The start-up space is "in movimento" all over Europe, also in Italy.

Thus it was great to talk to Paolo Gesess, Managing Partner at United Venter an Italian fund born out of a merger of two VC operations with a fresh raise of $80M at the end of 2014.

During the interview great discussions about VC in Italy, the legacy of Piol, where to find talent and great strat-ups in Italy.

Upcoming technology, ...

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IoT ist eines der großen Zukunftsthemen unter den Schlagwörtern Industrie 4.0 und Digitalisierung. Viele Start-ups versuchen sich hier zu positionieren und mit neuen Geschäftsmodellen und Produkten bei Konsumenten Marktanteile zu gewinnen.

Aber was machen etablierte Firmen? Kann man so pauschal sagen, dass diese hier nicht versuchen Innovationen zu schaffen?

In diesem Interview mit Markus Weinberger, dem Direktor

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The impact of digitalization is felt everywhere, also in traditional banking. Fintech is the buzzword under which many promise the revolution of how we deal with our money and investments and do payments.

But are traditional banks easily disrupted as they deal with data and especially regulation since a long time?

The interview with Didier Richter,

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A cornerstone of internet business models is data. User data, statistics, geographics, age and interestst. There is nothing you cannot track and the amount of data is exploding with more and more connected devices.

But as much as data and connectivity can be used for good, it can be misused. Identity theft and hacks are only two threads. And Europe seems to be late in this topic, too.

Reason enough to talk to the leading expert Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure about data, privacy, why he would pay for Facebook and cyber security.

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SaaS in Europe is still far behind compared to the U.S. with about 20% adoption rate. This is not only valid for users, the camp of Europen SaaS start-ups was also rather small. This is changing as was visible on the Web Summit 2015.

The interview is the third in a series of portraits of European SaaS startups to show their solutions, potential and problems.
Thus it was a pleasure to talk to Gherardo Carullo, Founder of Enoron, a London based SaaS startup by an Italian founder.'
The solution is for lawers to manager all their

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SaaS in Europe is still far behind compared to the U.S. with about 20% adoption rate. This is not only valid for users, the camp of Europen SaaS start-ups was also rather small. This is changing as was visible on the Web Summit 2015.

The interview with Michele Barbera from Spaziodati is the second in a series of portraits of European SaaS startups to show their solutions, potential and problems.

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After an interesting panel with the title "Why are there not more European unicorns" which was also much about BlaBlaCar at Web Summit 2015 there was an opportunity a week later to have a chat with Philippe Botteri about the state of the ecosystem, the European software as a service space and exiting SaaS companies.

All about Philippe Botteri and how he became a leading SaaS investor

Arnbjörn Eggerz: Mr. Botteri, it is a pleasure to welcome you to this interview about SaaS. You hardly need any introduction, but it is very interesting for entrepreneurs and readers to understand the bio and background of great investors. Thus, can you describe how you became a venture capitalist?

Philippe Botteri in the officePhilippe Botteri: I was born and raised in France and did an engineering degree. Then I joined McKinsey in 1998. That was the time of the first dot com boom and I had the chance to work for start-ups as the firm was working with start-ups at that time.

Arnbjörn Eggerz: And how did you come from McKinsey to the Valley and to SaaS?

Philippe Botteri: I did a few projects for start-ups in London and when the bubble burst I shifted a bit my focus to work more on software and SaaS companies. I actual wrote one of the first McKinsey white paper on SaaS - the word SaaS did not exist in Europe at the time, we were using the term ASP "Application Service Provider".
In 2003 I moved to the Silicon Valley office of McKinsey, continued to work on software and on SaaS companies and stayed there for a few years. Then I joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2006 to help them build their SaaS practice.

Arnbjörn Eggerz: These were the pioneer times of SaaS. As it is a rare occasion to have someone who was part of it, can you share some anecdotes?

Philippe Botteri: Yes sure. It was at the time when, you know, people were still wondering if SaaS would last and whether it had a future or not. And that was when I started my blog "Cracking-the-code" to write on SaaS and issues early stage SaaS companies were facing...

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Das Thema SaaS ist hoch aktuell und zieht auch endlich in Europa an. Damit auch auf dem Startup Event +Web Summit in Dublin stark vertreten.

Eine gute Gelegenheit ein Gespräch mit einem der Gründer von Meeting Mole, Jenny Richter, zu führen. Das Startup in der Early Stage entwickelt eine Software as a Service Lösung für Teams im Bereich Sales/Kundenakquise primär im B2B Bereich.

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More and more software applications move to the cloud transforming on premise solutions to Software as the Service (SaaS).

Thus it was a great opportunity to talk to Ari Helgason from Dawn Capital about his entrepreneurial experience and his way into venture capital @WebSummit in Dublin.
After a short look on the European #ecosystem, there was plenty of time to talk about the state of European SaaS startups.

What are the problems they are facing?
Where are we with respect to SaaS adoption?
What about SaaS metrics and current CAC levels?

Last but not least it was great to talk about startups in Iceland.

A full transcript of the interview will follow

for more information about Dawn Capital go to
http://dawncapital.com/

If you want to know more about the SaaS business model check out Iceventure's SaaS training or read our articels on saas here on the blog.

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Das Thema Fintech ist sehr aktuell. Damit auch im Fokus des Startup Events Web Summit 2015.

Eine Gute Gelegenheit ein Gespräch mit einem der Gründer von Scalable Capital, Erik Podzuweit, zu führen. Das Startup bietet einen Service in der Vermögensverwaltung, der bisher nur professionellen und sehr reichen (HNWI) zugänglich war.

Neben der Lösung, der Gründung, der Finanzierung durch VCs und dem Geschäftsmodellwar auch Zeit über die Situation der Banken und den Herausforderungen durch Digitalisierung und Fintechs zu sprechen.

Viel Spaß beim Anschauen, dieser Liveaufnahmen direkt vom Event.

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