The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, has announced the winners of TNW Startup Rally.
Tyba, startup created by BBA Students Jorge Schnura, Eiso Kant and Philip Von Have has won the Public Vote Award
For more information:
The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, has announced the winners of TNW Startup Rally.
Tyba, startup created by BBA Students Jorge Schnura, Eiso Kant and Philip Von Have has won the Public Vote Award
For more information:
23 April, 2013
Dragon´s Den, already showing in 16 countries, will be broadcast on Spain's first channel next September. Deadline for the first round of entrants is the 1st May.
The Wand Company grossed £1 m in the first year of its release and is expected to gross double in the coming year. (see negociations in video)
blog.mobincube.com "Ten things you can do to make money from mobile apps", February 28, 2013
so we welcome this research by Ulf Axelson and Milan Martinovic both of the London School of Economics because it challenges three key myths of venture capital performance in Europe – that the likelihood of a successful VC exit is lower in Europe than in the US; that some vaguely understood determinants of success are tilted in favour of the US and against Europe; and that there is a chronic stigma around failure which harms European entrepreneurs.
You know the party line about women today: They're "opting out" of business, fleeing the confines of the corporation in droves, unwilling (or unable?) to make it in the big leagues. But if all these smart, ambitious, experienced women are leaving, we wondered, where are they going?
Turns out that while many left corporate America, they've hardly left business behind. What they're doing is striking out on their own, launching companies at a higher rate than any other group. According to the Center for Women's Business Research, from 1997 to 2004, the number of women-owned businesses grew twice as fast as all businesses in the United States. One in 18 adult women in the United States is a business owner. Women-owned companies generate $2.5 trillion in annual sales and employ nearly 20 million people.So who are these women? What kinds of companies are they founding? What have they learned--and what can we learn from them? To find out, Fast Company teamed up with the Women Presidents' Organization (which offers help to women owners of companies with more than $2 million in annual revenue) to launch a search for the Top 25 Women Business Builders...
Via (@whartonmagazine 11:59 AM - Feb 28, 2013)
Angel Investor, Non-Executive Director, and Advisory Board member of LinkedIn
Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who now serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Artfinder and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and NESTA Investments. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Linkedin.com.
As an angel investor, she works with entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 40 companies and holds investments in 2 venture capital firms. She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor / advisor in Europe in Nov 2010. In May 2011, she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world', and one of the top ten most influential investors and women.
Humans are capable of incredible innovation. Today we can land a rover on Mars, take a class without stepping into a classroom...
Report on Egyptian Science Has Broader Arab Implication, January 30, 2013
Five years ago, a chemistry professor at the American University in Cairo, Hassan Azzazy started a research group with some of his graduate students to develop affordable medical solutions -- work that could be “converted into prototypes and go to market,” he says. Now, millions of Mr. Azzazy’s fellow Egyptians may benefit from his work.
Using nano-technology, the chemistry professor and his students have developed a new, cheap and fast diagnostic test for hepatitis C, a disease that affects 22 percent of Egyptians. (Until now, diagnosing hepatitis C has been time-consuming and expensive, requiring two laboratory tests).
Mr. Azzazy is in the final stages of negotiating with his university to create his own company to market this and other new medical diagnostic tests.
"This is probably the first spin-off company to come out of any Egyptian university," he says. "Hopefully this will be a milestone."...
10:30am Welcome and introductions Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, ABS
David French, Executive Director, Alexandria Trust
11:00am Business Education in an Evolving Region Nora Colton, Dean, Royal Docks Business School, University of East London
11:45am Small group discussions
12:30pm Networking lunch
1:00pm Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Salah Khalil, Founder, Alexandria Trust
1:45pm Al Fanar, David Wheeler, Founding Editor
2:15pm Next steps
Background reading that may be of interest
Adams, J., King, C, Pendlebury, D., Hook, D. and Wilsdon, J. (2011)
Dutta, S. (2012) Global Innovation Index 2012, INSEAD.
