Opinion: Why public VC blacklists shouldn’t exist

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the lives of billions of people on Earth — including a small subset thereof, that is VCs and entrepreneurs. The change is not always positive or pleasant — but it’s certainly here to stay, and it’s very important to understand how to adjust for it. In a recent podcast episode, we […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Purpose-driven Tech is how Europe will attract top talent

(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 […]