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 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
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
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
Many practitioners at venture capital funds use net present value (NPV) and discounted cash flow (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 concentrate on a certain “expected scenario” of cashflows. For … Read more
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
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
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