Top 20 Coaches’ Records in UEFA Club Competition After 100 Games

1. Pep Guardiola: W61 D23 L16
2. Louis van Gaal: W61 D22 L17
3. Rafael Benitez: W60 D22 L18
4. Jupp Heynckes: W58 D20 L22
5. Valeriy Lobanovskiy: W56 D23 L21
6. Giovanni Trapattoni: W56 D22 L22
7. Fabio Capello: W54 D27 L19
8. Sven-Goran Eriksson: W54 D26 L20
9. Jose Mourinho: W54 D25 L21
10. Carlo Ancelotti: W51 D27 L22
11. Ernst Happel: W54 D18 L28
12. Sir Alex Ferguson: W49 D32 L19
13. Manuel Pellegrini: W48 D32 L20
14. Jorge Jesus: W51 D22 L27
15. Otto Rehhagel: W52 D19 L29
16. Sir Bobby Robson: W50 D25 L25
17. Ottmar Hitzfeld: W50 D24 L26
18. Dick Advocaat: W48 D29 L23
19. Luciano Spalletti: W51 D19 L30
20. Unai Emery: W47 D29 L24

Source: BBC


Infographic – The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups In Europe since 2014

This infographic courtesy of CB Inights shows the top tech startups mapped by European country, as determined by funding totals. They include Spotify (Finland), Delivery Hero (Germany), Deliveroo (UK), Bla Bla Car (France), and Cardtek (Turkey).

Source: CB Insights


European Quarterly Financing Trends to Venture Capital Backed Companies 2011 – 2016

  • In Q4 2015, VC-backed company financing in Europe was down with $3 billion invested across 338 deals.
  • This decline in funding and deals was far less when compared to its counterparts in North America, and Asia.
  • In recent times, despite an increase in the number of deals (385), European VC investment dipped below $3B in Q2 2016, for the first time since Q4 2014.

Source: CB Insights =

What are the Main Changes David Cameron has Agreed with the EU if the UK remains following the Referendum

The Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, recently agreed (Feb 2016) a package of changes to the UK’s membership of the EU. The agreement, which will take effect immediately if the UK votes to remain in the EU, includes changes to:

  • Child benefit – Child benefit payments to migrant workers for children living overseas to be recalculated to reflect the cost of living in their home countries.
  • Migrant welfare payments – The UK can decide to limit in-work benefits for EU migrants during their first four years in the UK. This so-called “emergency brake” can be applied in the event of “exceptional” levels of migration, but must be released within seven years – without exception.
  • Eurozone – Britain can keep the pound while being in Europe, and its business trade with the bloc, without fear of discrimination. Any British money spent on bailing out Eurozone nations will be reimbursed.
  • Protection for the City of London – Safeguards for Britain’s large financial services industry to prevent Eurozone regulations being imposed on it.
  • Sovereignty – There is an explicit commitment that the UK will not be part of an “ever closer union” with other EU member states. This will be incorporated in an EU treaty change.
  • ‘Red card’ for national parliaments – It will be easier for governments to band together to block unwanted legislation. If 55% of national EU parliaments object to a piece of EU legislation it will be rethought.
  • Competitiveness – The settlement calls on all EU institutions and member states to “make all efforts to fully implement and strengthen the internal market” and to take “concrete steps towards better regulation”, including by cutting red tape.
  • Some limits on free movement – Denying automatic free movement rights to nationals of a country outside the EU who marry an EU national, as part of measures to tackle “sham” marriages. There are also new powers to exclude people believed to be a security risk – even if they have no previous convictions


Source ‘The Guardian April 2016’

Top 5 Largest Deals to Venture Capital-Backed Companies in Amsterdam (2016 YTD)

  1. Avantium Technologies, a chemical technology company, raised a $22.7M Series E.
  2. BUX, an app that allows for virtual investing as well as investing with real money, raised a $6.9M Series A.
  3. inSided, a community engagement platform, raised a $6.59M Series A.
  4. EclecticIQ, a cyber intelligence company, raised a $6.3M Series A.
  5. Roamler, a provider of retail analytics, raised a $5.1M Series A

Source: CB Insights

Top 5 Largest Deals to Venture Capital-Backed Companies in Berlin (2016 YTD)

  1. Spotcap, provider of credit lines to companies, raised a $34.4M Series B from Finstar Financial Group and Holtzbrinck Ventures.
  2. Lamudi, a real estate classifieds platform, raised a $31.4M Series C.
  3. Orderbird, a restaurant payment service used via smartphones, raised a $22.9M Series C. Investors include ConCardis and Metro Group.
  4. Home24, an online furniture retailer, raised a $22.8M Series D-II. Investors include Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet.
  5. HomeToGo, a search engine for vacation rentals, raised a $20M Series B.

58% of UK Directors agree that access to the European Single Market is important for their business

The April 2016 IoD Policy Voice survey addressed the topics of UK and Europe, and the March Budget. Below are some of the survey highlights:

  • Top EU links: export services (42%), employees (39%), supply to businesses which trade with EU (34%) – see chart below.
  • 58% agree access to Single Market is important for their business.
  • 76% agree EU is too focused on internal debates.
  • 75% agree an unreformed EU is on path to economic decline.
  • 79% think cutting CGT by 8% while extending Entrepreneurs’ Relief would make business investments more attractive.
  • 42% consider that the cut in corporation tax will increase foreign direct investment in the UK.

58pc of UK Directors agree that access to European Single Market is important for their business

Source: April 2016 Policy Voice Survey, IoD