Two things prompted this post. First, our interview with Lifeline Ventures' Timo Ahopelto, who recently published his fictionalized account of his experiences growing startups, and the fact that I just picked up a Kindle. With books on our mind, now we're hunting for startup books every entrepreneur should read, from the old classics to any sort of new and quirky book. So spin around on your swivel chair, eye your bookshelf and let us know:
What books should every entrepreneur read? What books have positively impacted your business? Since we're focused on the Nordic and Baltic countries, are there any written in your native tongue that stand out? List away in the comments below, and we'll put it all together for a post later.
The Next Web's conference is kicking off, and with it is the European Commission's Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award. What's noticible is the number of Nordic entrepreneurs up there on the list, especially Swedish entrepreneurs, who grabbed three out of the ten spots. Finland also makes an appearance through Rovio, naturally.
The list can be found here, but here's the copy-paste:
Looks like the technology scene in Europe is getting another backer as the prominent US VC, Greylock Partners announced a $160 Million technology fund. The funds are poised to be used for Internet technology companies in the European region as well as in Israel. The firm has been pretty a notable mention with stakes in leading internet brands like Facebook, LinkedIn and Groupon.