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Great funding secured by #WebSummit alums👇 @bunnyshell_eaasas secured €4m in funding that will be used for US expansion 💡SaaS governance platform Beamy raised a US$9m Series A @SVB_Financialcial supported gifting platform &Open with €2m venture debt to accelerate gro4KmK
The lineup for our North American event, @CollisionHQ, dropped yesterday 🚀 With more than 150 hours of content and speakers including@Wikipediaa's Jimmy Wales,@MargaretAtwoodd and@Kohlss Michelle Gass, this event cannot be missed! Check it out 👉collisionconf.com/scheduleSMX
Competing for investment in a market that already boasts companies as big as Uber can’t be easy... 💰 Let@boltt CEO Marcus Villig tell you what the mobility startup did to secure investment on the road to unicorn status�3Q
We’re still daydreaming about #WebSummit in November 💭 Just in case you missed it 👀 here's some of the highlightszSO
The past two years have brought about a new era for the digital nomad 🖥️💻🌍 Remote work means an opportunity to travel. Now that a new generation of workers has a taste for this, how do companies attract and retain these digital nomadwebsummit.com/blog/remote-wo…8C4
With more than 138,000 active subreddits (😱), how does@Redditt effectively moderate content? COO Jen Wong explained at#WebSummitt 2021�TK
Another week, more incredible funding secured by #WebSummit alums 👏 Egypt-based Pylon raised US$19 million, led by Endure Capital. London-based@cyclrr secured £5.5 million to drive global expansion. Fintech startup Payaut scored €8 million, led by Gradient Ventures.9
On the job hunt? Look no further! We’re hiring across our #marketing, #engineering, live events, #investors and partnerships teams 💡 Find out more �websummit.com/careers/jobspWi
We are proud to have been chosen as nominators for this year’s @EarthshotPrize 🌎 We want to highlight the incredible work of the 7 startups we have nominated for this prestigious prize 💡Check out some of their great work websummit.com/blog/startups-…8zQ
At #WebSummit last year – in her first public appearance since blowing the whistle – Frances Haugen described the one thing she’d like people to know about Facebook’s opaque practices around moderating hate speech and misinformation 👇J
When Claire Calmejane joined @SocieteGenerale three years ago, the 🇫🇷 bank had plenty of innovation projects — but not properly coordinated. 🔀 Here’s how she streamlined Société Générale’s innovation strategsifted.eu/articles/socie…VnO
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It has been two years since our working world got turned upside down 💻 Remote working has since become the norm for a large portion of society. But at#WebSummitt 2021, Jeremy Johnson & Kristin Luck chatted about why remote work doesn't suit everyone �websummit.com/blog/remote-wo…T3
Recent funding by #WebSummit alums👇 @Fibersaill raised €5m, led byFORWARD.oneC data.worldb secured a US$50m Series C led by Growth Equity & Goldman Sachs Asset Management @gaviti_bizz raised a $9m Series A led by UK-based Flashpoint Congrats all �Ao
What does the future of advertising look like? 💡 For this week’s Summit Session, we spoke to the CEO of@Neevaa, Sridhar Ramaswamy, and chatted about data privacy, online news and the impact of digital advertising �youtube.com/watch?v=L9Vmhc…4x
Only 209 days until we're back in this magical place again... But who's counting 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♂fm
Don't miss "The evolution of live events" keynote session at the #UFI European Conference with 🎤@paddycosgravee, CEO & Co-Founder of@WebSummitt and their new digital platform,@CESS!#UFIEuropee 🔗Sign up hereufieurope.orgJWo
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Crypto investors and entrepreneurs have been flocking to Portugal in skyrocketing numbers since last summer. 🪙 So why Portugal? 🇵🇹 Pedro C. Garcia looks at the growing Iberian ecosystem — where “the crypto good times keep on rolling.”sifted.eu/articles/crypt…p8Wm
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Carbon dioxide removal startup Climateworks has just raised a $650m round — that’s the largest ever investment into a carbon capture startup. 💸🌱 Sifted’@FPrattyty reports on the round#sciencec#technologygsifted.eu/articles/clime…V7
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Did you know: The fashion industry emits as much greenhouse gas each year as France, Germany and the UK combined 😱 But how do we develop ‘slower’, more sustainable fashion consumption? Anthony Marino, president of@thredUPP, has some ideas �podcast.websummit.com630
Another week, another set of #WebSummit alums' funding rounds 👏 ✅ Beewise raised a US$80m Series C led by Abu Dhabi-based Insight Partners ✅ New York-based@Apploii secured a US$25m Series B led by m]x[v Capital ✅ Breachlock secured a US$3m seed round led by TIIN CapitalD
Remember: customers rarely care about how novel your technology is, only what problems it solves for them. Never lose sight of that as a startup.