UNHDP Arab Human Development Report
are 600,000 new malaria cases daily worldwide. The gold standard for
estimating the parasite burden and the corresponding severity of the
disease consists in manually counting the number of parasites in blood
smears through a microscope, a process that can take more than 20
minutes of an expert microscopist’s time.
Objective: This research tests the feasibility of a crowdsourced approach to malaria image analysis. In particular, we investigated whether anonymous volunteers with no prior experience would be able to count malaria parasites in digitized images of thick blood smears by playing a Web-based game...
Results: Over 1 month, anonymous players
from 95 countries played more than 12,000 games and generated a database
of more than 270,000 clicks on the test images. Results revealed that
combining 22 games from nonexpert players achieved a parasite counting
accuracy higher than 99%. This performance could be obtained also by
combining 13 games from players trained for 1 minute. Exhaustive
computations measured the parasite counting accuracy for all players as a
function of the number of games considered and the experience of the
players. In addition, we propose a mathematical equation that accurately
models the collective parasite counting performance.
Conclusions: This research validates the online gaming approach for crowdsourced counting of malaria parasites in images of thick blood films.
Crowdsourcing Malaria Parasite Quantification:, An Online Game for Analyzing Images of Infected Thick Blood Smears, Luengo-Oroz MA, Arranz A, Frean J, J Med Internet Res 2012;14(6):e167, URL: http://www.jmir.org/2012/6/e167/
Miguel Angel Luengo-Oroz, PhD, Biomedical Image Technologies group
DIE, ETSI Telecomunicación, Univ Politécnica de Madrid, CEI Moncloa UPM-UCM
The entrepreneur Asier Arranz is chief developer.
The multidisciplinary team is supported by Jacobo Gómez (design), Enrique Mendoza (web and database), Anoush Tatevossian & Natalia Rodriguez & Maria Fernandez (communications) and a fantastic team of advisors and supporters around the globe (Maria Luengo, Antonio Blanco, Javier Cepa, Jose Luis Rubio, Nati Luengo and Cesar Martin). Game soundtrack by Simón Garcia "A Night in Compostela (Para 6 contrabajos)", album Intersecciones (Escuela de Musica Creativa).
Christina Rebel is a social enterprise and sustainability researcher and speaker. She previously worked for We Impact, a social enterprise in China, and founded 2 Pueblo, a youth-led social enterprise project that promotes Spanish rural culture in London
Amid Spain's economic and political problems, there are some remarkable developments happening in the social enterprise and co-operative sector
...there are some remarkable developments that warrant recognition. A wide range of entrepreneurial people are coming together and starting to build new economic, social and civic initiatives because of the solutions they could offer to the country's biggest problems, like youth unemployment and an ageing society dependent on state pensions. And there's actually some fertile ground to build on, in the form of a long co-operative tradition.
Everyone loves Mondragón
DeansTalk Nov 11, 2011. MIT Technology Review honors 35 innovators under 35 and 10 from Spain
Clean tech is the topic discussed between Steve Perricone, CEO of waste management and energy company BioFuelBox, and one of his investors, DFJ veteran VC Jennifer Scott Fonstad. In addition to discussing the company's technology, structure, and applications, they also expound on current stimulus dollars for alternative energy systems.
Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market's high level of industrial innovation, and offers students of entrepreneurship sound advice on finding the next crest in grand socioeconomic opportunity.
Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank interviews MissionPoint Capital co-founder Jesse Fink. The two discuss the manifold investment opportunities in alternative energies and environmental conservation.
Larry Bawden is a co-founder of Jadoo Power, an innovative supplier of fuel cells, and Q1 Nanosytems, a next-generation photo-voltaics provider. Bawden addresses the new landscape in technology and energy and notes the pivotal role of newer technologies in the global economy. He talks about the four fundamental planetary crises - Global Warming, Peak Oil, Population Peak and Resource Depletion that are driving changes in world. Bawden also acknowledges the rise of third generation technology and the fundamental shifts in business that it has created. He believes that these changes have created a favorable environment to launch new ventures.
RIGA - “Failure is the mother of success,” says Bert Twaalfhoven in
explaining the motor for becoming a successful entrepreneurship today.
