A collection of 16 posts
Britannica ⟹ Encarta ⟹ Wikipedia
In 1768 in Edinburgh, Scotland the first Encyclopaedia Britannica was published. The first edition had three volumes but then the encyclopedia grew in size: the second edition was 10 volumes, and by its fourth edition (1801–1810) it had expanded to 20 volumes. As it grew in size, it grew
Sending Rubik’s cubes to Space
This post was co-written by Paul Klemm [https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulklemm/] from Earlybird Venture Capital [http://earlybird.com/] and me. It’s our attempt to break down why going to space is important, why we are at a turning point and why Europe is perfectly positioned to win
7 Consumer Tech trends in Europe
Earlier this week, Heartcore [https://www.heartcore.com/] released Consumer Technology Trends 2020 [https://mcusercontent.com/1adf08b015bd836d9785478cf/files/ba9da2eb-631c-497d-956f-1f0e77a83124/Consumer_Technology_Trends_2020_digital_72dpi.pdf] , a 42-page report combining quantitative analysis of consumer tech in Europe, their predictions and an articulation of their investment thesis. Heartcore is an early
Dark kitchens and the default path
> “Imagine the most profitable restaurant in your city has no tables, no chairs, and no patrons. Chances are you just pictured the future of dining.” That’s the first line of Do you know where your food comes from? [https://editions.seedtable.com/food-delivery], one of my favorite blog posts–
The Carbon Complication
Last week, Microsoft President Brad Smith, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and CEO Satya Nadella announced Microsoft’s [https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/] plan to be carbon negative by 2030. > "By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment
Ownership and the future of transportation
Earlier this week, e-bike DTC brand Cowboy announced [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32b602d9ab9d238ceb45e3f05&id=b5031cbc74&e=7cb75473a5] Jeremy Le Van is joining the team as VP of Product. Jeremy co-founded (and later sold) calendar app Sunrise to Microsoft, so he is kind of a big deal.
What's for dinner tonight?
Earlier this week, the boards of Just Eat and Takeaway.com reached an agreement [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32b602d9ab9d238ceb45e3f05&id=1ebd881f6d&e=7cb75473a5] to combine their two European food delivery businesses. Per Techcrunch: > "While, following completion, Just Eat Shareholders will own approximately 52.15% and Takeaway.
Going DTC is a smart (and necessary) move
In the Summer of 2013, a media company named BigBalls launched a Youtube channel titled COPA90, with the hopes of providing football-related content. Thanks to their conversations about recent games, transfer news, documentaries about the football culture and interviews, it became one of the largest football channels in the world
Chicken-less nuggets and fish-less seafood
The world is full of counterintuitive ideas – ideas that seem to be good but once you dig deeper, aren't. A great example is 0% unemployment. No one wants people without jobs, so that's a good thing, right? Not really. 0% unemployment drives inflation and stalls economic growth so having a
Earlier this week, Flash, the scooter startup from Delivery Hero founder, re-branded [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32b602d9ab9d238ceb45e3f05&id=46c844fe74&e=7cb75473a5] as ‘Circ’ and announced 1M rides. 24 hours later, Tier, the Berlin-based e-scooter rental startup, unveiled new hardware [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?
The biggest industry no one is talking about
Two weeks ago, Fnatic announced [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32b602d9ab9d238ceb45e3f05&id=75c627e6e9&e=7cb75473a5] a 19M Series B. A couple of days later, Immortals announced [https://herokuapp.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32b602d9ab9d238ceb45e3f05&id=5fbaad33e5&e=7cb75473a5] an acquisition and a 30 million Series C.
Do you know where your food comes from?
Imagine the most profitable restaurant in your city has no tables, no chairs, and no patrons. Chances are you just pictured the future of dining. Last week, Berlin-based Keatz announced a $13.5 million raise [https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/22/food-will-travel/], on top of the nearly $8 million it
Our blades are f**king great
Everyone knows the Dollar Shave Club story. A guy launches a business selling razor blades online for $1, their video goes viral [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI], they profit and sell to Unilever for $1b. > “Are our blades any good? Nope. They’re f**king great” People don't