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 […]

The future of on-demand delivery lies in consolidation

Editor’s note: this is a guest opinion article written by Sacha Michaud, co-founder of Glovo, the Barcelona-based on-demand delivery app company. We have previously interviewed Sacha for the podcast. While COVID-19 has uprooted society in ways no-one could have imagined, it has also created unprecedented opportunities for other parts of the economy, notably on-demand […]

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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 […]

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 […]


Corona pandemic: The call for healthtech entrepreneurship

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 […]