Plenty of Dry powder for Europe and Israel VC funds

VC Cafe

The American VC funds are now coming to Europe , seeing European startups as a new asset class worth investing in. The dry powder in Europe seems to go way beyond the ski slopes. Another question is around exits in Europe , and availability of late stage capital.

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How To Sell To Consumers In Europe

YoungUpstarts

Then the big bad wolf of internet came. To begin with, it was the internet that created this. You cannot look at Europe as one playground. The difference in Europe on the same product is between 8% and 27%. But in Europe, Amazon is only active in 5 of the 51 countries (!!). by Stef van Boekel of www.eubusinessdevelopment.com. Congratulations, you have launched a successful product or a web-shop. Cash flows are coming in and you are succeeding as an entrepreneur.

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Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect

YoungUpstarts

By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). When the Internet was first conceived as a better way for computers to communicate with one another, no one could predict the impact it would have on business communications. Today we depend on the Internet to reach customers, manage suppliers, and conduct our business in general. billion is insufficient to support the ever-increasing scale and scope of the Internet.<

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

Ben and his partner Marc Andreessen (the founder of Netscape and author of the first commercial web browser on the Internet ) are the definition of Smart Money. I’ve followed them with a few observations about the Internet that may help frame the scope of the debate. While labeled the “dot.com” bubble, valuations went crazy across a wide range of technology sectors including telecommunications, enterprise software and biotech, not just the Internet. The Internet May Kill Us.

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.

My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The post My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com. Funnels automatic email campaigns automation blog sales funnel Email Marketing Online Marketing & Internet Business Guides sales funnelHello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home.

I Made $153,428 While Traveling Europe. Here Is How I Did It…

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The post I Made $153,428 While Traveling Europe. Funnels automatic email campaigns automation blog sales funnel Email Marketing Online Marketing & Internet Business Guides sales funnelHello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home. I’ve had a very busy year, traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, then Paris, Nice, Monaco, Lviv, Kiev, back to Paris for the French Open tennis, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Warsaw, and then back to Lviv.

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.

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.

Michelle Dale: Mother Of Three Takes Her Kids Around Europe On A Ten Year “Laptop Lifestyle” Trip Thanks To Her $30,000+ A Month Online Business

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Michelle has been traveling all around Europe … Read the rest of this entry » The post Michelle Dale: Mother Of Three Takes Her Kids Around Europe On A Ten Year “Laptop Lifestyle” Trip Thanks To Her $30,000+ A Month Online Business appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com. Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Michelle has been traveling all around Europe since 2005.

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Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet - Terms of Service

techcrunch.com

Europe. Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet. It’s long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. Europe. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Facebook. Twitter. Apple. Google. Android. Disrupt SF. Hackathon. Comment.

New study: Britain leads the world in mobile data consumption, m-commerce and internet TV

The Equity Kicker

New research from Ofcom has found that Britain leads the world in usage of several key technologies: Most likely to access TV content over the internet: 23% of us do so every week (USA is second with 17%). Going back five years mobile was widely regarded as a strong area for Europe due to the strength of Nokia and the Symbian operating system, but since then Apple and Android have taken over.

Cracking The Code: 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. In search of Europes next tech stars. A short interview on Bloomberg about where I see venture opportunities in Europe. Europe Consumer. (1). internet. (6). In search of Europe's next tech stars. How the use of internet is transform. Cracking The Code.

Fund profile: Fidelity Growth Partners (Europe)

Fred Destin

Today I am profiling the fund of my friend and co-investor Davor Hebel who is an investor with Fidelity Growth Partners Europe. Sectors : start with software (vertical solutions, SaaS, healthcare IT), add internet (e-commerce, marketplaces), mix with digital entertainment (gaming etc) and season with some cleantech (cautiously, tech-enabled clean such as energy efficiency, smart grid). Geo : "Eurovision countries" including Israel and Eastern Europe.

How TechXLR8 Forges Change Makers from Startups

The Startup Magazine

2018 is the year of TechXLR8, the flagship event of London Tech Week, the largest tech festival in Europe, and backed by the mayor of London. Internet of Things World Europe. Event Technology 5G augmented reality blockchain conference developers Europe exhibitors fintech futurists hackathon IOT London London Tech Week networking Project Kairos

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Tech is exploding all across the UK, not just in London

The Next Web

The Internet economy currently accounts for around 8.3 Entrepreneur Europe Insider Analysis and Opinion James Parton is the European Director at Twilio. percent of British GDP according to Boston Consulting Group’s latest study, The Connected World. Not only is this a larger percentage than any other G20 nation, but this figure is expected to hit 12.4 percent by 2016.

