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The latest Speedinvest news and exclusive commentary from our investors on Europe's early-stage startup ecosystem.

German Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in Germany

Speedinvest investors dive deep into some of the top German tech startups in our portfolio and the opportunities they see for further investment in their sectors.

Austrian Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in Austria

Our Speedinvest investors dive deep into some of the top Austrian tech startups in our portfolio and the opportunities we see in each sector for further investment.

UK Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in the UK

Our Speedinvest investors dive deep into some of the top UK tech startups in our portfolio and the opportunities we see in each sector for further investment.

Latest Articles
Spanish Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in Spain
Spanish Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in Spain
Speedinvest investors dive deep into some of the top Spanish tech startups in our portfolio and the opportunities they see for further investment in their sectors.
French Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in France
French Tech Startups | A Look at Speedinvest's Portfolio in France
Speedinvest investors dive deep into some of the top French tech startups in our portfolio and the opportunities they see for further investment in their sectors.
What Founders Need to Know to Survive the Economic Downturn
What Founders Need to Know to Survive the Economic Downturn
Speedinvest's Oliver Holle uses his 20-plus years of tech and venture capital experience to share his thoughts on how startups can survive a recession.
Speedinvest Promotes Five Principals to Partner
Speedinvest Promotes Five Principals to Partner
Speedinvest is excited to announce the promotion of five Principals to Partner as we continue investing in the breakthrough startups and technologies of tomorrow.
Why a ‘Brown Girl’ From Calcutta Decided to Join Some ‘White Blokes’ From Austria on Their Venture Journey!
Why a ‘Brown Girl’ From Calcutta Decided to Join Some ‘White Blokes’ From Austria on Their Venture Journey!
In an open, personal letter, Deepali Nangia talks about her drive to support underrepresented founders and why she joined Speedinvest.
How to Create Your Own Early-Stage Investment Strategy
How to Create Your Own Early-Stage Investment Strategy
Veteran investor, Michael Schuster, gives tips and tricks on how to build your own investment strategy for success.
$8.7m in Funding for the First-Ever European Emerge Cohort of Startups
$8.7m in Funding for the First-Ever European Emerge Cohort of Startups
Speedinvest and SoftBank announce $8.7m in initial funding for the first-ever European Emerge cohort of startups led by underrepresented founders.
Investing in our Future: €80m to Support European Climate Tech Startups
Investing in our Future: €80m to Support European Climate Tech Startups
Speedinvest announces the launch of a new €80m Climate & Industry Opportunity fund to invest in tech that combats the climate crisis.
Speedinvest and SoftBank Announce Emerge Cohort
Speedinvest and SoftBank Announce Emerge Cohort
SoftBank and Speedinvest announce Emerge program cohort to connect European underrepresented founders with the capital, tools, and networks needed to scale.
Talent is Everywhere. Let’s Open our Doors to it.
Talent is Everywhere. Let’s Open our Doors to it.
Speedinvest is working to harness the untapped potential of underserved networks of founders and industry professionals. Come talk to us.
Germany and France: A Tale of Two Startup Ecosystems
Germany and France: A Tale of Two Startup Ecosystems
Speedinvest, Paua and Alven compare and contrast the French and German startup ecosystems.
SoftBank and Speedinvest Launch Emerge Accelerator for Underrepresented Founders
SoftBank and Speedinvest Launch Emerge Accelerator for Underrepresented Founders
Now taking applications from founders who are people of color, women, LGBTQ+, differently-abled and from a refugee background.
Joining the Fight to Tackle Climate Change
Joining the Fight to Tackle Climate Change
Speedinvest takes a look at the steps it's taking to combat climate change.
Taking Your First Steps as a Venture Capitalist
Taking Your First Steps as a Venture Capitalist
Audrey Handem has advice, hacks, tips and tools to help you survive as an entry-level, junior investor in VC.
The DACH Report: An Analysis of Tech and Venture Capital in the German-Speaking World
The DACH Report: An Analysis of Tech and Venture Capital in the German-Speaking World
Alongside Frontline Ventures, we present the 2019/2020 analytical report on tech and VC in the DACH region.
Understanding the New Early-Stage Funding Cycle in Europe
Understanding the New Early-Stage Funding Cycle in Europe
The traditional early-stage funding cycle has always been pretty straightforward, but it's changing.
Speedinvest Partners with Female Founders to Level the Tech Playing Field for Women
Speedinvest Partners with Female Founders to Level the Tech Playing Field for Women
Alongside Female Founders, Speedinvest is excited to find ways to better serve our current portfolio, as well as clear the way for female founders to succeed.
Investing in People: Every Great Story Needs a Strong Beginning
Investing in People: Every Great Story Needs a Strong Beginning
We are extremely excited to congratulate Arnaud Bakker and Fred Hagenauer on their recent promotions to Principal.
Investing in People: It’s Always a Team Effort
Investing in People: It’s Always a Team Effort
We’re excited to welcome Jeroen Arts to the Speedinvest Partnership as an Associate Partner.
Investing in People: Getting our Foot in the Fintech Door
Investing in People: Getting our Foot in the Fintech Door
We’re excited to welcome Anthony Danon to the Speedinvest Partnership as an Associate Partner.
Investing in People: An Unexpected Journey from Politics to Associate Partner
Investing in People: An Unexpected Journey from Politics to Associate Partner
Andy Schwarzenbrunner talks a bit about his journey from politics to becoming Speedinvest’s newest associate partner.
Joerg Floeck Joins Speedinvest as Managing Partner
Joerg Floeck Joins Speedinvest as Managing Partner
With more than €400m in capital now available, it is time to strengthen our management team.
Speedinvest Raises €190m to Invest in Early-Stage European Tech Startups
Speedinvest Raises €190m to Invest in Early-Stage European Tech Startups
The new fund increases Speedinvest’s total AUM to more than €400m.