Niko Woischnik should have been in Berlin this summer overseeing Tech Open Air, the tech and startup conference he founded but like everyone else in 2020, his plans were turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Tech Open Air, or TOA, is usually one of the biggest stops on the European tech conference calendar. Like […]
A new survey conducted by Digital Finance Forum (DFF), a network and lobbying group for fintech founders in the UK, has found that two out of three British fintech founders don’t think the views of their sector are properly considered in policy and regulatory circles. The survey also reveals that nine out of ten founders […]
Barcelona-based travel management platform Travelperk has acquired Albatross, a startup that offers an API for structured information on travel restrictions and local guidelines in the coronavirus era. This is the Spanish company’s first acquisition. Albatross’ technology and data will be incorporated into TravelCare, the platform’s travel risk management offering, but also remain a standalone product […]
OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based investment platform, has launched the Pandemic Innovation Fund, with the plan to raise $100 million for investment in “urgent technological solutions” for the medical, business, educational and social needs resulting from global pandemics and other global emergencies. “The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world […]
It doesn’t always run in The Family.
Editor’s note: this is an article from Crunchbase News written by research lead Gené Teare and syndicated with permission. To understand the impact of the pandemic on global venture funding, we took a look at comparative trends for the first four months of each year from 2016 through to 2020. The impact to technology companies […]
The COVID-19 crisis has changed the lives of billions of people on Earth — including a small subset thereof, that is VCs and entrepreneurs. The change is not always positive or pleasant — but it’s certainly here to stay, and it’s very important to understand how to adjust for it. In a recent podcast episode, we […]