Last week I was in Copenhagen at Reboot 9.0. The Metro is AWSOME, it is fully automated and you can sit in the “drivers seat”: Here we’re searching the station and playing with the trigami-dog We even took the dog to the disco and talked to like 30 people about it — it’s a GREAT ice breaker ;-)….
Web2.0 Expo Wrap Up
Very interesting wrap up of the Web2.0 Expo by Ouriel Ohayon (Techcrunch France editor & investor). Podcast by Loic Le Meur: http://vpod.tv/loiclemeur/183241/flash/nVideoPlayer Here is a Web2.0 Expo video with Eric Schmidt interviewed by John Battelle (via Basicthinking):
First Venture Cocktail next Thursday in Zurich
Official invitation to everyone: The idea for Venture Cocktail was born, like many great ideas, out of an informal chat. We observed, as many of you probably have, as we sat in the lobby of the hotel hosting Red Herring’s Venture Market Europe — a conference celebrating top tech startups and financiers — that some of the most exciting…
Next spygames are upcoming in Basel and Zurich
My friends over at PRIMECUT are organizing the next two of the famous spygame-events in Basel and Zurich. Spygame is a mixture of the famous game Scotland Yard and a classic chase. Check out this video to learn more: The spygames are going to take place on the following dates: Basel: Saturday 12th of May…
Felix Petersen presents Plazes.com
Felix Petersen is a founder of Plazes, a Zurich/Berlin based company which provides geo-location services. Felix agreed that I record his presentation at Red Herring 100 in Cannes: Link: sevenload.com Plazes has raised €2.7 mio early this year and is growing very fast. A cool thing about Plazes is that they want to digitize walk-in…
Sugih Jamin presents Zattoo
Sugih Jamin presents Zattoo.com Prof. Dr. Sugih Jamin is co-founder and CTO of the Swiss/American startup Zattoo, which offers free live-television via Internet. He agreed that I record his Red Herring 100 presentation in Cannes: Link: sevenload.com I had lunch with Sugih and learned several things: – Zattoo launched in Switzerland because of the cheap…
Impressions from Cannes
(What a wonderful morning → Remo is really happy :-) (This beach is AWESOME, and its RIGHT in the city!) Good thing I have another 6 hours to spend at the beach before I leave to cold Switzerland.
Tips from Giles McNamee for raising money
At lunch I sat next to Giles McNamee, co-founder of McNamee Lawrence & Co, an investment banking firm based in Boston, London and San Francisco. His tips included: #1: Only work with people you like and trust. NEVER do a deal with people you don’t like or don’t trust. #2: When you doing a VC-round,…
Red Herring 100: Babelgum — Competing with Joost
Very interesting company with a very cool name. I like the bubblegum thing :-). My notes: – Silvio Scaglia invested $13 Mio of his own money – The burn rate is 30–40 Mio EUR per year – Silvio Scaglia wants to generate 100 Mio EUR in revenues within maybe 3 years – Silvio Scaglia says he…
Red Herring 100: Blyk — Free Mobile Phone Calls
Pekka Ala-Pietilä is now talking about his company Blyk: Blyk is a pan-European free mobile operator for young people, funded by advertising. We’re launching first in the UK market in mid-2007, with other markets to follow. Blyk wants to be profitable within 24 months. More information in the Blyk Blog.