2020 was a watershed year for the expanding ecosystem of intelligent automation software

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Tom Henriksson, a general partner at OpenOcean, a VC firm investing in European data-intensive software startups. He’s previously written about ‘The Rise of Intelligent Enterprise Automation’. The process automation space (RPA, Robotic Process Automation) continued to grow strongly in 2020, despite — or perhaps thanks to — […]

How upskilling in tech can help female entrepreneurs thrive post-pandemic

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Anna Brailsford, CEO at Code First Girls, a UK-based non-profit that trains women in IT skills and helps companies to develop more female‑friendly recruitment policies. Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Looking back on 2020 so far, it has become clear that the economic fallout from COVID-19 is […]

We have to go back to our EU values to move forward to a modern digital society

(Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Yann Lechelle, CEO of cloud solutions provider Scaleway, co-authored by a group of ecosystem and business leaders from across Europe.) Towards the end of 2019, the European Commission (EC) presented the Green Deal roadmap as a response for a sustainable digital transition. While the cloud is still […]

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The Rise of Intelligent Enterprise Automation

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Tom Henriksson, a general partner at OpenOcean, a VC firm investing in European data-intensive software startups. In 1999, as Steven Spielberg was preparing to make the movie “Minority Report”, he assembled a team of 15 technology experts to help him depict the world as it would look […]

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Back to basics: Why VC needs to change

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Shmuel Chafets, general partner and vice chairman at investment firm Target Global. It is now clear that we are on the tail end of the eleven-year bull market in the VC world. It was obvious it would not last forever, but it was absolutely unexpected that this would be […]