloads and expanded into 20 countries. Pretty awesome start of the year, isn’t it? Carmudi, which … Continue reading

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Interview with Marie-Helene Ametsreiter (Speedinvest)

We just had the chance to interview Marie-Helene Ametsreiter, Partner at the Vienna-based venture capital firm Speedinvest. Marie-Helene is not only a successful business women and mother of two little kids – most recently she also became a TV personality … Continue reading

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