As venture capital firms compete to participate in rounds working alongside the best entrepreneurs they often focus on their “value add” convincing a founder they bring more to the table than just money. In this context, “value add” is often communicated as a very broad range of visible services a VC might offer.
At signals VC, we always aim to look beyond the obvious so we went into the field asking entrepreneurs directly what they valued from their investors. Below are the results so far (the survey has only been online for three weeks with a few hundred participants), and we plan on constantly updating our results with new input.
Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city of Berlin. The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation. Today, Freie Universität is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The principles of freedom and internationality have guided the university’s development ever since. Register with the Freie Universität Alumni Network: www.fu-berlin.de/en/alumni Join the official LinkedIn group of Freie Universität: www.linkedin.com/groups/2447704
Simplifying German bureaucracy is our mission. From registering your German residence (Anmeldung) to applying for your tax ID, from getting your health insurance to opening your bank account, from filing your tax return to obtaining your certified translation — myGermanExpert is the easiest way to get settled in Germany. Our Services: Anmeldung: After your arrival in Germany, you will have to take care of several formalities, including filling in German forms for the Bürgeramt. Everyone who takes up residence in Germany is required to register at the Bürgeramt, regardless of the length of their stay. German Health Insurance: Since 1 January 2009, every person in Germany is required to have health insurance. Even those who will only reside in Germany for a short time must be health insured, otherwise requests for visas will be denied.ravel Health Insurances: This type of health insurance is the perfect solution for getting your visa or residence permit easily accepted. This short-term health insurance can be renewed every year and up to 5 years. Free Instant Quotes! German Bank Account: You need to open a German bank account if you want to live and work in Germany: pay a rent, receive a salary, register as a freelancer, get health insurance, and so on.
Die Presse vertritt in Unabhängigkeit von den politischen Parteien bürgerlich-liberale Auffassungen auf einem gehobenen Niveau. Sie tritt für die parlamentarische Demokratie auf der Grundlage des Mehrparteiensystems und die Rechtsstaatlichkeit ein.
Our mission is to celebrate the radiant spirit of India and share its rich and fascinating cultural heritage, through hosting and/or participating in various events round the year. With your ideas and participation, this could be even better!
The Anda language school is a cozy language school with two central locations in Berlin Friedrichshain and Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Our students are always at the center of our attention. We want you to learn German, English, Spanish or any other language of your choice as easily as possible. We know from experience that languages are easier to learn the more motivated the learner is. That’s why our language school employs only experienced native speakers who can infect and motivate others with their enthusiasm for language learning. In addition, we offer a wide range of different forms of instruction: from intensive courses in various intensive levels for German, English or Spanish, to private lessons and language courses for companies and language trips abroad. Even if you want to learn French, Portuguese or Italian and are looking for a suitable language school in Berlin, you are guaranteed to find the course that suits your individual needs. Of course we also offer German as a foreign language or German for foreigners.
Silicon Drinkabout is a weekly meet-up for startups and techies to meet like-minded people, have some fun and relax at the end of the working week. Originally founded by Mind Candy, grown in London by 3beards and expanded around the world with the enthusiasm, energy and commitment of volunteers, Silicon Drinkabout aims to connect and support startup communities both on a local and global level.
The Digital Career Institute operates with Devugees a training program for refugees and those who have the right to stay, who are interested in a technical qualification for the German job market. We are convinced that Devugees will help to integrate refugees more effective into Germany and German society. In our opinion education is the most important key for a successful life and work start.
Social-Startups.de is an information platform for all those who are interested in the topic of social entrepreneurship as well as sustainable innovative business ideas, who have founded a social enterprise or would like to do so. At the same time, we are an information portal with first interesting information for start-up interested parties. We support students as sparring partners in their bachelor and master theses. Since even the best idea can use a jump-start, we support social startups or potential founders with strategic questions such as Viafrica or Mobile Solar Power Plants Africa.
Since 2011 the term “Silicon Allee” has become synonymous with Berlin’s tech ecosystem. Berlin has become Europe’s startup capital, eclipsing London in 2014 in venture capital investments. Berlin is now one of the top cities in the world for entrepreneurs. Silicon Allee’s mission has always been to connect Berlin’s tech community with the rest of the world. We have consulted companies moving to Berlin, produced internationally renowned events in the city and continue to produce valuable content to promote and provide deeper insights into the local tech economy. We have grown to also become the first contact many have with Berlin’s tech ecosystem – the unofficial welcoming committee for Berlin’s newest entrepreneurs and tech employees.
Geek Girls Carrots is a global grassroots organisation focused on women in tech and female entrepreneurs. We gather to inspire, learn from each other, share knowledge. We believe that girls in new technologies are the avant-garde of innovation. We want to overcome stereotypes by bringing more diversity into tech world. Find out what we do, where and when you can join and start coding!
