In this first episode of European Startups Podcast, we talk about what many consider the main weakness of the European tech scene: Investment opportunities. Our guest is Hussein Kanji, a London-based entrepreneur and investor. Hussein not only understands both startups and VCs but he also knows very well how the startup ecosystem works in the US and in Europe, for having worked on both sides of the pond.
We cover a wide range of topics during this show, from term sheets (and the new standard document issued by a bunch of European investors) to how to meet investors or where to set up a company.
The goal of this podcast is to deliver actionable information to European startups. My belief is that although there are loads of great sites about startups in general, we need to do a better job at sharing our knowledge about the challenges and opportunities inherent to the European environment.
In the next episodes, I’d like to talk about how to grow and hire in different regions, dig deeper into legal differences between countries and how to use them at our advantage as well as spend some time discussing how startups can collaborate with European universities to drive innovation. Suggestions are welcome, through commenting on this site or by contacting me on Twitter.
If you want to get more useful information about investment and economics in general, follow Hussein’s Twitter stream, which is a goldmine of great links on those topics.