360 Capital Partners was recently selected as one of the best European funds investing in innovation by Decideurs Magazine (19 July 2016). Emanuele Levi, Partner at 360 Capital Partners, gives his insight into the current tech scene in Paris.


The French tech ecosystem is thriving as France has become a favorable environment for entrepreneurs to innovate in the digital economy.

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Founded in 2014 Marley Spoon is now one of Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups. Fabian Siegel, Co-founder talks funding, Martha Stewart, media for equity, food waste and his journey from Delivery Hero!


I co-founded Marley Spoon in 2014 with the mission to radically reduce food waste and fundamentally change how grocery shoppers purchase food by providing access to convenient, market-fresh and delightful meals to millions of households around the world. The food industry is the last industry to move online, and as the inevitable next step, I saw this as a huge opportunity to move into that space and cultivate a company that creates solutions to the intrinsic problems faced daily by customers when purchasing and cooking food.

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Named as one of ‘Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups’ in Wired, Grabble Co – Founder Daniel Murray talks about his entrepreneurial journey, who it’s for, and what it takes.


In my journey I’ve been through a constant and relentless mix of self improvement and consistent learning, from one iteration to the next. I can safely say I have the kind of self determination you need to have to be on this path. There are many ways into entrepreneurialism, even that much mailgned phrase ‘wantrepreneur’ – whereby people want to be company founders but don’t really have much reason why, other than it sounds cool.

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As TruRating closes a $12.6m Series A round , Co founder Georgina Nelson explains how the business came about!


I’d had an idea nagging away at me for years and I decided I was going to make it happen when I became a mother three years ago. It was as much about putting something right for consumers as it was about the future I gave my daughter and having the flexibility to be there for her.

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Cindy Minniti,JD and Managing Partner at Reed Smith in New York on ‘The Five Things London’s Leading Entrepreneurs with US Operations Should Know about Non-Compete Agreements’


Generally speaking, employees in the United States have unlimited freedom to move between jobs — that is, unless the employee signed a non-compete agreement.  These agreements – often used to protect a company’s trade secrets and client relationships — bar employees from engaging in competitive activities with their former employer for a fixed period of time post-employment.


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‘Some of Silicon Valley’s most highly valued private technology companies, including Airbnb and Uber, are expressing concern and taking action over a new breed of brokers trying to solicit shares from employees and early investors..’(FT 15.08.16) Stephen Diosi , Partner at Mishcon de Reya, offers his thoughts on the controversy and advice for London’s leading entrepreneurs.


Awarding stock to employees, whether through a formal share plan or otherwise, can be a very powerful tool to reward and incentivise behaviour, playing a key part in the growth and success of a business. Of course, the incentive is only tangible if there is an opportunity to crystallise the value of the shares at some point in the future – normally at the time of an initial public offering (IPO) or trade sale. Equally, early investors will also want a plan so they can realise all or part of their investment.

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As San Francisco’s LendUp announces $47m in funding we asked Richard Wazacz, Head of Octopus Labs to talk London fintech and the new accelerator!


London has an illustrious history as a global financial hub. But over the last decade or so, it’s pulled off a pretty impressive feat – one that few cities have been able to achieve.

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The Entrepreneurs Podcast with Monocle 24 Episode 253; Aegean Summit; how to build a media brand



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Aegean Summit: how to build a media brand:
Amid paywalls, platforms and advertising woes, few media outlets have cracked the code required to create a successful, sustainable and profitable business model. The Aegean Summit, a new conference in Athens, is looking to the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean for guidance on best practice. We meet with the event’s organiser, talk to the founders of media start-ups from Cairo, Kuwait and Beirut and visit the office of independent Greek media company AthensLive.

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Having invested in Fyndiq, Klarna, Matsmart, iZettle, Spotify and Fishbrain, Northzone know the Stockholm ecosystem rather well! Jessica Nilsson (@JessMNilsson), Principal at Northzone, gives her insight into the current Stockholm tech scene.


Having invested in Fyndiq, Klarna, Matsmart, iZettle, Spotify and Fishbrain, Northzone know the Stockholm ecosystem rather well! Jessica Nilsson, Principal at Northzone, gives her insight into the current Stockholm tech scene.

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Global publishing platform and New York Headquartered Playbuzz have raised over $31m in funding. Co Founder ,Tom Pachys, gives us his 3 Crucial Tips for running a Startup!


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: 3 Crucial Tips for Running a Startup

If entrepreneurs had a dime for every tip they received, the entire industry would have been bootstrapping. And so, when I was asked to share a few tips of my own, I’ve decided to steer clear from clichés like “hire top talent” or “keep it lean,” and offer something new.

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