92% of VCs say they offer value beyond capital; founders reply, “mmm yeah no”

A new report published by Forward Partners and Landscape VC reveals that almost half (47%) of all founders consider value-add more important than a VC firm’s brand and portfolio. Of the 500+ pre-seed, seed, and series A founders surveyed across Europe, 65% of them gave the guidance and assistance provided by VC’s as “low value-add” […]

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the European fintech industry

Below, you can find the slightly updated section on the impact of the coronavirus impact on the (European) fintech scene that I wrote as a prologue to our recent report on the State of Fintech in Europe launched in close collaboration with Oleg Boyko’s international investment group Finstar, which you can download for free here. […]

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Founders see light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, according to new Slush study

“The worst might be over” — that’s the cautiously optimistic sentiment among tech founders, revealed in a new report published today by Slush and the City of Helsinki, in collaboration with NGP Capital. The report, heartily titled “QUARANTINED GROWTH – Founders’ perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis & a Helsinki startup ecosystem deep dive”, surveyed over […]

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The pandemic’s impact on private equity so far: New report shows strong raising but lower investing

Invest Europe, a Brussels-based association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has published a new report studying the first half of the year: ‘Investing in Europe: Private Equity Activity H1 2020’. The report shows the disruption caused by Covid didn’t put a dent in private equity fundraising. Funds raised about €49 billion […]