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    DescriptionIn European Founders at Work, several of the top European startup founders and venture capitalists are interviewed to explain their respective paths to building a successful company. It takes a similar approach to Venture Capitalists at Work and other books in Apress' elite At Work series but with a focus on the differences between building a successful company in Europe versus the U.S. These insightful interviews are presented in a way that will help readers understand the founders local or a global views, how they competed on the global scale, if and how they got funding and their main challenges and opportunities. The companies chosen to be interviewed are a mix of unique worldwide ventures: European-only ventures and even a few copycats of already-proven concepts. As such, it provides a balanced view on the European scene. This mix also includes companies that started in Europe and moved to the U.S., companies who went IPO in their country of origin, companies with European venture capital backing, and companies that bootstrapped their way to success. Foreword by Saul Klein, Founder of LOVEFiLM and The Accelerator Group. Other books in the Apress At Work Series: *Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4 *Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9 *CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5 *CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4 *Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8 *Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7 *Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7 *Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0 What you'll learn * Learn from the experiences of successful startups and Europe's leading venture capitalists * Learn how to succeed in building an European-based venture based venture * Gain an understanding of European entrepreneurs' world views * The main differences in mentality, difficulties and opportunities between the U.S. and Europe in starting and running an organization * Regional differences and strategies that come from the unique European business climate Who this book is for * Startup enthusiasts, from potential founders to experienced entrepreneurs and investors * People interested in the thoughts of leaders who have succeeded in creating successful companies and how they did it * Managers who might be interested in opening European markets or expanding their company in these markets Table of Contents Chapter 1:. ..Jos White, Notion Capital, Founding Partner 1 Chapter 2:...Barton, Inghelbrecht, Mukherjee, and Wang, Shazam. 15 Chapter 3:...Lars Hinrichs, XING. 41 Chapter 4:...Bernard Liautaud, Business Objects 49 Chapter 5:...Iain Dodsworth, TweetDeck 59 Chapter 6:...Giacomo Peldi Guilizzoni, Balsamiq. 71 Chapter 7:...Olivier Poitrey, Dailymotion. 91 Chapter 8:...Richard Moross, Moo.com. 101 Chapter 9:...Felix Haas, amiando 111 Chapter 10:...Peter Arvai, Prezi 121 Chapter 11:...Saul Klein, Video Island (LOVEFiLM) 135 Chapter 12:...Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, The Next Web. 151 Chapter 13:...Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp. 163 Chapter 14:...Ilya Segalovich, Yandex 175 Chapter 15:...Richard Jones, Last.fm. 187 Chapter 16:...Alex Farcet, Startupbootcamp. 201 Chapter 17:...Martin Varsavsky, Fon. 209 Chapter 18:...Brent Hoberman, lastminute.com219 Chapter 19:...Loic Le Meur, Seesmic and LeWeb. 225 Chapter 20:.. Eric Wahlforss, SoundCloud. 241


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    Title
    European Founders at Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pedro Gairifo Santos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781430239062
    ISBN 10: 1430239069
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KJC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: KJV
    LC classification: HF
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27810
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    DC22: 658.11
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BS
    Libri: I-BS
    B&T Approval Code: A48204000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS048000, BUS025000
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 658.11094
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/BUSNAS
    Thema V1.0: KJC, KJV
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    aPress
    Imprint name
    aPress
    Publication date
    13 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berkley
    Author Information
    Pedro Santos is the CEO and co-founder of All-desk.com, a startup that provides a marketplace for professionals who wish to share and book temporary workspaces. He is also a director at Beta-i, an NGO whose mission it is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Santos has extensive experience in the consulting, financial services, telecom, Internet, and mobile marketing industries and has worked on international projects for a wide range of clients. Also the author of European Founders at Work, Santos is a regular public speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation. He holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) and a BCS from ISEL (Portugal).
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1:..... Jos White, Notion Capital, Founding Partner 1 Chapter 2:..... Barton, Inghelbrecht, Mukherjee, and Wang, Shazam.. 15 Chapter 3:..... Lars Hinrichs, XING. 41 Chapter 4:..... Bernard Liautaud, Business Objects 49 Chapter 5:..... Iain Dodsworth, TweetDeck 59 Chapter 6:..... Giacomo Peldi Guilizzoni, Balsamiq. 71 Chapter 7:..... Olivier Poitrey, Dailymotion. 91 Chapter 8:..... Richard Moross, Moo.com.. 101 Chapter 9:..... Felix Haas, amiando 111 Chapter 10:... Peter Arvai, Prezi 121 Chapter 11:... Saul Klein, Video Island (LOVEFiLM) 135 Chapter 12:... Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, The Next Web. 151 Chapter 13:... Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp. 163 Chapter 14:... Ilya Segalovich, Yandex 175 Chapter 15:... Richard Jones, Last.fm.. 187 Chapter 16:... Alex Farcet, Startupbootcamp. 201 Chapter 17:... Martin Varsavsky, Fon. 209 Chapter 18:... Brent Hoberman, lastminute.com219 Chapter 19:... Loic Le Meur, Seesmic and LeWeb. 225 Chapter 20:.. Eric Wahlforss, SoundCloud. 241