How to get investors excited and to throw money at you!

Sebastian ENG-CoverEvery day, a lot of startups are pitching for funding - all over the world. But only a few succeed. Isn’t there enough money? Well, there is, but… there are just an awful lot of sub-optimal pitches. Startups tend to mistake an investor pitch for something different than a simple sales pitch. Basically, it’s not! It is to sell the idea (shares, equity) to investors. As simple as this is. Because investors are also human beings and their psychology isn’t any different than from the rest of the world.

So when it comes to your pitch, make sure to focus on the right selling technique! Joachim Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: FlyVictor and LoyaltyLion

Each 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 some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

FlyVictor-logoFly Victor, the AirBnB for Private Charter airlines is growing and one of the key areas for the London-based startup is technology. After raising £5m in their second round of funding Fly Victor is now in the process of building a world class application across Continue reading

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Zalando claims to be on track for a profitable year 2014

Zalando-logoZalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, today announced that it is on track for a profitable full year after a third quarter marked by continued above-market growth and strong gains in profitability and capital efficiency. If it works out, this would be Continue reading

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Smart photo app: Amsterdam-based Bundle secures $300K in seed funding

bundle-app-logoThe startup behind the photo app Bundle today announced that it has raised $300,000 in seed funding from Startupbootcamp and angel investors. The Amsterdam-based company also announced the launch of the beta version of its iOS app and is now looking for beta testers to refine the product and get it ready for an official launch.

The app helps users take control of their photos by using algorithms to automatically select and organize the best ones into ‘bundles’. These bundles can Continue reading

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Oxygen Accelerator and Fiedler Capital partner to back the CEE startups

Yesterday, one of the Europe’s most known accelerators, Oxygen Accelerator, announced the launch of our new programme exclusively for CEE startups, backed by VC firm Fiedler Capital, starting in Spring 2015. The announcement was made live on stage at How To Web 2014 in Bucharest by Simon Jenner, Oxygen CEO alongside Robert, Walter & Jordan from Fiedler Capital.

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Stockholm-based Selfiejobs, the Tinder for jobs, launches and secures seed investment

SelfieJobs-logoA few days ago, Selfiejobs launched as a service that allows job seekers and employers to quickly find each other using smart phones. In conjunction with the Swedish launch, the Stockholm-based startup announced a seed investment round of € 108K led by angel investor and former Microsoft Nordic Director Jan Eric Ramstedt. The money will be used to foster launch and expansion.

Martin Tall, founder of SelfieJobs, stated: “First of all we love the swipe and like Continue reading

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Templafy from Denmark wins at Demo Fall and Olympics for Startups

Templafy, a Danish startup, won the Get in the Ring “Olympics for startups” in Rotterdam last Friday evening.

Templafy, founded in 2014 from Copenhagen, is the world’s first cloud-based template-management system. It simplifies management of enterprise Continue reading

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Home24 launches in Italy and presents H1-half-year figures

Home24, Europe’s largest online furniture shop announces shop launch in Italy and also presents half-year figures for the first half of 2014. Additional to the Italy shop launch, Home24 shows a very positive business development and continues to expand its strong market position throughout Europe and Brazil. Continue reading

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Ve acquires GDM Digital in $12 million deal to expand its digital advertising division

Today’s big news is that the UK-founded ecommerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million deal. The acquisition marks a major development in Ve’s expansion into digital advertising and the deal increases Ve’s client-base to more than 6,000 online businesses. Continue reading

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Hungarian success story: Prezi secures $57 million in a round led by Spectrum Equity

Prezi-logoPrezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences, announced today that it has received a $57 million investment from Spectrum Equity with participation from existing investor Accel Partners.

Founded back in 2009 in Budapest, Prezi plans to use this investment to accelerate its rapid global growth. The company also announced today that it has Continue reading

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