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Where are Europe’s most successful Seed Investors investing?

European early-stage funding has increased dramatically over the course of the past years. Atomico and Dealroom gave a very interesting perspective on the drivers of this growth in their report: “The Journey to Series A in Europe. Fundraising benchmarks for founders of early-stage companies”. They conclude that today we have about 4 times the seed

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Despite Brexit: Europe’s startup hubs are failing to connect

After 25 years of existence, political and cultural fragmentations have prevented Europe from successfully achieving it’s ambitions for forming a single market. Despite this challenge, entrepreneurs have risen to the occasion to grow global companies. In recent articles, we have shown that Europe’s most popular startup hubs Berlin and London are truly transnational with over

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STARTUP MIGRANTS: Why Founders move to startup

What factors do founders consider when choosing to locate their companies? In the 2018 Startup Heatmap Europe Survey 28% of founders were foreign-born. But there is many reasons for people to change location: personal motives (22%), studies (18%), work (31%) – but curiously, also a large portion of this population, nearly a third, responded that

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London versus Berlin – Which hub wins which vertical?

“London preferred over Berlin by start-up founders on 4 verticals out of 7” When considering European tech sector, London is usually the first city that comes to mind. Despite the still unfolding Brexit negotiations and the uncertainties related to it, the City still leads the Old continent rankings in terms of tech venture capital investments,

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2018 Ranking: Top 5 cities to startup in Europe according to founders

Since 2016, Startup Heatmap Europe has asked over 3000 founders, startup employees and other members of the tech community our signature question: “Where would you startup if you could start all over again?” This year’s results solidify the notion that Europe’s biggest startup hubs have invariably remained the most desired places to startup. There are

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Tech talent is the oil of the startup world

Tech talent for startups is something like a good striker for a soccer team –hard to find, but necessary to survive. When choosing a startup location, proximity to available technical talent is one of the most important considerations for founders when it comes to evaluating the location for their startup. In the recent Startup Heatmap

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