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Breaking Barriers: The Average Age of Thriving Start-up Founders Is 45

Synopsis There is a widespread belief that the most triumphant entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were all in their early twenties when they kick-started what became game-changing companies. But does this notion hold true across the board? Surprisingly, the average age of entrepreneurs when they establish their companies is 42.… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: The Average Age of Thriving Start-up Founders Is 45

Investing in AI: Private Start-ups versus Public Markets

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The past two years have been challenging for investors in the technology sector. SoftBank, a prominent Japanese investment firm emblematic of the venture capital boom of the 2010s, is facing challenges. These challenges stem from shifting dynamics, characterised by higher interest rates and reduced corporate valuations. Despite these challenges, investing in artificial intelligence (AI) remains… Continue reading Investing in AI: Private Start-ups versus Public Markets

Understanding the EIC Seal of Excellence

In the dynamic landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship, securing funding is often the key to transforming ground-breaking ideas into reality. Recognizing this critical need, the European Union has introduced the European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition activities Seal of Excellence and the EIC Seal of Excellence. These are quality labels under Horizon Europe, the EU’s research… Continue reading Understanding the EIC Seal of Excellence

European Innovation Council is revamped to enhance oversight

European Commission revamps to enhance oversight of European Innovation Council

  The European Commission reorganized its directorate general for research and innovation (RTD). The reorganization was effective last May and a new organizational chart was published. The chart revealed the transfer of management of the European Innovation Council (EIC) funding programme to the directorate for the European Research Area and Innovation. Ms. Anna Panagopoulou leads… Continue reading European Innovation Council is revamped to enhance oversight

Private Equity and Venture Capital: key differences

The existing differences between venture capital and private equity mainly relate to the objectives set by the related funds. Venture Capital, in fact, was born as a subcategory of private equity. Private equity (PE) refers to all transactions carried out by institutional investors in companies that already have a consolidated history behind them and need financial partners to carry out… Continue reading Private Equity and Venture Capital: key differences

Parliamo di ‘Venture Capital’ (capitale di ventura)

Ciò che muove l’economia sono le innovazioni. È possibile finanziare questi progetti in modo efficiente? Quali figure professionali possono aiutare questo tipo di imprese? Il Venture Capital – chiamato anche fondo di Venture Capital e traducibile in capitale di ventura – è una forma d’investimento ad alto rischio, in quanto orientata a finanziare startup innovative… Continue reading Parliamo di ‘Venture Capital’ (capitale di ventura)

Mauro Andriotto is one of the new Innosuisse Experts!

Mauro Andriotto, CEO of Andriotto Financial Services and Founder of the European Digital Assets Exchange platform (EDSX) is one of the new Innosuisse Experts. The mandate has the duration of two years.   What is Innosuisse? Innosuisse is the Swiss Federal Agency for investments and innovation that supports science-based innovation in the interest of the… Continue reading Mauro Andriotto is one of the new Innosuisse Experts!

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The EIC Impact Report 2021: The EIC Community

  The EIC Community Platform gathers the largest innovation community of its kind in Europe. It is an ensemble of people working across all fields and disruptive innovation areas Through the EIC Community, corporates, procurers, investors and other partners can access 5500+ quality stamped companies and more than 408 innovation-driven research teams from all around… Continue reading The EIC Impact Report 2021: The EIC Community

How can AFS consulting services help you craft a successful EIC Accelerator proposal

Every start-up that needs funding and investment to develop its project has its best shot with the EIC Accelerator. This article shows how AFS consulting services help you craft a successful EIC Accelerator proposal.   So, let’s begin with a brief explanation about the EIC Accelerator.   What is the EIC accelerator? The EIC Accelerator… Continue reading How can AFS consulting services help you craft a successful EIC Accelerator proposal