5 Hacks for Successful Fundraising

If you are not bootstrapping, you will need to master fundraising. Life and death of a venture depend on liquidity and this usually implies multiple rounds of investments. Competition in the digital age is higher than ever before and if you do not scale fast enough you will lose. No pain, no gain!

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Silicon Valley Bank’s venture banking launches in Germany

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is famous worldwide for its specialist banking services for the startup and venture industry. Having established a branch in London in 2012 which now employs 200 people, they have now opened a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany which will service the emerging European tech industry with venture debt services and products. Unfortunately, bank accounts for startups or … Read more

What Companies (and Start-ups) should know about WiEReG

On the 15th of January 2018, the Austrian law on Economic Ownership Register (wirtschaftliche Eigentümer Registergesetz – WiEReG) enters into force. The purpose of this register is to make ultimate beneficial owners transparent and verifiable and preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The European Union ascertained a need to identify any natural person who exercises control over a … Read more

Alternative Finance: Crowdinvesting on the Rise in Europe

Crowdinvesting as we know it today, began to gain traction in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, as raising capital through traditional institutions was becoming evermore difficult. Crowdinvesting was originally seen as a much-needed solution to the long-standing funding gap but this model soon proved itself as a legitimate source of investment. Although crowdfunding and crowdinvesting have experienced … Read more