Carlos Espinal, managing partner at Seedcamp: “The role that accelerators and incubators played [is] no longer as important”

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). With more than 10 years of history and over €1 billion raised across its funds, Seedcamp is one of the most well-known seed-stage VC firms in Europe. At the TechBBQ conference in […]

Seed The Future: A free report on early-stage tech startups in Europe

We’re thrilled to announce our latest report, developed in close partnership with Stripe and Techstars and launched today on the main stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon. It’s a doozy. It’s the first time anyone has ever undertaken research on early-stage technology startup activity on such a scale, this extensively. We dug deep, is […]

German HV Holtzbrinck Ventures launches new seed programme

Berlin and Munich-based VC firm HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has announced the launch of a new seed programme as a part of its recently closed Fund VII, with a volume of €306 million. Seed funding amounts through the programme will begin at €50,000, up to €500,000. The programme is intended to allow founders to access capital […]

Partech Ventures closes new €100 million fund for seed investments

VC firm Partech Ventures has closed its newest €100 million seed fund, Partech Entrepreneur II, to invest in 80 European and US startups at seed stages. The fund was oversubscribed, originally tipped at €80 million, and follows the 2013 Entrepreneur I fund, which was €30 million. Investors include entrepreneurs, angels, and executives from Microsoft, Twitter, […]