Charmaine Li

Germany Tech.eu

Freelance writer and journalist based in Berlin. Formerly an editor at VentureVillage. Her work has appeared in VentureBeat, BetaKit, The Next Web, Dazed Digital, CNN and Maisonneuve.

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a geek since Dec 2014

eCommerce

Meet Fyndiq, the online bargain marketplace that has ‘outgrown eBay’ in Sweden

Following Fyndiq’s recent launch into Germany, we caught up with the company’s co-founder and CMO Fredrik Norberg on its success in Sweden and what’s next for the [Read More...]
  Jul 17, 2015

Sizing up Navabi, the German startup tapping into plus-size fashion

Charmaine Li shines a light on Navabi, the Aachen, Germany-based fashion e-commerce startup that specializes in premium clothing for plus-sized women, in an interview [Read More...]
Jun 27, 2015

Startup Spotlight: Danish startup Fitbay wants to help you find your ‘body double’ and a perfect fit

As part of Tech.eu's weekly Startup Spotlight series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European statups, here’s a Q&A with Fitbay co-founder [Read More...]
Apr 14, 2015

Is Dutch eyewear startup Ace & Tate the European answer to Warby Parker?

Recently, Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate popped up on the European online optical retail scene – could it become Europe’s answer to hip US eyewear company Warby [Read More...]
Mar 18, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

Yes, there is a tech scene in Romania, and this is what it looks like

Serial entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu reflects on the Romanian tech scene
Jul 08, 2015

Startup Spotlight: Weekdone, the Estonian startup that wants to help teams work better together

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European startups, here’s a Q&A with Jüri Kaljundi, [Read More...]
May 08, 2015

Meet Teamwork, the Irish collaboration software startup that grew to 2 million users with no VC funding – and no salespeople

How do you build a business out of Cork, Ireland in the very competitive collaboration software space, with zero investors or even salespeople? We don’t know, so we [Read More...]
Mar 04, 2015

Industry

Serial entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu reflects on the Romanian tech scene

Serial entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of the Romanian tech startup ecosystem.
Sep 05, 2015
Godafoss , an Icelandic waterfall. Photo Credit: Filip Fuxa/ Shutterstock

Impressions of Iceland: A photo essay of the Reykjavik startup scene

Iceland is a small country, and inevitably so is its tech ecosystem. Here's a look at what makes this startup scene so interesting.
Aug 18, 2015

A glimpse into European digital innovators tackling social issues

More than 1000 digital social innovators in Europe are tackling societal challenges in the areas of health and climate change, to name a few. A recent report looks at [Read More...]
   Mar 09, 2015

There’s always a bigger FishBrain: With $2.6 million in funding, this Swedish startup angles for anglers

Did you know fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in the world? Well, the people behind Swedish startup FishBrain certainly know, and they’re building a social [Read More...]
Jan 11, 2015

Lists

Media

Startup Spotlight: Dutch startup Vigour teams up with MTV to bring its multiscreen tech to the masses

As part of our weekly ‘Startup Spotlight’ series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European startups, here’s a Q&A with Vigour co-founder [Read More...]
  Mar 26, 2015

Mix it up with Mixcloud, the bootstrapped London radio streaming startup tuning in on longform audio

London startup Mixcloud tried to raise VC funding for its streaming platform 5 years ago, but when offers came the founders decided to go at it the bootstrapped way. [Read More...]
Mar 02, 2015

Money for nothing: 15 European investor blogs you should read

After giving you a ton of founder blogs to start following, here’s a list of 15 European blogs penned by investors that you should definitely start reading as well. [Read More...]
Jan 02, 2015

10 digital media/publishing startups in Europe to bookmark

Charmaine Li is back with another curated list of European startups in an exciting field. This time, she’s featuring 10 Europe-based startups in the rapidly [Read More...]
Dec 15, 2014

Mobile

Startup Spotlight: Denmark’s Monsenso is tackling mobile solutions for mental health

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European startups, we shine a light on Copenhagen-based mobile [Read More...]
Jul 24, 2015

Sweden’s Mapillary wants to crowd-source a better Google Street View

Founded in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, startup Mapillary wants to crowd-source world maps with photos from users worldwide. Sequoia invested in its seed round [Read More...]
Feb 18, 2015

Tip tapping – 5 European startups that want to help you type better

Keyboard apps are some of the most popular apps for mobile devices, which isn’t much of a surprise given how (much) people use them. Here are 5 European startups [Read More...]
     Feb 02, 2015

Cooking up a storm: 10 EU-made tools to help you prepare a delicious meal

For those who derive joy from cooking we have good news for you: Technology can spice up your cooking life. Here’s 10 Europe-born tools to help you prepare a delicious [Read More...]
     Jan 30, 2015

Events

Yes, there is a tech scene in Romania, and this is what it looks like

Serial entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu reflects on the Romanian tech scene
Jul 08, 2015