Back in 2017, we started working with a lot of blockchain companies through our agency business, Hype Partners. If you are not too familiar with the blockchain space, it’s kind of a parallel universe and in many respects, the early building blocks of a future economy built around Web3. But I’m not here to talk to you about the wonders of blockchain…

What we noticed was that the way companies in the space grow is often very different to traditional businesses or even many software companies.

Today, I’m proud to announce 18 months of ideation, iteration, research and development.

There were points in 2020 where I wasn’t sure we would ever get to market. Introducing, our latest venture, Port

But first, a little story explaining how we got here.

I think moving to Berlin was the best decision I’ve made in life. I ended up here because I had tried and failed to move to SF (twice!). As a junior marketing guy, they just aren’t easily dishing out H1-B visas. Afterwards, I decided to take an easier route and stay in Europe, where London or Berlin…

The Impact of Remote Work in Europe by 2030

The EU structure has been designed as an integration project to ensure democracy and human rights protection.

Through the 19th and 20th century, progress in the political system led democracy and long-lasting social systems becoming core values of the European actions.

Although there are still scenarios of dictatorships, communism, poverty, and human rights breaches, higher living standards made the lives of Europeans more liveable.

Many European region countries share various benefits, including ‘Freedom of movements’, enabling citizens with greater opportunities and choice. This specific aspect has a key role when referring to remote working.

Although European citizens can reach almost…

Remote Work Paving the Way to Multi-Job Careers and Global Hiring

Co-working hubs have cropped up around cities, often accompanied by digital nomad reviews and recommendations. And while COVID may have paused many perks of the life of the digital nomad for a year or two, these changes can largely be accredited to a major shift in the job market over the last 100 years.

As the economy of the 18th and 19th centuries evolved away from primarily agricultural work towards the second — manufacturing work — through the 20th century — with a much heavier reliance on tertiary jobs.

Today, 71% of jobs in the EU are tertiary. While primary…

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We officially started dGen a little over a year ago now. It has been an incredible year in so many ways, and I’m proud of what our team has achieved so far. Of course, there’s a lot to be improved upon and many avenues yet to be explored.

And on that topic of exploration, I want to discuss what’s coming next for dGen and our direction for year two.

Convergence & Web 3

Thus far with dGen, we’ve had a heavy focus on the blockchain space. It’s the space I’ve been in for the past few years and I believe that in an evolving…

With Emi Lorincz

Shaping the Future of Crypto Valley with Emi Lorincz
dGen Co-Founder, Jake Stott, and CVA Board Member, Emi Lorincz, discuss the future of CVA and blockchain in Switzerland.

Switzerland is a country of banking, fabulous mountains, fresh air and clear lakes — but also one of the top nations for cryptocurrency and blockchain related projects.

What has happened in the past decade to put Switzerland in such a favourable position, and what role does the Crypto Valley Association play in this? dGen Co-Founder, Jake Stott, talked with newly elected board member, Emi Lorincz, to find out.

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The Golden Opportunity for Transportation

Today, we kick off a series of three blog posts in collaboration with our friends at the Swedish based micro-mobility company, Voi. The series will elevate topics related to Covid-19, how it has affected mobility and what learnings we can take from this.

The articles are co-authored by Christoph Egels, Public Policy Manager DACH at Voi, and Jake Stott, Founder of dGen.

Founded in August 2018, Voi is a Swedish micro-mobility company offering electric scooter sharing in partnership with cities and local communities. We believe e-scooters can play a central role in changing how people move in our cities in…

from eight top blockchain VCs

Fundraising in 2020
Fundraising in 2020

Last week we spoke with six of the top blockchain investors in Europe to get their advice on fundraising in 2020. For part two of this post, we asked a couple of follow up questions, as well as receiving feedback from another two venture funds. This second article focuses on how startups who have completed their fundraising should behave in this market, and if there are any regional differences right now when it comes to fundraising.

With the major paradigm shift that 2020 has brought, this post provides some great insights and fresh perspectives from across our European investor network…

from the top blockchain investors in Europe

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Fundraising in 2020

So far, 2020 hasn’t been the year that anyone expected. The start of a new decade, a decade where the widespread adoption of many nascent technologies is expected to transform the way we live, work, transact, travel, heal and overall, experience the world around us.

After only three months of this decade, we’ve seen the world turned on its head — more than half the world’s population on lockdown, restricted in their daily activities, many unable to work and the global economy leaning towards a potentially major recession. … — dGen — Digital Euro report
dGen — Digital Euro report

At a moment in time when we see major upheaval in the world around us, we are reminded that technology, innovation, and progress are what characterise the modern economy. Whether for finding solutions to complex problems or improving outdated aspects of our lives and society, we are always looking at what is next to keep evolving and improving.

At dGen, we have just released our latest report. It examines the various considerations that need to be taken into account when thinking about launching a new Central Bank Digital Currency.

In this report, we examine the potential next step for one…

Jake Stott

Building Global-First Ventures | Founding Partner at Beyond | Giving my take on Web 3.0, growing the next wave of startups, future of work and remote teams.

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