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Giulia Girardi

convertible debt

Convertible Debt: risks and terms to be aware of

Do you prefer podcasts? You can listen to it here.  Gianluca Valentini, co-founder of Equidam, explains why convertible debt is a complicated security that can have drastic implications at the moment of conversion. It is important that founders are very well aware of what will happen when they convert and of its terms. Is convertible debt…

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Top 10 Dutch Undiscovered Startups

Subsidies to entrepreneurs and startups, quality of life, international business climate and a culture open to innovation are just four of the reasons why The Netherlands is one of Europe’s hottest startup hubs. Major hubs are Amsterdam, second in Europe for startups according to the European Digital City index and home to Dutch unicorn Adyen, Eindhoven, focused on hardware and high-tech,…

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what to offer to investors

What to offer to investors? Advice from Gianluca Valentini

Do you prefer podcasts? Listen to the audio here Entrepreneurs who are in the process of raising seed capital are probably dealing with few important questions like: How to convince investors? What should I offer them? In most cases, only other entrepreneurs that went through the same experience can help. This is why Gianluca Valentini, who…

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raising seed capital

Raising seed capital: Advice from Gianluca Valentini

Do you prefer podcasts? You can listen to it here.  Entrepreneurs who are in the process of raising seed capital are probably dealing with few important questions like: What do investors look for? How can I convince them? In most cases, only other entrepreneurs that went through the same experience can help. This is why Gianluca…

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Top 10 Spanish Undiscovered Startups

[Updated on January 11th, 2018] With Madrid and Barcelona making it on the list of the Top 15 Biggest Startup Cities in Europe and publications reporting overall growth of 28% for 2015, we decided to turn our focus to the Spanish startup ecosystem. Several factors foster the development of the Spanish startups such as increasingly more…

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Top 10 Swiss Undiscovered Startups

[Updated on January 11th, 2018] Although it may not be the first country you think of when it comes to Startups, Switzerland is more than delicious chocolate and ski resorts. As the most innovative country in the world according to the Global Innovation Index 2015, Switzerland has a vibrant startup scene. Apart from its first unicorn, MindMaze, many…

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Top 10 French Undiscovered Startups

Growing governmental initiatives to support the startup scene, a well-developed venture capital industry and the announcement of the €200million fund to invest in startup accelerators across France are only some of the reasons why Paris is trumping the German capital in the list of the best European cities for startups and scale-ups according to the…

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Top 10 German Undiscovered Startups

[Updated on January 9th, 2018] Government support, lower costs and talent-attractive cities as Berlin are just few of the reasons that led to Germany to rank #9 on the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking and #2 in Europe. Much has been said about the home of Rocket Internet and Germany’s striving startup scene. However, because of such…

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