Sun.Sep 08, 2019

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum


Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city with 1.8 million people and a metro region of about three million. The city is, of course, known for its seaport, the third-largest in Europe. It’s also among the top three locations for the aviation industry in the world. Hamburg prides itself as “The Gate to the World” and is home to all branches of the economy, ranging from aviation to maritime and logistics, as well as the creative and media industry.

The Pegasus Startup: Flying Over VCs on the Wings of Profits

Jason Calacanis

The unicorn movement in Silicon Valley has been a great run, with startups plowing mountains of willing capital into audacious products that are changing the world. Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): [link] ]. Airbnb, Uber and Slack have revolutionized travel, transportation and work forever.

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[CEO Jon Medved in CTech] This Week in London: Israel’s Tech Stars Meet London’s Top Businesspeople


Also in attendance will be Philip Watson, chief innovation officer at Citi Private Bank, the private banking subsidiary of Citigroup; Julie Kainz, a senior associate at Salesforce Ventures, the venture arm of San Francisco-headquartered customer relations management company Salesforce; John Stewart, global head of scouting and research at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS); Rikesh Shah, head of commercial innovation at Transport for London; Kevin Smith, a KPMG partner and the global co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Giants program; Jon Medved, founder and CEO of Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding company OurCrowd Ltd.; Richard Anton, founder and general partner at London and Stockholm-based growth capital firm Oxx Ltd. Read more here. The post [CEO Jon Medved in CTech] This Week in London: Israel’s Tech Stars Meet London’s Top Businesspeople appeared first on OurCrowd. Top headlines ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

Foreshadowing Facetime

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I went to the Brooklyn Museum today to see the Pierre Cardin retrospective. Near the end of the exhibit was a small clip from a Jetsons episode where Jane is shopping for dresses in a boutique.


Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

YC W20 Interviews in India

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that we are holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Bangalore for founders based in India. Interviews will take place from November 10 to 12 and are like regular YC interviews in every way. The application is the same, as well as what we look for in the application and the criteria for acceptance. The only difference: you can stay closer to home. If accepted, you will join the YC Winter 2020 batch immediately.