In this special episode, we talk to Aaron Blumenthal (USA), Antonio Pisante (Italy), and Rune Theill (The Netherlands) to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on startup accelerators. Will the accelerator business model survive the pandemic? What advice do the programme managers give their portfolio startups? Find answers to these questions — and much more — in today’s show.
Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). With €100 million raised for its first fund, byFounders bills itself as a VC firm created by founders and for founders. We sat down with Tommy Andersen at the TechBBQ conference last […]
Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). With more than 10 years of history and over €1 billion raised across its funds, Seedcamp is one of the most well-known seed-stage VC firms in Europe. At the TechBBQ conference in […]
The yearly Slush conference planned for November 19—20, 2020 in Helsinki has been cancelled “due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the organisation announced in a press release. Instead, Slush is planning to “pursue our mission of helping founders in new ways this year,” said Miika Huttunen, the CEO of Slush who started on this position earlier […]
Stockholm-founded “delivery experience platform” for online merchants Ingrid has raised 12.25 million SEK (some €1.16 million) from the local early-stage VC Blq invest. The startup claims to handle 10 percent of the e-commerce market in Sweden and is planning to use the capital injection to expand to new markets. Founded in 2015, Ingrid wants to […]
This week, Andrii Degeler, Robin Wauters, and Sebastien Toupy (TNW) discuss the topic of hackathons and whether they are indeed able to produce solutions the world needs in times of crisis. The featured interview is a conversation with Alex Theuma, founder and CEO of SaaStock talking about the reaction of the event industry to the pandemic.
This week, we’ve got two interviews to share with you. The first one is with Kirill Bigay from Preply, a language learning startup from Ukraine that’s got pretty big news to share. The other is with Hjalmar Nordegren from Karma, a Swedish startup that fights food waste globally.