Rodrigo Martinez, an investor at VC firm Point Nine Capital, shares nine challenges Spanish entrepreneurs face when doing startups in the country.
Late last year, German telco juggernaut Deutsche Telekom earmarked half a billion euros for a new hybrid innovation fund dubbed Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) in an effort to “considerably expand the scope and volume of its investments in venture capital and technological innovation”. The new fund, one of the largest investment funds in Europe […]
Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1, two of Germany’s leading media groups, today announced the launch of a joint project to ‘promote digital startups’ and bring international attention to ‘the positioning of Germany as a digital hub’. The press release announcing the unusual collaboration between the two media giants is very thin on details, but mentions that […]
Peter Thiel, the co-founder of well-known companies such as PayPal and Palantir, and Facebook’s first ever outside investor, has backed yet another German tech company. The iconic investor has put up ‘double-digit millions’ for a stake in fintech startup Kreditech, according to a report from business magazine WirtschaftsWoche (via Gründerszene). The Hamburg-based company has not […]
Tech.eu presents the results of a recent online survey and workshop on the Digital Single Market, a self-described priority for the European Commission, and how it could impact tech startups across the EU.
Alex Barrera takes a close look at the available data for VC investments in Spain in 2014, demonstrating that there were more and bigger deals getting closed. This year, expect more of that.
Mathilde Collin, co-founder of social email app maker Front, shares her view on the difference between raising early-stage capital in the US compared to Europe, based on her own recent experiences.