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Athens gets a new venture fund

Raising money for a venture fund is almost never easy, but it’s a whole lot harder in certain places that are struggling economically, like Greece. Thankfully for the country, a new seed-stage firm

Bitcoin Provider Cubits Aims To Help Greeks Move Their Money

Bitcoin services provider Cubits.gr and Greek exchange BTCGreece have teamed up to help Greek citizens move cash out of the country to suppliers and business partners. Founded by Julian Mautner, Tim R

Anchors Away And Shiver Me Timbers! Antlos Puts You And And Your Friends On A Boat

Yachting has an image problem. When you think of big old sailboats you mostly imagine rich leathery men in boat shoes who smoke big cigars and try to hit rare pink dolphins in the head with with their

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 artic

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 r

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.

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&#

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 h

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 flig

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

Ben Murray Contributor Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor. More posts by this contributor Remixing Culture And

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 no

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 <a target="_blank

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 th

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 fundamen

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, So

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 see