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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 […]

Wrocław’s XTPL aims to print the future of manufacturing

No invention has changed the world quite like the printing press. Initially developed in China and then later commercialized in Europe by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1400s, the printing press revolutionized society through mass production of the printed word. Today, a company in western Poland has been developing a manufacturing process that aims to make […]

The State of Community: co-matter explores the fundamentals of belonging in the European tech ecosystem

What is community and how do you sustain it? It was these fundamental questions that brought Severin Matusek and Kristoffer Tjalve together in 2017 to launch co-matter. Today, co-matter is a global network that examines the foundations of community, and how communities can be sustained across organizations, spaces and geographies. Based both in Copenhagen and […]