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

purchased.at: An easy solution for selling digital goods

On Monday, purchased.at launched its new online payment platform at the tech fair Money 20/20 Europe. The idea is to enable easy and cost efficient integration of professional payment methods for online shops specialized on digital goods.

 

purchased.at currently enables access to 200+ online and mobile payment methods and is constantly expanding its portfolio. This includes popular payment methods such as … Read more

Updatemi holt sich 500.000 Euro
  • Medien-Startup erhält in Pre-A-Finanzierungsrunde 500.000 Euro
  • Finanziert wird damit der Ausbau des Firmenkundengeschäfts und die weitere Forschung und Entwicklung im Bereich der künstlichen Intelligenz
  • Investoren sind Family Office Manz-Erbe, Allinvest Unternehmensbeteiligung, Ango Invest und mehrere Business Angels
  • In der folgenden Series-A-Runde werden nochmals mehr als 2 Millionen Euro angepeilt

Linz / Mountain View, California. Updatemi serviert seinen Usern hochwertige, zeitsparende … Read more

Startup Funding – five tips to improve your chances

Raising capital for your startup can be critical, considering a startups runway – mistakes could kill your project for good! External funding (Venture Capital) will enable you to grow your company much faster, more professionally and globally competitive. All of the startups which made it to the unicorn club in the first quarter of 2015, have been backed by several … Read more

CONDA expands to Germany and Switzerland

Great news from our partner! Yesterday CONDA launched its newly improved crowdinvesting platform www.CONDA.eu, where from now on, investors will find projects from Austria as well as Germany and Switzerland. Beside of the new and modern design, there are quite a few advantages for investors such as the improved transparency and comparablility of the projects or the possibility to … Read more

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Impact of Real Options on Venture Valuations

Many practitioners at venture capital funds use net present value (NPV) and discounted cashflow (DCF) as methods during their valuation process of early stage companies. In fact the “International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines”, focus mainly on those two methods. The weakness of these two methods is that they … 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

We are proud to announce a new early stage investment, with chatgrape.com (Vienna, Austria). Entering a highly competitive market is difficult, unless you offer an extremely useful technology and a mind-blowing innovation. ChatGrape built an enterprise and team messaging service with a unique deep service integration and a super smart autocomplete technology. This service cuts wasted time for switching … Read more

New Release: Erfolgsgründer – Made in Austria

Starting a business takes guts, and in most cases this decision will be live changing. Startups are often the culmination of many years preparatory work, the beginning of an not just an adventure story. For the good of our wealth we all hope for the best, but in the end it is an uncertain and challenging future a brave founder … Read more