Category Archives: Interviews

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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János Dobó and the SM Conf

Following the interview I made a year ago, I would like to introduce you János Dobó, co-founder of SM Conf (formerly known as SmartMobil), one of the largest conferences in Hungary, coming up in a few weeks again in Budapest, together with … Continue reading

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Ambitious beCalm – Leave home save and secure – goes to Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is a great way to find out whether you have a product or service that the market wants. This is the case with rewards-based platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo) but also equity crowdfunding platforms where you seek first investors if you … Continue reading

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Interview with British startup Founder Sean Mallon of Bizdaq

This week we ventured outside Europes leading tech hub London and headed straight over to Leeds to interview Sean Mallon CEO of recently funded Bizdaq. Bizdaq, a new online platform to help business owners buy and sell small and medium-sized … Continue reading

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WakesApp: To-do messenger that wakes your friends up at the right time

It happens almost every day. A friend wants us to get some stuff done for him or her and we’re just too busy at the moment or focused on something completely different. And it slips off our minds. WakesApp brings … Continue reading

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Interview with Charles Dilasser – Co-founder and CEO of Teezily

Lately we spoke to Charles Dilasser, the Co-founder and CEO of Teezily. The Paris-based startup, which was on our list of the 5 French startups to watch in 2015, offers an easy way to design and sell custom apparel online. … Continue reading

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