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This Is Europe’s Moment’: Lightspeed Venture Partners Hires Paul Murphy To Lead Europe Push

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Lightspeed’s Europe Plans

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Top 3 Places In Europe To Live In As A Start-up Millionaire 

YoungUpstarts

Together with our partner for this article – Propstep rental housing – we’ve found three destinations in Europe where a lot of entrepreneurs migrate to when they become millionaires. Others entrepreneur life Europe startup life

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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

By doing research on your current people, systems and partners, you can create an overview of where you are as a company. 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.

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2019 Accel Euroscape – The Rise of Europe

Cracking the Code

The top 100 SaaS companies in Europe and Israel The European Software-as-a-Service world changed forever when Daniel Dines, the founder of UiPath, made the cover of Forbes as ‘Boss of the Bots’ last month. The rise of Europe Against this healthy backdrop, let’s drill down into Europe. We will see a new generation of API companies emerging from Europe, with companies like MessageBird and Algolia already showing great promise.

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Welcoming the Newest Partner to Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

Today is amongst the proudest days I’ve had at Upfront Ventures — getting the chance to announce that Kevin Zhang has been promoted to Partner. We are sparring partners, not “deciders.” We track which investment firms and which investment partners are a good fit for each company we have back so that we don’t have a scattergun approach to fund raising. years and he has definitely earned the trust and respect of all of his peer group of Partners at Upfront Ventures.

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DLD 2011: Probably the best organized conference in Europe

VC Cafe

The Big Picture panel: social, mobile, advertising, TV, media – with Google’s Nikesh Arora, Jim Breyer (partner at Accel and board member at Facebook), Thomas Ebeling, Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn, angel investor and partner at Greylock), and Paul-Bernhard Kallen.

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

The Next Web

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. Entrepreneur Europe Events Voice European Startup Awards Startup Awards The Next Web tnw

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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

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Seedcamp and Angellist Partner for Europe

Fred Destin

Seedcamp has been running strong for 5 years now; it will continue to be a work in progress for many years to come but it's clearly doing a fantastic job in helping startups from Europe and beyond in accelerating their progress at the earliest stages. The big haha moment for me was to see how much talent, energy and passion we've discovered coming out of Eastern Europe. Join both and help us make Europe innovation a greater success.

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The hunt for the fastest growing company in Europe starts now

The Next Web

This is why we have decided to partner with Adyen – for the fourth year in a row – to host our acclaimed Tech5 competition. At TNW, we love fast growing tech startups – telling their stories and celebrating their growth. For Tech5, we focus on one key figure: Revenue growth. We’ve witnessed the exponential growth of the European tech scene.

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

The Next Web

Silicon Allee (a TNW content partner ) caught up with him to pick his brain on what 2013 might hold for us. We’re a European VC company and we study the market across Europe. And that’s an issue for young guys, very keen and straight out of school; if you’re going to be building businesses you need some older people who can provide some experience, particularly when you get into sales and partner management.

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The hunt for the fastest growing company of Europe starts now

The Next Web

This is why we have decided to partner with Adyen – for the fourth year in a row – to host our acclaimed Tech5 competition. At TNW, we love fast growing tech startups – telling their stories and celebrating their growth. For Tech5, we focus on one key figure: Revenue growth. We’ve witnessed the exponential growth of the European tech scene.

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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. Geo : "Eurovision countries" including Israel and Eastern Europe. Obvious competitors : Index Growth, Kennet, Accel, Balderton and sometimes Summit Partners, occasionally US players (I assume Insight, Bessemer). Davor is a super smiley Croatian.

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Interview I did about Forward Partners for Soldo

The Equity Kicker

See below for a good description of what we like to see in deals at Forward Partners and what makes us different from other VCs. An interview with Nic Brisbourne, Forward Partners. Nic Brisbourne is Managing Partner at Forward Partners, the UK’s leading early-stage VC, currently supporting the UK’s next generation of AI, e-commerce and marketplace businesses. Nic is also the author of one of Europe’s most popular venture capital blogs – www.theequitykicker.com.

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5 Forces That Kill Momentum For Business First-Movers

Startup Professionals Musings

I found this reality addressed well in a new book, “ Fast Times ,” by McKinsey Partners Arun Arora, Peter Dahlstrom, Klemens Hjartar, and Florian Wunderlich. In the same year, Lego's profits soared 63% as they expanded their initiatives and operations in Asia and Europe.

