In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we’ve talked to Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, and Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder at Bolt.
This week Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about Tesla’s gigafactory in Germany, a wave of new venture funds in Europe, privacy issues on health websites, and much more. The featured interview is a conversation with Jan Bormans, CEO at the European Startup Network.
Dutch investment firm Borski Fund has raised 21 million euros to invest in female-led startups, which it claims is the first such initiative to stimulate women entrepreneurship in The Netherlands. The three leading Dutch banks – ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank – have all committed to the fund, which is named after banker extraordinaire Johanna […]
European investment firm Idinvest Partners, the private equity and VC firm that’s part of Eurazeo, today announces the final close of its third ‘digital fund’ at €350 million. According to the firm, which has backed the likes of Glovo, Peakon, Meero, Onfido, Secret Escapes, OnTruck, Klaxoon, WeFox, Heetch and Ÿnsect, that number means it surpassed […]
A bit of news on movement within the European tech investment community: 1) Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as its new CEO to lead the association that represents Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors. De Montgolfier joins from Brussels-listed investment manager Gimv, where he was Partner and Head of Gimv France, […]
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). Esben Østergaard is a prominent figure in the Danish robotics ecosystem. Back in 2005, he co-founded Universal Robots, which became a pioneer in building collaborative robots, or cobots, and was acquired by […]
When I set up the Reverse Pitch series, the intention was to give funds the opportunity to demonstrate what makes them different. Speedinvest x rose to the challenge, highlighting their unique investment thesis and approach to investing in tomorrow’s technologies. Speedinvest x was founded in 2018 as a micro VC fund under the larger umbrella of […]