This is the Newsletter shared on the 10th of May. If you wish to receive newsletter faster, you can subscribe here: https://itnig.net/

Dear tech entrepreneur,

We know that sometimes it’s hard to keep informed so we have filtered down some of the best startup and tech stories of last week.

SaaS startups have been the philosopher’s stone of entrepreneurship driving high margins and recurring revenues but the market seems to be a little bit skeptical. Last week, SaaS stocks dropped by over 5% in a single day, not just a company but the whole sector. Scary, huh? BTW, if you are one of those, you may consider getting repriced!

Booming leaders. The 30 under 30 list by FORBES is always interesting to check out but if you don’t want to miss some of the most influential raising stars, QVIXOTE LEADERS have just published their own list with 16 of the most disruptive entrepreneurs.

Oh, and pure tech. While Apple has been presenting its new cheese grater, we got to know that Barcelona is one of the cities chosen to host a supercomputing center financed by the EU. Additionally, Google has updated its Googlebot. No more server-side rendering?

And last but not least, we recently launched the itnig early starge fund looking for brave entrepreneurs and great projects to invest about €100,000. We accept projects in a rolling-basis so make sure to apply now!

– itnig’s team

Podcast #92: Sustainable mobility with Oriol Marimon (eCooltra CEO)

This week’s guest is Oriol Marimon, CEO at eCooltra, an electric motosharing company with 3-digit growth figures.

He has explained to us how their business works and what has led their company to close 2018 with an €8M annual turnover chasing the vision of reducing the use of private vehicles in day-to-day rides.

Oriol gives us some clues to better understand their business model and the challenges that eCooltra is facing as an electric motosharing.

Check the full podcast here: https://youtu.be/GKsK3tOpvEM

View on YouTube | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Listen on Google | Listen on iVoox. And also in AnchorBreakerCastboxOvercast, and Stitcher.

New funding for startups 

 

Random tech news 

Amazon just got FAA approval to fly drones.

Product of the week 💛

DId you know that Audio Sunglasses were a thing? BOSE has introduced a pair of sunglasses with speakers built-in to shoot music right towards your ears. The company has promised incredible sound quality with augmented reality capabilities.

 

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N26 secures $170M at $3.5B valuation!

This is the Newsletter shared on the 15th of July. If you wish to receive newsletter faster, you can subscribe here: https://itnig.net/newsletter

Dear tech entrepreneur,

Last week was great for Fintech startups. We got to know that card-payment solution SumUp secured a $300M loan to finance its growth while the German neobank N26 has raised an additional $170M funding at $3.5B valuation. Also, the card aggregator Curve raised €49M and they partnered up with us for this week’s podcast!

The Apollo 11 turns 50, a project that might bring some insights for your own moonshots. Additionally, as entrepreneurs ourselves, we know sales is tough and being a team leader in the sales department is even tougher so Bernat wrote an opinion piece on what a leader should have.

Oh, and Camaloon also joined the last viral challenge, the #bottlecapchallenge. Check out their cool video!

– Itnig’s team

Podcast #99: From CEO at Rakuten to ABA English with Marc Vicente

In this week’s podcast, we are chatting with Marc Vicente who is currently CEO at ABA English, a startup focused on teaching English. He has also been at other C-level positions in companies like Akamon and Rakuten Spain.

Marc discusses some of his insights in the marketplace business and explains some of the differences he finds between Amazon, Rakuten or other companies like Alibaba or Cdiscount.

You can listen to the story of how Rakuten Spain was created here:

This episode is sponsored by Curve, the one card that unifies all your debit and credit cards and removes foreign transaction fees from all of them. Curve offers 1% cashback and retrospective switching of payments between cards. Sign up with code ITNIG to receive a free €5

New funding for startups 

Random tech news Satellite Antenna on Twitter Twemoji 12.0

Product of the week 📼

The Ako Trike is an electric inverse leaning trike for two people

Work with us Vulcan Salute on Apple iOS 12.2

Find out about more vacancies at itnig.net/jobs.