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Q&A: Ignacio Vilela talks about Startcaps Ventures, a SF-based microVC with Spanish origins

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We sat down with Ignacio Vilela, founding partner of Startcaps Ventures, to talk about his firm's origins and his view on the Spanish startup ecosystem.

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Q&A with Juan Margenat: building companies and investing from Barcelona

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We sat down with Juan Margenat to talk about the investment landscape in Spain and the challenges they've faced as they continue to build Marfeel from Barcelona.

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How to talk like a startup investor

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If you're an investor interested in startups, check this post on how to talk like a startup investor and do well in your network.

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Q&A with Rodrigo Martínez: Point Nine Capital, angel-VCs and Berlin’s ecosystem

We sat down with Rodrigo Martínez from Point Nine Capital to talk about the history of the angel-VC fund, what they look for in startups and the evolution of Berlin's startup ecosystem.

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The Spanish startup ecosystem in Q4 2014: €77M raised (+315% YoY)

This is our investment report for the fourth quarter of 2014, which closes a great year for Spanish startups and investors with notable investment deals and exits.

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Software patents in Europe: how do they affect startups?

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Software patents continue to be enforced by shadow companies in an effort to make money out of nothing. However, what's the situation in Europe? How do software patents affect startups?

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Key differences between startup syndicate funding and equity crowdfunding

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Syndicate funding and equity crowdfunding: two interesting, but different, beasts. We explain the main differences between both investing models.

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“Fundraising is all about Darwinism: only the most persistent will raise money and survive”

Kantox is one of the European leading fintech companies. Focused on the FX sector, the Barcelona-based company aims to disrupt the way foreign currency exchange is done. In this interview with co-founder and CEO Philippe Gelis explains their mission.

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How does a Venture Capital firm work?

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There are many terms associated to the Venture Capital industry that might not be known to other investors and entrepreneurs, and in this article we’ll try to explain the main ones.

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What these startup founders and tech media people shared in 2014

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It's time for startup founders and media members to talk. For our last post of 2014 we've put together a list of the best quotes from founders and journalists we've interviewed over the past few months.

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