BUX CEO Nick Bortot: “Our Main Challenge wasn’t Tech, but Human”

Nick Bortot is CEO of Bux, an Amsterdam-based mobile app aiming to take the complexity out of stock markets, and make trading fun. What began as a solution for inexperienced traders has…

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Beta-i’s Vieira: “2017 Is the Year Portugal’s Startup Scene Matures”

Pedro Rocha Vieira is co-founder and CEO of Beta-i, a group which incubates, mentors and grows startups in Lisbon and Portugal, which have risen among Europe’s tech hubs. Here he shares his thoughts…

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OurCrowd Global Investor Summit to Open in Jerusalem

Israeli crowdfund platform OurCrowd will host the 2017 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit tomorrow, in Jerusalem. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend, from 80 countries–as Israel’s startup scene continues to gather pace.…

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“Focus Before Scale”: How Tiqets’ B2C Move Made it One of Europe’s Fastest-Growing Startups

When Tiqets began operating in January 2014 it was an API aggregator, offering the world’s largest entertainment ticketing platform to online travel agencies (OTAs), airlines and other travel firms. Admission tickets to…

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Algolia: Going Global to Compete with Google

Five years ago, when Algolia was founded, its founding duo were very much grounded in the French startup ecosystem. Nicolas Dessaigne and Julien Lemoine had both recently quit roles at Exalead, a software…

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“Slow and Steady”: Utah’s Silicon Slopes a Home for Startups and Unicorns Alike

This is the second in a series of special features on some of the US’ unsung startup hubs. Our first examined Oklahoma City’s ‘Silicon Prairie’. The second focused on North Carolina. Stay up-to-date…

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Paris Mega-Campus Station F Releases Selection Board

Station F, the world’s largest tech campus, has released details of its selection board–which includes some of the tech world’s brightest scions. The campus, located on the site of a historical former…

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Seedrs Searches for Crowd Fund Success on Berlin’s Silicon Allee

It’s been a good year for equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The British firm, launched by Jeff Lynn and Carlos Silva in 2012, already had locations in London, Lisbon and New York City…

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Seerene Bags $14m Series A Funding

SaaS analytics platform Seerene has announced a $14 million series A funding round. The injection, led by Berlin-based Lakestar Capital Partners, with additional funding from Munich’s Earlybird Venture Capital, will allow the…

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In Israel, a New Generation of Boutique Venture Capitalists Thrives

Shimon Peres, the legendary Israeli politician who died last year, realized early in his career that Israel, lacking natural resources and friendly neighbors, should rely on its people for success. “Through creativity…

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