Editor’s note: this is a guest post from James Sutcliffe, founder and CEO of The Founding Network, discussing the mental health challenges founders face and the myths around ‘hustle culture’. Setting up your own company can be one of life’s most rewarding decisions. Whether your motivation is freedom, a lasting legacy, the ability to do […]
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 […]
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 an opinion piece published by multiple signatories from across the European tech industry, which are named at the bottom of this article.) A few days before the launch of the movement ‘Tech4Values’ in San Francisco by emblematic European entrepreneurs, BlaBlaCar co-founder and co-president of France Digitale, Frédéric Mazzella, explains its vision […]
Most businesses would kill for 20 percent annual growth. But in the tech world, if this is your reality, you have a 92 percent chance of being dead within a few years. Growth fixes require major intervention to a product and the way it is sold – requiring years companies do not have to show […]
Highland Europe’s Fergal Mullen has had some recent successful exits for portfolio companies. But all of them took time, and it’s important to realise that most do.