Today on Founder Stage we got the privilege to listen to four successful VCs discuss the current trends and innovations in the funding landscape. Hosted by the Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures Beezer Clarkson, the insights were shared by Alice Bentinck, Co-founder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First; Rebecca Lynn, Founder and Partner at Canvas […]
Food has taken the hot seat in the battle for climate change. The more we know about the net impact of the food we grow, eat and waste, the more we realize how much room there is for improvement. Luckily for us, the new food tech companies are tackling some of the most pressing challenges […]
After a fireside chat with Eventbrite Founder and CEO Julia Hartz, Founder Stage was taken over by PayPal COO Bill Ready and iZettle founder Jacob De Geer. Earlier this year the two companies formed what was the biggest tech acquisition in Europe since Supercell (2016), when PayPal acquired iZettle for a record-breaking $2.2B. Now we […]
NYC-based CTRL-labs produces neural interface technology that could finally enable us to control the machine with our intentions. Today on the first day of Slush, their Co-founder & CEO Thomas Reardon took the Founder Stage right after Estonian unicorn Taxify. Reardon started his show with a video of a hand moving with a wristband in […]
Straight after opening Slush 2018, the Founder Stage was taken over by Julia Hartz, the Co-founder and CEO of the ticketing and event platform Eventbrite. Interviewed by Harry Stebbings, founder of The Twenty Minute VC and Stride.VC, Julia shared her story about how Eventbrite has created its culture and kept the talent after 9 acquisitions, […]
The startups we’ve featured previously in the Nordic Tech Showcase have included companies like Beddit (sold to Apple in 2017 for undisclosed amount), the gaming company Seriously, Kahoot!, and Taxify, the Estonian alternative for Uber. This year, we aim to give you the best of the Nordic region, too. The future superstars operate on significantly […]
The single-person phone booths with impressive acoustics (so good that you end up staying there long after the meeting is over) have made their way to the offices of Uber, Microsoft, SAP, Deloitte and hundreds of others. A longtime partner of Slush, the Tampere (Finland) based Framery is helping Slush attendees to find their private […]
There are countless stories about female founders facing challenges and discrimination in tech space. The experiences from female entrepreneurs being described with negative attributes in investor meetings to perceiving entrepreneurship in vastly disparate ways have been unfolding like waves in the tech world. A group called All Raise, with VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy and Benchmark […]
Julia Hartz, the CEO and Co-Founder of Eventbrite just led her company through an IPO and is now preparing to join Slush for the first time. Under Julia’s leadership, Eventbrite has grown from an innovative ticketing solution to a comprehensive event technology platform that today powers millions of live experiences (yes, IRL!) in over 170 […]
We’re thrilled to have CTRL-labs joining us at Slush 2018! Though busy, we got a chance to interview Joshua Duyan, the Chief Strategy Officer of CTRL-labs, a New York City-based neuroscience technology startup. He joined the GV and Lux Capital backed company back in 2016, to lead its mission to create a non-invasive neural interface. […]
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