Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

www.kernelmag.com

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Just last week, start-up supremo Naval Ravikant of AngelList wrote how the “oversupply” of founders starting companies is making it harder to hire for the average startup. Certainly few would argue that hiring is easy, however in my experience the most significant startup talent shortage – certainly in London – comes at the earliest stage: the number of technically-minded founders. The Kernel.

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

The Next Web

Dries Buytaert is the co-founder and CTO and Acquia , a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for open source content management system Drupal. If Steve Jobs was adopted by a Belgian family rather than an American family, it’s extremely possible he may have ended up working in a bank instead of co-founding Apple. So, what can Europe do about it? Access to capital continues to be a challenge in Europe.

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Finding Your Co-Founders

techcrunch.com

The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders?&# And therein lies the problem in finding co-founders for that startup you’re dying to launch. It’s most comfortable to hang out with people like ourselves, but those are exactly the folks you probably don’t want to co-found a startup with. Finding Your Co-Founders [.]

Growth Story: How learning app Blinkist became one of Europe’s fastest growing startups

The Next Web

This week the CEO and co-founder of Blinkist, Holger Seim, shares valuable insights into growing a subscription-based B2C service. Now, they’re one of the fastest growing startups of Europe, so we asked all about their… This story continues at The Next Web. Growth Story is a new four-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped really grow their company.

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Achieving hyper growth from Europe: Lessons from SoundCloud and Klarna [Video]

The Next Web

At last week’s The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Liam Boogar from TNW media partner Rude Baguette moderated a panel discussion on ‘Hyper Growth from Europe’ with a pair of Swedish entrepreneurs, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung and Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth. Entrepreneur Europe Events Insider Video hyper growth Klarna Profiles and Interviews Soundcloud TNW2013

The Next Web introduces 12 local Startup Awards to celebrate entrepreneurship across Europe

The Next Web

Startup founders and investors across the world love The Next Web, and we love them right back. Today, we’re introducing a new initiative called Startup Awards , in an effort to celebrate entrepreneurship anywhere – though we’re starting in Europe. As you may have heard, we have also partnered with the European Commission to launch a prestigious event called Europioneers to identify and award Europe’s finest technology entrepreneurs.

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The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders | TechCrunch

techcrunch.com

Europe. europe. The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders. This is a guest post by Scott Allison, CEO and founder of Teamly.com. I want to reflect on my experience as a non-technical founder and reassess my original decision – almost two years ago – to stick to what I’m good at, and not waste time learning to code. The problem with non-technical founders is that they don’t know what they don’t know, until they’re in way too deep. Europe.

Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder

www.women2.org

female founders. founder friday. Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs. Startup Quote: Wendy Tan White on Building a Successful Startup » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder. Published on: July 13, 2011 Posted By Angie Tags: Elizabeth Knopf , Finding A Co-Founder , FounderDating , Sorced , Technical Co-Founder , Tips & Tricks. Tweet By Elizabeth Knopf (Co-Founder & CEO, Sorced).

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

VC Cafe

Perhaps it means that Israel is missing the consumer Internet boat ( Mike Eisenberg gave his hypothesis in the Hummus manifesto on why that may be in three parts) or that they aren’t doing enough business in Europe. I didn’t run the numbers, but most Israeli startups will at some point consider relocating to the US, however, a much lower amount have any kind of representation in Europe. Best Startup Founder / Co-Founders 2010.

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

VC Cafe

Perhaps it means that Israel is missing the consumer Internet boat ( Mike Eisenberg gave his hypothesis in the Hummus manifesto on why that may be in three parts) or that they aren’t doing enough business in Europe. I didn’t run the numbers, but most Israeli startups will at some point consider relocating to the US, however, a much lower amount have any kind of representation in Europe. Best Startup Founder / Co-Founders 2010.

Michel Ruiz Provides a Needed Diversion: Interview with KaviAR Tech

The Startup Magazine

Michel Ruiz, co-founder and CEO of KaviAR Tech, an augmented reality company headquartered in Paris, shares insights on his startup, how people, brands and companies will benefit from AR, and how it will change the world. KaviAR Tech has three founders.

