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Tech CEOs talk start-ups, investment & competition

Four European entrepreneurs put ‎€3,000, all they had, into their digital start-up which rents out long-term accommodation to students and professionals. Just 18 months later, they had secured €1.1 million in funding, and had grown from seven employees to 100, from a handful of properties to more than 4,000 across the EU.

Alejandro Artacho is CEO and founder of rental site Spotahome, which specialises in long-term accommodation.  He spoke to EurActiv deputy news editor James Crisp. You can listen to some of the interview on Soundcloud or read the full transcript  on  EurActiv.

European digital companies can take on those in the United States and Asia, but only if there is fair competition for new market entrants with bigger firms, Gianpiero Lotito believes.

That is of far more interest to start-ups than controversies over data protection such as Safe Harbour, the founder of a European search engine told EurActiv. You can listen to the interview below or read the transcript below.

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