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
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?”
Raising capital is always difficult – on average Startups get rejected over 100 times before they close a sufficient seed-round (to be clear: Investors not FFF). It’s obvious that this process wastes a lot of times for founders, as they should be working on their products, services, technologies, and clients.
Having raised money for a lot of startups and SMEs … Read more
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
The 0100 Conferences Vienna connects Western and Eastern Investors. We can offer you a great discount with the promotion code: VC17BIA. Just head over to their website and put in the code while purchasing the ticket.
Date: 16 Feb 2017
Time: starts at 09:30
Location: Hilton Vienna, Am Stadtpark 1, 1030 Wien.
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In his bestseller, The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb lays out a theory about how people perceive probability. The book focuses mainly on events named “Black Swans” which distinguish themselves by holding three main characteristics:
„Banks and insurance companies will die a death of thousand cuts”, said Martin Hauge in his keynote at the first Up Venture Conference in Vienna. The Creandum board member and new partner at Fluent Digital Capital (Fund of Fund under establishment) was referring to the raise of fintech companies and how they are changing the financial industries.
Game changing ventures … Read more
In 2015, the GSA region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) was responsible for €3.6 billion of Venture Capital invested through 374 deals. This yields not only the largest average deal size, but also Europe’s second largest share in terms of total Venture Capital investment. Only UK & Ireland outperform the GSA region with a total VC funding of €4.47 billion in … Read more
This week, Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Alexander Rapatz and our Junior Analyst Lukas Arzberger attended the European Forum Alpach and took part in the Economic Symposium. One of this year’s hottest topics was the digital revolution.
The topics of merging industries, creating new business models and promoting a closer collaboration between startups and big corporates were intensively discussed at a side event with … 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