Founded in 2016 in Vienna, Female Founders is an organisation tasked with addressing an acute problem in the European startup ecosystem. The amount of funding – and cheque sizes – for female-led startups has long trailed behind those for male-led startups. This gap has been narrowing in recent years but still only at a very […]
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 […]
Amsterdam-headquartered HERE Technologies, a mapping and location services company that used to be part of Nokia, has announced the launch of the Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI) in Vienna. The new research institution will focus on machine learning “machine learning that will deepen the location intelligence needed to build an autonomous world,” […]
E-scooter companies are gaining momentum in Europe, at least in terms of the number of startups launching in this niche. Berlin-based TIER has just announced securing a €25 million funding round led by Northzone, with participation from existing investors SpeedInvest and Point Nine. The company is planning to use the funds to fuel its expansion […]
Founded in Vienna, Codeship went from Seedcamp to Techstars Boston, and then landed a $2.6 million Series A round. Here, Ivo Spigel catches up with CEO Moritz Plassnig…
Vienna, Austria-based startup indoo.rs has built a demo app for Google Glass, showcasing how its technology could be used for indoor navigation, positioning and a slew of location-based services.