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The hidden startup sales strategy in Steve Blanks 'Four Steps to the Epiphany'

The hidden startup sales strategy in Steve Blanks 'Four Steps to the Epiphany'

'Four steps to the Epiphany' is a treasure chest for the budding startup entrepreneur. Created by Steve Blank, it has acquired the star status in business strategy, and it has rele...

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Forget Google Earth, here comes real time high resolution imagery from airships

Satellite images like Google Earth are cool, but of course it's limited to images that are days, weeks or even year old. There are times that you would like to see realtime overhead imagery (who's that at the door?), but sadly that privilege is restricted to the NSA, CIA, MI6 and the rest of the alphabet soup. Basically, there is no cheap, reliable solution to get realtime overhead images or remote sensing as the dis... Read more

Crowdfunding: Seedmatch is going where no Kickstarter has gone before

Kickstarter might be getting all the press, but Seedmatch, a German crowdfunding platform, is doing some very innovative things in the crowdfunding industry. This week, they are breaking through the psychological barrier of raising more than € 100 000 in equity based funding - that's a first for Germany, and it's not even yet possible in the US.  The story of a legal high tech startup. What you should know first:... Read more

Ranking the TOP TEN French startups and internet companies by growth, profit, loss,...

Who are the most successful French startups, and in which industries can we find them? To rank companies is a hard excercise because they work in different industries, and some grow fast while others have been around for a few years and show healthy profit margins. But you can make a few nice lists based on their annual financial statements that they have to publish every year through the ‘tribunal de commerce... Read more

European startup scenes compared: Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin

How do European startup hubs rank in the world? Not spectacularly, it turns out. Only two European ‘hubs’ make the top ten - Tel Aviv (2) and London (7). The rest of the top 10 are US or Canadian. Berlin, for all the recent hype about competing with London as the place to be to launch a company in Europe, finishes behind Paris. We highlight a few findings from the report, which you can download here. Watch the... Read more

Meet the Money: Nic Brisbourne, DJF Esprit partner and 'equity kicker'

Nic Brisbourne is one of the most interesting voices in the European VC landscape: he blogs as the 'Equity Kicker', where he talks about news and insights, but also shares his experience as a VC. Nic has been working in VC since 2000. In that time he has worked in London, Europe and Silicon Valley. His main areas of focus have been software and media. Nic’s investment experience includes Zeus Technology (acqui... Read more