2019 Accel Euroscape – The Rise of European Saas Continues

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, written by Philippe Botteri, a partner at VC firm Accel, as a follow-up to earlier guest posts on their annual list of the top 100 SaaS companies in the European SaaS startup industry, with the help of Maxim Filippov. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on […]

“I’m a curious nerd” — An interview with Esben Østergaard, CEO of REInvest Robotics, founder and former CTO of Universal Robots

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 […]

A spotlight on Sweden’s Mapillary: the street-level imagery platform mapping the world’s places

Our world is constantly changing. Growing populations have caused cities to upgrade their infrastructure, social media has encouraged wide-spread activism on issues from politics to the environment, and technological advancements have opened up new ways for individuals to put themselves on the map – literally. Enter Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that uses crowdsourced data […]

Insurtech startup omni:us gets €1.6 million from the EU for its AI-driven claims platform – an interview with CEO Sofie Quidenus-Wahlforss

In a couple of weeks, we’ll participate in The Big Score in the lovely city of Ghent, Belgium, an international venture capital & corporate innovation event that will feature 50 of Europe’s most promising growth stage scale-ups and 25 interesting Belgian startups. One of the scale-ups that will be also in attendance is Berlin-based omni:us. […]

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 […]