Editor’s note: this is a guest post penned by James Baillieu and Mark Rundall, partners in the Corporate team at international law firm Bird & Bird specialising in advising CVCs, VCs, and tech startups. Also check out the recent op-ed on liquity, challenges and opportunities for European tech startups by partner Martin von Haller Grønbæk. […]
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 […]
Editor’s Note: this is a guest article from Martin von Haller Grønbæk, a partner at law firm Bird & Bird, partner at NordicMakers.vc and chairman of the #CPHFTW foundation. Like all private businesses, large and small, EU tech startups are hit hard by the near total shutdown of the economy in the wake of the […]
There are many fantastic examples in history of devastating crises that have led to a great wave of innovation. Perhaps the most famous example is the Second World War that drove innovation we are still using and perfecting today, such as computers, jet engines and the large scale application of several drugs including penicillin. But […]
(Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Nicolas Brien, the CEO of lobbying organisation France Digitale.) Past debates have shown that tech-friendly regulations do not necessarily mean “startup-friendly regulations”. Many senior policymakers in Brussels still believe that meeting with the PR teams of US tech giants in the afternoon, soon after chatting with a […]
Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Johannes Reck, CEO of Berlin-based GetYourGuide, which provides an online platform for discovering and booking attractions & activities. It’s an election year here in Germany, but you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard. The campaigns were barely differentiated and in a time of national populism, it seemed […]
Guest contributor Joe Liebkind spoke with a Finnish serial entrepreneur about the Helsinki (and broader) startup scene, Slush, Nokia and recruiting talent.