Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. SF proper and the broader bay area make up 25% of the global venture capital investment activity (~$10bn out of $42bn).

Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The answer, as  Sten Tamkivi explains in TechCrunch , is that europe is a great place to invest in startups. 4) Global skills. I agree with all of those but to me the biggest thing is european entrepreneurs have fully made the change from locally focused to globally focused and are mostly now building businesses that can and do serve a global user base from day one. At USV, we have made nine investments in europe since 2008 when we started investing there.

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Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?

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Investing In Startups In Europe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The answer, as Sten Tamkivi explains in TechCrunch , is that europe is a great place to invest in startups. 4) Global skills. I agree with all of those but to me the biggest thing is european entrepreneurs have fully made the change from locally focused to globally focused and are mostly now building businesses that can and do serve a global user base from day one. At USV, we have made nine investments in europe since 2008 when we started investing there.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully.

Europe Is Catching the Silicon Valley Flu

Inc Startups

Falling company valuations spread to Europe as U.S. tech startups' malaise goes global

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

The Next Web

Because starting a company and growing it is hard no matter where you are, but the difficulty is magnified in Europe, where people are divided by geography, regulation, language and cultural prejudice. So, what can Europe do about it? It’s time for Europe to help their companies grow.

How Global Businesses Could Be Hit By the U.K. Election

Inc Startups

5000 EuropeIn the weeks leading up to the election, the Prime Minister's Conservative Party saw its lead diminish, increasing the possibility of a "soft Brexit.".

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully.

Your startup is loved locally, but how do you expand it globally?

The Next Web

Take Airbnb’s expansion into Europe as an example, a market that now generates over half of the company’s revenue. Read Next: How to take your startup global on a shoestring budget. Entrepreneur expansion local global startup

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

My trip was scheduled around the annual Web Summit and the f.ounders conference, both of which have become the hottest must-attend event in Europe and rivaling any great conference in the US. Getting names of marquee speakers would obviously draw a good crowd from across Europe.

Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis

Occam's Razor

Consumer Barometer was created by IAB Europe with TNS Infratest and Google as partners. It is a repository of global data that has as its primary purpose to quantify the role of digital in the consumer journey from research to purchase.

The Global Sharing Economy

YoungUpstarts

But the trend is not restricted to just the United States or Europe; the sharing economy has even spread to many developed and developing countries across the world, and yes, even in China, to the point where global revenues could surpass US$35o billion per year by 2025.

SaaS Wars: Europe Awakens

Cracking the Code

Accel Euroscape: The 100 most promising Software-as-a- Service companies in Europe and Israel -This article was co-authored with my colleague Pia d'Iribarne and published initially on Tech.eu. SaaS in Europe is exploding in terms of both quantity and quality.

4 Myths of Global Branding

Inc Startups

In a flash the dream of a truly global economy took a giant leap forward. No longer is a global presence reserved for the Fortune 500 and their complex channels of distribution. But as the barriers to global commerce have fallen complexities of global branding have taken their place.

What are the biggest global events for Venture Capitalists and Business Angels where they can learn about their own business?

Gust

The European/International counterpart to the ACA Summit, the annual EBAN Congress rotates among different countries in Europe. There is probably a 25% overlap in attendance between the two conferences, with the leaders of the largest North American and international angel groups (known as BANs in Europe) typically attending both. Gust News Invested Interests angel investors Angels business conferences global events seminars VCs

Entrepreneurs Need to Think Global From Day One

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully.

Grading Europe’s Top Startup Scenes

YFS Magazine

Europe has a valuable creative scene that should not be overlooked by those in Silicon Valley. Culture global entrepreneurship startup cities startup culture

5 Steps to Taking your Blog Global

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The World Wide Web has made it easier than ever to reach a global audience. In order to truly take your blog global you have to make sure your content is both interesting and accessible to an international audience.

The Global Economy Is Looking Very 1990s - Justin Fox

Chaganomics

Europe’s economy is being held back by German political decisions and doubts about the common currency. Global economyHe has very strong points in this post - Oil prices are falling, seemingly inexorably. Emerging market countries are having currency crises. A previously unstoppable East Asian economic power -- the world’s second-largest economy -- is slowing, and the country’s leaders at times seem to have lost the plot. Russia is an economic mess.

Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time. In addition, the Founder Institute is also testing new programs in Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Zurich, and Warsaw, and will be hosting several free events across Europe this autumn. Entrepreneur Europe Insider FI Founder Institute News Profiles and Interviews

5 Things You Need to Know Before Doing Business in Europe

Inc Startups

Europe is a great place to go global as long as you know how to act. Here are the tricks for gaining credibility

Visiting Angels and Entrepreneurs in Northern Europe

Angel Investing News

We arrived from Moscow on April 25 and I spoke on Raising Money to Go Global the following day at StartSmart held at Technopolis Ülemiste, an incubator and innovation center. We found Tallinn to be a delightful place to visit and the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe. We were in Europe for a month, visiting four countries.