Amsterdam’s Rockstart Accelerator Sees Good First Year, Announces 2nd Edition

YoungUpstarts

Amsterdam-based startup accelerator Rockstart last year launched a program to find and support ten teams of startup founders in Europe. “The results of programs like 500 Startups, Techstars, and Y-Combinator are well known, but due to the culture here in Europe there’s still a lot of unknowns in terms of the track record for follow on funding and results of accelerator programs based in Europe,” says Don Ritzen, co-founder and CEO of Rockstart Accelerator.

Female Founders Breaking Barriers in the Bodywork Industry

The Startup Magazine

Contributed by: Yomassage entrepreneurs, co-founders Dr. Tiffany Ryan, PhD and Katherine Parker. Yomassage Co-Founder Dr. Tiffany Ryan, PhD. Yomassage Co-Founder, Entrepreneur Katherine Parker. The post Female Founders Breaking Barriers in the Bodywork Industry appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Massage and bodywork promise relaxation, but at a high price.

Here’s what Paul Allen (Microsoft co-founder) did with his billions. What would you do?

Jeff Hilimire

Paul Allen is the unsung other founder of Microsoft and yeah, he has billions of dollars. Here are the FUN things I’d want to do : - I’d go on a Europe cruise. He’s done lots of awesome things with those dollars , including buying a few sports teams, partying with rock stars and founding an institute devoted to brain cancer. I started thinking about what I’d do, other than super awesome charitable stuff , which of course would be first.

Growth Story: What CornerJob did to become Spain’s fastest growing tech startup

The Next Web

To kick this new series off, we had an inspiring chat with David Rodriguez, CEO and co-founder of CornerJob, a startup that runs a two-sided app for employment. Business Entrepreneur Europe insights Tech5Growth Story is a new 4-question format we’re doing about the moment startups found a defining metric that they could influence to really grow their company.

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5 things US startups need to understand to succeed in the EU

The Next Web

Tanguy Peers is the co-founder of Co.station, a Brussels and San Francisco-based post-accelerator which helps companies expand on both sides of the Atlantic through access to talent, expertise and capital. A US startup expanding to Europe will already have a sizable business in the US, and it is often better funded. Entrepreneur Europe United States Analysis and Opinion

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UI Path: the first European Decacorn is born

Cracking the Code

This success is the testament of the hard work and relentless ambition of the founder, Daniel Dines and his co-founder Marius Tirca. Cloud Decacorn: big milestone for Europe We all remember 10 years ago when the number one question was “ Can Europe generate a $1B company ”.

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. During the interview that touched on Rose’s many startups and being the target of San Francisco protesters, the serial startup-founder shared his desire to return to the startup scene and his regret of giving up power at Digg.

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Startup Update: Hospitality Loyalty Platform Getting Results

The Startup Magazine

We talked to the founders of Embargo a while ago and wanted to catch-up to see how the platform has developed. Embargo is the brainchild of co-founders; Tsewang Wangkang, Nik von Solodkoff and Frederick Szydlowski which created quite a trio linking their finance, hospitality and IT background to solve a problem all three had experienced themselves – the huge disconnect between customers and venues in the bar, restaurant and coffee shop scene.

Menorca Millennials hopes to set a new bar for startup retreats

The Next Web

According to Ricard Garriga, co-founder of the initiative, the inspiration for Menorca Millennials was its founders’ personal experience with the island. “We’d Entrepreneur Europe Insider Profiles and Interviews Would you like to participate in a startup retreat on a scenic island? This is the opportunity Menorca Millennials is providing with its new program, a 20-day quarantine experiment for second-time entrepreneurs with disruptive projects.

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Getting your startup visa: Seven tips on choosing the right immigration attorney

The Next Web

He is the cofounder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc. Entrepreneur Europe Analysis and Opinion How-To''s Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. While Congress is trying to decide on immigration reform, I’ve been through the excruciating, year-and-a-half-long process of getting a long-term US visa. I wasn’t looking to work for an American company. I was looking to build a company and create jobs on American soil.

