Category Archives: Interviews

Sibling Startups – The Way Forward?

What does Rocket Internet, Slideshare, DailyDeal and Stripe all have in common? Besides their phenomenal success and collectively securing over millions in funding, each venture was founded by siblings. Are sibling powered startups the way forward? According to Lithuanian startup … Continue reading

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Robot or Human aka the Enbrite.ly story

I got kind of excited when I was walking for this interview. Almost 4 years have passed by since I entered the door of this building last time, back then it was the office of my former employer, Prezi. Since … Continue reading

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Riga – a great place for startups to start going global! An interview with Latvia’s former Minister of Economics

Latvia recently joined the list of countries where a startup association is going to be responsible for further development of the whole startup ecosystem. The Latvian Startup Association has a special partner who joined the initiative to help it grow. His … Continue reading

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What’s the secret of a successful pitch? Dave Haynes from Seedcamp has some hints for you!

I recently had the chance to talk to Dave Haynes from the London-based pre-seed and seed fund Seedcamp. He was in charge of organizing the Seedcamp pitch competition during Slush 2015, where the Estonian startup Greenhouse CI won. I asked Dave … Continue reading

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Interview with Dimitris Tsingos, CEO of StartTech Ventures

About two weeks ago, I had the chance to meet with Dimitris Tsingos, the CEO of StartTech Ventures, during his travel to Munich. We had some Radler, ate a Weiswurst, and talked about startups and Europe. Dimitris Tsingos is a … Continue reading

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Interview with Ronald Kleverlaan, author of the report “Current State of Crowdfunding in Europe”

We chatted with crowdfunding expert Ronald Kleverlaan from CrowdfundingHub, the European Expertise Centre for Alternative & Community Finance, about their fresh report ”The Current State of Crowdfunding” in Europe. The report shows that in 2015 the crowdfunding industry in Europe has continued to grow and … Continue reading

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Smart Urban Mobility: Interview with Paal Christian Myhre, COO of the Norwegian startup Meshcrafts

Norway is definitely one of the greenest European countries. There are a lot of different rankings available, but Norway is always among the Top 5. The New York Times wrote last year that in spite of the fact that Norway is … Continue reading

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Interview with lastminute.com CEO Fabio Cannavale on trends in the travel industry

EU-Startups recently attended the Seedstars Summit 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over 50 startups from emerging tech hubs around the world competed there for an investment of up to $1 million. An exciting event filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions and specialized … Continue reading

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Uber, what? Taxify is the most popular taxi startup in the Baltics

I know that it is hard to believe that there could be a more popular app targeting the taxi industry then Uber. But the unbelievable is real in the Baltics, where there is an app named Taxify, which is for … Continue reading

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