Wednesday Social Club – Share What Events You Are Attending This Coming Week

Welcome to this week’s Social Club thread.

Share what events and meetups you are going to so we can discover new ways to be social together offline and help grow your local community.

Focus on sharing events that are happening within the next 7 days of this date of this submission. Anything that falls outside of 10 days will be removed, no exceptions.

No duplicate posts. If you happen to be attending an event that is already posted, leave a comment to inform the community that you will also be there.

If you are hoping to organize something on your own, outside of an existing event, feel free to use this thread to rally some people together to meet up.

Please use the following format to share an event:

Event Name and URL: Location: Event Date: Event Time: Event Description: Event Cost: Discount Code: [if applicable]

Please use the following format to organize people to meet up together:

Location: Purpose of getting together: Suggested Places to meet up:

You can also find more support using instant chat on the /r/startups discord.

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Wednesday Social Club – Share What Events You Are Attending This Coming Week

Welcome to this week’s Social Club thread.

Share what events and meetups you are going to so we can discover new ways to be social together offline and help grow your local community.

Focus on sharing events that are happening within the next 7 days of this date of this submission. Anything that falls outside of 10 days will be removed, no exceptions.

No duplicate posts. If you happen to be attending an event that is already posted, leave a comment to inform the community that you will also be there.

If you are hoping to organize something on your own, outside of an existing event, feel free to use this thread to rally some people together to meet up.

Please use the following format to share an event:

Event Name and URL: Location: Event Date: Event Time: Event Description: Event Cost: Discount Code: [if applicable]

Please use the following format to organize people to meet up together:

Location: Purpose of getting together: Suggested Places to meet up:

You can also find more support using instant chat on the /r/startups discord.

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How can startups & scaleups benefit from the EU-Startups CLUB?

Last week we were excited to launch the EU-Startups CLUB, our first ever membership. But what actually is the EU-Startups CLUB, and what can you get from it as a startup?  Put simply, the CLUB is your startup’s “go-to” place to stay up-to-date with tech trends, post jobs at your startup, check weekly listings of…

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A Love Letter to our CLUB members

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Wednesday Social Club – Share What Events You Are Attending This Coming Week

Welcome to this week’s Social Club thread.

Share what events and meetups you are going to so we can discover new ways to be social together offline and help grow your local community.

Focus on sharing events that are happening within the next 7 days of this date of this submission. Anything that falls outside of 10 days will be removed, no exceptions.

No duplicate posts. If you happen to be attending an event that is already posted, leave a comment to inform the community that you will also be there.

If you are hoping to organize something on your own, outside of an existing event, feel free to use this thread to rally some people together to meet up.

Please use the following format to share an event:

Event Name and URL: Location: Event Date: Event Time: Event Description: Event Cost: Discount Code: [if applicable]

Please use the following format to organize people to meet up together:

Location: Purpose of getting together: Suggested Places to meet up:

You can also find more support using instant chat on the /r/startups discord.

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Amsterdam-based Mollie raises €90M in TCV-led Series B funding; enters the fintech unicorn club

Online payments are the new norm, even before the pandemic, but the current situation does encourage users to opt for contactless payment methods. Amsterdam-based payment services provider Mollie  becomes the newest member of the fintech unicorn club, after raising a whopping €90M in its series B funding round. This takes the total amount raised by the company till now to €115M. 

Mollie all set for international expansion and growth

Mollie will utilise these funds for accelerating its international expansion plans. According to the company, it also plans to invest in its product and engineering division to realise its vision of becoming the “most-loved” payment service provider (PSP) in Europe. The Series B funding round for the startup was led by TCV, a prominent growth equity investor focused on technology. 

“TCV’s portfolio includes many household names: Netflix, Facebook, Spotify and Revolut, to name a few. This funding represents a huge endorsement of our business, our technology and our efforts to offer the best payment solutions that add value and help merchants unlock growth,” says Adriaan Mol, founder of Mollie. “Other PSPs are purely focused on price and volume. But medium sized merchants are finding they need their relationship with their PSP to be more than transactional. They need a partner to help them grow, to help them continually optimise their business – it’s an approach that TCV recognises builds significant long-term value.”

100,000 merchants & €10B in transaction 

Mollie was launched in 2004 by Mol. The company has made steady progress over the years and just last year, it raised €25 million from a group of technology and payment entrepreneurs. It is one of the leading payment processors in Europe and facilitates companies of all sizes to build their business by allowing them to use different payment methods such as Apple Pay, credit cards, PayPal, Klarna, and iDeal among others. 

Mollie employs an international team of nearly 300 professionals. It is headquartered in Amsterdam and has offices in four other locations across Europe.

