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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought


Bianca Iulia Simion

· 2 min read
Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought
Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

A lot of interesting news to talk about. Scroll down for:

  • Primary Market: active opportunities
  • Secondary market updates
  • Investors resources picks

Raising now

🇦🇹 VC-Backed | SaaS | Klarsicht is raising €590,000 to scale its digital marketplace connecting opticians, manufacturers, and customers. Backed by ProSieben/Sat1 Group and GMPVC, offering €20.8M in marketing volume for equity after the round.

Liquidity on your terms

Invest or sell your ownership in 45 tech companies with different maturity levels and no minimum ticket. Check the Bulletin Board.

5 takeaways from Tech Investors Academy

We recently wrapped up Lesson 1 of our online investment course, covering Deal Assessments & Portfolio Diversification. Here are the top 5 takeaways our participants found most valuable:

  1. When assessing non-financial factors, the quality of the team should be your main focus.
  2. Spread your investments across more than 15 startups in different sectors and business models to reduce risk and boost returns.
  3. Always have a clear exit strategy from the beginning.
  4. Keep funds aside for follow-up investments in the startups that show success.
  5. Over 80% of investments might not yield returns, underscoring the importance of diversification and follow-on strategies.

You can still register for Tech Investors Academy - join our self-paced, online course.

Investors resources pick

Introducing the Rolling Facility | Learn more

In the challenging landscape of startup funding, we introduce Rolling Facility. This innovative approach allows continuous fundraising, reducing the pressure on founders and enabling them to engage with potential investors at any time.

2024 Technology Pioneers | Learn more

The World Economic Forum announces this year’s 100 companies joining its Technology Pioneers Community as part of the 2024 cohort. These companies are applying new advances in AI to develop industry solutions, including breakthrough innovations in clean energy, healthcare, biotech, space and neurotechnology.

Tracking startups’ lives | Learn more

How many rounds of venture capital financing does the average European startup go through? The median European startup with a €500 million+ exit only went as far as a Series C.

Future of data | Tune in

The future economy won't be built by people and factories, but by algorithms and artificial intelligence, says data scientist Mainak Mazumdar. But what happens when these algorithms get trained on biased data?

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