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Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

The Startup Magazine

You will not find a massive volume of users, but maybe you will find better partners. B2B Websites in Europe. Last but not least, there is Europe, the world’s largest trading bloc. Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the oldest one and is backed by the European Commission.

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Facebook Partners with Seedcamp to Support European Social Startups

ReadWriteStart

Once focused on holding events in Europe, Seedcamp has expanded to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Seedcamp , often described as the European equivalent to Silicon Valley's Y Combinator , has announced a partnership with Facebook to help support socially-oriented startups. The partnership means that Seedcamp participants get product, technical, and design support, as well as early access to beta programs on the Facebook platform.

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Cracking The Code: In search of Europe's next tech stars.

Cracking the Code

In search of Europes next tech stars. A short interview on Bloomberg about where I see venture opportunities in Europe. Philippe Botteri Accel Partners London, UK My Bio. Europe Consumer. (1). In search of Europe's next tech stars. Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, August 03, 2011.

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Female Founders Breaking Barriers in the Bodywork Industry

The Startup Magazine

An interesting new way to create a solution for both consumers and massage therapists is the partnering of traditional massage with restorative yoga and other relaxation techniques. Entrepreneurship People Startup style Startups The entrepreneurs bodywork brain consumers emotions entrepreneurs Europe female founder founder Health income Insurance massage mindfulness opportunity performance Productivity research service startup training yoga yomassage

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EU Commission starts big-name ‘Leaders Club’ to advise on European Web entrepreneurship

The Next Web

The European Commission is keen on attempting to put Web entrepreneurship-as-a-career in the spotlights by, for one, partnering with The Next Web for a prestigious awards ceremony dubbed Europioneers. All of them have committed to regularly engaging with Neelie Kroes in meetings and come up with ways to inspire future Web entrepreneurs across Europe by sharing strategic views, experiences and best practices on what needs to be done to improve the current situation.

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First Business Trip to Hong Kong? What to Know

The Startup Magazine

Attire follows suit, literally, though the norm is a bit more formal than in Western Europe or North America. Rely on Established Local Partners. While Hong Kong is a truly international city, it behooves new arrivals partner with service providers that have been on the ground here for years and boast deep, well-developed networks of local contacts. There’s nowhere in the world quite like Hong Kong.

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Private Label Manufacturing Helps Startups

The Startup Magazine

Budget supermarket chains have long been popular in Europe. It is therefore vital for retailers to partner with reliable and established manufacturers for their private label items. Technology amazon Branding budget commercials commissions consumers Costco costs Europe infrastructure labeling liability manufacturers Manufacturing Marketing online retail operations planning reputation Small Business supplier Supply chain United States

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An ongoing discussion on linkedin about Offshore Web Development and building a team in Europe.

Scalable Startup

This discussion began last week and has fostered some great comments and resources… Offshore resources/Europe company for U.S. I’m looking for suggestions on how to scale this using people in europe without adding too many “middle men” 1. People in the Philippines or India or eastern europe are very low cost – $7-10/hour. I had a company in europe in the past and was very happy with the quality software we created.

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From humble beginnings to market leadership: UiPath rings the NYSE bell!

Cracking the Code

Founded in Bucharest, and now headquartered now in New York City, UiPath rang the bell this morning at the NYSE, becoming the largest public cloud company born in Europe. The Global Partners of Accel.

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Spain’s Ticketbis Raises Additional Round To Fuel International Growth

YoungUpstarts

The latest funding round led by Active Venture Partners , a European venture capital company with a presence in Spain, Germany and Scandinavia, is expected to help the online ticket trading platform drive its international growth. It then expanded to the rest of Europe, the United States as well as the Latin America and Asia markets. In 2015 the company expects revenues from new portals in Asia to be equal to that of Europe and Latin America by 2015.

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How To Protect Your SaaS Business During Market Uncertainty

Gust

How to protect your SaaS business during market uncertainty Public tech stocks have been on a downward trend the last few months in the US & Europe. This post originally appeared on Capchase‘s blog.

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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. Entrepreneur Events Google Insider Next Conference tnw-europe

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Cracking The Code: Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII.

Cracking the Code

Bessemer Venture Partners Expands BVP VII Fund. 26 Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), the oldest venture capital practice in the United States, today announced the closing of a $350 million supplement to its current fund family, BVP VII, which closed in June 2007. Great companies have been founded during downturns and Bessemer sees a lot of investment opportunity in the current market environment," said Ed Colloton, Chief Operating Officer of Bessemer Venture Partners.

