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Startup Digest London - Planera Care, The Debut Sessions, Future VC, Applications open for BGV's tech for good programme

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Hi Startup Digesters,
This is the last edition of this year’s Startup Digest - I hope you’ll enjoy a warm and relaxing holiday season, surrounded by the dear ones (as long as the covid-19 tier rules allow you to). Some readings and events coming up - if you haven’t signed up for it yet, The Debut Sessions‘ live pitching event will take place on the 15th of December - great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and see companies pitch live for a £100K term sheet from Ascension Ventures. Hola if you’re attending ;)
The next decade of innovation of audio will likely be as productive and valuable that of messaging, video, and other media to date. Are you planning to build the next Airbnb? Check out this read from Yannick Oswald.
While 2010–2020 has been the era in which SaaS achieved B2B mass adoption and large IPOs (Atlassian, Dropbox, Slack, Zoom etc.), the next decade will be for B2B marketplaces to play catch-up.
“Being a CEO is the most difficult and important role. Building a successful organisation, developing cutting-edge technology, delivering competitive software at a global scale: this plethora of activities each brings its own challenges.” Read more about how to be an exceptional CEO from Karolina Kukielka of Inreach Ventures.
Have you missed the launch of the State of European Tech report by Atomico? Find out all about the most cited challenges reported by founders, the funding gap and the most exciting companies in Europe in 2020.
Lastly, are you ready for your holiday shopping? Station F put together your must haves for gifts this year! Check it out!
Until next year,

Featured startup of the week
Planera | Flushable & Biodegradable Sanitary Pads
Featured event of the week
The Debut Sessions Live Pitch Competition | Hopin
Open calls
Future VC is an internship and development programme | Deadline 8th of January 2021
Foundervine | Barclays
Apply to our Tech For Good Programme | Bethnal Green Ventures | Deadline 11th January 2021
Peer Networks Cohort 2 open for applications
Tuesday Talks : "Ecosystem Giants" with Jan Miczaika | December 15th
What does a Family Office look for in an investment opportunity? | December 15th
Mythbusters for 2021: Widely Held Notions on Investing & Running Your SaaS Business That Are No Longer Correct | December 15th
SAP.iO Foundry Paris |Demo Day - Shaping the Future of Procurement | December 16th
LBS Booster Pitch Night | December 16th
 Talent and Hiring in 2021: How to get it right | December 16th
Funding the dream in gaming – GAMECAMP | December 17th
 How to Have a Thriving Career with Purpose at the Centre | January 7th
Fundraising Unplugged: Diving into the World of CVC | January 7th
Techstars Startup Digest London is curated by:
Iulia Tudor Iulia Tudor - Investor Engagement @Digital Catapult
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