• Munich-based 42CAP closes new €50 million fund for seed-investments in European B2B technology startups June 24, 2019 12:40 pm
    42CAP closes its second fund at €50 million and positions itself as one of the leading seed investors in B2B software in Europe. In addition to the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW Capital), the investors include Isomer Capital from London as well as close private investors and business angels. […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Creandum raises Creandum V – a €265 million venture fund focusing on early-stage startups across Europe June 24, 2019 11:35 am
    Creandum today announced the successful closing of Creandum V, a €265 million early-stage venture fund focusing on high-potential early-stage opportunities across Europe. Following strong demand from existing and new investors, Creandum V was heavily oversubscribed and enjoyed re-commitments from all institutional investors from Creandum IV, while also attracting several new investors primarily from the US. […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Be part of the future of print technology at dna: drupa next age 2020 (Sponsored) June 24, 2019 7:34 am
    Something new is produced by genetic reshuffling. This basic principle of evolution also holds true of technology as an unconventional synthesis of existing approaches leading to innovation. Things become particularly productive when great minds that otherwise have little in common swap ideas. A world’s leading trade fair such as drupa (16-26 June 2020) is an […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Startup Jobs of the Week: Join EU-Startups, allmyhomes, Primephonic or Customer Alliance June 21, 2019 2:30 pm
    Looking to take your career to the next level? Startups across Europe are hiring for all sorts of positions. Start by checking out the EU-Startups job board, listing about 700 startup jobs throughout Europe. Here’s a small sample of positions that are currently available: Menlo Media S.L. is the company behind EU-Startups.com (the leading online publication focusing on startups in […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Dawn Capital closes its Opportunities Fund at $125 million to invest in growth-stage B2B software and fintech startups June 21, 2019 12:53 pm
    Dawn, one of Europe’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to B2B software and fintech, has closed the Dawn Capital Opportunities Fund at $125 million. The fund will enable the London-based firm to double down on investments in the most promising European tech companies in Dawn’s portfolio and elsewhere, with a specific focus on C-rounds and beyond. […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Paris-based Vestiaire Collective raises €40 million to fuel the expansion its new technology solutions for the fashion community June 21, 2019 12:34 pm
    Vestiaire Collective, the global community for luxury and premium pre-owned fashion, announced today the completion of a €40 million round of financing led by Bpifrance and new CEO, Max Bittner. The new round will facilitate the launch new technology solutions for the fashion ecosystem, empower its community through the lens of Vestiaire Collective platform and fuel […]
    Thomas Ohr
  • Budapest-based Bitrise secures $20 million Series B investment June 20, 2019 12:03 pm
    Budapest-based Bitrise founders Barnabás Birmacher, Viktor Benei, Daniel Balla just announced yesterday a $20 million Series B investment, led by Partech and joined by new investor Zobito, with participation of their existing investors OpenOcean, Y Combinator, and Fiedler Capital. “I’m thrilled to have Partech and Zobito on board: It’s amazing to see how their support is already accelerating our ability to address real challenges for mobile […]
    Peter Kovacs
  • From burnt out to flourishing, how to achieve well-being at the workplace – Interview with Madeleine Evans, founder and CEO of Levell June 20, 2019 10:47 am
    Madeleine Evans is an expert in workplace well-being, and the founder and CEO of Levell, a startup that creates well-being management tools for people, companies, and teams. Levell’s mission is to eliminate burnout by putting well-being right alongside performance, ‘on the priority list’ for people and companies. At this year’s EU-Startup’s Summit, Madeleine gave an excellent presentation about founder and […]
    Mary Loritz
  • 8 thinking traps that first-time startup founders often fall into June 19, 2019 3:38 pm
    Starting your business is an exciting time and can change one’s life. But many founders find themselves facing dilemmas, which arise when your mind convinces you of one thing when in reality it’s completely untrue. Looking for advice from mentors or fellow entrepreneurs, despite their good intentions, can sometimes create mind traps that confuse or create […]
    Jorge Pimenta
  • 10 success stories showing that social entrepreneurship can be profitable June 19, 2019 12:38 pm
    The combination of business with social issues has gained momentum in the last decade, and we are witnessing more and more startups that are recognizing social problems and finding ways to tackle them. Although social entrepreneurship is mainly driven by societal needs, here are 10 success stories which prove that you can do good and […]
    Bojana Trajkovska