Startup fund-raising and hiring tool AngelList has swooped into Europe and hired one of the eco-system’s most respected players. Philipp Moehring, who as a long-time associate at the Seedcamp accelerator and won acclaim as a level-headed players (nominated as Best Mentor at The Europas Awards), has been hired by AngelList founder Naval Ravikant to spearhead the company’s push into Europe. Moehring will now lead the process of AngelList eventually launching its ‘Syndicate’ product (which allows startups to syndicate funding rounds) across Europe, as well as its ‘Talent’ product which is geared towards startups hiring.
While the move is a blow to Seedcamp, having an old friend over at AngelList is not going to hurt them one bit, and AngelList is in no way competitive – indeed Seedcamp already uses the platform to filter startup applications to their programme. Moehring will be based in Berlin but will be travelling to London and San Francisco very regularly.
He said that the company last night posted an FAQ on who it will operate in Europe.
This explains that startups will be able to use AngelList in Europe but some...