How to find an international MD for your startup

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It’s no secret that the London startup ecosystem is booming. It’s incredible to see it from the vantage point of Campus – new startups are created every day, and the slightly more mature international startups from the US and the… Continue Reading

The Psychology of Influence in Online Startups

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You have a few seconds to persuade a user to use your product or service in this age of information overload. VC Cafe brings you six techniques of persuasion researched by Prof Robert Cialdini and applied on the world of online startups and mobile apps. Are you convincing your user enough to buy? Continue Reading

Thoughts on LeanCamp Unconference in London

I’m currently at LeanCamp, the unconference that aspires to help people both learn and teach evrerything Lean Startup related. I must admit, I’ve been to my fair share of conferences in the past few years, some were exclusive and expensive events to produce, some were humble gatherings (maybe too humble at times). LeanCamp strikes the perfect balance between a well-organized event and a community meetup or gathering. Continue Reading

Teva Launched Corporate Venture Arm to Invest in Biomed [Guest Post]

Last month, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has announced the launch of a corporate venture capital fund. The new fund will be headed by Dr. Aaron Schwarz, a Teva veteran, and will seek investment in biotech companies. In doing so, Teva joins a list of leading pharmaceuticals that increasingly shift their attention externally as a way to stimulate their product pipeline. Continue Reading

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

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This summer, I had the pleasure to be a mentor at the Entrepreneurship Summer School, an elective at London Business School (my alma mater) where students are tasked with testing whether their startup ideas can turn into a fundable business over the course of three months. Check out the tips for raising funding from angels after the jump. Continue Reading

Event Invitation: The London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference

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London Business School is proud to present the London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference. The event is themed “Turning the Corner – Delivering Value over the Next Decade”.This year’s summit looks to the shift that several major industry players are making from creating value through leverage, to value from operational excellence and core growth at a time when limited partners are diversifying commitments across investment platforms, older vintages are finally being realized, and new investment themes are beginning to be uncovered. Continue Reading

Intuview Fights Terrorism With Natural Language

Today London Business School hosted the Global Security Challenge finals, where six homeland security startups , selected from hundred of applicants, competed for a grand prize of $500K. Among the six was Israel‘s Intuview – creator of “artificial intuition” software… Continue Reading