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[mar|kɑːʊ] noun, Romansh (from lat. ‘mercatum’)

1. market, 2. trade

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Marcau Partners is an investment advisory boutique offering «Venture Capital as a Service» to entrepreneurial investors. We connect investors with inspiring startup founders and help navigate in the vibrant European innovation ecosystem.


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Software Supply Chain Security: addressing cybersecurity challenges in using open source software

By Lightbird’s Thuy-Linh Most software today isn’t written from scratch — in fact, it is estimated that over 80% of code in any modern application is code written by others, whether it is code from open source projects and Github repositories, remote call-outs to third-party services, or libraries acquired from[...]
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The Nordics are the new SV. What is behind the success of the region in the startup ecosystem?

The Nordics are the new SV (Sustainability Valley). What is behind the success of the region in the startup ecosystem? The Nordic countries have a proven track record of being home to some of the most contented, affluent and inventive individuals worldwide. The impact the region is having[...]
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10 October 2022
Our @thuyl_nh will be participating in Europe & MENA-wide Female Founder Office Hours, hosted by @playfaircapital,…
23 June 2022
It’s time to make some noise as we welcome @sendtrumpet founded by @SadlerRory, @pitchdeckpod and @andrewwebster11…
3 August 2021
The move provides Chairish with a more competitive global shipping network, among other marketplace perks Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic’s early days, what at first may have seemed like a dire moment for the design industry, ended up ushering in quite the boom for vintage marketplaces—a trend accelerated[...]
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21 April 2021
Swiss insurance company la Mobilière is strengthening its position as a startup investor and has founded Lightbird Ventures AG. La Mobilière assigns Marcau Partners with the mandate as exclusive investment manager of Lightbird Ventures. Marcau Partners supports companies in establishing and operating their own venture capital units (“VC[...]
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