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Europe is underweight in Micro-VC

The Equity Kicker

However, Samir’s comments are largely based on US data and don’t separate out Europe and Asia. Anecdotally that feels right to me.

The European Startup Market

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Currently 22% of our active portfolio is in Europe. Since 2010, we’ve invested in 47 companies (roughly 8 per year) and 11 of them have been in Europe (roughly 2 per year). So over the past six years, roughly 25% of our investments have been in Europe. Well first, we have developed an investment presence in Europe.

Europe 100

Entrepreneurs, not the government, will save Europe’s economy

The Next Web

While entrepreneurship and startups have spread tremendously in Europe, a lot of aspiring young entrepreneurs leave Europe for the United States.

Europe Needs Bolder Tech Investments

ArcticStartup

Teams that get their products to the market in 6 months, and are able to quickly hustle some revenue growth at least in their home market.

Mattermark data shows US venture is slowing down – Europe may be insulated

The Equity Kicker

The Q1 data for Europe showed investment was flat on Q4, but it will be interesting to see if we see the same declines as the US in April and May.

Google Ventures Lands in Europe

ArcticStartup

One such that slipped through the net last week was the news that Google Ventures is coming to Europe. billion. billion.

Want to Take Your Company to Europe?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A non-profit aims to help start-ups explore European markets with a new six-month mentorship and exchange program. in an interview. Interested?

How to Make Sense of Big Data | BoS Europe 2015 | Vince Darley, King Games

Business of Software Blog

Slides from Vince Darley, Chief Data Scientist at King.com’s Talk at BoS Europe (link). Vince Darley, Chief Data Scientist, King Games.

Many Entrepreneurs Believe Viral Marketing is Free

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a few years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content. Marty Zwilling.

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How Much Does Content Marketing Cost?

Brandanew

It’s not uncommon for clients to think about getting their own Content Marketing strategies and implementation plans in place. Do share!

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How To Attract Customers And Not Waste Your Marketing Budget

crowdSPRING Blog

The biggest take-away for businesses and marketers: consumers trust self-selected content much more than push communications from brands.

How a community is born: The rise of Polish startups

The Next Web

Traditionally, Web companies in Poland were focused on the local market of 40 million people, which seemed big enough to scale their business.

Why building big businesses, not just startups, is crucial to emerging markets

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Europe Analysis and Opinion Josef Mandelbaum is the CEO of Perion Network. This story continues at The Next Web.

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Evaluating markets for ecommerce category killers

The Equity Kicker

The first one of these says that the market must be big enough, and the next five are characteristics of markets open to disruption.

Facebook Advertising / Marketing: Best Metrics, ROI, Business Value

Occam's Razor

This audience is immensely attractive to Brands and Marketers around the world. Forget about utility marketing. Gets more Likes. 4.

Europe's First Permanent Bitcoin ATM Installed in Helsinki

ArcticStartup

There are other companies that have introduced bitcoin ATM''s in Europe such as the Swedish Safello and attempts in Slovakia and Denmark.

The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.

Occam's Razor

The problem is Marketing and lack of imagination in using the web/digital channels. Rules for Digital Marketing Revolutionaries! Catalog.

Venture capital activity in Europe edging up, still way behind US

The Equity Kicker

The US is growing more strongly, and activity over here is still only a fraction of what it is over there, even though our economy is bigger.

Digital Marketing and Measurement Model

Occam's Razor

Winners, well before they think data or tool, have a well structured Digital Marketing & Measurement Model. Losers don't. Acquisition.

Business of Software Conference in Europe and the USA

Business of Software Blog

We also hope that companies wanting to explore the European market will take this as an opportunity to come and explore. If you would like to know more about the event and to hear news of the programme, you can join the BoS Europe email list here. Business of Software is seven years old now. Why Cambridge? And we live there).

Viva Labs raises €400,000 to expand smart home solution across Europe

ArcticStartup

On that front, one of the more interesting things Viva is doing is taking on the home security market.

