Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The agency problem: bricks vs clicks

Around three months after raising more than £1.8m (€2bn) in crowdfunding, Emoov, an online-only estate agent and second only to rival Purplebricks, is under pressure.

Can do better: Europe and green investment

Europe talks a big game on climate change, but its political will is not matched by start-up investment figures.

Spotify buyback: questions and answers

Spotify announced the buyback after publishing its Q3 results, with paid subscribers increasing 40 per cent to 87 million and revenue rising 31 per cent to $1.54bn.
Web Summit

The main event: VC funding with a twist

Dublin-based Web Summit is the first conferences company to launch a venture capital fund.

Ponzi, or not Ponzi, that is the question

Chamath Palihapitiya did not bite his tongue when likening today's VC and tech start-up economy to a Ponzi scheme.

A match made in heaven?

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has taken over dating website eHarmony. Why?

Beringea to launch its largest £80m fundraise

Transatlantic venture capital and growth player Beringea is making the most of a hot market having announced its plans to launch its largest ever fundraise.

Polish potential: Finch seeds PerfOps

For a country with a large population and deep technology skills base, Poland punches below its weight when it comes to venture capital.

Back for more: founder’s new venture

One of the founders, Alberto Genovese, is back at it again. His new venture Prima Assicurazioni has received a €100m investment from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.

Perfect timing: Skyscanner kingmaker joins Highland

Gajan Rajanathan, a key adviser on the Skyscanner deal and other venture home runs like Matches Fashion and Swiftkey, has now made the move from advisory into dealmaking.
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