podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures Podcast #159: How important are conferences for startups; Lubomila Jordanova on saving humanity with Plan A

In this week’s episode of Podcast, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters discuss the importance of conferences for the European startup ecosystem and the potential consequences of a series of event cancellations due to the spread of COVID-19. You’ll also hear an interview with Lubomila Jordanova of Plan A about sustainability, greenwashing, and climate activism.

German textile e-tailer fabfab acquires DIY marketplace Makerist

Germany-based sewing and textile e-tailer fabfab has announced the acquisition of Makerist, a Berlin startup behind a DIY platform with supplies, manuals, and online courses for hobbyists. The value of the deal is “in the double-digit million range,” fabfab stated in a press release. fabfab claims that the acquisition creates the “world’s largest digital platform […]

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 […]