Startup jobs of the week: CitNB and Espeo

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

CitnB-logoCode is the New Black (CitNB) describes itself as a state-of-the-art fashion and tech innovation-hub teaming developers alongside creatives and online marketers handpicked from the IT and fashion industry. The Continue reading

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See you at the EU-Startups Conference 2015 in Berlin

EU-Startups-Conference-logo2On October 23rd, we’re going to host the 2nd edition of our EU-Startups Conference! The anual event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time.

The event will take place between 2pm and 7.30pm in the awesome event space “Cathedral” of the Rainmaking Loft Berlin. Run by entrepreneurs and angel Continue reading

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Eurosender: How three Slovenians grew their startup to a €3.6 million valuation

eurosender-logoAbout one and a half years ago, the idea for Eurosender was born out of frustration with the complexity and cost of shipping between European cities. Unhappy with the limited and expensive options available to individuals by courier companies, the Slovenian founders behind Eurosender decided to create a startup that would make the shipping industry more accessible and customer oriented.

After its launch in May 2014, Continue reading

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Startups wanted: Grow in Europe with EIT Digital’s Idea Challenge (Sponsored)

Idea-Challenge-EIT-ICT-LabsIdea Challenge is back for 2015 – but startups need to get their skates on if they want to win a prize package including up to €40,000 in cash and access to one of Europe’s biggest innovation networks, with July 6 the deadline for entries.

This year, the competition – organised by EIT Digital (previously EIT ICT Labs) – is focused on ‘scale-up’ companies rather than ultra-early-stage startups, but it will once again take place across eight categories: Health and Wellbeing, Smart Spaces, Continue reading

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3 Day Startup reaches 200 editions

3DS-Global-Roundup-logoThe 200th 3 Day Startup edition was announced today at the Global Roundup. 3DS is a Friday to Sunday program with the mission to kickstart new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities. The program started Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in May

Euro-DealsHere is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in May. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US market. This time, more focus on the Balkans after my recent business trip to MonteNegro, Continue reading

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Interview with Start Up Chile participant PublishSoSimply

Michal Majewski-Publish-So-SimplyLast 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 Start Up Weekend, Viña Del Mar Chile. Over the weekend I mentored startups alongside participants of Start Up Chile. This is where I met Michal Majewski from Poland, Co Founder of PublishSoSimply.

What is Publish So Simply?

PublishSoSimply is a tool that helps companies, NGO’s, universities and schools to create multipage, interactive, responsive documents such as Continue reading

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities in 2015

Startup_CitiesIn 2011 and in 2012, we tried to come up with a ranking of Europe’s biggest startup cities. Both articles, which involved a fair amount of research, generated a lot of interest amongst our readers. Now, after pausing in 2013/14, it’s time for an updated ranking to find out what has changed since then.

In order to come up with the new ranking, we collected the following info and stuffed it into an Excel sheet: a) The top 60 European cities – in relation to this year’s Continue reading

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

Sebastian-Diemer-Kreditech_2015Hambug-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 Victory Park Capital, one of the largest in the history of online lending services. The firm’s revenues grew 500% in the last 12 months and 60-80% per quarter. We recently had the chance to interview Sebastian Diemer, the CEO of Kreditech.

Sebastian, what is Kreditech?

The Kreditech Group is first of all a technology company that has developed an algorithmic credit scoring model. Using 20.000 data points it is able to predict creditworthiness Continue reading

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Dutch telecom giant KPN launches €35M venture fund to invest in startups

KPN-logoKPN, the leading Dutch telecom company, is stepping up efforts to promote innovation by establishing a dedicated venture fund, KPN Ventures. This way, KPN aims to increase its exposure to the startup community, accelerate further innovation in products, services and networks for KPN’s customers, and contribute to the development Continue reading

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