Founders of myBioma after follow-up investment round

SIX-FIGURE FOLLOW-UP INVESTMENT FOR HEALTH-TECH PIONEER

Another great news from health-tech pioneer myBioma! The company has raised a six-figure follow-up investment from renowned investors, which is to be doubled by the COVID-19 relief fund of the AWS.

A NORDIC REGIONAL QUALIFIER IS SET TO TAKE PLACE ONLINE

The Swedish national event of the 'Invest and Connect' series is now enlarged to an online ‘NORDIC’ regional qualifier with Denmark, Finland and Norway added to the startup scouting radar. In addition, the second event of the 'Invest and Connect' series will also take place virtually.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MYBIOMA FOR THE WORLD'S FIRST DOUBLE CERTIFICATION

We are delighted to share that myBioma, our Austrian portfolio startup, is the first health tech company in the field of microbiome analysis worldwide to achieve double certification both in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 13485: 2016. This marks a milestone for the entire microbiome sector.

FRANCOISE BIRNHOLZ AND TOM HORSEY JOIN THE JURY BOARD

A week before the event all 5 pre-selected pitching startups are getting ready to present their company in front of an exclusive panel of European private investors. Following the announcement of the first 3 jury members we are delighted that Francois Birnholz and Tom Horsey also join the panel of jurors.

FIRST JURY MEMBERS ARE CONFIRMED

Less than 2 weeks and this year’s ‘Invest and Connect’ exclusive startup award series kicks off online with the French national qualifier. The pre-selection and assessment of participating startups ended. Now meet the first 3 jury members for the kick-off French national qualifier.

ESAC ENTERS INTO COLLABORATION WITH THE EUROPEAN STARTUP PRIZE FOR MOBILITY INITIATIVE

The European Super Angels Club and the European Startup Prize, the biggest EU Acceleration programme supported by supported by the European Parliament and the European Commission, join forces to help sustainable mobility companies recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis.

ESAC WELCOMES NEW PARTNERS ON BOARD IN FRANCE

We are proud to announce the latest partners to the ‘Invest and Connect’ kick-off event in France: Nov@log and NEOMA Mobility Accelerator join us to hold up against the crisis. It is now, more than ever, important to highlight European tech and promote their cases in front of investors.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: FRANCE KEEPS MOBILE

With less than a month to go until the kick-off event in France of this year’s 'Invest an Connect' exclusive startup award series, we talked to the french representative of ESAC, Jean Du Boisdulier, about the current investment sentiment, some key trends and industry insights related to smart mobility.

ANGELS, SYNDICATES AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Over the last years we have kept a close eye on success and failure factors for angel- and venture investments. We thoughts it's to share our view on whether angels or venture capital funds would perform better in early-stage deals.

TO INVEST OR NOT TO INVEST?

How will the VC landscape develop over the coming months and years? Startups have to deal with increased difficulty in fundraising, valuations drop and “cherry picking” became a strategy. It´s not all bad news, though. Times of great challenge are also times of great opportunity.

CONFIRMED: NEW DATES FOR BARCELONA AND EDINBURGH

Following the recent announcement due to Covid-19 outbreak about the changes to the calendar of this year’s ‘Invest and Connect’ exclusive event series, we are pleased to confirm the two new dates in Autumn.

UPDATE! Covid-19: New Dates for UK and Spain. Virtual Events as Alternative

Due to the recent developments in the global Coronavirus outbreak we have decided - together with our partners in the respective countries -, to RESCHEDULE the first two events of our exclusive startup awards series to Autumn.