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A new unicorn in the UK every six weeks

The Equity Kicker

Companies in Europe worth over $1bn. It paints a pretty picture, for the UK and for Europe. In the last twelve months there were 8 new unicorns in the UK and 13 in Europe. For Forward Partners that means investing in companies that can return the fund with exits in the £100-300m range but have a chance of going on to be much bigger. Forward Partners Venture CapitalThe above chart is lifted from a recent GP Bullhound report European Unicorns: Do They Have Legs?

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Today’s Inspired Leader – Authors Define Leadership

The Startup Magazine

Veronica Sósa, founder of Business Fit International Magazine, Business Fit Magazine and SHE (Seminar for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in Europe). “I Brian Marshall, founder of Transformational Growth Partners (TGP). “ Mathis Michele Kelly Michelle Rohrer-Lauer Neli Vazquez Rowland NHRA opportunities passion Seminar for Hispanic Entrepreneurs speaker stories strategy substance abuse team Today's Inspired Leader Transformational Growth Partners Veronica Sósa vision

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How to find an international MD for your startup

VC Cafe

It’s incredible to see it from the vantage point of Campus – new startups are created every day, and the slightly more mature international startups from the US and the rest of Europe are pouring in. Recruiting Startup Hiring amazon AngelList Facebook Google hiring Israel linkedin London and Partners London Business School MD microsoft Paul Kedrosky skype startup hire Startuply startups Techbikers UK UKTI UpGroup VC Work in startups yahoo

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Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge

Fred Destin

Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. The market really went with their headfake about leaving Europe” said Dan Primack, reporter. “I Mr Jeff Fagnan, a partner at Watlington originally from Oregon, agreed: “You gotta keep people guessing. Nonsense, these guys are bi-winning here: more companies, more partners, more venture partners, more everything.

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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

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Meet the bold 20-year-old behind Spanish Firefox OS smartphone maker Geeksphone [Video]

The Next Web

After making and trying to sell Android smartphones for a few years, Geeksphone shifted to Firefox OS not long after hearing about Mozilla’s plans to throw its hat into the smartphone ring from partner Teléfonica’s R&D division. In fact, we should strive to have more entrepreneurs like him in Europe. It’s almost impossible not to be impressed with Javier Agüera , a 20-year-old technology entrepreneur and engineering student from Madrid.

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

The Next Web

Therefore, Momkai has joined us as a partner, so it’s ‘ resting inside the news company’. Entrepreneur Europe Insider Media Analysis and Opinion Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. 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.

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Is a Venture Studio Right for You?

Steve Blank

Venture studios create startups by incubating their own ideas or ideas from their partners. Today there are around 720+ venture studios across the world – half are in Europe. This post previously appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

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

The Next Web

Founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie (CEO) and Dylan Smith (CFO), Box provides a secure content sharing platform where content can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. Box has seen impressive growth throughout the United States and now in Europe.

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Zeev Holtzman: Israeli VC is on the verge of collapse [but wait, there's more]

VC Cafe

Zeev Holtzman, founding partner of Giza Venture Capital and founding member of the Israel Venture Association (IVA), cautioned that “ Israel’s venture capital and startup industry is heading for collapse. On the funding side there’s also some silver lining: Pitango is looking to raise a $350 million fund and Greylock has created a $160 million fund dedicated to Europe and Israel.

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CEO Inspires Employees One Email at a Time

Hearpreneur

For Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners has been inspiring his employees by delivering e-mails each Friday morning with a leadership theme, quote and related tip/article around personal growth. I started Acceleration Partners because I saw a huge opportunity in the performance marketing industry to do things in a better way and to be more brand-centric. We are also expanding globally to Asia and Europe. . CEO Inspiration Acceleration Partners Robert Glazer

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Cracking The Code: BlablaCar - Travel Revolution

Cracking the Code

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., As Techcrunch announced earlier today, Accel led a $10m round in the company to help them develop their service across all Europe. Europe Consumer. (1).

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

The Next Web

My partners are making all that possible, it’s pure teamwork. I was helping to build the product and company in the initial years, then we had to divide responsibilities more clearly when we were raising the first round of funding and my ex-partners Bart and Pawel moved from managing Applicake to managing Future Simple full-time. Does that say anything about the Polish startup ecosystem, and/or Europe as a whole?

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