The phenomenon of startups, rising and spreading worldwide, hasn’t bypassed Africa either. Sub-Saharan African startups now have their equity and debt-based crowdfunding platform Push and Start, which will help them penetrate and disrupt the market as well as bring some positive economic changes. Choosing entrepreneurs, startup hubs and incubators, Push and Start developed a different and new approach with adjusted, original concept. They developed an interesting avenue of interaction between startup founders, investors, professional service providers and mentors, and they also adopted a very simple agreement model for allocating equity.
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.
This is an introductory post to a mini series that analyzes the startup investment cycle: while this first post discusses what the cycle looks like in mature markets such as the Silicon Valley, the next post will analyze specifics of the cycle in the CEE region. Subsequent pieces will dig deeper into each phase and its CEE players, starting with Credo Ventures and the seed/venture investments.
After Bob Rosenschein, Jim Connor held a lecture at the CEED Conference. Connor has been involved in software applications addressing the capital markets for the past 20 years in multiple roles. He has been a CEO, CFO, Treasurer and angel investor and today serves as a Board Director and Treasurer of the Sand Hill Angels, […]
Startup Week is the first European startup festival that will take place in Vienna, Austria between 3rd and 7th of October 2011. According to the organizers, Startup Week gather over 100 investors, 70 speakers, 50 startups and over one thousand guests! Of course, Netocratic will act as a media partner and we'll cover the entire festival for you.
The most innovative startups from Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe will have a chance to present their projects to more than 100 business angels and venture capitalists.
This week we had opportunity to cover the announcement of airtAI, a Croatian fintech startup whose solution is based on artificial intelligence and is directed towards smaller banks that want to better assess the needs of their clients. Exclusively for Netrokracija airt’s CEO Hajdi Ćenan reveals the details.
Applications that control the operation of oil platforms and plants for the processing of derivatives are directly responsible for a safer and cleaner world, and one of the best is created largely in Croatia.