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So, what is the problem with plastic? At #WebSummit last year, Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Dianna Cohen explains 👇#PlanetTechh2
From teaching design software to building her own... Learn more about the incredible journey of the incomparable Melanie Perkins, CEO of @canva 👇 We were delighted to have her speak at#WebSummitt 2019 �techtimes.com/articles/27326…8O
Can crypto go green? ♻️ Cryptocurrency mining has come under scrutiny of late, specifically for the environmental impact of such an energy-intensive practice. In this week's #TheNextStage, @tezos co-founder and CEO Kathleen Breitman investigates 👉podcast.websummit.comGc
Funding for #WebSummit alums in the past week👇 Legaltech startup@MinuteBoxIncc secured US$3.9m to further expand into the North American market👏 UK-based startu@gensynaiai raised US$6.5m led by Eden Block👏 Brazil-based startup Get Commerce raised US$1.2m led by BR AngelLFVf
There’s no award more esteemed for architects than the Pritzker Architecture Prize. It’s their Nobels, celebrating the structures that inspire humanity. Congratulations to this year's winner, past #WebSummit speaker, Diébédo Francis Kéré 👏 websummit.com/blog/pritzker-…4
You heard it here first, from the one and only @nxthompson👇 Add Web Summit 2022 to your calendar 📅 2 for 1 ticket sale taking place over here later today �social.websummit.com/_twitterIAeg
🏆😃🏆 Francis Kéré has won this year's Pritzker Prize. He is the first African and first Black architect to win the award. I'm sure this will be a very popular choicdezeen.com/2022/03/15/die…r8c (v@dezeeneeE7q
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In 2016, she blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica. Since then, she’s acted as an advocate for data rights and ownership through #OwnYourData 👏 For this week's#SummitSessionn, we chatted to Brittany Kaiser backstage at#WebSummitt �youtube.com/watch?v=wt3MMt…DE0
The first woman to be a featured pundit on @bbcs “Match of the Day,” @EniAlu is a football executive, commentator, and former professional player. w.wiki/4xHs 📷 Web Summit, CC BY 2.0 (3/7)i
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“I’m just so excited about this whole new NFT world. I think it’s definitely the future of art.” 💡 On this week’s#TheNextStagee,@ParisHiltonn chats about what’s next for NFTs and why she’s excited to be part of the phenomenon. Listen here �news.websummit.com/podcast__twitt…rUD
Funding rounds by #WebSummit alums this week👇 ✅ Contingent raised US$8.2m, led by@OctopusVenturess, to expand operations ✅ Gent-based@cheqroomm secured a $15m Series A ✅ FRVR has raised $76m, led by@HiroCapitall, to invest in teams and content Congrats to all involved �2J
Congratulations to our very own @DanMeijer on being included on @PwCIreland's 30 Under 30 - Sport for Business 👏�twitter.com/SportforBusine…Lu
Before the lines crash 😆 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳 My 2021 highlights include • Hosting the main stage a@WebSummitit in Portugal 🤩 • Asking the President of Portugal to help me find my handbag without realising who he was 🤣 • Buying my first 🏡 • Presenting the Euroeq54N
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🗞️@TheAtlanticc's@nxthompsonn at#WebSummitt 2021, discussing the decline in trust in the media and the importance of the fourth estate for a functioning democracy�wc
In the past, it was enough for brands to say ‘no comment’ when major social and political events unfolded. But today’s brands need to be so much more. Their customers demand it. Check out insights from branding experts who’ve spoken at #WebSummit👇websummit.com/blog/branding-…L
