Berlin Startup Academy founder Christoph Raethke waxes lyrical on why central and eastern European founders should put their Silicon Valley dreams aside.
While Europe continues to suffer major economic troubles with slow fiscal growth and high unemployment rates, its technology industry continues to grow. For example, Angry Birds, Spotify, SoundCloud, Last.fm and Cut the Rope are all successes.
“We looked at each other and knew in that moment that we’d be crazy not to move here,” says O’Leary, a partner at the German venture capital firm Earlybird. “There was just so much happening—founders everywhere, in every bar, cafe, every corner.”
Seedcamp, the European seed funding network and startup accelerator, came through San Francisco this week as part of its annual multi-city trip to the US. All 18 companies were solid -- you can find the full list here -- but I pulled aside five of th
Yuri Milner and Pavel Durov have teamed up to support Russian startup ecosystem in December 2011 but the grant system is no match to Skolkovo yet. Here is more about StartFellows and its first winners.
Nine teams from the new Ignite100 accelerator based in the North East of the UK, which launched with a £1m fund that invests ...
ANIMAL spirits have long been soggy in the European Union, but they are thriving in one of its smallest countries.
London startup Transferwise wants to be the Skype of currency exchange - disrupting existing services that charge customers heavily for moving their money. But can its low-cost, peer-to-peer approach really succeed?
A list of startup/tech companies from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on a single page.
26 entrepreneurs, developers and designers set off from Amsterdam for the Startup Bus Europe journey to LeWeb 2011.
Some of Europe's leading investors gathered in Italy last week to discuss the problems and opportunities faced by startups across the continent. But what did they actually think? And what does it mean?
From Poland, to Russia multiple startup accelerator programs have been launched across eastern Europe. This is a quick guide for the tech investors and entrepreneurs active in the region.
Something exciting is going on in Germany’s post-unification capital. It is beginning to attract talent and is becoming home to many new technology startups.
Socialbro was one of the companies that impressed us most throughout the day – not only because the founders were extremely engaged in deep conversation and discussions with everybody in attendance, but also because they really let their business shi
The Croatian startup Farmeron grabbed my attention a while ago, and it turns out I wasn’t the only one. This web-based farm management and analytics tool shined at various Seedcamp events this year, and caught the famed Dave McClure‘s eye.
It’s no surprise that this year featured some fantastic hacks created during a 24 hour period at the Barbican Center. Here’s our pick of the best from the 60+ hacks that were demoed this year.
So we’re putting that right with an event in January, TechCrunch Baltics. It will be on February 9th, 2012, in the lovely city of Riga, Latvia.
I See & Feel A revolution Nearly All the people who have been visiting my house over the last decade more then 5 times – seems to be on steroids entrepreneurs. But then something else stroke me – they mostly have Scandinavian DNA.
The final Seedcamp event of the year is taking place in Paris on Tuesday (tomorrow!), and we’re very excited to announce the 20 participating teams.
Index Ventures is commonly regarded as once of the three “Big Cat” VCs stalking tech companies, in a pan-European sense out of London, alongside Accel Partners and Balderton Capital among others.