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  • Alternative Investing Startup Wikifolio Raises €6M For International Expansion

    Alternative Investing Startup Wikifolio Raises €6M For International Expansion

    Alternative investing startup Wikifolio has closed a €6 million funding round led by European early stage venture fund Speedinvest. The fresh capital will be used by the Austrian company, which I’m told broke-even in the first quarter of 2014, to expand beyond its home country and Germany. Read More

  • Speedinvest Makes Four Investments In Four Months

    Vienna and San Francisco based Super angel fund Speedinvest, launched just over 6 months ago, has announced it’s made four investments to date. According to Founder and CEO Oliver Holle, the fund has invested more than €1 million in those four startups and doubled that sum through co-investors. The investments made are rather diverse, ranging from VoiP to an already well-known… Read More

  • Soup.me lands $530,000, lets you aggregate your digital life (or something)

    SpeedInvest, an “early-stage super angel fund” headquartered in Austria, has injected $530,000 into Soup.me, which is the reboot service (sounds way nicer than ‘pivot’) of micro-publishing tools maker Soup.io. The service is invite-only, and I haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, but the description(s) given to Soup.me is actually quite confusing to me. Read More

  • Guest Post: Can we stop talking about European clone startups now?

    This is a part II in a series of guest posts by Erik Bovee, a founder and partner in SpeedInvest, an early stage venture fund focusing on Central Europe. He’s previously written about why “Things happen fast“.
    My fiancee, who is a violinist, and takes no interest in my work with startups, except to express the opinion that people who work in business (and particularly… Read More

  • Guest Post: Can we stop talking about European clone startups now?

    This is a part II in a series of guest posts by Erik Bovee, a founder and partner in SpeedInvest, an early stage venture fund focusing on Central Europe. He’s previously written about why “Things happen fast“.
    My fiancee, who is a violinist, and takes no interest in my work with startups, except to express the opinion that people who work in business (and particularly… Read More

  • Vienna-based Speedinvest closes $10m fund to bridge the EU/Valley divide

    Slowly, but surely, Vienna is building its own reputation as a startup hotspot and eventually there might be a fight between Berlin, London, Copenhagen and Vienna, although London and Berlin are ahead at the moment. There have been a number of large exits driven by Austrian-born founders (exits from UCP, Jahjah, 3united and last.fm exceed 1 billion USD). Companies such as Wikitude, Runtastic… Read More