Wanna be a successful influencer? As @nasdaily says, “don’t be goddamn boring”! 😱 Nas got together with fellow influencers Sarati Callahan and@Caspar_Leee for this week’s#TheNextStagee to chat about making it as a content creator. Listen now �news.websummit.com/podcast__twitt…r8X
How did @Sorare founder Nicolas Julia get to where he is today? ⚽️ @obrien sat down for brunch with @ni2las at Sorare’s 🇫🇷 office to discuss everything from how he first became fascinated with NFTs, to juggling a US expansion with raising two children.sifted.eu/articles/sorar…KM
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More incredible funding rounds by #WebSummit startup alum this week👇 Toronto-based Mayday secured US$3m in Seed funding. Barcelona-based Typeform secured a $135m Series C led by Sofina. Wattnew secured $1.3 million pre-Series A to scale to new markets. Congrats to all �Q8
Thank you to everyone who attended or watched the event we hosted in our Dublin office last night, in partnership with #TechforGood, where speakers like @mikebutcher, @Angelikaintech, Anastasia Dreyand and @AntonKrasun explored ways we tap into our community to support Ukraine 👏B
"We should refer to it as an invasion. The word crisis is used by the Russian aggressors to minimise what's going on." – @mikebutcher, co-founder and chairman of Techfugees and editor-at-large of @TechCrunch #TechForGood #WebSummit
"War has no race, creed or colour. Yesterday it was Afghanistan & Syria. Today it's Ukraine. Tomorrow it could be anyone"– Angelika Sharygina. This evening we're hosting an event in our Dublin office, with Tech for Good, to explore how we tap into our community to support Ukraine
“There's a new generation of feminists with digital skills, and they use [them] as a megaphone.” 📢 On this week’s#TheNextStagee,@UNN Ambassador Catarina Furtado and@Mambu_comm's Sofia Nunes discuss the digital glass ceiling �news.websummit.com/podcast__twitt…iAJ
Backstage at #WebSummit: @MargaretMolloy, global CMO at @SiegelGale, joined us at Summit Sessions to talk brand building, customer loyalty, and the marketing industry post-Covid 👉youtube.com/watch?v=PhHDLL…s9
There are many similarities in the process of choosing a football club and choosing investors for your business. So says @louissaha — footballer gone founder of @AxisStars. ⚽️ #mufc #spurs sifted.eu/articles/louis…
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Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating all of the incredible women attendees, speakers, entrepreneurs, investors, employees, mentors, and more who are part of our #WebSummit community, and who strive to #breakthebias every day 🙌3
Recent funding rounds for #WebSummit startup alums👇 @BetterDairyHQHQ secured a US$22m Series A led by Happiness Capital@SkyeBrowsewse secured $2.3m in seed funding, led by Signia Ventures 💡Speech Graphics raised a $7m Series A led by Sands Capital Congrats to all involveyID15
We will continue to monitor the situation closely. As things stand, we will not be hosting any Russian or Belarusian organisations or businesses in Lisbon this November. (5/5)
Furthermore, all Russian businesses, including public and private companies, will be prohibited from exhibiting at Web Summit. (4/5)
Consequently, we have made the decision to prohibit all government members and agencies, state-controlled media, state-backed businesses, and companies with ties to the Russian government, from participating at Web Summit. (3/5)
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