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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • The Next Tech Startup Ecosystem To Emerge — Iran

    The Next Tech Startup Ecosystem To Emerge — Iran

    Amid the slightly chaotic world we live in these days, technology and the Internet marches on, like a great cloud moving across the Earth, unstoppable. This Cloud has no politics about where it goes. Sometimes it’s has issues here and there. But it just keeps rolling. And the latest country the Internet startup economy is emerging is: Iran. Now Techly.co, a new TechCrunch-esque blog… Read More

  • Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    In 2012, Facebook came under fire from privacy advocates and eventually turned off all facial recognition services in the EU, which automatically recognised and suggested the names of friends from photos that you uploaded to the social network. But did you know that Facebook appears to have restored an aspect of the service in Europe? Facebook is now suggesting photo tags to users… Read More

  • DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

    DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

    London-based DN Capital, which has invested in Shazam and Videdressing among others, has today announced it’s raised $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three-times increase on its previous fund. Investors include family offices, large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, including the European Investment Fund. The fund will, as… Read More

  • Uber Slapped With Nationwide Injunction In Germany — But Vows To Continue To Operate

    Uber Slapped With Nationwide Injunction In Germany — But Vows To Continue To Operate

    Last month on-demand ride-hailing service Uber faced a ban in Berlin on passenger safety grounds. That ban was suspended days later while the court in question rules on the legality of the move. But Uber is now facing another injunction in the country — this time a district court in Frankfurt has issued a temporary ban against its service which applies nationwide. Read More

  • Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s also highly functional, in terms of viewing angles and positions. And it’s… Read More

  • Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

    Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

    In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and their companies. Because, in case you have been hiding under a rock, there a lot of… Read More

  • Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

    Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

    Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has now been dumped by at least three accelerators, as well as losing his role as a writer with… Read More

  • An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to him about how he became a VC at a comparatively young age and what it takes to make it in investing for our back to school series. Read More

  • Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More

  • Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down, and he is passing on the reigns to Pekka Rantala, who had been chief commercial officer, and before joining Rovio was CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall and also spent many… Read More