At first glance there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Europe. There’s more venture funding with each successive quarter, companies with billion-dollar valuations are emerging with increasing frequency and Silicon Valley investors are becoming noticeably more active in the region.
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This month we host the third in our series of ‘Building A Billion Dollar Startup‘ events and the second on which we’ve partnered with Telefonica’s accelerator, Wayra. We have three startups from their current cohort – Lobster, Localisto and Team First – joining us the event to present rapid-fire pitches on their disruptive visions. They will speak after keynote speakers BlaBlaCar and Twilio, which both achieved unicorn status this year. To learn more about the events and startups speaking at it check the preview story in today’s newsletter. Tickets to the event are limited so so get touch with Harry at events@strategyeye.com to secure yours today!
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‘Building A Billion-Dollar Startup’ – Lobster, Localisto And Team First To Pitch!

We’re thrilled to announce that Lobster, Localisto and Team First will pitch at our ‘Building A Billion-Dollar Startup’ event as part of our partnership with Telefónica’s Wayra accelerator.
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By Sarah Gill  |  16th September 2015
  ‘Building A Billion-Dollar Startup’ – Lobster, Localisto And Team First To Pitch!
 

Investment

VC Perspective – “Great Companies Can Be Built Here In Europe”

At first glance there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Europe. There’s more venture funding with each successive quarter, companies with billion-dollar valuations are emerging with increasing frequency and Silicon Valley investors are…
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Sarah Gill  |  16th September 2015

 

Devices

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Plans Go Beyond Oculus

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR made it one of the biggest, or at least most-prominent, players in the virtual reality (VR) space. But its plans go well beyond headsets. The social networking giant recently announced ambitions to develop an app that…
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Rhys Maliphant  |  16th September 2015

 

Marketing

3 Things Driving Mobile Ad Spend Past USD100bn

After initially struggling with smaller screen sizes and irritating push notifications, mobile advertising is maturing into a hugely lucrative industry, now the lifeblood of services such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as becoming an increasingly important…
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Ben Graham  |  16th September 2015

 
     
 

Reports

 Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing 
 INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Fintech 
 MONTHLY DEAL BOOK – Digital Media Deals Analysis – February 2016 
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VC Deals
Company: BroEx
Investment: $1M
Country: India
     
Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners      
     
     
Company: AdAgility
Investment: $1.6M
Country: USA
     
Investors: Boston Seed Capital      
     
     
Company: Mayfield Fund
Investment: $525M
Country: USA
     
Investors: Undisclosed      
     
     
Company: Tiierion
Investment: $1M
Country: USA
     
Investors: Blockchain Capital      
     
Digital Currency Group      
Fenbushi Capital      
     
     
M&A Deals
Company: TiVo
Price: $1.1B
Country: USA
     
Buyers: Rovi Corporation      
     
     
Company: Texture
Price: $663M
Country: Australia
     
Buyers: Oracle      
     
     
     
 
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