Top 10 ESG Startups in Europe in 2022

esg startups in europe in 2022

When it comes to ESG ratings, there are several agencies that evaluate these goals, and each and every company has their own scoring system. Even though Europe requires big companies to regularly publish reports regarding environmental and societal impact, there are not any set rules regarding that within the EU. The R&D budget of the […]

Largest M&A Deals in 2022

M&a Deals In 2022

The boom in the M&A sector has certainly continued into 2022 with the top five M&A Deals in 2022. According to Morgan Stanley, 2021 marked a record year for M&A with more than $5 trillion in global volume – eclipsing prior records and a remarkable rebound from 2020. European M&A value and volume shouted to […]

Startup Unicorns in Europe in 2022

European tech startups entered the global stage. According to Viva Technology‘s list, we outlined the top startup unicorns in Europe in 2022. In partnership with GP Bullhound, Viva Technology, the biggest startup and tech event in Europe, compiled the list. The critical criteria to make it onto the list are growth, velocity and growth potential, […]

Corporate Venture Capital Investments: All you need to know

Corporate Venture Capital Investments

Corporate venture capital investments (CVCs) represent more than a fifth of the global ventures. In addition, many investors are more cautious with their dollars amid the Ukrainian conflict and rising inflation. With that in mind, startups welcome the longer-term stability that corporates can offer. Corporate knowledge, R&D resources, M&A opportunities and networks are valuable for […]

Who Makes the Final Funding Decisions in VC

Who Makes The Final Funding Decisions In VC

More people involved in the process often decide the final funding decisions in VC. However, when we talk about venture capital, we often only think of the two players; entrepreneur and VC. Although this sounds simple enough, there is more to it. Typically, whoever is on the board committee, will take part in making decisions. […]

How to prepare for a VC meeting

venture capital VC meeting

You have set up a meeting with VC, and now you wonder what’s next. How to prepare for a VC meeting and hold a professional presentation? The first thing you should keep in mind is a first impression matter. Therefore, you should keep multiple versions of your pick deck and have all the answers and […]

Earth Day and How it is Connected to ESG

Earth Day

Today, on April 22, 2022, we celebrate Earth Day. Find out in this article all about Earth Day and how it is connected to ESG. In 1970 U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson wanted to create a healthier environment by protecting our planet and its resources, so he invented Earth Day. That may have set the tone […]

GP stakes investing – What is in the making?

GP stakes Investing

GP stakes investing are direct equity investments representing a minority ownership position in a GP’s underlying management company. According to Pitchbook, fundraising activity surged in the last quarter of 2021, with over $20 billion raised across GP stakes funds. The GP stake investing strategy represents a bet on the future growth and profitability of the […]

The Importance of the EU Taxonomy

Eu Taxonomy

To understand the purpose of EU taxonomy, it is important to know how it fits in the broader context of the EU Green Deal. The European Commission presented the EU green deal as a new growth strategy to address and tackle the most significant climate issues. Its main objective is to make the EU climate […]

M&A Deals in 2021 in Europe – Outlook

M&A Deals In 2021

Global M&A deals flourished in 2021. Deal activity rebounded from the COVID-19. According to Wall Street Journal, the total value of mergers and acquisitions (M & M&A) in 2021 was $5.7 trillion, 64% higher than before. However, persistent inflation may contribute to a softening in equity markets and a higher cost of capital due to interest […]