Internet of Eyes: A Sight to Behold & 11 Other Lessons from Investor Evan Nisselson

There is no exaggeration whatsoever in saying that out of all the interviews I’ve done lately Evan is the one person that has made me like him only by reading his answers. This is because of his view on life, because people are important to him (not just the product), and because he was able to give a very concrete definition of what he’s looking for as an investor. Add this to the fact that he likes Italy, we have that in common too.

10 Lessons on How to Be a Smart Startup Founder from Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist


Vitaly Golomb is a Silicon Valley-based investor, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and acclaimed designer. He leads investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. Vitaly is also a contributing writer to TechCrunch and author of the upcoming book: Accelerated Startup – The New Business School.

Prior to joining HP Tech Ventures, Vitaly took three companies from idea to exit. One of them wasKeen Systems (Acquired by Aleyant), an award-winning e-commerce software company, the mastermind behind the award-winning “Print is Big” campaign. Vitaly was also the Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture conference across seven countries.

Ready, steady, go! Applications now open for How to Web Startup Spotlight

Today we proudly open applications for How to Web Startup Spotlight 2016, deal-making program that helps European tech startups accelerate their businesses. If you’re looking to share the stage with the most promising European tech startups, you’re in the right place! Apply by September 25th and get ready to attend 1 on 1 meetings with potential business partners, gain media exposure, practice your pitch, and receive hands-on advice on raising money! Plus, you’ll get to compete for the cash prizes offered by the main partners of the program.

MVP Academy Batch of 2016: Demo Day

We’re close to wrapping up the 3rd edition of MVP Academy accelerator after 2 months of hard work. The 17 startups in our batch of 2016 are now getting ready to take the stage during Demo Day to pitch their products & showcase their progress. Save your front row seat here to help us create a challenging audience for these guys!

MVP Academy Demo Day will take place on Monday, May 30, 17:00 at Cinema Pro (Blvd. I.C. Bratianu, no. 6) and will bring together 500+ key actors in the regional tech ecosystem: investors, successful entrepreneurs, tech professionals, journalists, potential partners and community leaders. The startups in the MVP Academy batch of 2016 will pitch their products & business models on stage and will then have the chance to network with people in the audience and hence to identify further development opportunities, start discussions for new financing rounds and/or potential strategic partnerships.

The Fundraising Field Guide: 12 Tips from Carlos Espinal, Seedcamp Partner

Published by Carlos Espinal back in 2015, “The Fundraising Field Guide” helps early-stage tech startup founders decipher and navigate the fundraising process. The book provides an overview of the challenges founders face in their journey, from reaching out to investors to dealing with rejections, understanding valuations and deal terms or managing the legal process. Carlos kindly accepted our invitation to take the stage at How to Web Conference 2015 and share his personal experience of investing in 170+ companies at Seedcamp.

Seedcamp is a first round fund, investing their network, learning and capital to help founders scale their businesses. Over the past 8 years, they’ve backed close to 200 companies ending up with one unicorn and 350+ million USD raised by the alumni in follow-up funding. Seed investor & partner, Carlos leads the startups’ experience from the initial investment to the Seedcamp Academy and beyond. Last year, he pooled his experience into “The Fundraising Field Guide” to equip early-stage tech founders with the know-how they need to successfully raise money.

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