Annual Report 2020

This year, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 132 influencers like Tech.eu and Robin Wauters @ Tech.eu, discussing hashtags such as #startups , #fintech and #SaaS.
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On Jan 10, 2020
@seedcamp shared
RT @CallumBurroughs: I spoke to a bunch of VCs about the startups making big waves in financial services in Europe. Fintech is now major business and these companies are at the forefront. Check it out on @businessinsider https://t.co/xPm0fcenAX (£/$)
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We asked 9 of the most prominent VC investors in European tech to pick out fintech startups they think will blow up in 2020. Here are the 15 they chose.

We asked 9 of the most prominent VC investors in European tech to pick out fintech startups they think will blow up in 2020. Here are the 15 they chose.

Insurtech is one of the biggest verticals in this list with a number of companies looking to disrupt parts of what is still a traditional industry.

On Jun 5, 2020
@isidrolaso shared
RT @aonetti: Government support did help #startups during #covid. 50%+ of the startups got some money from government through grants or loans - 23% tapped furlough support @siftedeu @MindTheBridge @isidrolaso @SEP_EU https://t.co/i4a5W5fu7L
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94% of startups are going to survive Covid

94% of startups are going to survive Covid

Station F’s ecosystem survey looks at how startups are coping with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The answer is: mostly well.

On Jun 3, 2020
@tech_eu shared
RT @Finextra: Video conferencing startup Aveni raises £520k https://t.co/dgWldW0BlC #fintech
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Video conferencing startup Aveni raises £520k

Video conferencing startup Aveni raises £520k

Scottish fintech startup Aveni has raised £520,000 for its video conferencing-based AI technology.

On Jan 23, 2020
@robinwauters shared
RT @tech_eu: [email protected] gets €1.1 million seed for its content distribution system, already used in 70 countries https://t.co/ve8dRZQXOp by @annieMusgrove @PeakCapitalNL #SaaS #contentmarketing
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Belgian startup StoryChief gets €1.1 million seed for its content distribution system, already used in 70 countries

Belgian startup StoryChief gets €1.1 million seed for its content distribution system, already used in 70 countries

StoryChief, the Belgian creator of a content marketing tool, has raised 1.1 million, led by Peak Capital, to continue scaling around the world. Since launching in 2017, more than 25,000 ...

On Jan 31, 2020
@tech_eu shared
RT @MStothard: France’s @famoco has deployed 250,000 of its secure payment terminals, most of which in Africa. Now with a €20m fundraise from the @EIB it wants to bring African innovation back to Europe. This is Europe can learn from Africa’s mobile wallets 👇 https://t.co/sTUzoS18kx
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What Europe can learn from Africa’s mobile wallets

What Europe can learn from Africa’s mobile wallets

France’s Famoco has deployed thousands of its secure payment terminals in Africa. With a €20m fundraise it wants to bring African innovation back to Europe.

On Feb 12, 2020
@TechLeapNL shared
Interested in the NL but not sure where to start? A personal touchpoint can be an immense help. That's why the National Point of Entry has been set up, rolling out the orange carpet. Check all our resources on our website! ➡️ https://t.co/tlXnLwchWY https://t.co/e4vksVPCvY
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We connect International Entrepreneurs to the Dutch Startup Ecosystem

We connect International Entrepreneurs to the Dutch Startup Ecosystem

As an operational unit of the Dutch government , we connect international entrepreneurs & qualified professionals to the Dutch business ecosystem.

On Apr 20, 2020
@tech_eu shared
RT @Siftedeu: Funding rounds in European #fintech took a sharp dip last month. What is really going on? Who is worst hit? And how long will it last? https://t.co/zY73rlUEJi
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Inside the fintech funding drop

Inside the fintech funding drop

Funding rounds in European fintechs took a sharp dip last month. But there's still room for hope - particularly for mid-stage and B2B firms.

On Jun 6, 2020
@mikebutcher shared
RT @grahamfarmelo: Hours before UK government faced court proceedings over its huge NHS COVID-19 data deal with private tech firms, officials in Whitehall release all the contracts governing its deals with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and controversial AI firms: https://t.co/KY8dCK6JJ8
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Under pressure, UK government releases NHS COVID data deals with big tech

Under pressure, UK government releases NHS COVID data deals with big tech

Hours before openDemocracy was due to sue, government releases massive data-sharing contracts with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Faculty and Palantir.

On Jan 17, 2020
@siliconallee shared
Our Amsterdam cousins select 10 Berlin fast-growing startups that "deserve your attention in 2020" 🙌 https://t.co/5cd705IMW2 via @siliconcanals #BerlinStartups https://t.co/KVNs5k0ZKL
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These 10 Berlin fast-growing tech startups deserve your attention in 2020

These 10 Berlin fast-growing tech startups deserve your attention in 2020

European technology news from the startup ecosystem. Founder and publisher: Remco Janssen. Follow us on Twitter: @siliconcanals.