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Viva Tel Aviv: Meet the 6 amazing startups launching at Techono.me today

The Next Web

Apps Entrepreneur Europe Events Insider Mobile 24me Better Internet BetterInternet GeoNuts Hey Stack HeyStack Join The Mossad Learni Mossad Product Launches Rompr Techono.me Coming to you live from sunny Tel Aviv, where six carefully curated Israeli startups are having their big debut on stage at the Techono.me conference organized by Orli Yakuel and her team. I met with the startups earlier this week to prepare for this post, and I have to say, they are truly very interesting.

These are the British Businesses Adopting Green and Sustainable Practices

The Startup Magazine

It was suggested as early as 2010, in a report by the European Commission that SMEs accounted for approximately 64% of the industrial pollution in Europe[3]. The chambers has adopted an integrated software tool which enables the secure production, sharing and storage of legal documents (even without an internet connection).

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

Occam's Razor

Digital data collection is also exceedingly complex, perhaps a reflection of the organic nature, and subsequent explosion, of the internet. Though Europe is our primary focus, regardless of where you are located you'll learn about web privacy, data collection, optimal tool decisions and how best to plan your data strategy. Broadly speaking, there seem to be four buckets of implementation currently underway in Europe when it comes to the cookie part of the law.

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What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

The Next Web

Russia currently has the largest online market in Europe. For example, one of the priorities of Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) is to provide financial and expert support to startups in their early development stage. For example, mobile internet penetration currently stands at 34 percent in Russia, only 8 percent behind the UK and 11 percent behind the US. Asia Entrepreneur Europe Insider

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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. These are the two other startups that made it to the finals: 2) Be-Bound aims to tackle a huge problem: how to get information from the mobile Internet on your smartphone without access to any data connection, whether it’s Wi-Fi or 3G. Entrepreneur Europe Events Be-Bound BeBound le web Le Web 12 Le Web 2012 Le Web Paris Le Web Paris 12 leweb News Qunb Recommend

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Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene

The Next Web

We boast the world’s second highest fixed broadband Internet subscription rate only an inch behind Sweden. Ninety-four percent of households are equipped with a computer and have Internet access (the others are still playing 8-bit Nintendo). But if we’re honest, Amsterdam is currently outdone by several places in Europe. Entrepreneur Europe Analysis and Opinion Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist.

Market Insights Tool: Consumer Commerce Barometer

VC Cafe

F or all the advertising and ecommerce startups out there: the Consumer Commerce Barometer (CCB) is a great way to gain market insights into how consumers interact with the internet as a source of information for purchasing decision. CCB is the result of a global effort by the IAB Europe in partnership with TNS Infratest and Google to quantify the role of online in the consumer journey from research to purchase.

Market Insights Tool: Consumer Commerce Barometer

VC Cafe

F or all the advertising and ecommerce startups out there: the Consumer Commerce Barometer (CCB) is a great way to gain market insights into how consumers interact with the internet as a source of information for purchasing decision. CCB is the result of a global effort by the IAB Europe in partnership with TNS Infratest and Google to quantify the role of online in the consumer journey from research to purchase.

Market Insights Tool: Consumer Commerce Barometer

VC Cafe

F or all the advertising and ecommerce startups out there: the Consumer Commerce Barometer (CCB) is a great way to gain market insights into how consumers interact with the internet as a source of information for purchasing decision. CCB is the result of a global effort by the IAB Europe in partnership with TNS Infratest and Google to quantify the role of online in the consumer journey from research to purchase.

Global Perspective: Current Opportunities for Low-Cost Manufacturing in China

The Startup Magazine

Their primary motivation has been the fact that manufacturing costs in Chinese factories are lower than those in the US or Europe. The internet: Looking for a Chinese factory on the internet may seem like looking for a needle in a haystack, but persevere. Trade fairs: Such fairs in China and the US and Europe attract a massive number of suppliers as exhibitors.

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Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming

YoungUpstarts

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone mention that he/she’s got a fantastic idea for an Internet startup, I’d probably have about eight bucks. (I The time has passed when you could just outsource the coding and build the next big thing on the Internet. A business founder should learn how to program because code is the language of the Internet. Lee Shen Han has just returned from a half-year travel sabbatical around Europe and South America. by Lee Shen Han.

We crowdfunded $1.7 million for a new online news publication. This is our story so far.

The Next Web

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. Entrepreneur Europe Insider Media Analysis and Opinion He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform. He originally published this post on on Medium.

Website creation software maker Jimdo claims it declined an 8-digit investment offer

The Next Web

The reason this sounds plausible coming from Jimdo: the United Internet corporation once acquired 30 percent of the company, but the founders bought back the shares in 2009 after its partnership with United Internet subsidiary 1&1 ended. Entrepreneur Europe Insider jimdoHere’s an interesting update from the founders of simple website creation and management tool Jimdo : they’ve not raised funding.

Cracking The Code: Software 2.0: How the use of internet is.