Bill Janeway Warburg Pincus | Productive Bubbles | Video Slides Transcript | BoS Europe 2015

Business of Software Blog

Bill Janeway, Founder of Warburg Pincus’ High Tech Investment team and investor founder of such companies as BEA Systems and Veritas Software is also a Cambridge academic who has analysed the economics of stock market bubbles over the years. As he points out it’s that prices in markets play two roles. Not in financial markets.

Europe’s Autumn (or, Why You Can’t Outrun Big Debt Forever)

Seeing Both Sides

But now I want to come back as the bond market. The news out of Europe just goes from bad to worse. You can intimidate everyone.". Spain? 

EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis

Occam's Razor

Broadly speaking, there seem to be four buckets of implementation currently underway in Europe when it comes to the cookie part of the law.

IP 50

Prepare Your Startup Now for International Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

This approach, popularly known as “glocalization,” means you have to design and deliver global solutions that have total relevance to every local market in which you operate. Remember when the Chevy Nova required a rename, once Chevrolet realized that Nova meant "no go" in the Spanish market (not a great name for a car).

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Today, I''ve selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library. Enjoy! Best quote: "''Why me?''

Why haven’t European investors fully accepted the ‘failure is good’ mentality yet?

The Next Web

Andrea Francis is a growth-hacking oriented marketer who loves to work with startups. This effect can be seen amongst so many of Europe’s youth. Taking

Estonian Taxify raises €1.4m to expand to Eastern and Central Europe

ArcticStartup

Over the last year Taxify has been naming several potential locations as diverse as Eastern Europe, Asia, the US, Nordics, Greece and the Netherlands.

Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work

Duct Tape Marketing

viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. still shot from Content Marketing… Stripped! Where to start?

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If You Don’t Define Your Personal Brand the Market Will

Both Sides of the Table

It is simply the most important way to proactively control your career development and how the market perceives you. That was the market.

European startups: Here’s how to (not) raise capital in the US

The Next Web

Previously, he worked in venture capital in Europe. Entrepreneur Europe Insider Analysis and Opinion It’s almost impossible. Hiring.

Invesdor picks up MFiD License with free reign to expand across Europe

ArcticStartup

million with 30 successful equity crowdfunding projects.

10 Surprising Marketing Predictions For 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Marketers are responding by offering more variety in redemption options, and simplifying those with cash or near-cash rewards. 4. Glocalism.

Troubling Times in Europe

Up and Running

Economic woes continue to dominate the headlines here in Europe (as in the US). Solutions to the problems are less forthcoming. The bookshop.

Learn Strategies for Tapping into Foreign Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

By Christian Arno, Managing Director Is your business tapping into foreign markets? entrepreneur startups localization foreign markets busines

Spotify Second Largest Source Of Revenue In Europe For Labels

ArcticStartup

Recent IFPI report on digital music reveals the size of Spotify in Europe and how much money it's actually churning for the record labels. The report states that digital music revenues grew by 20 percent in Europe in 2010. However, the real reason hype Spotify here is that the world music market was about $4.6B in 2010. euro).

Visa Europe Offers iZettle Few Reasons For Canceling Their Contract

ArcticStartup

The story has multiple weird twists, such as why hasn't Visa Europe cancelled the contract in Sweden which is iZettle's home market?

Will there be a Series A crunch in Europe?

The Equity Kicker

accelerator and incubator programmes are funding large numbers of companies – also happening in Europe, but not to the same extent as the US.

Lightning Talks 2015 | BoS Europe Applications Open

Business of Software Blog

Please note submissions from third parties including marketing departments, speaking agents etc will be ignored – we don’t have the time – please see below).We The post Lightning Talks 2015 | BoS Europe Applications Open appeared first on Business of Software USA. 15 Slides. 30 seconds each. Your Subject. Our Stage. Great! Oh no!

Lessons Learned in Growing a Product Business | BoS Europe 2015 | Intercom

Business of Software Blog

At Business of Software Europe 2015, Des shared some of the lessons he’s learned on Intercom’s journey. Conversely, you can have perfect financials, and perfect accounting, and beautiful marketing, but if your product is terrible, you get found out. He covers, amongst other things: Vision. Product Strategy. Funding. Video.