Worker migration from East to West – Tjobs´ numbers are setting the record straight

Posted on 14. Mai 2014 by Roland Manger

Often enough perception is reality. This is well understood in the relatively short-term business of the media and its symbiotic partner politics, where “after the elections is before the elections”. 2014 is an excellent year to observe how political and media opinion leaders are shaping public perception with very few means. At midnight on January […]

Konstantin Guericke joins us in the US & building a better VC product for entrepreneurs

Posted on 2. April 2014 by Earlybird VC Blog

Right now we are working hard to make Earlybird a better product for entrepreneurs. So we are delighted that today we announced that we are significantly expanding our operations to provide increased services to entrepreneurs and portfolio companies. We think that i) having credible entrepreneurial and operational experience  and ii) a deep and wide US network […]

We’re looking for passionate Analyst Interns to join us in Istanbul

Posted on 19. März 2014 by Earlybird VC Blog

But first the facts on Earlybird: Founded in 1997, we have invested in more than 100 companies with impressive returns. We’ve seen powerpoint presentations turn in to billion dollar IPOs but have also seen promising companies fail, giving us a rich experience set to help entrepreneurs. With currently 900 million dollars under management, we are […]

Socialbakers raises $26 million growth round from Index and Earlybird

Posted on 18. Februar 2014 by Jason Whitmire

The social media market has grown explosively over the past 36 months (the key metric, social ad spend, is growing at 49% per annum, and is expected to reach ~$40bn by 2017) especially due to the ongoing shift of ad spend towards the social channel (expected to capture 6% of advertising budgets by 2017). To […]

Earlybird Digital East Q&A

Posted on 31. Januar 2014 by Roland Manger

Last week´s press release on the first close and launch of the Earlybird Digital East Fund has led to some coverage in the media, further interviews by journalists and quite a number of questions asked and comments posted by entrepreneurs, investors or just friends from our various social networks. Many thanks for all of your […]

Going East – The making of the Earlybird Digital East Fund

Posted on 21. Januar 2014 by Roland Manger

VC firms aren´t really interesting, the companies they invest in are. That´s why only few people noticed how profoundly Earlybird has changed. When you looked at the partner profiles on our website five years ago, you saw a bunch of Germans with a heavy Germanic focus. Yes, we helped our companies to grow and expand […]

Backing Wunderlist again & welcoming Sequoia to the team

Posted on 12. November 2013 by Earlybird VC Blog

Today 6Wunderkinder, makers of Wunderlist, announced a new $19m financing round from Sequoia and their existing investors Atomico and Earlybird us to help them take the next steps. The key learning from this may be that if you are building something incredibly simple, if you do just one thing really well, have a lot fewer features than your competitors, understand that design and emotions matter […]

Enterprise ready predictive analytics: investing in RapidMinder

Posted on 4. November 2013 by Earlybird VC Blog

We are delighted to announce our investment in RapidMiner today. With the Business Intelligence market set to exceed $81 billion by 2014 (and of this 25% from analytics platforms), we believe that technology which makes it easier for organisations to extract value from their data – and none more so than predictive analytics – will make impressive […]

Welcoming USV to THE Football App Team

Posted on 24. Oktober 2013 by Earlybird VC Blog

We are big believers in highly vertical mobile applications and networks around them. And there couldn’t be a more passionate group of people than the several hundred million football fans around the world. So the folks over the THE Football App are building a highly vertical and mobile home for this community. To date the application has been around aggregating […]