Latest stories - Andrea Hak

11 Days Ago   Probably one of the most well-known brand fails in the past few years was Pepsi’s 2017 ad featuring Kendall Jenner. Released in the midst of the Black Lives Matter and Women’s March movements, the ad features the supermodel leading a group of ambiguous protestors and ends with a Pepsi peace offering to a police officer.

51 Days Ago   By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak Together with payments tech company Adyen, we set out in search of the most promising new startups across Europe and Israel based on their performance, growth, and potential.

52 Days Ago   By Gianluca Bellan and Andrea Hak Hungary is a startup hub on the rise. You’ve no doubt already heard of Prezi, the country’s first unicorn, which ended the reign of boring presentations globally by making them more engaging and interactive.

53 Days Ago   By Daniel van Heusden and Andrea Hak For centuries, Switzerland has been known as a serene peaceful paradise with beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers… and chocolate. In recent years, however, certain entities have started to disrupt the peace: startups.

54 Days Ago   By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak Ahhh Austria. The birthplace of Mozart, ski resorts, schnitzel, and Schwarzenegger. But besides the snow and the food, Austria is also home to a young but vibrant startup scene.

55 Days Ago   By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak When you hear underground techno clubs with permissive raves and more museums than rainy days per year, there is only one city that comes to mind: Berlin.

58 Days Ago   Israel is a nation full of booming tech startups. In fact, according to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Tel Aviv has more startups per capita than anywhere else in the world, earning it the reputation of being the Silicon Valley of the Middle East, or better known as Silicon Wadi.

59 Days Ago   By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak In recent months when you heard about the UK there’s a 99 percent chance it was about Brexit (and a 1 percent chance it was about Theresa May’s painfully awkward dance moves).

60 Days Ago   You may know Poland for its unpronounceable surnames and sour cabbage in absolutely every meal possible, however, this Central European nation is so much more than pickled vegetables and delicious comfort food.

61 Days Ago   Although Finland has one of the lowest population densities in the EU, it’s responsible for 10 percent of global startup exits. We’ve also seen a number of international success stories, such as Nokia, Angry Birds, and Supercell, come out of Helsinki.

62 Days Ago   I bet you didn’t know that Estonia has the third highest amount of startups per capita than any other country in the world. And the country isn’t just dominating in terms of quantity, in 2017 it also brought in more venture capital funding per capita than major tech hubs like Germany, France and Spain.

65 Days Ago   Dubbed a ‘unicorn factory’ Sweden has become a powerhouse incubator for some of the most innovative startups. It’s no wonder, with massive success stories such as iZettle and Mojang Games (the creators of Minecraft) that the country has been experiencing an influx of growth in technology in the last decade.

66 Days Ago   What more could you want from a country where fairy tales, Lego, and the idea of the chill ‘hygge’ vibe originate? Now Denmark is also one of the most exciting startup scenes in Europe and is home to more than 400 tech companies that do everything from analytics and big data to gaming, cloud, fintech, and apps.

67 Days Ago   A country of never-ending sunsets, northern lights, and home to over 50 thousand islands and fjords, Norway has always been a haven for nature enthusiasts. But now it’s also becoming a haven for techies.

68 Days Ago   With one of the lowest corporate taxes in Europe (only 12.5 percent compared to Britain’s 23 percent and France’s 33.3 percent) and laxer regulations, almost every major tech company has chosen Ireland as the site for their European headquarters.

69 Days Ago   Immense over competition in Silicon Valley (plus Donald Trump), have been causing many top engineers and VCs to look to Europe. With the UK, France’s longtime tech rival, facing the instability and uncertainty of Brexit, the country has been positioning itself to seize the moment and become next in line.

72 Days Ago   Italy may be a latecomer to the booming startup scene but it’s fast becoming a hotbed of new tech talent. Red tape and bureaucracy were some of the biggest challenges new companies faced.

73 Days Ago   It might be everyone’s dream to move to Portugal. Beautiful beaches, amazing food, and weather. Its vibrant startup scene is now another reason to add to the list.

74 Days Ago   In the past decade, Spain suffered a significant economic setback with a crippling recession, the bankruptcy of a number of major companies and the highest unemployment rate in the EU (27% at its height).

75 Days Ago   With the best classic comics, specialty beer, gourmet chocolate, and golden brown fries, Belgium has enough local remedies to soothe the stressed-out EU official. But a new and growing subculture is also taking hold: the startup scene.

76 Days Ago   By Daniel van Heusden and Andrea Hak When the Netherlands is mentioned the conversation often goes through a set cycle of topics. Yes, they go everywhere on their bicycles, have an open policy towards cannabis, and have an unhealthy relationship with fireworks.

83 Days Ago   Artificial intelligence, the blockchain, Internet of Things. You know you’ve heard these terms about a thousand times but can you explain them in a way your (grand)parents would understand?

151 Days Ago   TNW and Adyen’s annual Tech5 competition is back again. Every day, startups prove individuals can harness the power of technology to actually create change and have a positive impact on society.

166 Days Ago   If you’re a tech junkie, you’ve inevitably thought about what it would be like to run into your future self, even just a year from now.

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