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

The Next Web

Many entrepreneurs claim that there’s just not enough money, and that investors in Europe fear failure. However, in October of last year the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs reported that risk averseness is now so extreme in Europe that the discrepancy in investment between USA and EU investors is massive: The numbers for VCs were even more astounding: apart from Israel, investments by EU VCs were only 10 percent of their US counterparts.

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Student and itching to do a startup? How’d you like to spend the summer in Silicon Valley?

The Next Web

If you’re a student and aspiring startup founder, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the following. founder Tony Conrad and Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghabad are already on board for the next one. Ultimately, Silicon Students aims to extend the program to more cities next year, including several of Europe’s main hubs. Entrepreneur Europe United States News silicon students startup dream team

What it’s like to found a startup in Estonia

The Next Web

Timo Rein is the cofounder & CEO of Pipedrive , and was previously the cofounder of Vain & Partners - the leading Sales Training company in the Baltics. million people in the entire country, and the kind of mentality that stifles entrepreneurship, most founders have only had their eyes opened when they’ve left the country and seen the potential that exists outside Estonia and Europe at large. Entrepreneur Europe Analysis and Opinion

TNW Profile: Credictive founder Ela Madej on being ‘a woman in tech’, Rainbows and Unicorns

The Next Web

Under the relatively fresh ‘TNW Profile’ banner, we regularly shine a light on great European entrepreneurs and startup founders, to learn more about their journey and their business, and what drives them personally. We kicked off our series of Q&A-styled TNW Profile interviews with Unity co-founder and CEO David Helgason and followed up with Wooga co-founder and CEO Jens Begemann (and interviewed Soundrop CEO Inge André Sandvik ).

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15 steps to launch your own tech startup: Part 2

The Next Web

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. It’s part two of a series, cross-posted from his own blog , in which he draws on his experience to offer advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. When I started my first company in Berlin, I lived and worked in my apartment with one of my co-founders. Co-Up , mobilesuite , Raumstation.

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East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners

The Next Web

Interestingly enough, CooTek’s co-founder and CEO, Michael Wong , who was formerly from Microsoft’s R&D unit, took an unconventional route by launching in the Western market first. Asia Entrepreneur Insider Mobile Analysis and Opinion china Europe Mobile Apps Profiles and Interviews startups United States China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people. It is also the world’s largest smartphone market.

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How Blacklane went from one city to over 250 around the world

The Next Web

In the lead-up to Tech5 2017 – the annual competition organized by TNW and Adyen which celebrates Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies in The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, France and Sweden– we’re launching a series of remarkable stories of businesses that experienced extreme growth. Today, Blacklane Co-Founder and CEO Jens Wohltorf shares the story of how the Blacklane went from one city to over 250 round the world.…

Interview with Everipedia’s Tedde Forselius

Mucker Lab

Interview with my Everipedia Co-founder Theodor Forselius (AKA “Tedde”) by Mahbod Moghadam. One of the main reasons I got involved with Everipedia is that I really like the ethnicities of my cofounders. I personally think of Stockholm as the Silicon Valley of Europe, and I think one of the main reasons why startups are thriving there right now is because of the cultural impact government investments into technology had in the 90′s.

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Spain’s Ticketbis Raises Additional Round To Fuel International Growth

YoungUpstarts

This investment will be dedicated to consolidate our leadership in the markets in which we are already present and accelerate growth in recently opened regions, such as Asia,” said Jon Uriarte, CEO & co-founder of Ticketbis. . Founded by Uriarte and fellow co-founder Ander Michelena in Bilbao, Spain, Ticketbis had quickly dominated the market in Spain. It then expanded to the rest of Europe, the United States as well as the Latin America and Asia markets.

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IPA: a Quiet $10B Market (Automation is En Fuego part 2)

Austin Startup

The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from Highland Europe. In the last post , we started with this chart, and we focused on RPA (the bright blue at the bottom of the bar chart), the most explosively growing enterprise software category I’ve ever seen.

