The Reverse Pitch: Speedinvest x

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 […]

HERE launches an AI research institute in Vienna, plans to invest €25 million over five years

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,” […]

German e-scooter startup TIER lands €25 million to launch across Europe

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 […]