7 European startup founder blogs for you to start reading in 2015

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Personal blogs written by entrepreneurs can be insightful and downright inspiring.

For instance, Dwolla CEO Ben Milne delivers an intriguing mix of images, first-hand startup experiences and news snippets on his blog

Another good one is by CloudPeeps CEO Kate Kendall, who shares honest posts about digital culture, startup lessons-learned and reflections on personal development.

From my experience, it’s not very difficult to find interesting American startup founder blogs, though. But try searching for a diverse set of startup founder blogs with a European perspective, which are decently written. In English. And updated more than once a year.

You might find, it’s a bigger feat than it sounds.

Luckily for you, we did the hard work of scouring the web and compiling a list of our top European entrepreneur blogs to check out – here they are:

1) Martin Varsavsky

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Based in Madrid, Varsavsky is currently the CEO of FON, a company aimed at building the world’s largest WiFi community. Over the course of his career, Varsavsky has founded seven companies and two education projects in Latin America. His blog features interesting commentary on digital culture, current events and entrepreneurship.

2) Tine Thygesen

Tine Thygesen

Titled ‘Dare, do!’, Thygesen’s blog is “about building companies and making the most of your life”. She offers useful startup guides and candid reflections about issues in tech, among other things. In her latest post, the entrepreneur – who lives in Denmark – announced her departure as CEO from travelling app startup Everplaces.

3) John O’Nolan

John O'Nolan

Founder of London-based open source publishing platform Ghost, O’Nolan also runs an eponymous blog – which is beautifully designed and covers various topics, including open source culture, entrepreneurial life and crowdfunding.

In related news: Earlier this month, Ghost acquired blogging platform Roon.io.

4) Cat Noone

Cat Noone

Noone is co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Berlin-based eBook publishing startup Liberio.

Having only launched the company in July of this year, it’s interesting to get a glimpse from her blog into the process behind finding a co-founder as well as what it’s like to be a first-time founder.

5) Tor Grøsund

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Working from Oslo, Grøsund is a founder of new media agency Lingo Labs as well as lecturer of entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo and BI Norwegian Business school.

His minimalistic blog is a collection of musings ranging from ‘must-read startup books‘ to insights on Nordic leadership.

6) Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox

In 1998, Fox co-founded travel and leisure website giant Lastminute.com, which ended up being sold for £577 million in 2005. Since then, the British entrepreneur has started her own charitable foundation and joined the House of Lords as crossbencher. Her blog posts cover mostly digital issues and touch on topics such as data retention and emergency laws, Twitter and power of open data.

7) Marcin Treder

Marcin Treder

Now based in Mountain View, California, Treder is CEO of Polish startup UXPin.

Though he doesn’t update his blog as often anymore, there are a number of insightful posts in his archive worth a read. For instance, his takes on EU startups raising capital in Silicon Valley and the Polish startup scene.

Which entrepreneur/startup founder blogs do you follow? Let us know in the comments section below.

Featured image credit: Khakimullin Aleksandr / Shutterstock.com
Entrepreneur image credits: via respective Twitter avatars of bloggers.

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