Phantom Shares also called Virtual Stock Option Plans (VSOP) are more pragmatic in Germany and have been the go-to method by which most startups (> 80%) choose to give employees ownership interest.
On Deck had identified a crucial need in working people’s lives: “the need for lifelong learning with a blend of community that is more interactive than online education, much less expensive than an MBA, and also fit in the flow of their daily lives”.
One feature that the Pandemic has underscored is the rapid acceleration of existing trends in tech, particularly dispersion.
Clubhouse is an audio-based social media platform probably spreading like wildfire in “elite circles” near you, recently in the EMEA region. That’s due to a strategy currently focused on expanding its user base in the region, doubling down on Germany and the UK through an invite-only system.
It’s no secret that we’ve entered the Anthropocene, a geological epoch unofficially coined to capture the Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on its climate and ecosystems.
It’s basically an app for keeping documents and digital assets in one place: little notes, to-do lists, basic spreadsheets, embedded videos/tweets, kanban boards, calendars, and much more.
With over a hundred applications this year we were quite busy in the past couple of months selecting, interviewing, and preparing for another exciting round. We finally got around to welcoming all our teams.
For the first time in its history, the European Commission is making direct investments of overall €178m into 42 startups from around the continent. Under the new European Innovation Council, companies from the EIC Accelerator Pilot are selected to receive between €500,000 and €15m, with ownership stakes ranging from 10% to 25%. There are currently…
Regenerative Capitalism to Replace Deformed Predatory Capitalism The venture capital industry is deforming capitalism in many parts of the world, prioritizing returns from proven business models, when more often than not, more long-term patient capital is needed. Regenerative capitalism on the other hand is emerging as a counterweight that rewards green swans, or in other…
To simplify the line of thinking, you either have enough traction to put you on a private financing track, or you don’t have enough traction and need to either fall back on bootstrapping or resort to other public sources.