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Capital follows Capital – not Talent: Europe’s Spatial Mismatch of Talent and Capital

To make a startup successful a mix of ingredients is necessary. Two of the most important components are talent and capital. In contrast to Silicon Valley, where both largely concentrate in the same place, Europe has to wonder if it can bring both together in one location. With the Startup Heatmap Europe Survey we have shown

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Specialization of startup hubs: Which second-tier hubs perform better than we might expect?

When we look at overall preferences, 38% of the 320 founders in the sample chose a smaller hub over a bigger one. What unique qualities do these smaller hubs have to offer, and why might a founder choose a smaller hub? In the 2017 version of the Startup Heatmap Europe, London and Berlin again found themselves

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New ranking confirms Nordic cities among top 10 startup hubs in Europe

An intriguing new survey on 700+ founders reinforces the notion that hotspots in the Nordic countries are increasingly gaining reputation as best places to startup in Europe. The study called Startup Heatmap Europe asked entrepreneurs to choose which cities they would locate their startups if they could begin again. Interestingly, the Nordic region brings two

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Where are startup investments in the EU coming from?

Which role does location play for a startup to get funded? Is capital truly mobile and do investors invest in all locations equally? These are the questions that kept us – as creators of the Startup Heatmap Europe – awake at night. Well, we thought, why not start having a look! Armed with access to

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