According to the company, it caters to about 100,000 merchants across the continent and is expecting to process transaction volume worth over €10B this year and doubling it on a year-on-year basis. 

Mollie says its processing volume grew by 1000% last year in Germany alone and this growth is being contributed to the company’s differentiated approach to online payments for its customers. It claims to offer a best in class product with superior design and easy integration, simple and transparent pricing, without any lock-in contracts and best-in-class customer service. Mollie counts Wickey, TOMS and UNICEF as customers.

“It’s a challenging time for merchants across Europe, but it’s exciting to see so many of our customers tackle these challenges head-on. This ‘growth mindset’ is essential to the ongoing success of all companies in the new normal,” says Mol. “Across Europe, COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the shift to e-commerce. We believe that accepting online payments should be effortless for everyone, not complicated – so we provide the best payment solutions, superior customer support and honest, transparent pricing to help merchants unlock growth and drive scale,” he adds. 

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Support independent media and become a founding member of the EU-Startups CLUB

Like many small companies out there, EU-Startups has been hit quite heavily by the COVID-19 crisis, since we were not able to hold this year’s EU-Startups Summit, which accounts for the majority of our annual revenues. While the crisis will keep going on for a while, we’re exploring alternative ways to continue serving you, our dear readers,…

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Wednesday Social Club – Share What Events You Are Attending This Coming Week

Welcome to this week’s Social Club thread.

Share what events and meetups you are going to so we can discover new ways to be social together offline and help grow your local community.

Focus on sharing events that are happening within the next 7 days of this date of this submission. Anything that falls outside of 10 days will be removed, no exceptions.

No duplicate posts. If you happen to be attending an event that is already posted, leave a comment to inform the community that you will also be there.

If you are hoping to organize something on your own, outside of an existing event, feel free to use this thread to rally some people together to meet up.

Please use the following format to share an event:

Event Name and URL: Location: Event Date: Event Time: Event Description: Event Cost: Discount Code: [if applicable]

Please use the following format to organize people to meet up together:

Location: Purpose of getting together: Suggested Places to meet up:

You can also find more support using instant chat on the /r/startups discord.

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Wednesday Social Club – Share What Events You Are Attending This Coming Week

Welcome to this week’s Social Club thread.

Share what events and meetups you are going to so we can discover new ways to be social together offline and help grow your local community.

Focus on sharing events that are happening within the next 7 days of this date of this submission. Anything that falls outside of 10 days will be removed, no exceptions.

No duplicate posts. If you happen to be attending an event that is already posted, leave a comment to inform the community that you will also be there.

If you are hoping to organize something on your own, outside of an existing event, feel free to use this thread to rally some people together to meet up.

Please use the following format to share an event:

Event Name and URL: Location: Event Date: Event Time: Event Description: Event Cost: Discount Code: [if applicable]

Please use the following format to organize people to meet up together:

Location: Purpose of getting together: Suggested Places to meet up:

You can also find more support using instant chat on the /r/startups discord.

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Meet the anti-antitrust startup club

When Congress called in tech CEOs to testify a few weeks ago, it felt like a defining moment. Hundreds of startups have become unicorns, with the largest worth more than $ 1 trillion (or perhaps $ 2 trillion). Indeed, modern tech companies have become so entrenched, Facebook is the only one of the Big Five American tech shops worth less than 13 figures.

The titanic valuations of many companies are predicated on current performance, cash on hand and lofty expectations for future growth. The pandemic has done little to stem Big Tech’s forward march and many startups have seen growth rates accelerate as other sectors rushed to support a suddenly remote workforce.

But inside tech’s current moment in the sun is a concern that Congress worked to highlight: Are these firms behaving anti-competitively?

By now you’ve heard the arguments concerning why Big Tech may be too big, but there’s a neat second story that we, the Equity crew, have been chatting about: Some startups are racing into the big kill zone.

They have to be a bit foolhardy to take on Google Gmail and Search, Amazon’s e-commerce platform or Apple’s App Store. Yet, there are startups targeting all of these categories and more, some flush with VC funding from investors who are eager to take a swing at tech’s biggest players

If the little companies manage to carve material market share for themselves, arguments that Big Tech was just too big to kill — let alone fail — will dissolve. But today, their incumbency is a reality and these startups are merely bold.

Still, when we look at the work being done, there are enough companies staring down the most valuable companies in American history (on an unadjusted basis) that we had to shout them out. Say hello to the “anti-antitrust club.”

Hey and Superhuman are coming after Gmail

Gmail has been the undisputed leader in consumer email for years (if not enterprise email, where Microsoft has massive inroads due to Exchange and Outlook). Startups have contested that market, including Mailbox, which sold to Dropbox for about $ 100 million back in 2013, but whenever a new feature came along that might entice users, Gmail managed to suck it up into its app.

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