Interview with Dimitris Tsingos, CEO of StartTech Ventures

Dimitris Tsingos-Starttech-VenturesAbout 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 tech entrepreneur and early stage investor. He’s the Founder and CEO of Starttech Ventures, a Greek micro-VC, but also of Virtual Trip, one of the first tech startups in Greece. Political by nature and a passionate European federalist, Dimitris has been the President of YES for Europe – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, the Founder of the Hellenic Start-up Association, Continue reading

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Email Marketing as an International Market Entry Strategy (Sponsored)

Email-MarketingYou’ve sucessfully founded your startup and after passing some initial hurdles you finally feel like you’re hitting your stride. Now you want to increase your market share, exposure, and customer base.

As a startup based in Europe, you immediately start looking to the rest of Europe – and beyond. As you begin this process, don’t forget about a tool that you’re probably already using to directly reach your customers. A tool whose demise has been predicted many times over Continue reading

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Helsinki-based health technology startup NetMedi raises $940k to expand across Europe

NetMedi-logoNetMedi, developer of the Kaiku® Health platform, announced the closing of a $940k seed investment round. The financing round has been led by Jaakko Ollila from Metsola Ventures, private investor and founder of Med Group Kustaa Piha, Harri Tilev from T&T Nordcap along with significant participation from prior lead investor Reaktor Ventures.

The fresh capital enables NetMedi to make their web-based patient-reported Continue reading

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How to re-engage your mobile audience (Sponsored)

Open-MobileMobile app growth rates are still rising but app developers are finding greater growth from current users rather than from newcomers. There are a number of reasons for this: increased competition across categories, less available real estate on cluttered smart device screens, and quickly converting those curious downloads into users who realize the app’s value proposition and quickly return.

Most app makers are finding it increasingly important to not only lure users to their apps, but to find ways to get them to Continue reading

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Real estate investment platform BrickVest already raised over £1 million for its investment opportunities in Europe

Brickvest-logo-2016BrickVest, the pan-European online real estate investment platform, today announced it has raised more than £1 million for its listed real estate projects, closing two oversubscribed investments two months after launch. The platform has already attracted more than 1,120 international members.

The BrickVest platform provides investors online access to institutional quality Continue reading

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Amsterdam-based crowdsourcing platform Roamler raises €4.5 million in new investment round

Roamler-2016-logoRoamler, an Amsterdam-based startup that offers revolutionary solutions for retail execution, has completed an investment round of €4.5 million to accelerate the company’s expansion. The fresh capital comes from Endeit Capital and Roamler’s management.

The Roamler platform facilitates people who want to earn money on a Continue reading

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Vacation rental software: Lodgify raises €1.4M in a funding round led by Nauta Capital

Lodgify-logo-2016Lodgify, a Barcelona-based startup which offers vacation rental software, announced today that it has raised €1.4 million in a financing round led by Nauta Capital. Existing investors Chris Hitchen, HOWZAT Partners and Roland Zeller also participated in the round. After raising €600K in May of 2015, this new investment brings Lodgify’s total funding to €2 million and will be used to accelerate product development and to invest in sales and marketing. Continue reading

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Invenias, a UK-based recruitment software provider, secures $2.8 million in funding to accelerate its US expansion

Invenias-logoInvenias, the cloud-based software for executive search and strategic recruitment, has closed a further round of investment led by MMC Ventures. The round is made up of $1.1 million of equity funding from MMC and $1.7 million of debt from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank.

MMC first invested in Invenias in 2013 and continued to do so by the end of 2014. Since then the business has shown strong international Continue reading

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Madrid-based recruiting platform Tyba acquired by Graduateland

Tyba-logoTyba, the Madrid-based platform for startup and technology company recruitment today announced that it has been acquired by Graduateland, a leading career network for students and graduates headquartered in Copenhagen. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2011, Tyba had become one of the preferred destinations for startups and tech companies, both large and small, to post job vacancies. Organisations could showcase their culture Continue reading

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Join the Kickstart Accelerator – Switzerland’s first international accelerator program (Sponsored)

Kickstart-accelerator-logoGot a great business idea? Make it happen in Zurich this summer. The Kickstart Accelerator is the most ambitious Swiss startup program to date open to early-stage startups.

The program of the Kickstart Accelerator is a fast-track gateway for entrepreneurs from near and far to access the Swiss innovation ecosystem. By focusing on industries that Switzerland is already strong in and leveraging connections to Continue reading

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