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Startup Digest London - Angel Eye, Debut Session Xmas Season, Dotte, Atomico's State of European Tech and more

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The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in London. Get your curated event list by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, that is laser-focused on the needs of startups in London.

Fomo, yolo and analysis paralysis - the role of gut feeling in VC decision making, from Eze Vidra of Remagine Ventures, on VC Cafe.
Fintech for Gen Z: Picking up where the challenger banks left off - great read from Katie Kim of Forward Partners.
“Securing investment for your company is a journey of constant improvement” - read more about the 6 behaviours to avoid when pitching to investors, from Chris Smith of Playfair Capital.
“The story of Sophia Bendz doesn’t start with her years as the global marketing director for Spotify. Nor is it about her success as an angel investor. Or as an investment partner at the VC firm Atomico. It’s not really about that she recently started as an investment partner at Cherry, a German-based firm specialised in seed investments, although that has created the usual buzz in the industry. As I get to know Sophia, I understand that what is interesting about her story, is what makes her stand out among many venture capitalists; it is having a humanist perspective on many of her investments, thinking about how money can do good, for society or community — and female entrepreneurship is one of her passions” <- great interview with Sophia Bendz
“Statistically, the highest correlation to success in a hire is to base the decision on previous experience, but even then, that gives you only a 50% success rate. In a high-growth start-up, every senior hire is critical. There are a few important things to consider that help to mitigate some of the inherent risks.” <- learn how you can hire leaders for your startups, from Hazel Mulhare, of Erevena.
Do algorithms make better — and fairer — investments than angel investors? Find out about it.
Until next week,

Featured startup of the week
dotte, your full circle remedy to kids fashion
Featured event of the week
The Debut Sessions Live Pitch Competition | Hopin
Open calls
PitchCollective _ November 2020
Power to Black Founders: Startup Application
Foundervine | Barclays
Agenda - Future Forward: UKBAA Investment Festival | November 24th-26th | November 30th
 "Ecosystem Giants" with Amali De Alwis MBE | December 1st
Scaling SaaS startups internationally | December 1st
The VRARA presents: An Investor’s View on XR Startups | December 1st
BPI Insight Session: Reality Check: AR, VR and Synthetic Realities | December 3rd
Atomico’s State of European Tech 2020 Launch | December 8th
The FemTech Revolution: Stories from FemTech Founders | December 9th
Techstars Startup Digest London is curated by:
Iulia Tudor Iulia Tudor - Investor Engagement @Digital Catapult
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