6 Realities To Evaluate Your Outsourcing Alternatives

Startup Professionals Musings

Outsourcing is defined as contracting the work to another company, usually located in a developing country, like India, China, or Eastern Europe.

How MAG created the ‘Good Times Factory’ and reached over 100 million players

The Next Web

In the lead-up to Tech5 2017 – the annual competition organized by TNW and Adyen which celebrates Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies – we’re launching a series of remarkable stories of businesses that experienced extreme growth. Today, MAG Interactive Co-Founder and CEO Daniel Hasselberg shares the story of how the mobile games company has gone from its launch in 2010 to currently having more than 100 million players across its platforms.…

How To Market In A Time Of Crisis

YoungUpstarts

Edward Coram James, CEO and Co-Founder of Go Up Ltd. New Zealand, for instance, has controlled the outbreak more successfully than the US and many countries in Western Europe.

The iconic VC-Backed founders are all White & Asian men. So why invest in diversity?

David Teten

(co-written with Katherine Boe Heuck , a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan (class of 2022); past intern at Versatile VC ; and a current intern at Metaprop NYC.). All of the 40 companies’ 92 founders were male. Of the 19 Western Europe/Israel-based founders, all were white.

2013 Innotribe Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

Launched by financial cooperative SWIFT , the Challenge travels around the world with three regional showcases in the US, Asia, and Europe and provides participants with the opportunity to interact and pitch leaders in the financial industry, participate in discussions on emerging innovations and networking events. and Europe Showcases for a grand prize of US$50,000 in September 2013 at the Dubai Grand Finale@SIBOS.

[Singapore][Event] 15 Startups Selected For Asian Leg Of Innotribe Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

Launched by financial cooperative SWIFT , the Challenge travels around the world with three regional showcases in the US, Asia, and Europe and provides participants with the opportunity to interact and pitch leaders in the financial industry, participate in discussions on emerging innovations and networking events.

Telstra Sets Up Startup Accelerator muru-D In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

trillion,” says Annie Parker, co-founder at muru - D. ” muru-D is one of a number of growth businesses under Telstra Software Group (TSG) – led by Charlotte Yarkoni, another co-founder of muru-D – and the Singapore accelerator program is its latest avenue to grow its global footprint, following recent acquisitions and partnerships across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States, including Silicon Valley-based video delivery platform Ooyala.

How To Lead During A Time Of Crisis

YoungUpstarts

by Monica Eaton-Cardone, Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911. Monica is the Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911® , a global risk mitigation firm helping online merchants optimize their profitability through chargeback management.

The Story Behind Our Investment In Fiddler Labs

Haystack

At the beginning of 2018, we almost invested in a startup with two strong founders. To make a long and private story short, on the morning I was about to call the founders to let them know I was in, they decided to amicably part ways. A few months passed, and we ended up investing in the company with one of the original founders. And, a few months after that, we heard the other founder came up with a new idea , and we had to scramble to chase him down.

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

Both Sides of the Table

You start traveling around Europe, starting working for them overseas. Or did I want to move to Europe? I only went because I wanted to live and work in Europe. DEREK 8:33] So you’re working in Europe. There was one in Silicon Valley, unsurprising, one in Chicago, and there was this group out of the south of France that served all of Europe. 00:12:57] DEREK: This was in Europe? Technical founder. Not in Europe or South Korea.

Media incubator ESPACIO acquires CEE tech publication 150sec

The Startup Magazine

Media incubator ESPACIO , has announced its acquisition of the tech news publication 150sec – the renowned online magazine focused on entrepreneurship and tech in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Adrian Pica Co-founder of 150sec. Agata and I believe in the startups in Central Europe, and in the potential of entrepreneurs here,” said Pica in a press release. Conrad Egusa- Founder and CEO of ESPACIO. “We

15 steps to start your own tech business: Part 1

The Next Web

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. Today he begins a series, cross-posted from his own blog , in which he draws on his experience to offer advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. The skillset of a founder often defines the focus and the culture of a company. So, as an aspiring founder, invest your time and energy in identifying your talents and then follow your passion.

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