2018: Switzerland’s year of Venture Capital

It’s no secret: Switzerland is a financial powerhouse with its global insurance and banking industry. However, it is not so commonly known that the small country in the Alps is also pretty big when it comes to venture capital. According to the Swiss venture capital report, Swiss startups received about CHF 1.24 billion in investments in 2018, which is an … Read more

Venture Debt vs. Venture Capital II

In the second part of the series, we take a closer look at the difference between Venture Debt and Venture Capital. Click here for the first part of the series about “What is Venture Debt?”

 

Venture Debt vs Venture Capital

When comparing venture debt with venture capital, it is essential to bear in mind that venture debt is … Read more

What is Venture Debt?

As an early stage startup, your most prominent concern is probably access to capital and securing the first 18 months. You do not want to see the fruits of your early work dying before they hit the market. You demand supplemental forms of financing that provide your company with the required capital at a reasonable cost.

Venture debt is an … Read more

Invest Europe: Key findings 2017

Invest Europe published its annual report on investment and fundraising for the European private equity and venture capital industry. The report covers activity on over 1,250 firms, directly verified by fund managers using the European Data Cooperative (EDC). The EDC holds data from over 3,000 European private equity firms on 8,000 funds, 64,000 portfolio companies and 250,000 transactions since … Read more

6 Trends in LegalTech

The new generation of lawyers has high expectations about what technology can do for them. With life cycles of innovation getting constantly shorter, we are surrounded by new disruptive technologies and this is not different in the legal world.  According to research from Thomson Reuters Legal, 579 “lawtech” patents were filed worldwide in 2016, up from just 99 in 2012. … Read more

The Austrian Startup Ecosystem – Strong as Ever!

Note: You can read this article in German at DerBrutkasten.com.

 

For a long time, thinking about self-employment and entrepreneurship wasn’t a priority in Austria with high entry barriers (investments). Luckily, times have changed. Digitization has dramatically lowered these barriers. Today, anyone can come up with a good idea at the kitchen table and use it on their laptop, and … Read more

Article Part 4: The Future of Artificial Intelligence – WALL-E or Terminator?

In cooperation with Venionaire Capital, DerBrutkasten.com publishes a four-part article series on the subject of artificial intelligence. We are concentrating on the economic aspects of how AI works to the current research and the future of artificial intelligence.

The fourth and last article will concentrate on how the artificial intelligence will turn out in the future.

According to … Read more

The top 15 AI Deals in Europe

The marketplace for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is thriving. Beyond the hype and the intensive media attention, the numerous start-ups and internet companies racing to acquire them, we can observe that private companies are increasing their investment and adoption to these technologies.

To complement the article series on artificial intelligence we would like to outline the 15 biggest Read more

Article Part 3: The history of AI – From the “AI Winter” to the final breakthrough

In cooperation with Venionaire Capital, DerBrutkasten.com publishes a four-part article series on the subject of artificial intelligence. We are concentrating on the economic aspects of how AI works to the current research and the future of artificial intelligence.

In the first article we described “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” as the ability of a machine to learn and adapt … Read more

What is a startup? – Understanding the difference between ‘search and execute’

What is a startup? Esther Gons from the Dutch Startup Studio NEXT.Amsterdam wondered how easily Austrians use the term “startup” for every kind of new business. In this guest article, she explains how NEXT.amsterdam defines a startup and why it is important to use this term precisely.


 

Startups are everywhere, they are disrupting, new, fast and moving quickly. Rapid … Read more


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