Startupnight is one of Europe’s largest startup events, where startups present themselves to corporates, investors and potential customers. It will take place for the 5th time on Friday, September 7th 2018 in Berlin with 5000+ participants and 250+ startups from around the world in categories like mobility, energy, communication, AI, VR, AR, health, fintech, and many more. Startupnight offers you a great opportunity to get valuable information, meet interesting and experienced people from around the world, meet investors and corporates and to expand your network – not only at the exhibtion, but also at our conference.
Our structure grants us the flexibility for providing you with customized services for promoting your business. We know how businesses think and what’s important on the market. Currently, more than 280 partner companies work with us in a public-private partnership to enable growth in Berlin, and this number is constantly growing. Nearly 30 science institutions, key organizations and foundations also support our unique model, which leads the way for economic development in Germany.
We invite Polish startups and German investors and business to show potentials and mutual benefits of the German-Polish cooperation and share experience we already gained in this area. The goal of the first Polish Tech Night in 2016 was to discuss differences and commonalities between the Polish and Berlin startup scenes and to build a bridge between the two. In the second edition we found out more links between those two neighbored startup scenes and open up new opportunities of cooperations. Now Polish Tech Night is a regular event and and a bridge between Poland and Berlin.
Space Shack is the melting pot of people and ideas of tomorrow. A Kubrick-esque surrounding invites you to leave our planet for a second and dive into what is actually supposed to keep you moving – your brain. We offer workplaces of all kinds (sitting down, standing up, lying down, hanging, flying, all of them) and meeting options for you and your clients/investors/team/everybody. Coworking, offices, loads of events, help for expats, places to crash, places to go wild, places to wind down, we got them all. Drop by and check out our space in the beautiful Akazienkiez in Berlin-Schöneberg!
ndo European is an overseas educational consultant, with an expertise in the Study in Europe. Our mission is to grow ourselves in the field of study abroad education in the manner of improvising our services which are being provided to the students with the dreams of studying abroad. We as a team are dedicated for exploring various study abroad options for the students, having the desire to study overseas. We are specialized in the education in Europe, and have many universities of repute as our partners..
Startuprad.io is an English only startup podcast and YouTube blog – internally only called IO. IO was founded in 2014 by Jörn Menninger, as a spin-off of the – now defunct – podcast startupradio.de. As of January 2018 the podcast and YouTube blog is run by Jörn. Startuprad.io still aims to bring you news, interviews and live events from the German startup scene in English. We try to give you in-depth insights into the minds of the movers and shakers of the German startup scene. We are especially aiming for people many don’t know yet. We also provide you, as our listener, with regular news warp ups, with a transatlantic perspective. We are based in Frankfurt, in the heart of Europe and therefore have a special place in our heart for the local startup scene in the greater Rhine-Main Area. We are aiming to bring you startups from all over Germany and a few from around the world. If you want to know more, please feel free to reach out.
Berlin Valley is the startup magazine for Germany and has earned a permanent place in the German start-up scene since the end of 2014. We believe that technology can make the world a better place and give the people who contribute to it a stage. We conduct interviews with outstanding founders, thought leaders and investors. We report on topics such as corporate culture, business strategies or recruiting. We introduce successful entrepreneurs and share their best practices with our readers. More news, tips and Gossip are available on Facebook and Twitter.
Dear Berlin starturper, welcome to Berlin Startup Slack Group. We see it and want it to be an online community where you e-talk about what glocal Berlin startups daily life is. This is a place where you can pursue or share that talk you heard or that conversation you started during the last meet-up you went to. It is also the place where you can start conversations and talks and get valuable inputs from other starturpers. If you are not a Berlin startuper yet, we are happy to welcome you here and let you take the opportunity to interact with key actors of Berlin startup scene, who will help you out in your discovering journey. The Group lets you connect, meet up and exchange information such as, how to register your business here, where can you find a flat to live, a desk to work, a meetup to meet other people, or even find the perfect job in one of the Berlin startups.
EIIE EURASIA is a one-stop-shop pathway provider for German universities for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students. We offer comprehensive solutions for international students including university placement, language preparation, entrance examinations as well as orientation and academic counselling. We guide and support students from the choice of degree to final university placement at the best German partner universities.
We are a Berlin based startup specialising in recruitment and competence development of international professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and International Management. We focus on helping companies open new channels for accessing international talent in Germany and Europe through www.bluebilities.com using a combination of a unique referral mechanism, talent database and active sourcing. In collaboration with our partners we are creating international talent bridges that allow flow of ideas, skills and investment for Innovative Technologies.
QS links high achievers from the graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with leading business schools, postgraduate departments at universities and with employers, through websites, events, e-guides and technical solutions. QS organises the largest business education events in the world, the QS World MBA Tour, the QS World Executive MBA Tour and the leading postgraduate studies information event, the QS World Grad School Tour, amongst an extensive product range including print and online publications and software solutions. QS is the leading global career and education network for ambitious professionals looking to further both their personal and professional development. With extensive contacts in the field of higher education, our industry expertise and experience gives us the flexibility to adapt to the needs of our prospective clients.
