Former Spotify marketing exec-turned-VC Sophia Bendz on her love of early-stage investing

Earlier this month, venture capitalist and former Spotify global director of marketing Sophia Bendz announced that she was leaving London-based Atomico to join Berlin’s Cherry Ventures. Her stated reason for leaving the London VC firm — which mainly does Series A and Series B rounds — is that, having made the difficult transition from seasoned…Continue readingFormer Spotify marketing exec-turned-VC Sophia Bendz on her love of early-stage investing

Legal clouds gather over US cloud services, after CJEU ruling

In the wake of yesterday’s landmark ruling by Europe’s top court — striking down a flagship transatlantic data transfer framework called Privacy Shield, and cranking up the legal uncertainty around processing EU citizens’ data in the U.S. in the process — Europe’s lead data protection regulator has fired its own warning shot at the region’s…Continue readingLegal clouds gather over US cloud services, after CJEU ruling

Executives depart FaZe Clan, Eden Park gets esports facility | ESI Digest #1 (17/07/20)

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below. This week on ESI Digest, we cover three executives departing FaZe Clan and…Continue readingExecutives depart FaZe Clan, Eden Park gets esports facility | ESI Digest #1 (17/07/20)

Chiefs Esports Club enters year-long partnership with Optus

Australian organisation Chiefs Esports Club has entered a year-long partnership with telecommunications company Optus.  As part of the agreement, rosters under the Chief’s banner will use Optus internet connection for streaming and content creation. Credit: Chiefs Esports Club RELATED: Chiefs Esports Club partners with L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Alongside Chiefs Esports Club using the services of Optus, the…Continue readingChiefs Esports Club enters year-long partnership with Optus

From Twenty Minute VC to 20VC, Harry Stebbings launches a micro VC off the back of his popular podcast

Podcasts are becoming big business — in part because of how well they can attract and keep audiences at a time when so many other media formats are finding it hard to pin down that elusive metric of engagement. Now a podcast host who has built out a popular series around the world of startup…Continue readingFrom Twenty Minute VC to 20VC, Harry Stebbings launches a micro VC off the back of his popular podcast

Guinevere Capital announces new esports facility at Eden Park

Sports and esports investment and advisory firm Guinevere Capital has unveiled the Eden Park Esports High Performance Centre, a destination venue, content creation hub, and training facility. Located in Auckland, Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest sports stadium and a common stamping ground of the All Blacks, the country’s national rugby union team. The Eden Park Esports Facility…Continue readingGuinevere Capital announces new esports facility at Eden Park