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 […]

The benefits of crowdfunding and corporate venture funds: Interview with Gary Dushnitsky

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). Gary Dushnitsky is an associate professor at London Business School who researches and teaches entrepreneurship, with a focus on early-stage startup funding models. He described his job as trying “to bring in […]