Banking on Tech: Interview with Hazel Moore on FirstCapital and ACXIT’s new banking powerhouse in Europe

Next time you see the announcement of another nine-figure mega-round or acquisition of a European technology company, it’s likely that the deal was brokered by FirstCapital. The international investment bank has helped facilitate transactions behind some of Europe’s most valuable acquisitions, recently including Bloomsbury AI’s sale to Facebook, and the purchase of CoSale by New Relic. […]

Vilnius Series: Invest Lithuania

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Lithuania to check out the startup scene there. I’d never been to Lithuania before, but the country has long been on my radar. Part of the reason for this is the many initiatives the country is putting forward to help develop their […]

The Reverse Pitch: Amadeus Ventures

Amadeus Ventures was founded in 2014 as the venture arm of Amadeus, a company working to shape the future of travel. Amadeus builds solutions for a wide segment of the travel industry, working with airlines and airports, hotels, railways, tour operators, search engines and travel agencies. Headquartered in Madrid, today Amadeus operates in 190+ markets […]

OpenOcean VC: Funding the future of European data companies

Big data, has been called by some to be the “new oil“. While others challenge that association, it is abundantly clear that innovations that harness the power of big data have an incredible opportunity to build some of the most exciting technologies of tomorrow. OpenOcean VC is a European investor working to propel companies in […]

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The Reverse Pitch: Outlier Ventures

Choosing the right type of investment is one of the most integral decisions one will make as an early-stage founder. If that decision involves taking on external funding, identifying the right firm to come along on your startup journey is critical. Here, we’re asking European investors to share a little bit about themselves, to make choosing […]

Inka Mero, Voima Ventures: “Our challenge is to help the Nordic tech talent find its way to science-driven initiatives”

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). Inka Mero is a Finnish investor and entrepreneur with plenty of experience on both sides of the table and strong corporate background.  “For the last 10 years, I’ve been a full-time angel […]