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Female Founders: Overcoming Money and Funding Challenges

If you walk around co-working spaces in Berlin, you might get the impression that the startup scene consists fairly equally of men and women. However, if you look a...
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Startups Weekly #8 – Bootstrapping Vs VC Funding at Pirate Summit

In the startup world, everything revolves around growing as fast as possible. Building up a company that is in the black with its revenues is often not the focus...
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Startups Weekly #7 – Zero Waste & Sustainability at the Waterkant Festival in Kiel

Paper cups, plastic cutlery, and disposable napkins are usually available at every festival. After the events are over, there are usually mountains of rubbish left behind. But does that...
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Startups Weekly #6 – Drones and VR at Arctic15 Conference & Space Technologies

This week we went to the far north to visit the Arctic15 conference in Helsinki. Arctic15 is a networking startup conference in Helsinki focused on connecting international startups and...
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Startups Weekly #5 – The Earth from Above: The Effects of Climate Change from Space

Astronauts speak of the overview-effect when they first see the planet Earth from space. The overview effect is described as an experience that changes the perspective on our planet...
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Startups Weekly #4 – Challenges of Urban Air Mobility & Green New Deal for Europe

In this show, we talked about the challenges for urban air mobility for air taxis. Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation at the GreenTechFestival to build the first mobile...
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Startups Weekly #3 – PropTech Innovation Award, Facial Recognition

In the third episode of Startups Weekly we'll look at the big investments in Deliveroo and Get Your Guide. At the Prop Tech Innovation Award we looked at the...
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SET Award 2019 honours startups for taking on climate change

The fight against climate change is on everyone's minds thanks to the student protests surrounding the Fridays for Future movement. While many citizens are aware of the urgency of...
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Social Weaknesses of the Use of AI in Image Recognition

Kate Crawford, co-director and co-founder of the AI Now Institute at New York University, presents a lecture alongside NYU artist fellow, Trevor Paglen, which explores the social implications of...
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8 Inspiring Advices from Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

To inspire other future entrepreneurs, we asked 8 female founders what advice they would give to all who are thinking about founding their own startup.

Kolibree Created an AI-Powered Toothbrush to Improve Oral Hygiene

Kolibree is a company that wants to enhance people's health and lifestyle. They created Ara, a toothbrush that utilizes AI technology to educate people about their brushing performance to prevent plaque and cavities.

Go Back to Basics with Light Phone 2

The Light Phone 2 is a simple, 4G LTE phone that encourages you to leave behind your smartphone and spend time doing the things you love the most, free of distraction.

Mitipi Will Take Away All Worries about Your Home Security

Police recorded more than 1 million home burglaries in 2016 in Europe. Burglars are afraid of confrontation and generally operate during the day when the house is more likely to be unoccupied. Mitipi is a Zurich-based startup that developed Kevin - a smart home device that simulates presence at home.

How to Learn Chinese with Lily, the Smart AI-Powered Speaker

Learning another language has never been easy, but developers at Maybe want to make it simple and effective with Lily, a smart speaker that can teach you Chinese.

Say Bye Bye to Bacteria and Degerm Your Hotel Room with CleanseBot

CleanseBot is the pocket-sized travel gadget that kills bacteria in places such as hotel rooms. The AI smart robot disinfects hotel surfaces and prevents the spread of airborne viruses.

Stream Content on the Go with Piqo – Powerful Pocket-Sized Projector

The Piqo Projector offers 240-inch HD projection from a 2-inch cube and connects wirelessly to your devices or directly via HDMI or USB, making it universally viewable, shareable, portable, and all the more powerful.

Berlin-Based Raisin Banks €25 Million from Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has invested in the FinTech startup which brokers deals with banks across Europe to land its customers high interest rate savings and...

Berlin-Based e-Scooter Startup Raises €45 Million Series A

The e-scooter startup Wind Mobility has landed a €45 million investment in its Series A Round, led entirely by existing investors. The funding comes...

IQM Finland Lands Its First Funding with €11.6M Seed Round

Finnish quantum computer startup IQM Finland has raised €11.6 million in a Seed Round involving five investors. The funding round is the company’s first...

Paris-Based Startup EasyMovie Lands €5 Million Investment

French startup EasyMovie has raised €5 million in a Venture Round led by sole investor Ring Capital. The company has produced an employee video...

Belgian Startup Raises €17M for Its Drone Traffic Management

Antwerp-based startup Unifly has raised €17 million to continue the development of its drone management software. The Series B Round saw investment from five...

Dutch Fintech Startup Creative Group Raises €22 Million

Amsterdam-based fintech startup Creative Group has raised €22 million in a Venture Round led by sole investor Prime Ventures. Creative Group is an online...

Proptech Startup Canopy Lands €3.5 Million Investment

London-based proptech startup Canopy has raised €3.5 million in a Venture Round led by Vision Blue Solutions and West Hill Capital. Additional participation in...

Fashion Technology Firm Vestiaire Collective Raises €40M

Paris-based fashion marketplace Vestiaire Collective has landed a €40 million investment in its Series F Round. The financing round was led by French investment...

Algorithmic Image Editing Pioneer Captures €205M in Series C

After a Series C round Meero, the first on demand photography platform in the world, announced a €205M investment. Eurazeo Growth and Prime Ventures...

Volkswagen Leads €886 Million Investment in Northvolt

Car manufacturer Volkswagen has led an eye-watering €886 million investment in Swedish startup Northvolt – a supplier of sustainable battery cells and systems. The...

€200 Million in Funding for Mobile App Optimization Company Adjust

Adjust, the data aggregation and fraud detection service for mobile marketers, raised a massive €200 million this week. Eurazeo Growth, Highland Europe, Morgan Stanley...

Indoor Farming Startup Infarm Raises €88 Million Series B

The Berlin-based indoor farming startup Infarm has raised €88 million in its Series B Round, led by venture capital firm Atomico. The ‘urban farming’...