Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

Recent SaaS trends and the Accel Euroscape of the 100 most promising companies in Europe and Israel This article was co-authored with my colleague Pia d'Iribarne and published initially on Tech.eu. Findings were presented at Cloud Europe, an Accel and Salesforce event gathering the top 100 SaaS companies in Europe, in conjunction with SaaStock 2017. These 12 have performed well, with an aggregate $2.6 Out of the 12 IPOs, Mimecast is the only company from Europe.

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

VC Cafe

The contestants were proposed by the community and Crunchbase and the winners will be selected through a combination of popular vote followed by another round of voting by the Europas Advisory Board of experts, Since a good aggregated list of European startups is not easy to come by, VC Cafe thought it would be helpful to publish all the nominees in one document.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

VC Cafe

The contestants were proposed by the community and Crunchbase and the winners will be selected through a combination of popular vote followed by another round of voting by the Europas Advisory Board of experts, Since a good aggregated list of European startups is not easy to come by, VC Cafe thought it would be helpful to publish all the nominees in one document.

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

VC Cafe

The contestants were proposed by the community and Crunchbase and the winners will be selected through a combination of popular vote followed by another round of voting by the Europas Advisory Board of experts, Since a good aggregated list of European startups is not easy to come by, VC Cafe thought it would be helpful to publish all the nominees in one document.

Kevin Rose wants to launch another startup, wishes he had stayed CEO of Digg

The Next Web

Google Ventures partner, Digg, Milk, and Revision3 co-founder, and raccoon enthusiast, Kevin Rose sat down with The Next Web co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten at The Next Web Conference Europe today. While talking about the demise of aggregation site Digg, Rose told Veldhuijzen van Zanten that he regrets giving up the CEO role during his tenure at the site. Entrepreneur Events Google Insider Next Conference tnw-europe

Web 110

I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal

The Next Web

There’s Muchbeta , a nicely named Web applications company that is building a nifty news aggregation app for the iPad called Niiiws. Entrepreneur Europe Insider Lisboa lisbon PortugalI spent the past few days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the annual Switch Conference and gain some insights into the Portuguese startup ecosystem (and to enjoy several local seafood dishes and pastries).

Qunb wins the LeWeb 12 startup competition, helps users find and visualize numerical data

The Next Web

So has the startup competition, an important part of the annual conference for Europe’s finest in tech. Similar to Belgian startup Wondergraphs , the idea is to help make sense of structured data – primarily in a professional context – by visualizing it and letting users aggregate, compare, slice, correlate, share, extract (insert more verbs here) figures of any kind. Le Web Paris 2012 has come to an end.

SMS 99

Accel 2020 Euroscape: "Decacorn Unleashed"? - Apply Now!

Cracking the Code

Last year, we predicted it would take three years for Europe to mark its first Decacorn. With this milestone, Europe has clearly established itself as a key center for software innovation in the world. SaaS remains one of the top categories for funding in Europe and Israel with $6.1B

Introducing our latest investment: Shippo, simplified shipping for small e-commerce sites

Version One Ventures

The opportunity is huge as the shipping industry related to e-commerce is $360B in the US and Western Europe alone. Other mashup APIs already exist that aggregate data from different carriers, but there’s yet to be any clear winner in the space. Since Shippo negotiates pricing by aggregating its users, the more e-commerce companies that join Shippo, the greater the discounts for everyone. Shipping is a huge pain point for smaller e-commerce stores.

LP 120

[Singapore] Hotel Reservation Services Opens Regional HQ

YoungUpstarts

Cologne, Germany-based Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) , the leading hotel portal in Europe for business and private travelers, late last month announced its official expansion in the Asia Pacific with the opening of its regional headquarters in Singapore. It’s being able to have an extensive network, robust aggregated content and integration with global distribution systems (GDS) that is required to survive in this space,” he explains.

How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

Both Sides of the Table

Europe is roughly the same as the US. You need to roll up videos into aggregated channels, “networks,” that are 30% of your views in the long-run. Many of the online video companies started by aggregating content from other people. To build a successful online network you must have some hit shows and then you can aggregate the rest. His last company was built in Europe and sold for several billion dollars.

