Greece

  • Greek Crisis Underscores Value Of Cloud In Startup Ecosystem

    Greek Crisis Underscores Value Of Cloud In Startup Ecosystem

    There was a ton of fallout as the Greek economic crisis worsened this week week and the country struggled to come up with answers to its growing predicament. As Alexia Tsotsis explained  in an article on TechCrunch earlier this week: This week, the Syriza government failed in negotiations to receive a tranche of bailout money in time to make a $1.7 billion IMF payment on June 30th. Instead… Read More

  • Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More

  • Amid A Collapsing Economy, Greek Entrepreneurs Band Together To Keep Business Going Crunch Network

    Amid A Collapsing Economy, Greek Entrepreneurs Band Together To Keep Business Going

    Greece went to the brink this week. And the country’s entrepreneurs wasted no time in stepping into action. Read More

  • Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts

    Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts

    During patches of turbulence, pilots are trained to steer into the airborne trouble, much like when a driver encounters black ice. To increase the odds of coming out unscathed in either scenario, it’s critical to remain as calm as possible, even when all hell is breaking loose. Greece is now in a slide and her citizens, young and old, are looking for ways to keep their savings intact. One… Read More

  • Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

    Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

    B2B startups often rely on word-of-mouth and online advertising to get the word out about their products. Over time, they often add a marketing and sales department, but they typically don’t have the resources to build a full-blown salesforce for their products that can pitch business owners directly, especially when they are looking to expand internationally. Universal Avenue, a… Read More

  • DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    With a bit of fanfare today, DJI announced the Phantom 3 Drone at a launch event in New York City. But it was a worldwide affair at one point when they showcased its live stream capabilities with flights above the Hollywood Hills, Santorini in Greece, and a launch party in Singapore that ended in a beautiful nighttime vista of the city. Unfortunately the Hollywood remote had a bit of lag and… Read More

  • Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters Crunch Network

    Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters

    Editor’s Note: Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor.  The line “good artists copy; great artists steal,” attributed to Pablo Picasso and appropriated by Steve Jobs in a 1995 interview, is in some ways at the core of much of the aesthetic endeavors that engage modern technology. Jobs… Read More

  • Witnessing The Rebirth Of The Greek Startup Ecosystem

    Witnessing The Rebirth Of The Greek Startup Ecosystem

    Thousands of years ago Greeks plied the waters of the Mediterranean as traders and merchants. They were, perhaps, amongst the first ever entrepreneurs. But somewhere along the line between then and now that history faded. Admittedly, inklings of that spirit remained in the world famous Greek shipping industry – but a reliance on government jobs and European Union subsidies did its best… Read More

  • Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet

    Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet

    Voula Papachristou, Greece’s triple-jump champion, was barred from competing in the London Olympic Games by the Hellenic Olympic Committee after an offensive tweet on Monday. She tweeted, “with so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitos will be eating food from their own home.” Read More

  • Please Welcome Peter Ha, Frederic Lardinois And New Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis

    Please Welcome Peter Ha, Frederic Lardinois And New Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis

    Sure, legends like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle don’t play for the Yankees now, but the team hasn’t just survived the ups and downs over the years. Hate it or love it, the franchise attracts many of the best players in baseball today, and wins championships. That’s TechCrunch, too. Peter Ha is returning to us after a few very solid years of editing successes under his belt. Read More

  • Greek Bloggers to give up anonymity? Not without a fight

    Back in 2004, one of the most well known members of the English House of Lords, Baroness Hale, stated that it is always difficult for the courts to make balanced judgements when more than one fundamental Human Right is in play. It seems, however, that today there are still people who cannot accept that in the era of social media and the Web the Law as applied by some European governments… Read More

  • Social Whale wants to bring Digg’s features on Twitter

    Social Whale is a brand new startup company from Greece which aims to extend Twitter’s abilities by introducing some new digg-like features on the famous microblogging service. At this point, Social Whale is only available as a web based client, however the company’s future plans include also the release of a client based application. Social Whale is build based on… Read More

  • Based in South Eastern Europe? Need seed funding? Check out Openfund

    In a terrific example of a self-organising industry, some of  OpenCoffee Greece’s founding members and a number of web entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have launched Openfund, offering seed capital for internet startups in Greece and South East Europe. The model draws inspiration from  YCombinator and Seedcamp, with plans to fund up to five startups per round. The startups… Read More