The Lisbon Investment Summit was part conference, part grand finale of the Lisbon Challenge acceleration process. Ivo Spigel used the opportunity to take a closer look at what’s cooking in the beautiful city on seven hills. Hint: he didn’t use a bicycle to get around Lisbon.
A combination of strong tech talent and EU funding seems to be working well for Bulgaria. Tech.eu co-founder Ivo Spigel takes a look at the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria and the Balkans.
Croatian Farmeron is one of a new breed of startups going after a very traditional industry – agriculture. For CEO Matija Kopic, the key metric he is measuring his business by are “CiCs” – cows in the cloud. Following a recent $2.6M funding round, Ivo Spigel spoke with Kopic and several key investors and customers to find out where these cows are headed.
An electric supercar manufacturer is emerging from an unlikely place – Zagreb, Croatia. Ivo Spigel profiles Rimac Automobili as the automotive startup gears up for an 8 million euro investment.
Founded in Vienna, Codeship went from Seedcamp to Techstars Boston, and then landed a $2.6 million Series A round. Here, Ivo Spigel catches up with CEO Moritz Plassnig…
Mendeley, a startup founded by a trio of German academics, revolutionised academic publishing. Then, it was bought by incumbent Elsevier, causing concern among its users. Were they right to worry?
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has been quietly staking out a sizeable footprint in Europe and beyond. Ivo Spigel reports on Rakuten’s plans for taking on Amazon and eBay on the Old Continent.