Video 282

Introducing our latest investment: Shippo, simplified shipping for small e-commerce sites

Version One Ventures

The opportunity is huge as the shipping industry related to e-commerce is $360B in the US and Western Europe alone. Other mashup APIs already exist that aggregate data from different carriers, but there’s yet to be any clear winner in the space. Since Shippo negotiates pricing by aggregating its users, the more e-commerce companies that join Shippo, the greater the discounts for everyone. Shipping is a huge pain point for smaller e-commerce stores.

LP 65

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

Both Sides of the Table

And for the record, that’s per month not total in aggregate! He created Fox Kids Europe and took it from scratch to worth North of 1 billion Euros in value and was ultimately sold as part of a $5.3 He became a VC at London-based Benchmark Europe (now Balderton) and then CEO of Endemol, a large multibillion media company best known for creating & owning global franchises for Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and other unscripted television.

Data collection is about to get much more dangerous

Berkonomics

On January First, 2020, California will enact the toughest data protection laws ever, far outpacing Europe’s General Data Protection Act (GDPR.) Called the California Consumer Privacy Ace (CCPA), few of us are even aware of this and need to know. This new CCPA does not restrict a businesses’ ability to collect, use, retain, sell or disclose a consumer’s information that is “deidentified” or aggregated.

Announcing SnapTrip

The Equity Kicker

2) There is nowhere consumers can go which aggregates all the late availability properties in one place and guarantees the best prices. They’ve started with an MVP focused on the Lake District and will soon expand to the rest of the UK and then Europe. One of the things we like to do at Forward Partners is invest in companies just as they are starting up. That’s what we did with SnapTrip which was literally one man, an idea and a single sheet of Excel when we invested.

Equity 114

Work Is Love Made Visible

YoungUpstarts

Constantly measuring the temperature and sending information about irregularities to both the nurse and doctor who are administering the vaccine as well as a cloud-based software, Nithya’s device provides, for the first time, real-time insights not only into the status of an individual batch of vaccines but also an aggregated view into where the problems typically occurs. by Pascal Finette from Singularity University. May you live in interesting times.” ~ Chinese Proverb.

Travel Tech Company Stay22 Raises $750K As Event Travel Industry Calls for Change

ReadWriteStart

It aggregates listings in over 200 countries from the likes of Expedia, Booking.com, and Airbnb, along with other alternative types of accommodation, into an embeddable widget. As a service platform, Weezevent’s software boasts over 200,000 events in Europe, with increasing numbers in Canada as well. Stay22 , a travel tech company based in Montreal, announced it raised $750K in its first round of funding.

Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Since 2006 they have added offices outside of Boston including Menlo Park, Europe, and China. They aggregate other people’s content and curate it into categories. I’ve just finished a week away from the office for Spring Break, which was much needed. I’m now back & ready for action. I took the opportunity this past week to publish summary notes of some of the VCs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed on This Week in VC.

Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department – Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

Steve Blank

Team Aggregate DB, which is working on how the State Department can better gather and leverage information on informal leaders in foreign countries, was called on the carpet for failing to call on some high-level contacts provided by the professors that could potentially change their mission model. Time flies. We are already past the midway mark in our new Hacking for Diplomacy course at Stanford, and for both students and instructors, it’s an intellectually and emotionally charged period.

Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department – Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

Steve Blank

Team Aggregate DB, which is working on how the State Department can better gather and leverage information on informal leaders in foreign countries, was called on the carpet for failing to call on some high-level contacts provided by the professors that could potentially change their mission model. Time flies. We are already past the midway mark in our new Hacking for Diplomacy course at Stanford, and for both students and instructors, it’s an intellectually and emotionally charged period.

30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Riku is now ready to launch in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia, and Europe! In addition to tutoring for the times when they may need more hands-on help, I made it a part of my company’s mission to create and aggregate resources for students. Each business has a story.

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

Office of Assistance to Europe, Central Asia, & the Americas. As an example, Team Aggregate DB was working with the State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). “Being in Silicon Valley, a lot of my friends want to work for Google or Apple, but this class showed me that the problems in public service were even more challenging and rewarding. I used to watch the news about Syrian refugees and feel that I was just a bystander to a hopeless situation.

