Rocket Internet dominates much of the discussion around Germany’s tech ecosystem and rightly so. Its aggressive company building and investment machine has put Berlin on the global map, creating a Leuchtturm (lighthouse) city and halo effect for the rest of Europe that is attracting investors and entrepreneurs alike. 3 Lessons From Germany's Startup Scene And Making Moonshots A Reality
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There’s more to Germany’s tech scene than Berlin. In today’s newsletter we take a look at Munich’s growing prominence as a home for ‘hard’ tech and early-stage startups. Meanwhile, it might be London’s unicorns that are attracting all the hype, but with plenty going on in the UK’s early-stage scene we’ve picked out five startups that picked up investment this year to keep an eye on in 2016. We’ve also picked out some of the most significant investments to take place in Australia this year. Finally, we’re reporting live from London Unbound today, with the the first article a piece on making moonshots a reality. There’ll be more from Unbound tomorrow.
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Not Another Rocket Internet Story – 3 Lessons From Germany’s Startup Scene In 2015

Rocket Internet dominates much of the discussion around Germany’s tech ecosystem and rightly so. Its aggressive company building and investment machine has put Berlin on the global map, creating a Leuchtturm (lighthouse) city and halo effect for the rest of Europe that is attracting investors and entrepreneurs alike.
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By Sarah Gill  |  30th November 2015
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Making Moonshots A Reality Isn’t Rocket Science

NASA knew putting a human on the moon by the end of the 1960s was a big ask. The whole idea was more the vision of an ambitious president than an expedition the agency was ready for. That it pulled the whole thing off is not far short of a miracle (and some…
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Ben Graham  |  30th November 2015

Early-Stage UK – Most-Important Startup Investments Under USD5m In 2015

It’s a year of new tech milestones for the UK, with Shazam, Funding Cirlce and Transferwise passing billion dollar valuations in 2015. More recently Atom Bank took on USD128m and Deliveroo raised USD100m. Pivotl IQ data shows that UK startups have raised…
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Rory Grieve  |  30th November 2015

Tech Wizards Of Oz – 5 Aussie Startups To Watch

Perhaps more commonly associated with barren deserts and murderous fauna, as well as those blokes from the beer adverts, the land down under is no stranger to high tech research and enterprise. Wi-Fi is just one innovation in the tech world can thank Australia…
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Rhys Maliphant  |  30th November 2015

 
     
 

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