Fame, quick profits, a career marked by creativity, pushing boundaries, popularity and chasing that one big deal that could change everything. You can see why there are parallels drawn between startup founders and rock stars.
While the nexus of startup funding has traditionally been Silicon Valley, technology startup hubs outside of the US have been growing in importance. According to recent research into the top 20 startup ecosystems around the world, EMEA is making its mark with the likes of Tel Aviv and London making the top 10, and hubs including Poland and Estonia are snapping at their heels.
This Tech Roundup presents a rundown of some of the best known, most innovative or most promising startups in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.