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William McQuillan on Finding and Building Globally Ambitious B2B Startups

An exclusive interview with William McQuillan, Founding Partner of Frontline Ventures. The interview first aired as the 5th episode of The European VC podcast.  A little bit about William McQuillan William McQuillan is a co-founding partner at Frontline Ventures. Before starting Frontline, William was a founding employee at Ondra, an award-winning startup investment boutique that went from a 4-person team to …

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Michael Hansen on Collaborating with Business Angels & Cluster organizations

An exclusive interview with Michael Hansen, CEO of DanBan – Danish Business Angel Network. The interview first aired as the 3rd episode of The European VC podcast. A little bit about Michael Hansen We were joined by Michael Hansen, CEO of DanBAN, Denmark’s leading Business Angel Association. DanBAN consists of more than 200 active Angels who collectively invest more than …

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Stephan Morais on Founding One of Portugal’s First and Leading Tech Funds

An exclusive interview with Stephan Morais, Founding & Managing Partner of Indico Capital. The interview first aired as the 2nd episode of The European VC podcast.  A little bit about Stephan Morais Stephan Morais is the founder and Managing Partner of Indico Capital Partners, a leading early-stage deep tech VC firm based in Portugal. Stephan was formerly an Executive Board Member …

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Marc Lorhmann on Cross-border Life Sciences Investing

An exclusive interview with Marc Lorhmann, Managing Partner of Vesalius Biocapital III. The interview first aired as the 1st episode of The European VC podcast.  A little bit about Marc Lohrmann Marc has over 18 years of experience and joined Vesalius Biocapital in 2012 as a venture partner. Since then, Marc advised on the corporate development of portfolio companies of Fund I and …

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Should you apply for an incubator or an accelerator?

The startup arena has its own vernacular. Navigating through it isn’t always obvious. All the hype around entrepreneurship and innovation doesn’t help either. Often, so-called “experts” use terms erroneously, potentially misleading unaware first-time founders. Data show that entrepreneurs who get help in building their startups have increased chances of attracting investment. Both incubators and accelerators …

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Human Resources as a catalyst for Innovation

Workforce engagement is low in Europe Recent stats show that up to 86% of the workforce in Europe is not engaged or actively disengaged from their work. This has serious implications for the bottom line of companies and the economy. Disengaged employees are disconnected from their companies and may be working against employers’ interests. This …

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