Setting up a solid model for evaluating accelerator programs is difficult, as there are limited empirical evidence and data history of their performance. However, Michael Fowle from Northumbria University wrote a paper on this issue, which we can highly recommend reading.
The problem is always the same: Startups are fascinating but complex, their ecosystems are complex, and the perfect … Read more
Digitization turns our world upside down – new business models, new organizational structures, new management, increasing automation and experimental strategies based on data. Corporate management, controlling and marketing demand completely different skills today, then just 10 years ago. Business is changing in all means and this can be felt most clearly in marketing. Growth Hacking, the evolution of marketing – … Read more
Last week, I traveled to San Francisco and Berkeley, California to join the exclusive professional classes of Innovation Orbit for the latest on leadership, innovation techniques, and how to change corporate culture. Innovation Orbit is a global executive training program focusing on innovation strategies, culture and tools used by leading corporates, public entities and startups. The classes rotate between Vienna, … Read more
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At this time of the year (September) Munich is full of people from around the globe where Lederhosen or Dirndls – it is the time of the traditional Oktoberfest. A festival rather known for beer, Volksmusik, celebrities, and traditional Bavarian food – but there is also the largest and one of the most impressive … Read more
Last Friday, the beautiful Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam was the venue of choice for Clever Clover’s annual New Years event. The founders and managing partners of Clever Clover invited current portfolio und prospective startups, experts, and investors to share some news about the current portfolio of the firm (NEO I), thoughts on the last year, important learnings that have been … Read more
How can you attract better deal flow as an investor? There is a clear relation between the volume and quality of deal flow a business angel or early stage VC is able to attract and its potential performance. It does not matter how many companies one has founded, how many investments one has made, or how strong investment process or … Read more