On Jan 25, 2020
@AdBresser shared
300+ Startups from 49 Countries Exhibiting at #SGGlobal 2020: Discover The Full List https://t.co/TmgfwyVzRO
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300+ Startups from 49 Countries Exhibiting at #SGGlobal 2020: Discover The Full List

300+ Startups from 49 Countries Exhibiting at #SGGlobal 2020: Discover The Full List

The Startup Program is thrilled to announce the complete list of startups that will exhibit at our flagship event of the year.

On Feb 10, 2020
@TechCrunch shared
Submissions for @TheEuropas European Tech Startups Awards, supported by TechCrunch, are now open: https://t.co/ibj9f4Oq0e #TheEuropas wants the hottest seed and series A startups in 22 categories. Apply here today: https://t.co/1WPAtB54yr ⚡️ https://t.co/Ng4IO5I3Ky
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The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2020

The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2020

Today, after more than a decade of identifying Europe’s most ambitious and successful startups, including Spotify, Transferwise, Soundcloud and Babylon Health, The Europas has grown into ...

On Apr 9, 2020
@TechLeapNL shared
Startup funding during the crisis: What’s really going on? Funding rounds plummeted by 22% in March, valuations are dropping and founders are worried they won’t be able to raise their next round. Find out more on @Siftedeu 👉🏼 https://t.co/nOydbOm3mn https://t.co/DYJweG4p5R
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Startup funding during the crisis: What’s really going on?

Startup funding during the crisis: What’s really going on?

We spoke to three VCs to find out why startup funding rounds plummeted by 22% in March, why valuations are dropping and what happens next.

On Jan 5, 2020
@robinwauters shared
These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week https://t.co/VKITXrQBsw
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

On Mar 3, 2020
@seedcamp shared
RT @iamstartacus: Travel is becoming more monitored in terms of environmental impact &, right now, global wide-spread health concerns are having a severe impact on large events & conferences. Could @hopinofficial be an answer? https://t.co/4aqTi6hnDp @paddycosgrave @q_accelpartners @seedcamp
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Hopin wants to be the full remote live conference platform you can count on

Hopin wants to be the full remote live conference platform you can count on

The first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world

On Mar 6, 2020
@jraitamaa shared
Silicon Valley’s top investing firm has a stark message on #coronavirus: Prepare for the worst https://t.co/VOvpScQVkg #Startups https://t.co/RsZptXSwZd
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Silicon Valley’s top investing firm has a stark message on coronavirus: Prepare for the worst

Silicon Valley’s top investing firm has a stark message on coronavirus: Prepare for the worst

Sequoia Capital sent a dark memo to its portfolio companies on Thursday.

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The premier source of European tech news, data analysis, and market intelligence. Become an Insider: https://t.co/PLP3xSpgsO. (📣 = sponsored content)

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European tech journalist and analyst; founder of @tech_eu, previously @TheNextWeb & @TechCrunch. Also proud co-founder of @StartupLensEU and @BeCentralBxl.

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#Cybersecurity, #NetworkSecurity (& #IP, #Wifi & #IoT) and (Business) #Innovation

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Berlin’s international startup community since 2011⚡Our equity-free Berlin Founders Fund 👉 https://t.co/jiQlt7PquQ

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European startups, entrepreneurs, business angels, and venture capitalists - welcome to the news feed for https://t.co/2LIMFl9FeK 🚀

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We are Europe's seed fund. We identify & invest early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology.

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https://t.co/IzdJd9w67M helps quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands. Creating an optimal climate for tech companies to scale.

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VC firm on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

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director @joinstationf. scout @sequoia. investor @foodvisor_app @harvestrapp (via @atomico)+ @askbiloba @coletteclub. ❤️ @wearesista @tech_eu

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(MBE, FRSA) Editor-at-large @TechCrunch [email protected] Insta: mikebutcher LinkedIn: mikebutcher

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Technology news and analysis with a focus on founders and startup teams. Got a tip? [email protected]

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Co-Founder @foundersfactory @Founders_Forum @lastminute_com @firstminutecap @madedotcom @FoundersIntel @Karakuri_tech @founders_acad @accelerateHER https://t.co/89ChzancgL

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We fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies. #WeAreTechNation

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Seed investor in pan-European startups. O/w spending time w/friends, playing, and in general making others and myself laugh

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Happy husband dad of 6. Cabinet Expert Innovation @MariyaGabriel @EU_Commission Continuing Fellow @Cambridge_Uni Thought leader @UN Rt # agree Tw owned opinion

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launching a new seed fund / Operating partner @gaiacapital / co-editor @CapitalCall_ / ❤️books & social sciences / co-founder @daphnivc / first gm @frdigitale

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Journalism on tech’s impact on climate, politics, economy, society, and culture. Editor: @dseemo Co-Founder: @mikebutcher https://t.co/bzRls2BFG4

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Serial entrepreneur living between China and Europe. Focus on SMEs and Emerging Markets. Founder @CNBusinessForum. Contact: https://t.co/cTjoyoFnbm

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Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures (@remaginev). Founder of @Techbikers, Google Campus and VC Cafe 😇

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The heart of tech.

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