Startup success in Europe versus Silicon Valley: myths and facts

Reading the same old myths over and over can make you think that there could be some truth behind it, after all. Like: if you're a startup, you'd better move to Silicon Valley or at least the US - there's a better chance that you'll IPO, and more chance of finding an acquirer with deep pockets. This "Atlantic divide" is a very persistent myth about European entrepreneurship. Any study trying to present facts inste...

The million euro question for startups: did you "borrow", steal or create your software?

I've been doing technical due diligence for VC's for at least ten years now. My job is to find out whether you, as a startup, created, borrowed or stole your software. This is not a trivial matter: I have seen investments go south because of this, and unfortunately I notice time and time again that most startups never think about this. Startups: do you have an IP strategy? Yes/No So you created this SaaS or packag...