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

Office of Assistance to Europe, Central Asia, & the Americas. As an example, Team Aggregate DB was working with the State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). “Being in Silicon Valley, a lot of my friends want to work for Google or Apple, but this class showed me that the problems in public service were even more challenging and rewarding. I used to watch the news about Syrian refugees and feel that I was just a bystander to a hopeless situation.

The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Both Sides of the Table

When you think about “time windows” of film distribution you literally need to think about the fact that you would open a film in the US and later ship the physical reels to London then Europe to open overseas. YouTube has done a phenomenal job in aggregating audiences, which is why I have taken to calling YouTube the new Comcast and believe it will be a huge disruptor in the TV market . This article originally ran on TechCrunch.

Media 254

HBS Angels Healthcare Night

David Teten

Unlike 1st generation discs, their discs have an elastomeric core that provides a more natural range of motion, and have already received CE mark in Europe and are in clinical trials in the U.S. The company aggregates a tremendous amount of medical news and research and personalizes it into a user friendly experience.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

The AMOS-5 is scheduled for launch to the 17°E Orbital position in mid 2011, expanding both coverage areas and capacity, while delivering a fixed pan-African C-band beam and three steerable Ku-band beams – all covering the African continent with connectivity to Europe and the Middle East and supporting multiple transponders in both C-band and Ku-band. Logia has the unique combination of being both a content aggregator and a billing aggregator.

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

Occam's Razor

It is always so cool to run marketing campaigns in large homogenous markets (like Europe, Asia, or large chunks of the US). Declaring success based on measuring Likes in aggregate is like declaring success after getting a lot of Visits to your site. But not, ever, in aggregate.]. For your Facebook brand page at an aggregate level, measure Conversation, Amplification and Applause. Aggregate impact on your Facebook brand page?

How To Disrupt The Investing Business, With Katina Stefanova (Ex-Bridgewater Management Committee)

David Teten

An aging population entering retirement in the US and Europe desires predictable income from their nest egg. Katina Stefanova : The government is looking for effective ways to increase transparency in the aggregate risk of the system and hold investment managers accountable. In aggregate, the investment management community performs below the market benchmark when fees are taken into consideration.

How To Survive And Profit From Radical Change

Duct Tape Marketing

And I think that we need to start thinking much more about these seemingly unlikely events and how they'll change our companies, because it turns out that well, any one of these might be unlikely and aggregate.

Invest in Israel Newsletter March 2010 Edition

VC Cafe

Through the acquisition of Ratiopharm, which is the second-largest player in the German generics market, Europe’s biggest, Israel’s Teva becomes number one in Europe as its presence in Spain, Italy and France is also boosted. The British mobile payments and messaging aggregator will become part of Amdocs’ OpenMarket US mobile transactions hub.

A Primer on Startup Metrics – Which Analytics Tool to pick. - Startup Lessons Learned

klinger.io

In case of exploration it usually doesn’t matter too much if we have only little historic data , or that we need to jump through a few hoops (aggregate from several tools, export to excel/R, etc). If you sell not to people but to companies you want to aggregate your users into those company buckets. Andreas Klinger — I am a product-centric startup founder from Europe. Andreas Klinger #product #metrics #marketing Startup Lessons Learned. Follow @andreasklinger.

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Paris

ReadWriteStart

LeWeb , Europe's largest (and the world's second largest) Internet conference is held in Paris every December. They're going strong , and constantly adapting their platform to users' changing needs for information and social media aggregation. If you're capable of seeing past the old stones of Paris and the picturesque rural villages, you'll realize that France is every bit as technologically advanced as any other Western country - more so in some areas.

France 125

Nokia’s coopetition with carriers

BeyondVC

As it says from the press release in August: Loudeye operates 60 live services in over 20 countries and multiple languages across Europe and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Loudeye aggregates rights and content from all the major labels and hundreds of independents and currently offers licensed catalog and complete media for over 1.6 I noticed today that Nokia released a free mapping program called Smart2Go which can easily be downloaded over the air to cell phones.

