Digital Revolution in Marketing – Growth Hacking

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

Next  Level Leadership

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

Startups meet Lederhosen – Bits & Pretzels 2017

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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

Pitchbot.vc – A Pitch Doctor for Startups

We have supported numerous startups during the last years and have spent hundreds of hours in pitch trainings with them. Startups need to practice, the type and kind of questions which investors will ask and they truly differ depending on the type of investor (Business Angel, Seed Fund, Venture Fund). The toughest part of a startup pitch is … Read more

Clever Clover – Kick-Off NEO II

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

4 tips to attract better deal flow

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 sound … Read more

How new technologies are pressing on European Utilities

Silicon Valleys’ renowned startups and new technology giants are dynamic, creative and uncompromisingly geared towards success. No other industry sector appears to be ahead of this rising competition. Following the exponential and revolutionary growth in the publishing and telecommunications industry, the automotive industry as well as the financial and energy sector are next to see radical changes. Especially in the … Read more

Finding Disruptive Innovation

Two years ago one of our Private Bankers introduced me to Dr. Günther Dobrauz, a Director of PWC (CH) and former Venture Capital Fund Manager, at a meeting in Zürich, Switzerland. This meeting turned out to be one of the most interesting ones I have had for quite a while. He explained to us a model (Technology BridgeTM)) … Read more

How to value Startups

Work hard and grow fast! Take your opportunity and work global. Digital technologies allow startups to address global markets. It has never been as easy to build such a scalable business. Aside from a fabulous idea, a great team and a phenomenal product, receiving enough funding is essential to succeed on a global scale. As viral growth is rather considered … Read more

Top 10 Tech Blogs

The world is changing! Disruptive technology is popping out of garages and aiming to shake industries every day. Innovative first-timers are challenged with copy-cats around the globe. Almost every week there are news about companies being bought by leading market players for unbelievable valuations and you did not even know them?

Broken down to a simple definition, successful innovation depends … Read more