A brand-new book explores the inner reasons why startuppers need whole ecosystems to survive and thrive.
Wefunder land in the EU
“It’s now a race between the US and UK platforms,” Nick Tommarello, Wefunder’s CEO claims.
"The conversations I have with early-stage founders have to do with how deeply they understand the pain points of their customers." (Sumaiya Balbale, CMO, Sequoia Capital)
INNOVATION LOVES OPENNESS
Entrepreneurial ecosystems characterised by openness to diverse actors generate more firms, study reveals
"I mean, you think about even traditional, people still go to the movies, they still sit down, they watch a two hour movie, and that hasn't changed in decades. So I think the way we connect and how we tell stories kind of is the same, just the medium's a little different." (Marvin Chow, VP, Global Marketing, Google about how building a brand has changed over the last decade).
State of European Tech 2022 Highlights
With Tom Wehmeier and Sarah Guemouri from Atomico
"Our growth at all costs mindset is no longer viable." (Tom Wehmeier, Partner, Atomico)
Blockchain-as-a-Service: GLOBAL Market Estimated at US$36.9 Billion by 2027
From US$1.6 Billion in 2020.
SMEs: EUROPEAN Equity Crowdfunding market is consolidating
But some countries are lagging behind.
FEMALE INVESTORS FUEL JOB CREATION IN THE UK
New study reveals investments worth £2 billion made by female angels helping to create 10,000 UK jobs.
"Gen Z is expected to account for more than a quarter of the world’s workforce by 2025 and this trend is likely to accelerate. The changing tide is particularly acute in emerging markets such as Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, where youth account for more than one billion of the entire population." (APCO Worldwide)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, DIVERSITY AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH GO TO A CONFERENCE
A Call for Paper aims to collect fresh findings at the intersection of entrepreneurship, gender and the global south to nurture budding activism.
“Our world is in big trouble. Divides are growing deeper; inequalities are growing wider; challenges are spreading father... we need hope... we need action across the board.” (UN's Secretary-General, António Guterres)
What makes social movements succeed?
Social movements are behind the most powerful changes in the world – from voting rights to political upheavals to the fight for racial equality. But how do you build a movement that unites millions of people and captures the attention of those in power?
REPUBLIC LANDS IN EUROPE IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD A GLOBAL RETAIL INVESTING GIANT
As the company has closed its deal, the leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has opened a new office in Dublin.
"I have been saying this for years: if you treat young generations as weak, they will be weak. We have to believe in them. We must encourage them to be strong, also mentally. Then we must tell them the truth: only the best will win. We have to help them get ready." (Julio Velasco)
The venture capital world is in the grip of a silent crash
Only companies with an urgent need for capital have been forced into a full reckoning with reality, the FT reports.
Young Innovator? Got an Idea? Look here 👇
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition.
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