Can you believe Tech.eu has been around for almost four years already? When we embarked on our journey back in late 2013, the European tech sector had already produced a number of great companies, of course, but we knew it showed even greater promise for the future.

Capturing that momentum, as a new wave of founders were starting and scaling businesses across the continent, and serving as a fact and data-driven guide to the European startup and overall tech scene for technology professionals from all over the world, has been our mission since day one.

With all the credit going to the people who make up the majority of our audience – the entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, corporates, connectors, event organisers and academics – it turns out we were right about the fact that the European tech industry would start living up to its potential like never before. It has, and things are still improving.

Tech.eu has evolved, too. Initially starting out as a digital media company, we always knew that data, facts and informed opinion is a much better way to gain and share insights about the European technology scene, rather than continuously chasing the next news story or click-baiting readers with clever (or not) headlines. Now more of a market intelligence company than anything else, we’ve already produced a number of reports and presentations that have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, and will continue to lead data-driven European tech coverage with our news site, newsletters, podcast and social media channels.

But we’ve also heard loud and clear that there is still a profound lack in quality data, and insightful reporting on the broader European tech industry, leading us to a decision to double down on our market intelligence and research business.

Today, we’re launching the initial phase of this renewed, deeper focus. In order to serve our professional audience to the best of our abilities, we intend to hire new data analysts and reporters to truly capture the information needed to understand Europe’s growing tech scene, its problems and opportunities, in all corners of the region. But we need your support.

We are starting with the introduction of a premium subscription that will enable investors, corporate and business development managers, policymakers, event organisers and M&A advisory firms to access regular and major insights into what is happening in the European tech sector and give them an edge as they develop and grow their operations.

This paid tier will cost 100 euros per year, or 12 euros per month, and provide subscribers (we shall call them Tech.eu Insiders) with unlimited access to all of our editorial coverage, report archive, significant discounts to future reports and exclusive events, and a number of other benefits. We are also looking to shortly provide online access to our unrivalled database, with the ability to search, filter and export our unique European tech industry data, as we’ve heard and realised there is an enormous gap in the market for this.

For the time being, the majority of our editorial content will remain free, though for some of it, registration will henceforth be required. But for tech industry professionals, the benefit of an annual Tech.eu subscription in particular will prove clear as we increase our focus on delivering data-driven insights on the European tech sector.

Perhaps the most immediately visible change is that our full Friday newsletter, which has offered a full list of funding, M&A deals and IPOs from across Europe since we started Tech.eu, will soon be reserved only for paying subscribers. We will still send a limited version every Friday afternoon, as well as the Monday morning overview of the biggest 10 European tech stories of the past week, to other subscribers.

We’re a small team with nimble operations, which allows us to keep our annual membership price as low as €100/year. But we have big aspirations, and we hope you will decide to support us by becoming a member, which will in turn allow us to invest in serving you with the best European tech insights out there. We’re looking forward to it!

Check out our different plans now, and feedback is welcome as always.

Thanks for your support, and onward and upwards!