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Sustainability will eat the World I always get asked as many other investors: “what’s the next big thing to invest in…?” The standard answer to this is: AI, Voice platforms, Insurtech, Aviation to...

Winning in Fintech & Insurtech Ecosystem — Big Win for Technology Innovators & Crunch-time for “Reach Focused” Players As promised I deliver an update to my post from last year on Fintech & Insurtech...

Sunday break - time will tell on @rotarywatches timepieces. #walkout and keep the sunshine with you. Never stop without a #reason. #preciousTime #rotarywatch #rotarydial #bestcoffeintheworld at...

Sunday break - time will tell on @rotarywatches timepieces.<br>#walkout and keep the sunshine with you. Never stop without a #reason. #preciousTime …

Predictions #2017 — Return of the Empire striking back It’s the time of the year to make some predictions for the techworld in 2017. But first: look back on 2016 predictions just make it quick: • The...

#bestofnine2016 a year in review - #2016 a lot we learned. Many thoughts we had. #morethingstocome #collage #year #lookingback #memories #gettingpersonal

#bestofnine2016 a year in review - #2016 a lot we learned. Many thoughts we had. #morethingstocome<br>#collage #year #lookingback #memories …

Next phase of #Fintech and #Insurtech is coming in 2017 Beginning of the year I blogged about the Outlook on #Fintech and #Insurtech in Europe here. I predicted a shift in this space for the first...

We are losing – Stand Up and Fight! Just a reminder: Saying people are stupid because they voted for Brexit or Trump is achieving only one thing: electing populists in France, Italy and Austria – and...

Moon Shots — the new trend in corporate venturing While the world is discussing the impact of Unicorns and Internet giants on this century and which of those will prevail into the next decade the most...

Missing Quantative Easing for unicorns will change private investment markets Some months ago I was arguing the end of the unicorn era — meaning startup companies driven to +1bn valuations by a...

What is wrong between VCs and Corporates? Lately I encountered the historic discussion about the „dark side“ (venture capital) and the „darker side“ (corporate venture capital) with fellow VCs several...

Lately I encountered the historic discussion about the „dark side“ (venture capital) and the „darker side“ (corporate venture capital) with fellow …

VC Fund raising in Germany — A Status Quo Earlier this year I was giving my view on the development of Corporate Venture Capital markets with a focus on Europe. Since then I was receiving feedback in...

The end of the Brexit as we know it In April I predicted here on my blog the United Kingdom would vote for “Leave” in the EU Referendum. As to many people I was right on this analysis and the reasons...

Fintech & Insurtech Ecosystem: Why winning is hard and Changing is part of the game Find my update to this post from May 2017...

I got my @therooststand today from my @kickstarter campaign last year. Very happy! great job! #rooster #laptop #kickstarterproject #kickstarterproject #working

I got my @therooststand today from my @kickstarter campaign last year.<br>Very happy! great job!<br>#rooster #laptop #kickstarterproject #kickstarterproject …

2016 Predictions for VCs and Startups It’s the time of the year to blog about predictions for the new year. 1. The end of the unicorn era The new year will mark the end of the unicorn era investment...

The Victims of the Pre-IPO-Dip and why certain VCs talk down a bubble Recently I discussed the Pre-IPO-Dip and the impact on mid stage VC investors in unicorns. Keep in mind when investor were looking...

The Pre-IPO-Dip: The Opposite of the burst of a Dotcom-bubble Many were talking over the last 12 months about the return if the dotcom area. The Bubble 2.0. A financial impact similar to Lehman and...

Future of investments in a tech world dominated by Internet giants Recently I had some discussions with investors and founders about the state of investments in tech companies. We also discussed the...

The Hot-Crazy Matrix: Companies development — Internet Companies squeeze the Matrix Earlier this year I published a post about the Hot-Crazy Matrix for startups and internet companies. In a second...

Silicon Valley's cash party is coming to an end http://cnb.cx/1UEP7P4

Hitting a winner in Europe — the VC road to success. I am on my way to Slush conference in Helsinki today. I was asking myself: while everybody was heading to Websummit last week and to NOAH...

Ready for Prime Time @amazon & @sonos While all discuss #AppleMusic vs. @spotify — this is the real #gamechanger: Get Ready for Prime Time @amazon & @sonos...

Wählen gehen im Schatten des Doms. #Kölle halt. “Home is where the Dom is” #thisiscologne #OBWahl #kölnbloggt #cologne (at Kölner Dom)

Wählen gehen im Schatten des Doms. #Kölle halt. “Home is where the Dom is” #thisiscologne #OBWahl #kölnbloggt #cologne (at Kölner Dom)

Future of monetizing content and why #Adblocker is depending on consumers not b2b This week was hot in terms of #Adblocker. The hashtag got trendy on Twitter after the genius people at Germany’s...

European Startup ecosystem - where VCs will look out for targets Recently new statistics were published about the European startup ecosystems. Who received which amount of funding and which city will...

The Hot-Crazy-Matrix : Where to put companies in it to understand the Matrix Last week I published a blog post about the Hot-Crazy-Matrix for late stage Venture Capital backed companies. I received...

The ‘Hot-Crazy-Matrix’: How winter times look like from an investors perspective „so what do you think about the upcoming time ahead? “ —  I was asked yesterday by entrepreneurs during lunch. Here is...

Thinking you are on Holliday in the south of France but still paying with pounds sterling. Hard to figure. #wo kommt die #Sonne her? #Licht aus bitte. Tea or Coffee? #London in Summer

Thinking you are on Holliday in the south of France but still paying with pounds sterling. Hard to figure.<p>#wo kommt die #Sonne her?<br>#Licht aus …

Schwein gehabt! #dahängteinesauamspiess #köllefornia #kölle #igerscologne #kölnbloggt #cologne #dmexco2015 #HURRA #jeckimsunnesching #lautwerden #party #photooftheday (at Die Halle Tor 2)

Schwein gehabt!<p>#dahängteinesauamspiess #köllefornia #kölle #igerscologne #kölnbloggt #cologne #dmexco2015 #HURRA #jeckimsunnesching #lautwerden …