“I have [built] 54 companies, of which 16 were failures. I lost a total
of 55 million dollars, and here I am (…); I understood what I did wrong
and then I tried to get better and fix my mistakes,” he said.
Twaalfhoven was one of the lecturers invited to the High Impact Speaker series event held at Riga Business School in October.
Twaalfhoven is a 45-year career entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to learning, and this has carried him through 54 ventures. It has also given him insight into how entrepreneurship grows and dies. The best point offered by Twaalfhoven is undoubtfully how Europe can progressively emerge in the field of entrepreneurship to adapt itself for the next economic changes coming worldwide.
His extensive experience in the aerospace industry gave him the means to found the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) in 1987, to promote entrepreneurship across Europe, especially through entrepreneurship education. Twaalfhoven’s educational system is now comprised of 456 professors from 183 institutions in 43 European countries. This includes the EFER’s successful “Teach-the-Teachers” program at Harvard Business School and Cambridge.“Entrepreneurship can be engaged in by anyone. You do not have to be an expert to be an entrepreneur,” says Twaalfhoven (Entrepreneur for the World 2009 WEF)...
...Nearly two decades later, that sense of urgency and a strong belief in pursuing work that one loves has led her to a leadership role in the Arab world's entrepreneurial landscape, as she aims to nurture innovative social enterprises through her firm, Baraka Ventures.
Do you want to become an excellent stock market trader? Join invoost – an IE Start-Up! IE IMBA blog, September 20, 2012 A start-up which recently won IE Business School Venture Day and Madrid Emprende Go contests
The team behind the scenes:
The Venture Days are IE Business School´s international investor forums where the school´s best start-up projects are showcased to an audience of local and international investors.
Author Josh Lerner (Harvard)
... winner of the Swedish government’s 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award... ... ... ...
Co-Winner of a 2010 Gold Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship.
Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Business, Finance & Management
Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tel Aviv--the global hubs of entrepreneurial activity--all bear the marks of government investment. Yet, for every public intervention that spurs entrepreneurial activity, there are many failed efforts that waste untold billions in taxpayer dollars. When has governmental sponsorship succeeded in boosting growth, and when has it fallen terribly short? Should the government be involved in such undertakings at all? Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents. Josh Lerner, one of the foremost experts in the field, provides valuable insights into why some public initiatives work while others are hobbled by pitfalls, and he offers suggestions for how public ventures should be implemented in the future.
Discussing the complex history of Silicon Valley and other pioneering centers of venture capital, Lerner uncovers the extent of government influence in prompting growth. He examines the public strategies used to advance new ventures, points to the challenges of these endeavors, and reveals the common flaws undermining far too many programs--poor design, a lack of understanding for the entrepreneurial process, and implementation problems. Lerner explains why governments cannot dictate how venture markets evolve, and why they must balance their positions as catalysts with an awareness of their limited ability to stimulate the entrepreneurial sector.
As governments worldwide seek to spur economic growth in ever more aggressive ways, Boulevard of Broken Dreams offers an important caution. The book argues for a careful approach to government support of entrepreneurial activities, so that the mistakes of earlier efforts are not repeated.
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in finance and entrepreneurial management. He is the coauthor of Innovation and Its Discontents (Princeton), The Venture Capital Cycle, and other books.
"[S]uperb."--Edward L. Glaeser, New York Times' Economix blog
"Lots of governments would like to promote high-tech entrepreneurship and venture capital in their regions--but many don't know how to do it effectively. In his new book Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Josh Lerner . . . examines which types of policies to promote entrepreneurship and venture capital tend to work--and which don't. Lerner supports his carefully researched analysis with numerous examples chosen from around the globe."--MIT Sloan Management Review
Busuu – the language learning community offering largely free audio-visual online courses – has been boostrapping away relentlessly for a few years and only last year raised an Angel round from FON-founder and serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky. So while US-based Livemocha spent $14 million in VC getting to around 12 million members, Busuu stuck to its knitting with its free to access platform. It now claims to have more than 25 million users in over 200 countries and says it’s growing at a rate of 40,000 new members per day. That strategy appears to have paid off, as it’s now closed a Series A investment round of €3.5 million from PROfounders Capital and private investors. PROfounders Capital investment partner Brent Hoberman – lastminute.com co-founder and serial entrepreneur – joins the start-up’s board of advisers...
putting research into policy and practice
isbe.org.uk/ISBE2012 (35th conference)
The world of entrepreneurial finance is changing rapidly; we are at a tipping point that will make what seems like a vibrant part of our global economy today seem small in one year’s hindsight.
