I recognize I am an irreparable reoffender! After the success of 5 types of entrepreneurs I have launched myself pitiless against investors. Let’s not fool ourselves, as much as we paint them as perverse and evil, we need entrepreneurs, without them companies like Apple, Dropbox, Skype,...

I have never liked stereotypes, but if they exist it is for a reason. In all these years as an entrepreneur, mentor and consultant I have seen that we can fit people in certain types of profiles where, as bad as it sounds, in some...

Telegraph Hill Capital (THCAP), based in San Francisco, has invested in Spanish start-up Captio. THCAP is specialized in funding mobile technology solutions and has been showing preference for SaaS model companies. I have been using Captio since its early stages and have always been a firm believer in their success so I decided to enter this round with a private investment. 

The Open Education Challenge, launched in partnership with the European Commission, is an invitation to all innovators to submit projects, receive mentoring and seed funding through the European Incubator for Innovation in Education, and get direct access to investors from day one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGUR77eQT6Q Learn more! Apply now Join our...

— Meet The Network Of Angel Investors That’s Funding The Next Generation Of Progressive Startups

The program is open to all regardless of geography and typically attracts solution, software and sensor companies.  The following are the finalists from last year which give a good indication of the types of companies we are interested in http://ibmsmartcamp.wordpress.com/finals-2010/finalists/  I want to encourage you to...

From Farley Duval
To give you an overview of what White Bull is doing... we want to fill a gap that exists in the conference space in Europe. When I relaunched the Red Herring Europe conferences in Europe in 2005, there was a lack of support for early stage firms and the entrepreneurs pushing hard to build an 'innovation ecosystem' in Europe.
But over the past 5+ years, incredible support has appeared for seed/early stage firms; TechCrunch Europe, SeedCamp, gov't and privately supported incubators, Plugg, LeWeb, to name a few. But most of the attention goes to the sexy, emerging firms. So what happens to these rising stars over the next years...especially the Growth-stage firms? We want to talk about how firms (from seed to growth-stage) should be positioning themselves from Day One until that potential liquidity event (IPO, trade sale, etc.).
White Bull will bring together 200+ of Europe's "movers and shakers." Serial entrepreneurs/innovators, investors (angel/VC/Private Equity), CorpDev/M&A from large public corps, financiers (bankers/M&A boutiques), and all the rest (legal/audit/exec search), they all have a part to play. We want to present an intimate, invitation-only atmosphere, where people can really network and discuss what is going on in Europe and how to succeed globally. Again, between the 'mega' events like Mobile World Congress and LeWeb, and the smaller local events, I think there is a need for a pan-European, high-level gathering of the industry's best and brightest.  Have a look at: http://www.whitebull.com
Thus far, the industry has been very supportive of what we are doing. The theme of 'Exits' is on everyone's mind and the industry needs to solve liquidity issues for early stage firms. My Advisory Board (Sherry Coutu, Anil Hansjee of Google, Roberto Bonanzinga of Balderton, Yann de Vries of Cisco, Bernard Gander of Logitech, Manish Madhvani of GP Bullhound, Joerg Sievert of SAP Ventures, Ray Skoglund of McNamee Lawrence, Mark Veverka of Barrons, Falk Mueller-Veerse of Cartagena Capital, David Einstein of Forbes, Robin Wauters of TechCrunch, Christophe Maire of txtr, Stewart Townsend of Oracle/Sun Startup Essentials, and Peter Zaboji of INSEAD) has helped shape the speaker program and many of them will be speaking at the event. HotSheetJuly-3
 

No matter if you are busy as crazy raising funds, closing deals or generating code. Ladies & Gents you have to be here!!!! Hit Barcelona is a unique global event with a format that integrates spaces dedicated to knowledge, revolutionary ideas and great business opportunities. For...

Taking place next Thursday 26th;  II SeedRocket Investors’ Day at Sala Empren del Vivero de Empresas de Barcelona Activa – Glorias. The companies that are going to present have been followed by the SeedRocket team for  a while and are showing a positive trend in these...