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Personio CEO Renner: “Focus on the Future, Not Just Now”

Hanno Renner is co-founder and CEO of Personio, a cloud-based HR management and recruitment solution for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The Munich-based startup has won over $14m in funding since its…

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3D Printing: The Coolest Objects We Can Make Today

3D printing has come a long way. The first 3D-printed object was a small, black cup-shaped item, created by Colorado native Chuck Hull in 1983. Back then Hull called his breakthrough “stereolithography”.…

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Zap&Go Charges Device in Under 15 Seconds, Targets Lucrative Electronic Vehicle Market

Rapid-charge battery technology will soon become a behemoth market. British firm Zap&Go made a major breakthrough yesterday with the demonstration that its ‘Instant Charging’ carbon-ion cells can charge an electronic device–in this…

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Impossible Made Possible: California Foodtech Startup Wins $75m Round

Impossible Foods, the plant-based burger company, has secured a $75 million funding round from some of the world’s richest people–as it locks into a battle with competitor Beyond Meat. The Redwood City,…

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Samsung NEXT Choses Berlin over London – But British Capital to Follow Soon, Says MD

When Samsung NEXT announced that it would be setting up its European shop in the German capital city of Berlin, headlines focused instead on where it had chosen not to be. That…

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“Tech Has Reached the Point of Absurdity, But No-one’s Ready to Talk About It” – ‘Funny as Tech’ Matches Humor with Hot Topics

Robot global domination. Self-driving cars. Tinder profiles. They’re all exciting/terrifying/necessary. But aren’t they also…funny? Joe Leonardo and David Ryan Polgar think so – it’s why they recently started the Funny as Tech…

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Report: Israeli High-Tech Exits Way Down in 2017

Israeli high-tech exits in the first half of 2017 have fallen far short of their total this time last year, according to a report. The IVC-Meitar Exits Report today discovered that the…

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Britain’s Election Throws a Spotlight on Northern Ireland. But for its Thriving Tech Scene, it’s Business As Usual

The UK’s shock election result has thrown an unlikely spotlight on Northern Ireland. Theresa May’s poor Conservative result means her party has turned to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a rightwing, pro-British…

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Red Herring Announces Top 100 North America 2017 Winners

Red Herring has announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2017 event, held this week in Los Angeles. The winning companies, selected from thousands of prospective startups and tech firms, represent…

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Offshore Wind Energy is at a Turning Point: Next Comes Innovation

This April Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur selected four offshore wind projects–three by Danish firm DONG Energy, one by German EnBW–at an auction some have earmarked as a turning point for the industry. The reason?…

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