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It’s holiday season in Europe and venture capitalists are carefully planning which books they want to get through while they’re away from the office.

We asked the partners and principals backing the tech giants of tomorrow what’s on their reading list and where they’re headed this summer.

Unsurprisingly, there’s clearly plenty of business books on the average VC’s bookshelf, but there’s also a few novels and the odd children’s book here and there too (shout out to Seedcamp’s Reshma Sohoni, a mother of two, who’s currently working her way through Peppa Pig).

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Ophelia Brown, founder and partner of Blossom Capital

Ophelia Brown, is a partner at Blossom Capital, which launched earlier this year with an $85 million fund. Before setting up her own fund, Brown worked at Index Ventures and LocalGlobe where she invested in companies like talent software firm Beamery and share trading app Robinhood. Brown was named byForbesas a rising star in the inaugural Europe 30 Under 30 list.

Destination:Croatia (sailing)

Reading list:The Moment of Liftby Melinda Gates;Becomingby Michelle Obama;I am Malalaby Malala Yousafzai.

Twitter:@opehlia_brown

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesHarry Briggs, managing partner at Omers Ventures

Harry Briggs is managing partner at Omers Ventures, which has invested in companies like Web browser DuckDuckGo and social media platform HootSuite. Previously at BGF Ventures, Briggs has also invested in ecommerce site The Hut Group, fintech firm Revolut and invoicing service GoCardless.

Destination:Cornwall, U.K..

Reading list:Sevenevesby Neal Stevenson;Surveillance Capitalismby Shoshana Zuboff;Complexityby Mitchell Waldrop;10% Humanby Alanna Collen.

Twitter:@H4ryB

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesReshma Sohoni, cofounder and managing partner at Seedcamp

Reshma Sohoni is cofounder and managing partner at Seedcamp, which has backed companies like Bloomsbury AI (acquired by Facebook), Revolut and TransferWise. Before launching Seedcamp, Sohoni worked in M&A banking and at Vodafone.

Destination:The Dominican Republic

Reading list:Leonardo da Vinci: The Biographyby Walter Isaacson;Educatedby Tara Westover;Peppa Pigby Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phillip Hall.

Twitter:@rsohoni

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesVasile Foca, partner at Talis Capital

Vasile Foca is a partner at Talis Capital, and he’s pumped money into startups like space provider Second Home, security startup Darktrace and law software provider Luminance. Before Talis, Foca worked at a number of other investment firms and did a brief spell at Merrill Lynch.

Destination:Sant Vicence De Montalt on the Maresmo Coast

Reading list:Thinking Fast and Slowby Daniel Kahneman;Solve for Happyby Mo Gawdat;The Courage to be Dislikedby Ichiro Kishimi.

Twitter:@vfoca

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMartin Mignot, partner at Index Ventures

Martin Mignot is a partner at Index Ventures. He has invested in electric scooter firm Bird, lift-sharing service BlaBlaCar and food-delivery service Deliveroo. Mignot also serves on the board of car-sharing service Drivy and fintech app Revolut. Prior to becoming a VC, he was an analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

Destination:Dordogne, France

Reading list:Micromobility: The First Yearby Horace Dediu;Barbarian Days: A Surfing Lifeby William Finnegan;Atomic Awakeningby James Mahaffey.

Twitter:@martinmignot

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesTom Hulme, partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures)

Tom Hulme is general partner and head of Europe at GV. At GV, Hulme has backed companies like travel startup Secret Escapes and currency exchange service CurrencyCloud. Before GV, Hulme was design director at IDEO Europe, where he founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform used by 200,000 people.

Destination:Kruger, South Africa

Reading list:Empress of Foreverby Max Gladstone;AI Super-Powersby Kai-Fu Lee;No Bullshit Innovationby David Rowan.

Twitter:@thulme

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMegumi Ikeda, partner at GM Hearst Ventures Europe

Megumi Ikeda is the managing director and general manager of Hearst Ventures Europe. Based in London, Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital, and NBC Universal’s $250 million venture fund.

Ikeda began her career as a journalist, writing for the Dow Jones in Tokyo before moving to Wired in San Francisco where she was international business manager.

Destination:Monemvasia, Greece

Reading list:Ali by Jonathan Eig;Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney;Red Meat Republic by Joshua Specht.

Twitter:@megumiikeda

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesRory Stirling, partner at Connect Ventures

Rory Stirling is a partner at seed investment firm Connect Ventures, which has backed startups like Pact Coffee and Citymapper. Prior to Connect, he was at BGF Ventures and MMC Ventures.

Destination:A cabin on a tiny island off Norway (near Kragerø)

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker;Thinking in Betsby Annie Duke;Rebootby Jerry Colonna.

