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Building Relationships Between Banks and Startups

Written by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, 29 June 2016.

1453795876820San Francisco, London, and Berlin all come to mind when we talk about startup culture. But Zurich? The Swiss city is well known for banking, and now a growing group of entrepreneurs would like to see it make a name for itself as a hotspot for FinTech.

Jamie Finn’s insights on the Venture Capital market disparities between Europe and America

Written by Glede Jung on Thursday, 17 December 2015.

Jamie Finn is an experienced angel investor and M&A adviser who has participated in over $500 million worth of transactions including Kontera, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy. He has also successfully launched new products and businesses in Germany, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, the United Kingdom and America. This all-rounder has taken a short break from his day job as AT&T’s AVP Big Data Product Innovation to delve into the world of venture capital (VC) shedding lights on the differences between Europe and North America.

An Interview with Julian Kabab: Filling in the (Flash) Gaps

Written by Clara Hosshage on Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

Julian Kabab is the co-founder and CEO of Flashgap, a delayed photo-sharing app founded in December 2014 . Fresh from university in his home country of France, Julian was inspired by both his love of re-living funny memories with friends and the film The Hangover, before eventually creating an innovation that would ‘allow users to be ready for yesterday’.

Along with two other co-founders, Julian hopes to expand Flashgap across the world over the next twelve months. Entrepreneurcountry met up with Julian to discuss how the app differs from Snapchat, which business figure inspires him most and what advice he would give to those wanting to develop a start-up.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Written by Mark Suster on Friday, 26 June 2015.

I’ve heard many investors and some executives repeat the mantra, “Never offer exclusive deals,” and since this blanket statement is generally bad advice I thought I’d offer the less conventional but I believe more practical version of why exclusive deals can actually be a huge bonus for a startup and why I actively encourage them.

Lessons learnt while failing 2 startups and building 2 successful ones

Written by Irina Nicoleta Scarlat on Friday, 26 June 2015.

Learning from the experience of others can help you find solutions faster for the challenges you’re facing, as well as avoid some inevitable mistakes that you are prone to make. This is why we’re happy that Andrei Barabas, now Head of Growth, Trilulilu, accepted our invitation to write this guest post and share the lessons he learnt while failing 2 startups & exiting 2 successful ones. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Start-up Styla: creating content commerce and native possibilities

Written by Clara Hosshage on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

Styla is a Berlin-based start-up specialising in content marketing and content commerce solutions. The solution lets you create content-rich magazines running on your company’s website without requiring any design or coding work. In addition they offer a “shop direct” function allowing users to integrate immediately with your offerings – all without spending time on layout and coding. The company was launched in 2012 by two experienced entrepreneurs, Philipp Rogge and Franz Riedl, and recently closed a successful seed funding round of €2.5M.

EntrepreneurCountry Global met up with one of the founders to discuss the idea, their interest in content and their plans for the future.

5 Conditions for Surviving Start-up Growing Pains

Written by Ulrik Bo Larsen on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.

Start-up companies. Many come and many go. Some revolutionise their industries while others sink without a trace. There’s sound thinking behind the old adage that there is no reward without risk and start-ups embody that entrepreneurial spirit.

MY ENTREPRENEURIAL STORY: Matt Warren, Veeqo

Written by Matt Warren on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.

Matt Warren, is CEO and founder of Veeqo – an online order and stock management platform for multi-channel retailers. Warren talks about the ideas behind his company, raising funds, and deciding how to spend them.

The success that comes from failure

Written by Alastair Campbell on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.

In early 2008 I was offered £1.2 million for my first tech startup ukdata.com. I turned it down.

Having grown the credit reporting site up from nothing in 2000 when no one else was doing anything similar, my co-founder and I decided that the offer we’d received didn’t reflect its true value. After the money had been divided two ways and Capital Gains Tax had been paid, the offer would have paid us an income for only eight years, so we agreed to carry on for a better offer.

What can accelerator programmes help you with?

Written by Ian Merricks on Monday, 15 June 2015.

Why consider an accelerator in the first place? What value do/can/should they add to your start-up?

With over 500,000 businesses started each year in the UK, the short answer is differentiation. Various degrees of filtering occur, at selection stage, throughout the programme with the input of mentors and then at the investor event or "demo day". This screening has a real value.

If you are then selected, you have delivered your first huge point of external differentiation. In our Accelerator Academy programme you are one of 30 high growth start-ups we will work with that year (in three semesters each supporting 10 start-ups), selected from say 300 applicants.

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