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Month: March 2019

Paris could soon overtake Berlin as a start-up location

Paris could soon overtake Berlin as a start-up location. Despite Brexit at number one, London remains. Measured by invested risk capital, Berlin is still the second most important start-up stronghold in Europe after London. But the picture could change soon, according to an analysis published today by the consulting firm…

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Austrian start-ups collected a quarter more money in 2018

In the past year, Austria’s start-ups collected more money from investors by a quarter. The amount of publicly-known financing rose from 138 million euros (2017) to 173 million euros (2018), according to a study published on Tuesday by the consulting firm EY (Ernst & Young). The highest financing was awarded…

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What NOT to do with your startup: “Turnover per se is not very motivating for employees”

Outwardly, everything runs smoothly in the startup world. But those who look at the employee reviews of a young company get an impression of what’s really going on behind the scenes. 26-year-old Viktoria Lindner knows some young digital companies from within, she prepares training startups for the growth phases with…

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Learn from active startups: “At first we had very ambitious expansion plans set”

About four years ago, Kaya Taner and Emma Tracey hooked up the startup Honeypot. In the meantime, 50 employees worked for the start-up company, a “tech-focused job platform”. Well-known companies such as Zeiss, ProSiebenSat1 and zalando rely on Honeypot. The goals of Taner and Co. are great. “We want to…

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The open banking era: How are cooperations working

The compliance period for companies to comply with PSD2 rules expired on 14 March 2019. The rules require that old banking and financial services providers who maintain online client accounts must provide an application programming interface (API) to allow new operators, third parties ( Third Party Providers, TPP) to develop…

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The Fintech and Insurtech want to conquer the provinces

The Spanish Association of Fintech and Insurtech (AEFI) has announced during its General Assembly that it is working on a plan to create regional delegations beyond Madrid and Barcelona where they work traditionally. North, South, Catalonia, Levante and Center could be those regional delegations. The regional ambassadors of AEFI will…

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