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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought

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Bianca Iulia Simion

· 2 min read
Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought
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Good morning!

Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

Based on your valuable feedback from the last survey, our focus for 2022 was to refine our platform and bring you European VC-backed investment opportunities.

We'd love to hear from you again - and invite you to share your thoughts in the short 2022 Customer Survey - we will include the most frequent suggestions in our strategy for next year.

Let's grab a coffee and get going. ☕

Portfolio News

The RO-UAE Tech & Energy Summit brought Kinderpedia to the attention of investors and potential partners in the Middle East.

Pioneers.io featured Agremo as one of the 40 most promising European startups and scaleups tackling climate change challenges with innovation.

Loopalife, one of Symbid's final rounds, closed with €560,000 raised.

Active rounds

🚆 Swisspod is a Swiss LogTech startup building the next technology platform that enables Hyperloop raising a Late Seed round.

🏢 Prosperty is Greek PropTech raising a seed round developing a digital real estate platform that provides institutional & individual investors with integrated services.

🧑‍🌾 LANDE is a Latvian AgriTech startup raising a Seed round to improve access to finance for small and medium EU farmers.

👨‍💻 QuarkXR is a Bulgarian SaaS startup that streamlines Extended Reality technology use for enterprises.

💡 Ambr is a UK HRTech startup preventing workplace burnout through software.

Meet the founder of Licenseware & its VC Backers for a Pitch & Q&A session. The winner of How to Web Spotlight 2022 will talk in depth about his business plans and how the company, whose mission is to help companies lower the cost of software licensing, has grown so far.

📅 Join the conversation tomorrow, this Tuesday, at 4PM EEST.

Tech Investors Academy

Pitch, wine & cheese?

To celebrate the end of the Masterclasses series, the experts will hold a joint session to reconcile all the information gathered during the past events in Bucharest. There will be a live startup pitch, and with the help of the panelists, attendees will ask the right questions to assess whether or not this is a viable investment opportunity. Last chance to say yes.

Investors resources pick

Founders must have qualities: Transparency

Without transparency, it is increasingly difficult for founders to maintain or gain the trust of investors.

Leadership based on trust helps people stick together in any situation, but especially in critical situations. That's what funders look for in founders.

A must read.

2022’s startup founder factories

Success breeds success. Europe and Israel's unicorns have been acting as training grounds for entrepreneurial talent, who are now founding the region's next generation of startups.

In partnership with Accel, Dealroom explores the new wave of 'founder factories.

The search for the winning formula

Culture, the author of this article argues, determines how an opportunity is pursued, how quickly, with what concept, and in what products it is realized. Culture-market fit (CMF) is the serendipitous intersection of an opportunity in the marketplace with a culture that can capitalize on that opportunity. Learn more.

Understand & build network effects

Few understand the hidden complexity of network effects. If you are an executive, a CEO, an investor, or all of the above, the NFX Masterclass offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge of network effects for free. Access in-depth case studies of world-class technology companies to understand their superior defensive capabilities. Learn more.

Meet & greet us at

🇳🇱 Dec 6: iFinance Café, Spijkenisse, Netherlands

🇷🇴 Dec 7: Tech Investors Academy Live Workshop, Bucharest, Romania

🇧🇬 Dec 16: Sofia Open Days, Sofia, Bulgaria

Thanks for reading

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