Natalie Novick

Natalie is a sociologist and researcher on early-stage entrepreneurship in Europe. For the last five years, she has been conducting fieldwork with entrepreneurs and community builders for the project, The Startup City.

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The Reverse Pitch: Antler

“At Antler, we believe that it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges.” Antler is an early-stage investor and startup generator headquartered in Singapore with offices in London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), New York (USA), Nairobi (Kenya) and Sydney […]

The Reverse Pitch: True

True is a venture investor with a difference– the firm uniquely specialises in supporting companies in the retail and consumer sector. This focus allows the firm to support its portfolio companies far beyond seed funding, through their industry sector expertise and an extensive network of corporate partners. True was founded by Matt Truman and Paul Cocker […]

Catching up with Causaly

Last year, I covered the seed-round of London-based Causaly, a machine learning company that was teaching computers to read. The company is developing a natural language processing AI that seeks to read, understand and interpret all biomedical knowledge ever published. The scale of the problem Causaly is trying to solve grows enormously each day. Every […]

Tech.eu Interview: Wiktor Warchałowski, CEO and co-founder of Airly

Last month, the European Union’s Environment Agency released a landmark report with a shocking finding: 412,000 Europeans were killed prematurely due to poor air quality in 2016 (the most recent year data is available). Thousands more across the continent suffer from medical conditions attributed to poor air quality, including heart disease, lung disease and strokes. […]

The full story: Samir El-Alami and doctorly

One of the reasons why I first started researching early-stage entrepreneurs was because I relished the chance of seeing the future being made. Sometimes these changes come rapidly, with startups chasing competitors, and others, they’re the product of careful germination and patient product research. A perfect example of this is doctorly, a yet-to-launch health tech […]

Tech.eu Interview: Spotawheel

Spotawheel was founded in Athens by Charis Arvanitis, Christos Zis and Kiriakos Agadakos. The team came together to found Spotawheel in 2016 in an effort to offer a frictionless buying experience for used cars through a unique platform that helps buyers find the right car at the right price. Through their predictive analytics, Spotawheel identifies […]

The Reverse Pitch: Concentric

Concentric was founded by Kjartan Rist and Denis Shafranik in 2013. The firm invests across many different industries, looking for the best opportunities that use technology to drive efficiency and empower consumers. Concentric views investment as a partnership, and the team endeavors to challenge paradigms of venture capital firms that rely too heavily on management […]