Whether you are a service provider, social entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist, or one of the millions of people ready to become a small-scale start up financier, it is time to pay attention.
Estimates for annual crowdfunding transactions go as high as $500 billion annually compared to 2011’s $1.5 billion (anticipated to be $3 billion in 2012). If crowdfunding even begins to approach that scale, it will completely change the landscape for start-up financing.
...cites a Monitor study suggesting that crowdfunding will grow to $500 billion annually
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.), Oct. 2, 2012 — A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that high-tech, immigrant-founded startups — a critical source of fuel for the U.S. economy — has stagnated and is on the verge of decline.
"America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Then and Now" shows that the proportion of immigrant-founded companies nationwide has slipped from 25.3 percent to 24.3 percent since 2005. The drop is even more pronounced in Silicon Valley, where the percentage of immigrant-founded startups declined from 52.4 percent to 43.9 percent...
The implications of the research findings, conducted by Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; AnnaLee Saxenian, dean and professor at the Berkeley School of Information; and F. Daniel Siciliano, professor of the Practice of Law and faculty director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance; are the subject of a bookbeing released today by Wadhwa.
The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent, (Amazon) draws on the research to show that the United States is in the midst of a historically unprecedented halt in high-growth, immigrant-founded startups.
"The U.S. risks losing a key growth engine just when the economy needs job creators more than ever," said Wadhwa. "The U.S. can reverse these trends with changes in policies and opportunities, if it acts swiftly. It is imperative that we create a startup visa for these entrepreneurs and expand the number of green cards for skilled foreigners to work in these startups. Many immigrants would gladly remain in the United States to start and grow companies that will lead to jobs."
With funding from the Kauffman Foundation, Wadhwa has launched a website — ImmigrantExodus.com — as a resource for journalists and a voice for immigrant entrepreneurs.From the 107,819 engineering and technology companies founded in the last six years, the study examined a random sample of 1,882 companies in a nationwide survey. Of those companies, 458 had at least one foreign-born founder.
Civic startups - Code for America Accelerator is looking for you codeforamerica.org/accelerator/— Mårten Mickos (@martenmickos) October 13, 2012
CLICK HERE (PDF, 15 pages) to read the full Endeavor Insight, Omidyar Network, and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs report, “Why Becoming Large Matters: How scalable, high-growth entrepreneurs can help solve the jobs crisis” or use the interactive Job Creation Calculator.
The world needs to create more than 500 million new jobs by 2020 to provide career opportunities for the currently unemployed as well as young people who will be joining the workforce. The bulk of this challenge falls on countries in the developing world. In fact, over 90% of the new jobs needed in the next eight years must be created outside the United States and Europe. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 100 million jobs are needed by 2020. Latin America will require more than 50 million new jobs and the Middle East and North Africa are not far behind...
Restart, Italia!: the Italian plan to help startups approved last week by the government goo.gl/GQfym (PDF, 8 pages)
Rome, 24th, September 2012. www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.itThe Report Restart, Italia!, drawn up by the Task Force established by the Minister of Economic Development Corrado Passera, says that...
Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
Prof Peter Wadhams calls for “urgent” consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures.
As sea ice shrinks to record lows, Prof Peter Wadhams warns a 'global disaster' is now unfolding in northern latitudes
Winston Churchill: "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is"“The extra radiation that’s absorbed is, from our calculations, the equivalent of about 20 years of additional CO2 being added by man,” Prof Wadhams said.