Event Flavour is a new kind of self-service ticketing and venue booking platform. We provide the tools and technology for making your event successful and far-reaching. Within a few clicks, you get to create your event, sell tickets and manage your attendees. It is also one of the best venue management systems where the venue owners can list their venues. It is a ultimate platform where the people can find the events of their choice, and the organizers can promote the events and find the attendees.Thus, hosting a great event, be it corporate, entertainment, educational, networking meeting, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, political rallies,fundraisers, gaming competitions or any other, it now just a click away.
Grüne-Startups.de is the platform for startups on the topics of sustainability and green innovations. The portal reports on start-ups in green markets such as renewable energies or e-mobility and makes green success stories visible. Users are startup entrepreneurs, investors, experts and consumers with an affinity for green business issues. We, Marcus Noack and Romek Vogel are green founders of passion. For 10 years we have been involved in the green economy. Our creations include, among others, the Germany-wide portal for green lifestyle LifeVERDE.de (formerly Umwelthauptstadt.de) and the green job portal JOBVERDE.de or the travel platform Holiday VERDE. Due to the reputation of our brands and the reach of the portal family, we can guarantee you an optimal perception of your offer and also advise you professionally. With the platform Grüne-Startups.de we would like to inspire the global trend towards green business ideas and provide all green founders with the necessary tools for economic success. In addition, we are networking the “New Green Economy” and introducing interested start-ups to all those interested in green markets.
In the t3n podcast t3n editor-in-chief Luca Caracciolo and Stephan Dörner speak in compact episodes of 30 to 45 minutes length with prominent guests about new work , e-commerce , digital marketing , the startup sceneand the digital transformation in business and society. Each episode is fully devoted to a selected topic.
The Mitte is the first online newspaper for Italians abroad, inaugurated on May 7, 2012, in Berlin.
Founded by Valerio Bassan and Elena Brenna, who have maintained their direction until February 2015, today it counts on over 150 thousand unique visitors per month.
Il Mitte doesn’t just provide timely and reliable updates on Berlin news to its reader: it actively engages with the local communities, working closely with both Italian and German institutions such as the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin and the Freie Universität. We also maintain a fruitful collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Berlin, covering its events and main activities with social live streams and exclusive coverage.
Il Mitte is set to become one of the main players in the cultural- and business-event planning within the Italian community in Germany.
Access MBA is a project of Advent Group, an independent media agency established in 2004 and specialised in Higher Education. The company is comprised of over 100 experts from 10+ nationalities that provide personalised services for international business schools and prospective students. A unique matching service aims to connect 50,000 qualified candidates with over 200 top business schools through the organization of over 125 international events per year. As founder and, by far, the worldwide leader of “One-to-One” education events, Advent Group’s mission is to develop awareness about international business education opportunities. The Advent team provides prospective students with holistic support, from selecting the right programme to guiding them successfully through the Admissions process.
BE.ive is a sustainability consultancy that helps entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses.
Venture Daily’s editorial team scours over a hundred news sites every day in search of key startup news. We want to give our readers the perfect morning reading every morning. In the style of conventional daily newspapers, we summarize the daily events of the day before, filter, curate, comment and summarize. Better you can not consume startup messages. Behind venture Daily is NKF Media – and thus the same team that also the startup Magazine Berlin Valley and the hundreds of manufactures and the German startup database heet.io . NKF Media is a team full of startup enthusiasts. We observe the current affairs and record the trends that determine our future. We have been doing this since 2013. Regardless of which medium or channel, we want to provide our readers with an orientation in a changing world and point out the most important future trends. The future is a wonderful thing, as long as you see it coming in early and classify it correctly. Here, the daily startup newsletter Venture Daily should be a constant companion. At the end of 2016, the NKF Summit hosted a series of conferences on our popular startup magazines. The NKF Summit is a link between established companies (corporates, SMEs) and the startup world. The next NKF Summit will take place on September 8, 2017 with approx. 500 participants and 40 outstanding speakers in the Berlin Radial System.
“Study Future” is the motto of the state-owned Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin sees itself as a practice-oriented and innovative university that, with its strong engineering profile, is a major source of inspiration from the entire Berlin / Brandenburg region. In addition, Beuth University is also an educational institution, whose history goes back well into the 19th century. The stormy development of science, technology, and economics led to the founding of various educational institutions, including the predecessors of Beuth University.
Now you can easily order food online and have it delivered to your home or office in Berlin. By now you have at Lieferando my selection of over 13,000 restaurants throughout Germany. This also includes numerous delivery services in Berlin, which bring you your food like to bring home. There are restaurants serving Italian, Japanese, Indian , Greek, American, Turkish , Vietnamese and international cuisine . You can order it online on your PC or via app on your smartphone or iPhone.
Welcome to SRH Hochschule Berlin – The International Management University! Since 2002 SRH Hochschule Berlin has been setting standards in academic education. The interrelation of teaching, practical experience and research in management studies offers students the ideal environment to prepare for their future career.
The Kiez offices offer you a pleasant working environment in a central location. Whether in your own office, together with your team or in the coworking office – here you will find a place where you can concentrate and work on your ideas for a reasonable price.