Cracking the Code

Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. How the use of internet is transforming the software industry. In the past seven years, Internet has changed the business landscape and software has not been an exception to the rule. Today, all the information is free and available on the internet. Today, people find software applications on the internet and they can test the product with a free trial.

Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

The first category includes companies that have a dominant position in their national market and are often internet or ecommerce companies. Why Eastern Europe? Out of these 53m internet users, 15m are shopping online, creating a fast growing $11B ecommerce market in Russia alone (expected to reach $19B by 2015) The mobile penetration is among the highest in the world with 1.7 Venture Capital Big Data Eastern Europe

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

The Next Web

This kind of innovation would be hard to find in a traditional Chinese Internet company as usually they are copying others, copying those from the US and UK to bring them back to China. Don’t threaten the Chinese Internet giants. Success draws attention, and the last thing you would want to do is step on the toes of China’s Internet giants — namely Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people.

15 steps to launch your own tech startup: Part 2

The Next Web

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. If you are an Internet/software business, take care you pick a location that helps you to start. It’s now a global product, in US, Asia, Europe and Africa. Entrepreneur Europe Insider Analysis and Opinion

Cracking The Code: BlablaCar - Travel Revolution

Cracking the Code

Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Some countries in Europe may have lost their AAA ratings, but they have not lost their appetite to innovate and create new online services. It is interesting to note that this model has been invented in Europe (Blablacar started in 2006) and while there have been some similar and more recent initiatives in the US (e.g., Labels: Europe Consumer , internet.

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Box launches Box Accelerator as its COO reflects on working with young entrepreneurs

The Next Web

Box has seen impressive growth throughout the United States and now in Europe. Levin acknowledges that the expansion in Europe may involve a fair amount of hard work. “I I think we have a bit of a challenge in Europe because we are not as well-known here as we are in the United States”, he says. One of his older partners said, “What if the US government allowed the Internet to be commercialised?” Entrepreneur Europe Insider News

Democratizing IoT Hardware Innovation For Startups – A Radical Approach To A Practical Problem

YoungUpstarts

Largest number of smart connected devices install base in the world, surpassing the US and Europe. ( World’s largest machine-to-machine (M2M) market with more than 74 million M2M connections and the global leader in the deployment of the Internet of Things. Thinking Aloud future trends hardware Internet of Things IoT IT infrastructure Jeffrey Kangby Jeffery Kang, CEO and founder, IngDan. It’s an election year.

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Q&A with Mangrove VC partner Michael Jackson: “You don’t build code at a party”

The Next Web

We’re a European VC company and we study the market across Europe. MJ: It goes without saying now that the mobile industry has completely transformed the way we interact with the Internet. Until recently, we had mobile as an extension of desktop Internet, a mini version of a website. I don’t think we’ve even seen the beginning of that – when we went to the Internet right at the start it was one thing, and it’s developed into something else.

Welcome to the Splinternet

Start Up Blog

A few years from now, every country will have a very different, national internet. Assisted by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of communism in Eastern Europe and a burgeoning new communications technology called the internet , borders and knowledge opened up.

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Meet the 18 startups rocking Seedcamp Week

The Next Web

Like a Spotify for books, 24symbols is a service to read digital books, on any Internet-enabled device, based on a subscription model. Rawstream is a cloud-based web-filtering service that banks on secure DNS servers to help SMBs secure their Internet access, meet compliance and boost employee productivity. Entrepreneur Europe Insider News Profiles and Interviews SeedCamp Seedcamp 2012 Seedcamp Week Seedcamp Week 2012

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

The Next Web

If we are to move closer to “the Internet of people”, work and contribution have to be way more transparent. Does that say anything about the Polish startup ecosystem, and/or Europe as a whole? Entrepreneur Europe Insider Applicake Credictive Ela Madej Future Simple TNW Profile

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SXSW Startups: ObjectBox

Austin Startup

That means that apps can access local data and execute operations, even without internet connectivity. Plus, we’re only a short plane ride away from most of Europe. internet-of-things startup sxsw edge-computing dataThe Forrest Four-Cast: February 20, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx.

Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool

abovethecrowd.com

Watch the video at the end of this post from the DLD15 conference in Europe (starting at 3:30 into the video), and you will see Travis Kalanick layout a vision for “the Perpetual Ride” whereby a driver would always have a customer in the car – an even more audacious vision. ecommerce Finance Internet marketplaces Mobile Regulation Twitter Uber Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech UberPool UberX “Can you take me Higher? To a place where blind men see . Can you take me Higher? .

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

abovethecrowd.com

Many Internet marketplaces also have a rake or vig. Before discussing the merits of low rakes versus high rakes, let us first take a look at current examples of different rakes across the Internet. Many people do not know this, but one of the most amazing Internet success stories is the European division of The Priceline Group, which operates under the brand Booking.com. As such, they were able to signup nearly every small hotel in Europe.