The found will invest in startups in Internet, software and Telecoms with a minimum of 50K.
The need for popular entertainment to highlight misbehaviour and conflict risks putting off would-be entrepreneurs, according to a report from Salford university (Business school)
The study, Employability – Learning through International Entrepreneurship, (www.elie-project.eu) uses the views and experience of business students and 200 entrepreneurs from 30 countries, to show that the programmes foster misconceptions about the characteristics needed for business success. Viewers are led to believe that only certain – and not very appealing – 'types' will succeed and that significant start-up capital is an essential.
The research, focused on immigrant entrepreneurs, found that most start with:
very little or no money but had a good idea, with the skills and knowledge to exploit it, plus determination and a strong work ethic.
The study findings have now been incorporated into a pack of learning materials designed to help immigrant entrepreneurs enhance their language, cultural, communication and business skills. It can be downloaded here.
Mining its database of 20 million college grads, LinkedIn identified alumni of these schools as founders of the most companies with 10 or more employees.
Richard Fairbank (B.A. ’72, M.B.A. ’81) is the founder and CEO of Capital One Financial. (2011 revenue: $18.5 billion).
According to a 2011 report from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, as of 2006 there were 25,600 active companies founded by MIT alumni, employing approximately 3.3 million people.
Harvard has produced 10 self-made billionaires, more than any other school on this list.
THE St Oberholz café in eastern Berlin is as hip as any of the area’s bars: graffiti-covered doors, in-your-face art, edgy fashion and the Beastie Boys in the background. It is not at first blush the sort of place to look for magnates in the making. But their presence makes a lot of sense. Europe’s culture is deeply inhospitable to entrepreneurs; wanting to grow a start-up into a behemoth is quite as countercultural as piercings and performance art...
HBS PRESS BOOK
What's your entrepreneurial profile? Do you have what it takes to build a great business? In this book, three prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs--now venture capitalists and CEO advisers--share the qualities that surface again and again in those who successfully achieve their goals. The common traits? Heart, smarts, guts, and luck. After interviewing and researching hundreds of business-builders across the globe, the authors found that every one of them-from young founder to seasoned C...
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is back! Win USD25K to help empower women and girls through entrepreneurship. Call for entries opens on 8-March!
Global · http://5MinutesToChangeTheWorld.org
We’re excited to unveil the top nine finalists of Project Inspire 2012:
• Carpets for Communities
• Cents for Seeds
• E-learning for Change
• Women’s Private Personal Marketplace
• Buffalo, Cows, and Leaves: Empowering Nepali Women
• The Gudri Project
• Project Stitch
• Project Light – Darkness/Interrupted
• LIFE – Livelihood Initiatives for Empowerment of Women
Which project is your favorite, and/or inspires you the most? Cast your vote now for the Project Inspire People’s Choice Award! http://bit.ly/PI12VOTE
When Devi Vallabhaneni was accepted to Harvard Business School in the third round, she figured she'd sail through the MBA program. After all, she was a quant -- a facile-with-numbers CPA who had spent four years working for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
A pre-MBA B-school workout
In 2009, Wiley published Devi's book What's Your MBA IQ? and in 2011, with the help of Rao and her business partner and fellow HBS alumna Melissa Hayes, she launched MBA IQ, an interactive online curriculum designed to give students baseline knowledge in 12 core areas of business before they start their graduate degrees.
Tuenti, a Spanish social network with 13 million users that the carrier Telefonica majority-acquired back in 2010 for $99 million, is today kicking off a global launch — the first time it will be available outside of Spain and beyond an invitation-only basis...
Fast Company, June 18, 2012
...Each member of this fall's inaugural class of 15, culled from more than 500 applicants, will work full time at one of the startups, with the ability to switch to another after the first year. They also will be given writing assignments, attend lectures, and take part in weekly dinners with experts. The program will be tuition-free, covering housing and providing a small stipend; to fund it, [E]nstitute is raising $1 million from foundations and private donors...
In an interview, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson argues that climate change will only be taken seriously when companies can find ways to profit from it. The battle to prevent global warming, he argues, requires brains and creativity.
