This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — January 2024 | Startuprad.io E 412
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This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — January 2024 | Startuprad.io E 412 Our Highlights: I already did a 2023 review focused on valuations and investments. All publications more or less agreed that 2023 was hopefully rock bottom for startups, their valuation, funding, and founding of new ones and it should get better. Thumbs pressed for that (as is German custom). Our former guest Finn raises 100 M€, unicorn 1Komma5 Grad is looking for 100 M€, Unzer loss amounts to 400 M€ and Everphone raises 270 M€. Despite the dire situation, almost 2,500 new startups were founded i ..read more
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Deep-Dive: A Recap of 2023’s Startup Valuations and Investment Trends
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AI-Generated PictureManagement Summary In the “2023 Research Review” episode of Startuprad.io, host Jörn “Joe” Menninger walks listeners through a detailed overview of the European startup scene in 2023. The episode covers topics such as investment trends, insolvency challenges, fundraising, and industry-specific insights. Menninger shares insights from various research reports, discussing valuations, private equity and venture capital markets, insolvency statistics, scaling opportunities, and investment volumes across different European countries and tech sectors. He emphasizes the podcast’s ..read more
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Fintech Review 2023: Predictions and Outlook for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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Executive Summary As we step into the holiday season, we at Startuprad.io are excited to bring you exclusive insights from our recent Fintech Review 2023 for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Our latest episode featured prominent voices in the Fintech industry, offering valuable perspectives on the current landscape and the outlook for 2024. Like What You Hear? You can tip us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Startuprad.io Follow Us! If you are listening to our content for the 2nd time please consider following us on social media. https://linktr.ee/startupradio Our Sponsor Sta ..read more
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This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — December 2023 | Startuprad.io E 409
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This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — December 2023 | Startuprad.io E 409 Welcome to our December 2023 wrap-up with vital news from the startup and tech entrepreneurship scenes in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 30 minutes or less ?. Our startup news is recorded with Chris in New York City and Joe in Frankfurt. The recording date is December 19th, 2023 and all news not included will be in our next news to be released on January 25th, 2024. Note: We will take a holiday break until January 18th, 2023, when you can expect the first publication in the new y ..read more
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Green Startups and the Future of Europe’s Digital Revolution | Winner German Startup Awards
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Executive Summary In this episode of Startuprad.io, host Jörn “Joe” Menninger interviews Sebastian Matthes, editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt and winner of the Special Award at the German Startup Awards 2023. Matthes shares insights on the digital transformation of Handelsblatt, emphasizing the shift from print to digital and the importance of a subscription-first business model. The discussion covers trends in journalism, digital content strategies, and the future of the German startup scene. Matthes also reflects on green startups, the potential for Europe in the next phase of digitization, an ..read more
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The CEE AI Scene: Exploring Investment Growth and Key Entrepreneurial Hubs
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Executive Summary In this episode of Startuprad.io, host Jörn “Joe” Menninger and guest Thomas Kösters, MD at DEEP Ecosystems, discuss the potential of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a hidden gem for AI startups. They highlight the region’s strong economic leaders and growing AI scene in cities like Warsaw, Bucharest, and Prague. While CEE is not heavily represented in AI startup locations, it shows promise in reaching the top 15 European rankings for AI startup investments. They also delve into AI investments and trends in Europe, including machine learning, big data, and natural languag ..read more
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AI Expert Talks No-Code Computer Vision | Startuprad.io E 406
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Executive Summary In this episode of Startuprad.io, we delve into the world of AI and computer vision with our guest Simone Trevisan, a computer vision expert and project manager at Blue Tensor. Simone shares insights into the innovative computer vision platform, Iris, designed for small and medium-sized industries to harness AI without the need for coding expertise. He also discusses Blue Tensor’s collaboration with Huawei to deploy their platform on both on-premise and cloud servers. Join us as we explore the intersection of AI, industry, and digital transformation in this engaging discussio ..read more
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This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — November 2023 | Startuprad.io E 405
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This Month in German, Swiss, and Austrian (GSA) Startups — November 2023 | Startuprad.io E 405 Welcome to our November 2023 wrap-up with vital news from the startup scenes in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 30 minutes or less ?. Our startup news are recorded with Chris in New York City and Joe in Frankfurt. The recording date is November 28th and all news not included will be in our next news to be released on December 21st. Our last planned publication is on December 22nd the annual fintech review (yes, we moved away from December 25th). Note: We will take a holiday break unti ..read more
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Germany’s €1 Billion Fund of Funds: It Is Just The Start
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In a recent announcement reported by Sifted, Germany unveiled its €1 billion fund of funds aimed at investing in German and European venture capital. While some critics argue that this amount might fall short, we perceive it as a significant step forward — an initiation to bolster the startup ecosystem. This move was already known to our audience from our enlightening interview with Anna Christmann (The Commissioner for Startups and Digital Economy) on Startuprad.io earlier this year, shedding light on the transformative potential of this fund for startups across Germany and Europe. This ..read more
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Sono Motors Finds Investor
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Sono Motors was once hailed as a new hope for the German startup scene, listing early in the US in November 2021. The company wanted to increase the reach of electro-cars by adding solar cells. As of November 27th, 2023, they filed a 6-K form with the SEC that they have found an investor that will cover expected operational costs for 2024, securing the company's survival for the next year. The investor is the hedge fund YA II PN Ltd, which is part of Yorkville Advisors Global, a hedge fund based in Mountainside USA with 150 MN US$ under asset management. According to the form, the hedge ..read more
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