Startup accelerators invade Europe
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     Several years ago accelerators were so rare in Europe (especially its eastern part), that forward-looking entrepreneurs (now commonly known as perspective startuppers) were ready to move their early-stage businesses to another country in order to try luck in being selected by accelerators and getting professional guidance within project development. Today Europe is claimed to be the world leader in the number of accelerators.      If you confuse accelerators with incubators from time to time, here is a short reminder of what the first ones are involved in:      Accelerators are professional organizations, or expert communities, offering…

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Startup Europe Summit: Tech Conference for Startups and Policy
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Startup Europe Summit gathers key ecosystem players for an exciting discussion on technology and policy development in Europe. Startups, mature companies capitalists and policy makers are warmly invited to join the summit. On the agenda: a pitching competition for early-stage startups, a great product exhibition and so-called office hours organized for you to meet investors one on one.

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Startup Fest Europe
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Launching in Amsterdam and moving across the Netherlands, Startup Fest will be featured with presentations by famous speakers and a number of match-making events for startuppers and investors from all over the world. Several specific verticals of startup development will be covered in a series of activities, organized directly for startups, VCs and developers.

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Consider fundraising in the US?
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      In recent years, there have been a lot of startups from Europe and the UK that expressed their keen interest in raising investments from US-based VCs. Sadly, it is far from easy. As a rule, non-US startups without certain customer traction among the American audience and without local partners, startups conducting no operations in the States, have almost zero chances. That is because historically, US investors prefer startups located in close proximity to their offices – it is more convenient for them to control deployment of their capital.      To deserve American investors’ trust and attention,…

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Explore business opportunities in Europe: Vienna vs. Vilnius
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     Look at the map of European startup hubs and you will see a dense network of micro-ecosystems, each offering different facilities in terms of the new project launch, scaling up and investment activity. Whether you start your first business or look for new destinations to expand, it’s always worth making the right decision basing on the whole specter of local opportunities that might be interesting particularly to you. In this article, we try to compare two contrasting hubs: Vilnius – fastest growing startup ecosystem – and Vienna – admittedly the perfect place to live in. Have a look…

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Google Ventures 2016 Investment Plan
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     Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Google, has recently announced to stop its investment activities, carried out via the European fund separately, and perform as a global fund starting in January 2016. Google Venture Europe was only launched in July 2014 with an initial sum of $100 million (which was later increased to $125 million) to pour into European startups, but unfortunately, hasn’t demonstrated any exceptional activeness or general efficiency of working as a specific European branch.       So far, Google Venture Europe has only made 6 investments from the fund, 5 of them in…

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Europe goes fast developing its investment environment
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      Although for most of the world Silicon Valley remains number one priority as an enterprise placement, European entrepreneurship ecosystem has dramatically evolved in the last few years and now also demonstrates impressive results. Elizabeth Clarkson works as a managing director of Sapphire Ventures, a huge investment company headquartered in the US, cooperating with international entrepreneurs and leading venture funds across the states, Europe, and Israel. According to Elizabeth, many people underestimate the current state of European investment environment, while the region gains power with its growing number of unicorns, notable sums’ exits, and numerous early stage venture…

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