As the new year beckons European investors start moving into new roles

As the Holiday Season approaches, new jobs for players in the tech ecosystem beckon. And this is no less true for investors. Two notable moves have recently happened that are worthy of note in the European scene. The first is that GR Capital, a pan-European VC, is opening an office in London and has lured Jason Ball, who, earlier this year, left Qualcomm Ventures where had been European Managing Director for over a decade. Ball spent ten years as a mentor at Seedcamp and individually invested in more than ten companies. He was understood to be looking for new challenges, either building a new fund or joining another – so now we have our answer as to what he decided. …

Fiona Hill and Her Unapologetic Anger Is What We All Need Right Now

By the fourth marathon day of impeachment testimony, just about everyone involved looked exhausted. But then something happened. The Trump impeachment got its own movie star in the form of Russia expert and former National Security Council member Fiona Hill. As soon as she began reading her statement, tired eyes were wide open again. She was a commanding presence, serious, steely and steadfast as she read in her northern British accent. The daughter of a coal miner and a nurse, Dr. Hill mentioned the social mobility that American life had granted her. But she didnt appear before Congress today to talk about social mobility. In the highest-stake case, she was the best possible witness, and beneath her steely surface one …

Second official reportedly considering whistleblower complaint against Trump

Intelligence official was interviewed by watchdog to corroborate initial complaint about Trumps dealings with Ukraine, report says A second intelligence official is reportedly considering filing a whistleblower complaint about Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine as the Democrats impeachment investigation into the president and his administration continues to escalate. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, also failed to meet a subpoena deadline to turn over documents related to the investigation, as House Democrats broadened their subpoena request to the White House, demanding documents after the executive branch ignored requests to provide them voluntarily. At the heart of the impeachment inquiry is a whistleblower complaint outlining Trumps efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to launch a corruption investigation against …