Fundraising isn’t easy, even if done well, its fraught with all sorts of ambiguity and frustrations. To that very point, I recently wrote a blog post about the fundraising mindset in order to help you set a tone on approaching the process.
That said, there are things you can do to make it go better than others and things you can do to make it go worse… and in the spirit of the ‘Tonight Show’s’ top ten list, below are my top ten things that will likely cause a fundraising fail situation.
After just a week of speculations, the news about Google Ventures coming to Europe have finally been confirmed. One of the most known corporative Venture Capital funds will indeed set up shop in London where they will have $100 million at their disposal.
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator, a 3-month program led by one of the largest media corporations in Europe, is recruiting teams for their new cohort. To find out more about the program and it's impact on the European startup scene, we spoke to Dr. Jens Pippig, founder & executive director of the accelerator.
Ready for some summer startup conferencing? RockPaperStartups, the best summer startup conference in Eastern Europe, is back! Meet all the startupers, geeks, designers, developers and investors at this unique event that falls between something of a conference, a workshop and large meetup. Location: Rijeka, Adriatic coast, Croatia. Date: July 17th and 18th (+20th – WhoHack mini hackathon).
When an investors considers your company for investment at the earliest stages, who you are is so much more important than your idea. Your team is such a crucial part of your company’s success, and yet many teams omit their team slide or bludgeon it because they don’t feel they have anything interesting to add other than team photos and a job-title.
Bulgarian venture fund LAUNCHub just announced the 14 shortlisted technology startups who will attend the Long Weekend Event next week in Zagreb and receive intensivetraining with coaches and mentors, to polish their final pitches for the finale on July 5, when the winners in the Long Weekend to be offered investment of up to 200 K Euro.
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator is a 3-month program to support startups, led by one of the largest media corporations in Europe, ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group. IT provides promising startups with seed funding, mentoring, office space, and access to investors and strategic partners. Although media and entertainment focused startups may have most use of the programme and connections of the Media Group, the call is open to startups from every segment – both B2C and B2B.
June 18, 2014 was the day when we were honoured to be a part of Startup Yard’s Demo Day in Czech National Library of Technology in Prague, and witnessed the birth of a new age entrepreneurship along with its contagious desire for changing the world. Watching these new entrepreneurs and hearing out their great ideas made us feel proud and happy, knowing that there are young people who clearly put the matter in their own hands when it comes to changing the world. They created 127 jobs and will turn “complicated” into “simple”, not only with the ideas they presented at the Demo Day, but also with their innovative entrepreneur approach and highly enthusiastic spirit.
This Autmn, Croatian magazine Bug is organizing Idea Knockout competition, searching for the best consumer-focused tech ideas. The event takes place on September 27 in Zagreb, and the winning prize is a trip to Las Vegas for the biggest technology show - CES, as well as a booth in Eureka Park where up-and-coming inventors and entrepreneurs present their ideas to media, investors and customers.
Bulgarian LAUNCHub Seed Fund recently announced the start of its new dedicated round for applications for seed funding ending June 9, 2014. The fund's team is now looking for more teams to welcome on board the LAUNCHub family of 41 startups and more than 120 founders.