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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
🏆😃🏆 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)