Category Archives: Re-/Launch

Over the next 5 years Siemens plans to invest €1 billion in startups through a separate unit called next47

Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, today announced that the upcoming launch of a separate unit to foster disruptive ideas more effectively and to accelerate the development of new technologies. The unit’s name, “next47,” plays on the fact that Siemens was founded in 1847. … Continue reading

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ABC Accelerator starts new call for IoT/IoE startups and opens Venture Gates in Munich

The Ljubljana- and Silicon Valley-based ABC Accelerator aims to change the dynamics of the digital revolution by redefining the venture life cycle and connecting entrepreneurial hubs around the globe. After three successful accelerator programs in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the ambitious ABC team recently started … Continue reading

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The very first corporate accelerator in Budapest has just been launched

At the Smartphone Academy in the evening of 15 June Telenor Hungary announced the launch of its startup accelerator programme, the first local corporate accelerator programme in Hungary. The goal of the new entity is to help Hungarian startups gain … Continue reading

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Pier 01 is Barcelona’s new HQ for entrepreneurs and startups

After two years of work and €3.5 million spent on building and remodeling, the Pier 01 building just opened its doors in the Palau del Mar, in the port of Barcelona. It’s a building of 10,000 square meters, just few meters … Continue reading

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Smart company payment cards Pleo launched in beta

Pleo – the fintech startup based in London and Copenhagen – offers smart company payment cards to employees. Founders of the company stated that this is the first card in the world that comes with an AI assistant. Pleo invites … Continue reading

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UK fintech startup Ormsby Street launches in Germany via partnership with Deutsche Bank

The London-based fintech startup Ormsby Street has just launched its innovative credit-checking tool CreditHQ in Germany, as part of a new partnership with Deutsche Bank. CreditHQ allows small businesses to check the financial health and credit status of any customer … Continue reading

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London-based fintech startup Curve teams up with Wirecard to launch next generation payment cards

Wirecard, Europe’s leading specialist for payment processing and issuing services, today announced a partnership with the London-based startup Curve to introduce a new payment solution. Curve allows people to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, … Continue reading

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Europe’s hottest IoT startups in 2016

During the last few weeks, we took a close look at about 150 European companies that are working on innovations in the Internet of Things space – including IoT platforms and smart devices. During our sourcing and review process we … Continue reading

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Heileman Ventures and Earlybird VC join forces to launch new €150 million fund called Earlybird Digital West

Heilemann Ventures, a provider of seed and early stage funding, and Earlybird Venture Capital, a European venture capital firm, merge their digital tech teams to launch a new Earlybird Digital West Fund. Following Earlybird’s previous strategy, the new Digital West … Continue reading

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Junomedical, the new portfolio company of Project A, launches its medical travel platform

The Berlin-based startup Junomedical, a provider of medical travel that connects patients with hospitals around the world, announced today the launch of its digital platform for medical travel. Junomedical provides patients access to affordable medical treatments combined with a concierge … Continue reading

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