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Romanian & Bulgarian Venture Comparison Report 2020

While 2020 was a bit of an awful year, it did not create a funding crisis for Romanian & Bulgarian startups. Two months ago, we published a short status of the venture capital and startup market in Romania. This opened the doors for vivid discussions among the entrepreneurial community in Southern Europe.  For this analysis, we… Read more »

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How to Web Live Focus Edition – Leadership in Tech Functions

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to discover the stars of the technology world sharing insights and lessons of their journeys so far. Every other Thursday, log in on YouTube and get inspired! This Focus episode, Daniel Rizea (Director of Software Engineering at Fitbit) and David Bizer (CEO &… Read more »

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How to Web Live Episode #10 – Building Startups the Right Way

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to find out the latest news and trends from who’s who in the tech industry. Every other Thursday, log in on Crowdcast and get inspired! This tenth episode titled ”Building Startups the Right Way”, that aired on January 28, 2021, we had Anda… Read more »

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How to Web Live Focus Edition – Digitalizing Romania

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to discover the stars of the technology world sharing insights and lessons of their journeys so far. Every other Thursday, log in on YouTube and get inspired! This Focus episode, Rene Schob (Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG Romania) and Bogdan Ivanel… Read more »

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Romanian Venture Report 2020

While 2020 was a bit of an awful year, it did not create a funding crisis for Romanian startups. However, the number of investments has increased and for once it wasn’t clear what is the status of the Romanian startup investment landscape. This analysis started by putting together some numbers for 2020, but when that… Read more »

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How to Web Live Episode #9 – Ship Work That Matters

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to find out the latest news and trends from who’s who in the tech industry. Every other Thursday, log in on Crowdcast and get inspired! This ninth episode titled ”ShipWork That Matters”, that aired on January 14, 2021, we had Ryan Singer (Head of… Read more »

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European blockchain startups have already seen four times the amount of investment that they did in 2020.

With blockchain funding at an all time high, we chatted to investors about which startups are set to follow Europe’s blockchain heavyweights 💸

https://sifted.eu/articles/european-blockchain-startups/

Do you want to see who are the unicorns preparing for their first gallop at #Spotlight2021?

42 promising early-stage startups from 11 Eastern European countries are joining Spotlight 2021 - and probably the best batch in the last 10 years!

PART I

#Europe #Startups

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42 of the most promising Eastern European tech startups have been selected for Spotlight 2021 http://business-review.eu/tech/42-of-the-most-promising-eastern-european-tech-startups-have-been-selected-for-spotlight-2021-223993

Access to full-time VC roles is scarce!

That is why I am so happy to announce that we at @Creandum are looking for an Associate to join our Stockholm office.

BUT we are not the only ones hiring junior VC team members.

Listed below are 7 amazing opportunities in Europe:

🇧🇬 Bulgarian #VC Innovation Capital invests€150K in low-code software company @sappience and BGN 50K in trending video platform GreetBG. 💸

https://www.trendingtopics.eu/bulgarian-vc-innovation-capital-invests-in-low-code-software-company-sappience-and-trending-video-platform-greet-bg/

Are you a European healthtech founder and looking for inspiration?

We asked top investors what they would like to see become the next big thing in healthtech.

https://sifted.eu/articles/health-tech-startup-ideas/

Europe's hottest #climatetech seed round, according to @Siftedeu:

🌳@ClimatiqHQ has raised $2m led by @CherryVentures to help companies to track their carbon footprint

⚡️Green energy storage startup @Cheesecake_CEL landed £1m from @imperialcollege

https://sifted.eu/articles/september-seed-investments/

Thrilled to announce a new Enterprise Suite and industry-first 3% cashback on all payments🎉

The new Enterprise Suite includes integration to Microsoft Dynamics 365, Single Sign-On, and the capability to use both Google Pay and Apple Pay in 30 countries.
https://payhawk.com/blog/payhawk-releases-enterprise-suite-and-3-cashback-on-all-payments/

These are the 42 most promising Eastern European tech startups to pitch at Spotlight by @how_to_web this Autumn.

https://www.romaniajournal.ro/business/42-of-the-most-promising-eastern-european-tech-startups-selected-for-spotlight-2021-18-from-romania/

As a startup founder working in a distributed workplace, you should start focusing on the advantages this hybrid system offers, and double down on these. - via @plibin from @mmhmmapp

Many things can go wrong. Don't look at what's on the negative side. #TechCrunchDisrupt2021

Great talk with @SeedInvest on how @circlepay's $4.5B public listing will change startup fundraising at @TechCrunch Disrupt. 🦄💰

#TechCrunchDisrupt2021

This is the last week in which startups can register for a chance to win €350K at Spotlight 2021, a program for Eastern European founders of early-stage startups, organized by @how_to_web.

Is this the program for you? Check it out >> https://hubs.la/H0Xfcwr0

New! LinkedIn adds Competitor Analytics feature for Pages 📈

Compare your company page performance with your competitors

You can compare the following stats:
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h/t @williamsaulnier
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/williamsaulnier_contentmarketing-socialmedia-companypage-activity-6840587916645863424-dpVx

🇲🇹 20 Malta-based startups that are continuing to grow fast during 2021 🇲🇹
This week, we are introducing you to 20 exceptionally promising startups from Malta, founded between 2016 and 2020 👉
https://www.eu-startups.com/2021/09/20-malta-based-startups-that-are-continuing-to-grow-fast-during-2021/

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