Twitter:@rorystirling

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMark Tluszcz, partner at Mangrove Capital

Mark was one of the first investors in Europe to feature in the Forbes Midas list after his early investment in Skype (bought by eBay for $2.6 billion in 2005). Other notable exits include Wix.com where he also now serves as chairman. He is a big believer in the power of stock options and has recently turned his attention to healthcare with investments including K Health, Flo Health and Happify.

Destination:Catalonia (summer house)

Reading list:Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized Worldby David Epstein;Blowing The Bloody Doors Offby Michael Caine;Bad blood—Secrets And Lies In A Silicon Valley Startupby John Carreyrou

Twitter:@marktluszcz

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesAlice Bentinck, cofounder of Entrepreneur First

Alice Bentinck is the cofounder of Entrepreneur First, which has built and invested in companies like Magic Pony Technologies (bought by Twitter) and BloomsburyAI (acquired by Facebook).

Destination:Normandy, France

Reading list:Who is Michael Ovitz?by Michael Ovitz;Optimum Nutrition For the Mindby Patrick Holford;Netflixed—The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballsby Gina Keating.

Twitter:@Alicebentinck

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesHarry Stebbings, founder Stride VC

Forbes Under 30 list maker Harry Stebbings is the founder of Stride VC, which he set up with well-known investor Fred Destin, who has backed companies like property marketplace Zoopla and food delivery service Deliveroo. In addition to splashing the cash on plucky new upstarts, Stebbings also has a podcast called The Twenty Minute VC.

Destination:Frinton on Sea in Essex (U.K.)

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker;The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadershipby Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman; andHow The Mind Worksby Steven Pinker

Twitter:@HarryStebbings

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesJonathan Sibilia, partner at Draper Esprit

Jonathan Sibilia is a partner at Draper Esprit, where he’s backed companies like crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He joined Draper in 2009, and prior to that he was a senior associate in the technology group at Jeffries International.

Destination:Ibiza, Spain

Reading list:Fear: Trump in the Whitehouseby Bob Woodward;Rasputin: The Biography by Douglas Smith;The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracyby Michael Lewis.

Twitter:N/A

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Carter Adamson, partner at Atomico

Although technically a resident of Brooklyn, Adamson still works for one of Europe’s biggest VC firms, Atomico, which was set up by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström, who sold his company to eBay (and then Microsoft) for billions.

Adamson, who used to work under Zennström at Atomico, also founded online music streaming service Rdio. He joined Atomico last month, and he’s in charge of sourcing U.S.-based investment opportunities.

Destination:Tanzania and Zanzibar

Reading list:Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Menby Caroline Criado Perez;The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracyby Michael Lewis;Outside Looking Inby T.C. Boyle.

Twitter:N/A

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMattias Ljungman, founder of Moonfire Ventures

Mattias Ljungman has just left Atomico, which he cofounded in 2006 with Zennström, to launch his own seed fund called Moonfire Ventures. He currently sits on the boards of companies like employee engagement software firm Peakon, and fintech firm LendInvest, as well as several others.

Destination:Greece

Reading list:Rebootby Jerry Colonna;Secrets of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital and How to Get Itby Scott Kupor;Dream Bigby Cristiane Correa.

Twitter:@Ljungman

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Gajan Rajanathan, principal at Highland Europe

Gajan Rajanathan is a principal at Highland Europe, which has backed companies like activity booking platform GetYourGuide and online cycling trainer Zwift. Prior to joining Highland, Rajanathan founded the European division of Qatalyst Partners, a Silicon Valley M&A firm.

Destination:Bolivia and Chile

Reading list:Billion Dollar Whaleby Tom Wright and Bradley Hope;Shoe Dogby Phil Knight; andRed Noticeby Bill Browder.

Twitter:N/A

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesSonali de Rycker, partner at Accel

Sonali de Rycker is a partner at Accel. Since joining the firm in 2008, de Rycker has backed music streaming app Spotify, fintech app Monzo, and fashion website Lyst. She started her career in New York, where she worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs.

Destination:Japan

Reading list:Prayer for Owen Meanyby John Irving;Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized Worldby David Epstein;The Power of Habitby Charles Duhigg;Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Deadby Olga Tokarczuk.

Twitter:@sonalidr

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesNenad Marovac, partner at DN Capital

Nenad Marovac is the founder, CEO and managing partner at DN Capital. He’s backed businesses like music ID app Shazam, property website Purplebricks and dating app Happn.

When he’s not reading, Marovac is keen to jump on a surfboard and ride some waves.

Destination:Surfing in California and Hawaii

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker

Twitter:@NenadMarovac

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It’s holiday season in Europe and venture capitalists are carefully planning which books they want to get through while they’re away from the office.

We asked the partners and principals backing the tech giants of tomorrow what’s on their reading list and where they’re headed this summer.

Unsurprisingly, there’s clearly plenty of business books on the average VC’s bookshelf, but there’s also a few novels and the odd children’s book here and there too (shout out to Seedcamp’s Reshma Sohoni, a mother of two, who’s currently working her way through Peppa Pig).