Easybring now delivering globally

ArcticStartup

Our vision is to utilize every movement to solve the world''s delivery needs”, said Easybring CEO, Ari Kestin, “We focused on creating a great service in the challenging market of Norway before opening the service to the global audience.

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

The Equity Kicker

As you can see from the charts below, it turns out that the level of venture activity in Europe is increasing slightly, particularly on the side of funds raised by VCs to invest into startups.

3 leaders shaking up Finland’s tech scene

The Next Web

And many are set to disrupt industries on a global scale. Entrepreneur Europe WorldDespite the chilly conditions in Helsinki, the Finnish startup scene is heating up. The country that gave birth to Nokia, Angry Birds and the Linux operating system is continuing to pop out startups.

Hatching An International Office: 6 Tips For Startups Going Global

OnStartups

While global expansion can be an exciting time, it’s a significant undertaking and requires some careful planning and making some hard decisions. To determine where your biggest global opportunity exists, take a look at your customer base. The following is a guest post by Diana Urban.

Global Expansion Do's & Don'ts

Inc Startups

Global expansion is not for the faint of heart. We often work with small businesses that are looking for investment, in many cases because they want to expand globally. companies that expanded globally before they were ready. Success factors may not translate globally.

How a community is born: The rise of Polish startups

The Next Web

They looked for startups with global ambitions, something the Polish ones lacked. Three years later and Poland has got a number of well-funded startups disrupting global markets. Entrepreneur Europe Analysis and Opinion Borys Musielak is the founder and CEO of Filmaster.

Business of Software Conference in Europe and the USA

Business of Software Blog

Business of Software has always been a global community: last year half the attendees came from outside the US. 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. Coming next week at which point prices for BoS US will rise… If you also want BoS Europe updates, provide us with your email below and we will add you to the Europe list. Business of Software is seven years old now.

5 Keys To Success In Rolling Out Software Worldwide

Startup Professionals Musings

The most successful project resulted in release of localized products, for all the major languages in Europe, within four weeks of US product introductions. development entrepreneur global localization software

Reinvent Vacations For a Global Mobile Era

Feld Thoughts

We decided to do it this summer and we turned our month in Alaska into two months in Europe. I plan to write at least one post about what I learned in my “summer in Europe&# after I return to the US next week. Rosabeth Moss Kanter has an excellent post up on the HBR Blog titled Should Leaders Go on Vacation? Recently, I’ve seen plenty of commentary in the popular press (especially Fox News articles) about the inappropriateness of leaders taking vacation.

Building the Global Startup Part 2: Get Yourself a Strategy

John O'Farrell

This is the second in a series on building a global company from the ground up. In the first part of this series I discussed the importance of laying the groundwork for a global company up-front. Europe never recovered from this failure to pick the right operating model.

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

Business of Software Blog

In the lower left hand quadrant the great credit bubble of 2005-08 leading to the global financial crisis and the great recession took over the banking system, both the regulated and unregulated banking system. And left us with a lot of beach houses in the Nevada desert and the functional equivalent of that across Europe and parts of Asia, radically unproductive and when it burst the economic consequences were devastating. There are only 7 global banks essentially running IPO’s.

French OptiMiam Tapping Into Global Waste Food Problem

ArcticStartup

It took a year before the first teams in Finland, one of the advanced markets in global perspective, started to work on launching waste food apps and it took two years for Finnish firms to start blaming each other on stealing the idea of launching a waste food app. We want to be global.

10 Tips for the Global Power Player

Inc Startups

Here's a few simple steps to take charge of your global operation. Think locally, act globally." That was said by John Naisbitt in his book Global Paradox. Today, it is difficult not to consider the global implications of what we do and how we act.

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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. In 2015, we have made nine investments to date (a few have not yet been announced) and four of them have been in Europe (45%). Well first, we have developed an investment presence in Europe.

VC Per Capita: Europe $7, US $72, Israel $142

ArcticStartup

In Europe we've come to realise it that while there are certain hotspots, to among which Northern Europe is slowly growing into, venture capital in general is extremely scarce compared to other parts of the world.

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.

Start-up Task No. 1: Think Global

Inc Startups

Planning a global strategy--even before you launch your first product--can help your company grow fast. But considering a global strategy from the moment you launch your business can set you up for greater flexibility and much faster growth.