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A tech startup’s guide to ESG (Part II)

A tech startup’s guide to ESG (Part II)

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On October 15, 2022
  • ESG, Guide, Startups, Sustainability
How startups can get started? With an increasing need for businesses to set long-term sustainability objectives, and integrate international standards into their operations, startups will be under increasing pressure to provide clear, consistent and comparable sustainability data. And not just for their own benefit, but for that of the communities that they serve. Generating value […]
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A tech startup’s guide to ESG (Part I)

A tech startup’s guide to ESG (Part I)

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On October 10, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
A start-up is about having a new idea, building a company from scratch and scaling it at quick speed. Focus is around the problem it solves, the product, the team executing, and funding, helping it come to life and thrive faster. Besides the above, today’s business world has an increasingly broad context. From early-stage start-ups […]
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A tech startup guide to building a strong culture (Part 2)

A tech startup guide to building a strong culture (Part 2)

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On September 7, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
In case you still don’t have a clear picture of how values, communication, and people shape a startup culture, let’s look at how Metavallon VC’s founders think about startup culture. Our survey included founders from our portfolio, running startups of different sizes from less than 10 people to 100+ people. It’s Tough to Build a […]
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A tech startup guide to building a strong culture (Part 1)

A tech startup guide to building a strong culture (Part 1)

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On July 25, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
Startup culture has received a lot of attention lately. But why? Because some of the key challenges facing startups include easier recruiting, longer employee retention, higher workforce motivation, greater productivity and less frequent mistakes when it comes to the people coming on board.  Post Covid 19, and with the rise of a hybrid model of […]
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Ferryhopper raises €5M in new investment round

Ferryhopper raises €5M in new investment round

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On June 28, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
Ferryhopper has raised €5M in a new investment round led by Piton Capital, a London-based venture capital firm with extensive experience in marketplaces and network effects. Existing investors LAUNCHub Ventures and Metavallon VC also joined the funding round, extending their commitment to the company and showcasing their continuous support. After selling its first ferry ticket […]
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A Startup’s Guide to Fundraising (Part 3)

A Startup’s Guide to Fundraising (Part 3)

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On June 6, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
In this Part 3, we will deep-dive selectively into the second step – “Approach & Pitching” of the 4-step process and help you understand how VCs assess the various components and metrics of a startup. Pitch deck content A pitch deck is an essential fundraising tool, whether you’re looking to raise $100,000 or $100,000,000. Every […]
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A Startup’s Guide to Fundraising (Part 2)

A Startup’s Guide to Fundraising (Part 2)

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On May 25, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
Securing a new funding round is a significant turning point for startups. Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of startups achieve their fundraising goals and objectives. Metavallon VC portfolio companies have raised 13 follow-on rounds so far, with several more lined up for the months to come. In Part 2 of this series, we share […]
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A Startup Guide to Fundraising (Part 1)

A Startup Guide to Fundraising (Part 1)

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On April 11, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
This is Part 1 of 3 of our Startup Guide to Fundraising. In this part, we will answer some of the basic and most frequent questions related to fundraising and provide additional tips. In Part 2, we will analyze the 4-step fundraising process we have identified at Metavallon, while in Part 3, we will deep-dive […]
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Better Origin raises $16 million to take food chain back to its sustainable roots with its AI-powered insect mini-farms inspired by nature’s waste cycle

Better Origin raises $16 million to take food chain back to its sustainable roots with its AI-powered insect mini-farms inspired by nature’s waste cycle

  • Posted by Marilena Kakkou
  • On April 7, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
Better Origin takes local food waste and converts it into high-quality, sustainable animal feed on AI-powered insect mini-farms, recreating the cycles seen in the natural food chain On-site production of animal feed cuts food waste, reduces feed consumption costs and lowers emissions while boosting productivity for the farmer and food security for all The $16 […]
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Audio software company KROTOS secures Seed Investment led by Metavallon VC

Audio software company KROTOS secures Seed Investment led by Metavallon VC

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On February 21, 2022
  • ESG, Startups, Sustainability
Metavallon VC announced today its Seed investment into Krotos, the producer of the software that empowers content creators to design sound faster by turning the existing slow process into a real time performance. The investment round is led by Metavallon VC and is complemented by Old College Capital as well as strategic angel investors. Founded […]
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