Bas van Abel and the Fairphone team are on a mission: making the world a ‘better place’ by building a very real smartphone manufacturing company. Will you ditch your Samsung for the new Fairphone 2?
Started out of a single-room Berlin office in 2011, driver booking platform Blacklane has raised more than €22 million in funding from Daimler and others. Ivo Spigel caught up with CEO Dr. Jens Wohltorf.
Apps, wristbands and a talking skiing helmet: here’s how Runtastic became a global leader in fitness apps and hardware, fully bootstrapped until Axel Springer bought a 50.1% stake in late 2013.
Christian Lanng and his crew over at Tradeshift are building a distributed, cloud-based platform to handle the extremely difficult task of supporting global supply chains. Ivo Spigel finds out how the company got started and how it’s doing in this profile of one of the best-funded Scandinavian startups.
Holvi CEO Johan Lorenzen has set out to build an online bank for small businesses and freelancers. Ivo Spigel spoke with him recently to delve into what that means and how he plans to achieve it.
2014 has been very good to Croatian startups. Ivo Spigel reports on five of the country’s leaders as Rimac Automobili, Bellabeat, Repsly, Farmeron and Oradian are flush with investment and awards.
Dr Johann Hansmann – “Hansi”, as he is known to everyone – is a central figure in the transformation of the Austrian startup ecosystem. Tech.eu caught up with Hansi at the recent Pioneers Festival.