SPIEGEL: Sir Richard, do you know the German word "Angst"?
Branson: Of course I do. We in England have adopted the term "German angst" from you.
SPIEGEL: One of the approaches to stop climate change that you are favoring is carbon capture and storage, meaning filtering out the carbon dioxide emitted from industrial plants and storing it underground. This method is very controversial in Germany because of safety concerns. Are the Germans excessively timid?
Branson: I don't want to criticize the Germans, but I do believe that we need new technologies to stop climate change. German industry in particular could make significant contributions in this regard. You just have to look at what companies such as Bosch, Siemens and BASF have accomplished in the past to realize this.
SPIEGEL: What are you doing?
Branson: The fight against greenhouse gases offers huge opportunities for profit. In order to promote this idea, some friends and I have founded the Carbon War Room...
Wayra has been invited by Mrs. Kroes to present a report of our experience in the field of foster entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels, opened on June 21th.
One of the main purposes we have as Wayra is foster entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems wherever we are based on. Some months ago we received the visit of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of European Commission and a long supporter of digital evolution and growth for Europe in our Bogotá and Madrid Academies.
As a result of those meetings, we were invited by Mrs. Kroes to present a report of our experience in this field in the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels, opened today.
The white paper “Suggestions for enhancing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain”, shared by Gary Stewart (@garystew, Executive Director of Wayra Spain) to all delegates is a brief summary of actions that, in our opinion, might be taken in order to enhance entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain and Europe. We believe those measures might help coming generations of entrepreneurs to make their projects a reality and to place our region amongst the pole positions of added value businesses creation regions in the world.
The report is totally free and ready to download from this link. We expect you can share and distribute among all your colleagues, entrepreneurs and professionals in your networks.
But what if firms could raise money from anyone? Fred Wilson, a prominent venture capitalist, calculates that if Americans used just 1% of their investable assets to crowdfund business they would release a $300 billion surge of capital. But will regulators, who worry about Joe Sixpack being ripped off by unscrupulous fund-raisers, allow the crowd in? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trying to come up with rules to implement the (American) JOBS Act. Some fear that it will impose onerous requirements on firms raising equity from the crowd.
The study, elaborated in collaboration with Banca March, analyses the value creation of family companies quoted on stock exchanges in Europe during the period 2001-2010 using a sample of 2,421 companies with a market capitalization of more than 50 million euros. The results of the of the study leave no room for doubt: family businesses have created more value for share-holders during the period of the study, furthermore contributing to a greater extent in the creation of employment in Europe.
The study of 64 pages is available for download in Spanish. The original IE Entrepreneurship blog post follows:
19 June, 2012, LA CREACIÓN DE VALOR EN LA EMPRESA FAMILIAR COTIZADA EUROPEA
El estudio , elaborado en colaboración con la Banca March, analiza la creación de valor de las empresas familiares cotizadas en Europa durante el periodo 2001-2010 usando una muestra de 2.423 empresas con capitalización bursátil superior a los 50M Euros . Los resultados del estudio no dejan lugar a dudas: las empresas familiares han creado mas valor para sus accionistas durante el periodo de estudio , contribuyendo además en mayor medida a la creación de empleo en Europa.
Acceder al estudio: La creación de valor en la empresa familiar cotizada europea
Today we’re delighted to announce our new €350m early stage technology fund. It’s the final piece of €1bn of new capital we’ve raised in the last 12 months to complement the international platform we have been building to invest in both early stage and growth technology as well as life sciences companies.
While technology adoption is increasingly rapid and worldwide, we continue to believe that Europe will be fertile ground to discover and help develop world beating innovations. In fact, even while Europe is facing massive macroeconomic challenges, at the same time we have seen very clearly that European startups are coming of age. In fact in our portfolio alone there are now at least 20 European born private companies with significant scale – in 2011 these companies alone had combined 2011 revenues of €1.3bn and y/y growth of around 75% – plus these are businesses which have created more than 5,000 new jobs in the last 10 years.