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Londonder Start-up-Finanzierer Seedcamp adelt Berlin

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Teilnehmer des Technologie-Festivals “Campus-Party” im ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof in Berlin.

Der Start-up-Finanzierer Seedcamp, ein Zusammenschluss von 30 europäischen Investoren in London, wird die einwöchigen Hauptveranstaltungen für junge Start-ups künftig parallel in London und Berlin stattfinden lassen.

Derzeit findet ein jährliches Event des Teams von Reshma Sohoni, Carlos Espinal, Philipp Moehring und Kirsten Campbell in London statt. Daneben werden noch rund zehn weitere kleinere Veranstaltungen von Seedcamp durchgeführt, vor allem in europäischen Städten.

Seedcamp-Veranstaltungen auch in Jordanien

Künftig soll es vier Hauptveranstaltungen geben – jeweils zwei in Berlin und London. Darüber hinaus werde es 25 kleinere Events geben, darunter auch eines in der jordanischen Hauptstadt Amman. Es ist die erste Seedcamp-Veranstaltung im Nahen Osten außerhalb von Israel.

„Als wir Unternehmer fragten, was sie wollen, antworteten sie, dass wir zu ihnen kommen sollen“, sagt er. „Ein wichtiges Unterscheidungsmerkmal zwischen uns und anderen Veranstaltungen ist, dass wir zu Orten gehen, um dem Ökosystem zu helfen und die Unternehmen unterstützen wollen sich zu entwickeln.“

Außerdem will Seedcamp bei den Finanzierungsangeboten flexibler werden: Bislang gab es ausschließlich eine Finanzierung von 50.000 Euro im Austausch für eine Beteiligung von 10 Prozent am Unternehmen. Künftig soll es auch 25.000 Euro für einen 5-Prozent-Anteil geben sowie einen Vertrag über eine 3-Prozent-Beteiligung, bei der kein Bargeld fließt.

Alumni-Start-ups sollen stärker eingebunden werden

Zusätzlich zu den weiteren Veranstaltungen und den Änderungen bei den Finanzierungsangeboten sollen Unternehmen,  die bereits unterstützt wurden, stärker in Seedcamp einbezogenen werden. Dazu sollen beispielsweise Trainings für ehemalige Mitglieder gehören und der Zugriff auf geschlossene Gruppe in dem sozialen Unternehmensnetzwerk Yammer, in denen die rund 200 Unternehmen aktiv werden sollen, die von Seedcamp bereits finanziert wurden.

Seedcamp gehört zu Europas bekanntesten Wachstumsbeschleunigern für junge Start-ups – den sogenannten Start-up Acceleratoren. Sie kümmern sich um Start-ups in der Frühphase und unterziehen das Management einem intensiven Training. Wie andere auch folgt Seedcamp dabei dem erfolgreichen US-Vorbild Y Combinator, das dieses Modell etabliert hat. Seedcamp hat seit seiner Gründung vor rund fünf Jahren unter anderem Firmen wie Erply, Transferwise, Nuji und Editd unterstützt. Insgesamt wurden 82 Unternehmen in 33 Ländern mit rund 90 Millionen US-Dollar (mehr als 66 Millionen Euro) finanziert.

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ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of European’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

Iran’s Ali Larijani Says Parliament Must Approve Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s parliament will have the final say on whether Tehran approves or rejects the landmark nuclear agreement, senior Iranian officials said, raising fresh uncertainty about its future.

Jobs Report Could Seal Deal on Rates

The August employment report could make or break the case for the Federal Reserve raising rates this month.

Photos of a Syrian boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach horrified people around the world as Europe’s migrant crisis escalates.

Photos of a Syrian boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach horrified people around the world as Europe’s migrant crisis escalates.

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 503

Hungary’s Leader Says Migrant Crisis Is Germany’s Problem

Hundreds of migrants rushed trains at Hungary’s main station as Prime Minister Viktor Orban blamed Germany for Europe’s migration crisis and warned that border-free travel within the bloc is at risk. 160

Syrians Take Arctic Route to Europe

More than 150 refugees have entered Norway from Arctic Russia this year—a fraction of the estimated half-million people who have sought asylum in Europe, but the flow is quickening as Syrians share the tip for a cheaper and safer route.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon.

Former Saab Board Members Hit With Forgery Charges

Former CEO Jan-Ake Jonsson and head lawyer Kristina Geers deny falsifying data to justify huge payments before car maker went bankrupt.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

French billionaire and Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bolloré has ousted the longtime chief of Canal Plus, further tightening his grip over the Vivendi-owned pay-television group amid falling subscriber numbers.

Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen’s Neupogen in U.S.

Novartis said it will begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. at a 15% discount to the original after an appeals court denied Amgen’s request to block the Swiss drug maker’s sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.

Capital Account

For Russia, Oil Collapse Has Soviet Echoes

For most countries, the economic slowdown in China and the accompanying slump in commodity prices represent something between nuisance and pothole. For Russia, they are a catastrophe, writes Greg Ip. 94

Devaluation Strengthens China’s Hand at IMF

Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November.

Russia Says Economy Recovery Slow in Coming

The Russian government has acknowledged that the country’s economy is going to take longer to recover than it previously expected, weighed down by the slump in the value of the ruble.

Sweden Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

Sweden’s central bank has left its main interest rate and bond-buying program unchanged, saying its existing policies were supporting the economy and would lead to inflation moving closer to its 2% target.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

French Prosecutor Confirms Airplane Part in Reunion Belongs to MH370

A top French prosecutor confirmed the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines’ missing Boeing 777.

NATO Opens Post in Lithuania

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization inaugurated a new command post in Lithuania, one of six across the alliance’s eastern border meant to shore up the region’s defenses against Russia.

French Government Pledges More Help for Farmers

France’s government has pledged to increase aid for agriculture, after thousands of farmers converged on Paris and blocked the city’s streets with more than 1,500 tractors to protest against high costs and low prices.

Off Duty

Adventure & Travel

Not Far From Prague, a Czech Village Worth Rhapsodizing About

The frozen-in-time town of Český Krumlov has scenery and history—and beer—that keeps travelers coming back.

Arts

Film Review

‘La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream)’ Review: Dark Immigrant Odyssey

In Diego Quemada-Diez’s celebrated directorial debut, a trio of teenagers flee from Guatemala and make their way through a treacherous Mexico where police and gangsters prey on vulnerable travelers.

20 Odd Questions

Manolo Blahnik on Old Films and Kate Moss

The shoe designer on what he’d blow his money on, the drama behind Kate Moss’s wedding shoes and exactly how he feels about fake Manolos.

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

Armed Police Remove Migrants From Train in Hungary

0:53

Migrant Crisis: The Schengen Agreement Explained

1:55