Edwin Res

104 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Following | 17 Followers | @edwinres | Working @SocialInc / Investing / Networks / Economics / Innovation / Karma / pretends to be a Triathlete http://about.me/edwinres

What an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Actually Is

Fostering entrepreneurship has become a core component of economic development in cities and countries around the world. The predominant metaphor for fostering entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy is the “entrepreneurship ecosystem.” It should come as no surprise, however, that as …

Vijf hete startups van #TNWEurope

Tijdens The Next Web Conference 2014 mochten niet alleen erkende sprekers hun praatje houden, ook gloednieuwe startups kregen een podium om zich te …

'Startups uit investeringsfonds Frackers moeten terugbetalen' | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Three Circles Ventures 2 B.V. moest 2,3 miljoen euro aan ontvangen subsidie terugbetalen, maar heeft dat niet op tijd gedaan. De rechtbank legt nu …

Financiering startups anders dan verwacht

Bijna dagelijks verschijnen berichten in de (social) media over financiering startups. Door internet is het veel sneller èn goedkoper geworden om een …

Everything you'd want to know about tech exits in Europe (Q1 2014)

In early March, I stopped to take note of the flurry of (admittedly mostly small-sized) technology company exits occurring across Europe, going back …

Cookiewall

De Telecommunicatiewet verplicht FD Mediagroep om bezoekers van haar websites te informeren over cookies en uw toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik …

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas

Last year, the aviation engineers at General Electric found themselves with a jet engine bracket problem. At 4.48 pounds each, the brackets, little …

Scaling the Facebook data warehouse to 300 PB

At Facebook, we have unique storage scalability challenges when it comes to our data warehouse. Our warehouse stores upwards of 300 PB of Hive data, …

Databases

Startup Valuations and Investment Sizes

How much to fundraise, when and for what valuation<p>“So I think I figured out the next Facebook and even have an idea where to look for investors. But …

Tech5: Here's Europe's Fastest Growing Tech Companies

A month ago we teamed up with global payments technology provider Adyen to launch a new competition in search of Europe’s fastest growing tech startups: The European Tech5. After receiving a ton of submissions and screening more than a hundred companies across seven countries in Europe, the list of …

Corporate Innovation: Can your company innovate?

[emphasize-text]Whether or not your company can innovate is going to be the big determinant of corporate success. Five essential characteristics …

Open Data 500: Proof that open data fuels economic activity

The Open Data 500 study is an index of US companies using open government data to generate business and develop products. Read our interview with …

Open Data

With $80 Million in New Capital, Quora Still Has No Business Model

On the website Quora, users ask and answer a wide range of questions, from the evolutionary purpose of crying to advice for avoiding jury duty.<p>But one question on the site remains a mystery: “How does Quora make money?”<p>At nearly five years old, Quora has yet to generate any revenue or even lay out …

Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance

It's hard to find a place today where concepts of behavioral finance aren’t being applied to real-world situations. From London to Washington to …

Dutch Crowdfunding records

<b>Oneplanetcrowd</b> <br>This platform aims at innovative companies that have some social aspect. “new products for a better planet”. The platform is very …

Seeding Amsterdam

Practical tips on fundraising in the Netherlands<p>I spend some of my spare time to help out founders by telling them about my mistakes as an …

Investing

Why European Startups Shouldn't Fundraise in Silicon Valley

<i>Andrej Kiska is an associate at Prague-based Credo Ventures.</i><p>“European startups are able to raise just a fraction of the capital at home compared to their U.S. counterparts. And they receive a lot more value from their investors. Why would I ever fundraise anywhere outside of Silicon Valley?”<p>I was …

The startup explosion

MENTION startups and many people will think of the dotcom bubble. Indeed, it seems it is 1999 all over again: since the highly successful stockmarket …

Volta Ventures zoekt 'Brusselse Spruiten'

Volta Ventures zoekt ‘Brusselse Spruiten’<p>Redactie Emerce Nieuws -<p><b>Een nieuwe Belgisch durfkapitaalfonds Volta Ventures wil zich gaan richten op</b> …

Financiering voor het MKB: opties in kaart

Special<p>13 maart 2014, door <b>Leontine Treur</b><p>Het Nederlandse Midden- en Kleinbedrijf (MKB) maakt van oudsher vooral gebruik van bancair krediet als …

Eventbrite Pushes Off IPO With More Funding at $1 Billion Valuation

As Fortune reported this morning, the ticketing site Eventbrite has raised $60 million at a $1 billion valuation from Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price, which invested the same amount about a year ago. Eventbrite, which just overhauled its platform to introduce reserved seating, said in a statement …

The Bubble Question

Everywhere I go, everywhere I speak, I get asked this question. Are we in a bubble?<p>I’ve been getting asked that question for at least four years now. …

Cookiewall

De Telecommunicatiewet verplicht FD Mediagroep om bezoekers van haar websites te informeren over cookies en uw toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik …

The Dutch revolution in journalism: all newspapers behind one paydike.

The nicest paywall in the world comes from Holland.<p><i>Blendle is a small journalism startup from The Netherlands. Recently, we (two 27-year old</i> …

Cookiewall

De Telecommunicatiewet verplicht FD Mediagroep om bezoekers van haar websites te informeren over cookies en uw toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik …

How the Netherlands Built a Thriving Startup Scene | Economic Intelligence | US News

The Netherlands is friendly to businesses looking to expand into Europe.(AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)<p>The surge of successful entrepreneurship endeavors …