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“Maybe some things got a little wobbly,” says Techstars CEO addressing criticism about its corporate culture

A podcast interview with David Cohen, the co-founder and CEO of Techstars, the startup accelerator, which has backed thousands of startups. In the episode, Cohen addre...

Interview: EISMEA Director Jean-David Malo takes stock of the EIC's achievements to date, and challenges ahead

At the recent EIC Summit, we caught up with Jean-David Malo, Director of EISMEA, the European Commission’s executive agency for the European Innovation Council and sma...

Accelerating computer vision on edge devices as a 'small, fast-growing Nvidia': Interview with Fabrizio Del Maffeo from Axelera AI

The EIC Scaling Club team sat down with Fabrizio Del Maffeo on the sidelines of the recent Tech Tour Growth 50 Europe event in Paris. As the co-founder and CEO of Axel...

The Earlybird gets the interview: A chat with seasoned VC investor Christian Nagel

Dr. Christian Nagel is a co-founder and partner of Earlybird, a technology investment powerhouse with more than €2 billion under management. Founded in 1997, Earlybird...

Veteran investor Anne Glover (Amadeus Capital) on Europe's chance to shine in deep tech

Amadeus Capital Partners has been investing in technology-enabled products and services for nearly three decades. Founded by Anne Glover and Hermann Hauser in 1997, Am...

The present and future of the EIT: An interview with longtime director Martin Kern

At the recent EIT Summit in Brussels, we sat down with the organisation's Director, Martin Kern, to discuss what's cooking over at the European Institute of Innovation...

Changing the fate of Europe through deep tech investments: Q&A with Jolt Capital's Jean Schmitt

On the sidelines of the recent Tech Tour Growth 50 Europe event, we caught up with Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner at Jolt Capital, a growth capital investor in Europea...

A deep dive into the future with Exponential View's Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar has had a rich career as a journalist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, analyst, consultant, but now bills himself as an 'independent academic'. These days, ...

Moving on up: EIT Urban Mobility CEO Maria Tsavachidis on how to make cities more liveable thanks to sustainable mobility

We recently attend the EIT Summit in Brussels, where we had a chance to catch up with Maria Tsavachidis, CEO of EIT Urban Mobility, one of the organisation's so-called...

Making clean, scalable fusion power plants a reality: An interview with Proxima co-founder and CEO Francesco Sciortino

We had a very interesting conversation with the co-founder and CEO of clean energy scale-up Proxima Fusion at the recent DLD Conference in Munich, and fortunately for ...

Making media moves: Insights from The Innovator founder (and EIC Scaling Club Council Member) Jennifer Schenker

On the sidelines of the recent Tech Tour Growth 50 event in Paris, we recorded a short but sweet interview with Jennifer Schenker, founder and editor-in-chief of The I...

The next step in immersive computing: An interview with Timo Toikkanen, CEO of Finnish mixed-reality scale-up Varjo

On the sidelines of the recent Tech Tour Growth 50 Europe event in Paris, we had a chance to sit down with Timo Toikkanen, an early investor and advisor to, and these ...

The key to Europe levelling up its game, and insights on the Swiss (deep) tech ecosystem: An interview with Jennifer Webb (Swisscom Ventures)

We jumped at the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Webb, an Investment Director at Swisscom Ventures who leads investments in sustainable technologies. She joined ...

Interview: reducing workplace injuries with smart deep tech (Matthew Hart, founder of Soter Analytics)

Deep tech company Soter Analytics was started in 2016 to reduce workplace ergonomic injuries in warehouses and factories, drive-down claims costs, boost productivity a...

Building (and funding) real European deep tech champions: An interview with EIF deputy chief Roger Havenith

Managed by the European Investment Fund, the European Tech Champions Initiative (ETCI) has allocated nearly €1 billion to four strategic funds in its first year, inclu...

Shaping light as a service - A chat with Jean-François Morizur, CEO of French photonics scale-up Cailabs

France-based deep tech company Cailabs is a global leader when it comes to designing, manufacturing and selling specialised photonics solutions for free-space transmis...

"Europe cannot become lazy": Catching up with IQM co-founder and CEO (and EIC Scaling Club Council member) Jan Goetz

We sat down with Jan Goetz, a quantum physicist and co-founding CEO of IQM Quantum Computers, building next-generation quantum computers right here in Europe.Goetz, wh...

On a mission to make space sustainable: A chat with ClearSpace co-founder and CEO Luc Piguet

In recent times, the issue of space traffic has become a priority for the European Space Agency because of the threat posed by the increasing amount of debris orbiting...

Insights on a truly global scale: An interview with Rafal Modrzewski, co-founder and CEO of micro-satellite maker ICEYE

We interviewed Rafal Modrzewski, co-founder and CEO of ICEYE, a Finland-based micro-satellite manufacturer, at the recent OTB Ventures Summit in Poland.Founded in 2014...

Investing in deep tech in the CEE region: Insights from OTB Ventures partner Adam Niewinski

We caught up with Adam Niewinski, a partner at OTB Ventures, a Poland-based investment firm that backs deep tech startups and scale-ups from across Europe, particularl...

Interview: Ana Maiques, co-founder and CEO of Neuroelectrics, which aims to reinvent brain health

The EIC Scaling Club team had a great chat with Ana Maiques, co-founder and CEO of Neuroelectrics a Barcelona-based deep tech company that produces devices to stimulat...

Interview: Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and CEO of Dronamics, the world's first cargo drone airline

The EIC Scaling Club touched base with Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and chief executive officer of Bulgarian deep tech company Dronamics, which is building the world's ...

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