Key Insights from Elite Camp 2015 Speakers

ConversionXL

It’s among the very best CRO events in the world, and of course in Europe. Stay away from aggregate metrics – combine, segment, visualize, predict. Elite Camp is a 3-day traffic and (mainly) conversion event. This year was already its 6th year – and the format has proven to be so successful that the event has been replicated in many other countries. Elite Camp 2015 had an enviable line-up of heavy hitters and rock stars.

Invest in Israel Newsletter October 2010 Edition

VC Cafe

owing to projected weakness in the economies of Israel’s main trading partners, the United States and Europe. Shamir Optical reported revenues of $142 million in 2009, generated mainly in Europe and the United States, and has about 1,400 employees. The company, which originally focused on the development of VoIP solutions for mobile telephones, develops software to aggregate social network input into a single cellular application without taxing the phone’s battery.

Cracking The Code: State of the SaaS 13: Q1 2010 Sentiment

Cracking the Code

While the group sentiment for 2010 did not improve significantly vs. November 2009, the projections for 2011 are now a lot more optimistic - 42% higher 2011 aggregated EBITDA announced in March 2010 vs. the November 09! Europe Consumer. (1). In search of Europe's next tech stars. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Friday, March 12, 2010.

Out of the Crisis #7, Brian Chesky Part 1: running Airbnb in crisis mode, being multi-stakeholder, and re-founding the company

Startup Lessons Learned

10:44) The moment the company went below 1x growth for the first time since it was founded as the pandemic hit China and then Europe. (11:50) First the news out of China, then Europe, then here in the U.S. And then we see it hit Europe. Brian Chesky : And Europe was already being locked down. I've known Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community at Airbnb for a long time.

Innovate Israel Conference Brings 28 Israeli startups to London

VC Cafe

There hasn’t been such a full list of Israeli startups coming to Europe since Barcelona’s World Mobile Congress. The UK is Israel’s second largest export market following the US, but Israeli startups often ‘forget Europe’ when it comes to Internationalizing their product. Unlike other companies, we are a true digital record label, not aggregators.

Using Cohort Analysis for Conversion Optimization

ConversionXL

people born in Europe between 1918 and 1939; survivors of an aircrash; truck drivers who smoked between age 30 and 40).”. So by segmenting your data, you can learn things you couldn’t from the aggregate data. With all the talk about A/B testing, it’s easy to forget there are other methods of measuring the effects of experimentations, such as cohort analysis. Cohort Analysis 101. Cohort analysis sounds complicated, but it really isn’t.

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Finding money online (principally online lending) has not seen the same level of explosive growth in the US, although in Europe and India there has been real growth in microlending (including “pay day loans”) from companies ranging from Wonga to SKS Finance. We got everything from price comparison engines to aggregated user reviews to one-click checkout. Once again Lightspeed is going on the record with some prognostications for what the future holds.

Soundbites from the Future – 2013

Start Up Blog

He said that Western Europe is the most behind in the world at realizing this. Like most politically important information, consumers will eventually get to be in control of their own aggregated data. Recently I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few events which have been centered around what’s next socially and commercially. So I thought I might pull all these thoughts together in a new edition of Soundbites from the Future – The 2013 edition.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

pandodaily.com

But the angels who’ve staked their funds on spreading bits of money all over the Valley are increasingly anxious that only 20 percent of their deals — in aggregate — will get the chance to keep going. News aggregation startup Wavii has launched a new version of its iPhone app, which comes with improved news feeds, social interactions, and a better sign-up process. Pando Daily. PandoMonthly. Video. PandoDigest. About. Search. Share on Twitter. Share on Facebook.

Key Insights from Every Speaker of Elite Camp 2016

ConversionXL

It’s among the very best CRO events in the world, and of course in Europe. “Umbrella terms” are when you aggregate multiple features and benefits under one vague term, like “powerful” or “easy-to-use.” Elite Camp is a 3-day traffic and (mainly) conversion event. This year was already its 7th year – and the format has proven to be so successful that the event has been replicated in many other countries.

PPC 63