The fact that there is a book about European technology founders is a milestone and one we should take a moment to celebrate. Just like Founders at Work (Apress, 2006), Jessica Livingston’s US-focused predecessor, this book takes you inside the mind of some great European tech founders and helps you gain insight into the highs and lows of creating a business. If the next generation of European founders can make new mistakes rather than old ones, this book will be worth its weight in gold.

When you read some of the stories in this book, it’s easy to feel we have made amazing progress over the last 15 years in Europe—especially since this book covers only the tip of the iceberg. There have been many great companies built and many great ...

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