As Facebook continues to rake in advertising dollars, a Finnish start-up has arrived in Australia to help marketers spend that money more easily.
Why I'm excited to join Highland Europe (by Stan Laurent, our new Partner)
A new career as Partner at Highland EuropeRead More
Stan Laurent becomes Partner at Highland Europe, one of Europe’s only growth capital firmsRead More
Highland Europe invited Chief Finance Officers from its portfolio companies and some others along for a day of discussion and inspiration in October. The companies represented were Outfittery, WeTransfer, Brandwatch, NextThink, Starleaf, Condeco, NewVoiceMedia, Junique, SocialPoint, EGym, Featurespace, Maropost, AMCS, TripTease, DoveConviene, Wooga and Talentsoft. The CFOs heard presentations from Tony Zappala and Laurence Garrett, two of Highland Europe’s partners and from Fiona Talbot, SVP of finance and HR Administration at NewVoiceMedia and David Reynolds, CFO of Brandwatch.
Creating Facebook ads manually was wearing thin for TechStyle, the parent company of members-only fashion ecommerce sites ShoeDazzle, JustFab, FabKids and Fabletics.
By Gajan Rajanathan, Highland Europe.
It’s much easier to file for divorce than to part company with a difficult shareholder – so finding the right investor is essential. As a critical first step, do your homework. Make a checklist of the main things you are looking for - beyond the capital - which will encompass (in no particular order) geographic reach, sector experience, ability to assist with talent recruitment and strategic introductions. Also ask yourself whether this is someone to whom you would instinctively make your ‘first call’ in a crisis. If the answer’s no, then they are probably not the investor for you.
Artificial intelligence is becoming a competitive advantage that will force institutions to incorporate it, according to participants at the BankAI conference this week.Read More