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Ophelia Brown, founder and partner of Blossom Capital

Ophelia Brown, is a partner at Blossom Capital, which launched earlier this year with an $85 million fund. Before setting up her own fund, Brown worked at Index Ventures and LocalGlobe where she invested in companies like talent software firm Beamery and share trading app Robinhood. Brown was named byForbesas a rising star in the inaugural Europe 30 Under 30 list.

Destination:Croatia (sailing)

Reading list:The Moment of Liftby Melinda Gates;Becomingby Michelle Obama;I am Malalaby Malala Yousafzai.

Twitter:@opehlia_brown

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesHarry Briggs, managing partner at Omers Ventures

Harry Briggs is managing partner at Omers Ventures, which has invested in companies like Web browser DuckDuckGo and social media platform HootSuite. Previously at BGF Ventures, Briggs has also invested in ecommerce site The Hut Group, fintech firm Revolut and invoicing service GoCardless.

Destination:Cornwall, U.K..

Reading list:Sevenevesby Neal Stevenson;Surveillance Capitalismby Shoshana Zuboff;Complexityby Mitchell Waldrop;10% Humanby Alanna Collen.

Twitter:@H4ryB

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesReshma Sohoni, cofounder and managing partner at Seedcamp

Reshma Sohoni is cofounder and managing partner at Seedcamp, which has backed companies like Bloomsbury AI (acquired by Facebook), Revolut and TransferWise. Before launching Seedcamp, Sohoni worked in M&A banking and at Vodafone.

Destination:The Dominican Republic

Reading list:Leonardo da Vinci: The Biographyby Walter Isaacson;Educatedby Tara Westover;Peppa Pigby Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phillip Hall.

Twitter:@rsohoni

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Solve For Happy

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesVasile Foca, partner at Talis Capital

Vasile Foca is a partner at Talis Capital, and he’s pumped money into startups like space provider Second Home, security startup Darktrace and law software provider Luminance. Before Talis, Foca worked at a number of other investment firms and did a brief spell at Merrill Lynch.

Destination:Sant Vicence De Montalt on the Maresmo Coast

Reading list:Thinking Fast and Slowby Daniel Kahneman;Solve for Happyby Mo Gawdat;The Courage to be Dislikedby Ichiro Kishimi.

Twitter:@vfoca

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMartin Mignot, partner at Index Ventures

Martin Mignot is a partner at Index Ventures. He has invested in electric scooter firm Bird, lift-sharing service BlaBlaCar and food-delivery service Deliveroo. Mignot also serves on the board of car-sharing service Drivy and fintech app Revolut. Prior to becoming a VC, he was an analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

Destination:Dordogne, France

Reading list:Micromobility: The First Yearby Horace Dediu;Barbarian Days: A Surfing Lifeby William Finnegan;Atomic Awakeningby James Mahaffey.

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Houses in La Roque-Gageac, along the Dordogne River, New Aquitaine, France.

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Twitter:@martinmignot

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesTom Hulme, partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures)

Tom Hulme is general partner and head of Europe at GV. At GV, Hulme has backed companies like travel startup Secret Escapes and currency exchange service CurrencyCloud. Before GV, Hulme was design director at IDEO Europe, where he founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform used by 200,000 people.

Destination:Kruger, South Africa

Reading list:Empress of Foreverby Max Gladstone;AI Super-Powersby Kai-Fu Lee;No Bullshit Innovationby David Rowan.

Twitter:@thulme

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMegumi Ikeda, partner at GM Hearst Ventures Europe

Megumi Ikeda is the managing director and general manager of Hearst Ventures Europe. Based in London, Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital, and NBC Universal’s $250 million venture fund.

Ikeda began her career as a journalist, writing for the Dow Jones in Tokyo before moving to Wired in San Francisco where she was international business manager.

Destination:Monemvasia, Greece

Reading list:Ali by Jonathan Eig;Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney;Red Meat Republic by Joshua Specht.

Twitter:@megumiikeda

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesRory Stirling, partner at Connect Ventures

Rory Stirling is a partner at seed investment firm Connect Ventures, which has backed startups like Pact Coffee and Citymapper. Prior to Connect, he was at BGF Ventures and MMC Ventures.

Destination:A cabin on a tiny island off Norway (near Kragerø)

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker;Thinking in Betsby Annie Duke;Rebootby Jerry Colonna.

Twitter:@rorystirling

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMark Tluszcz, partner at Mangrove Capital

Mark was one of the first investors in Europe to feature in the Forbes Midas list after his early investment in Skype (bought by eBay for $2.6 billion in 2005). Other notable exits include Wix.com where he also now serves as chairman. He is a big believer in the power of stock options and has recently turned his attention to healthcare with investments including K Health, Flo Health and Happify.

Destination:Catalonia (summer house)

Reading list:Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized Worldby David Epstein;Blowing The Bloody Doors Offby Michael Caine;Bad blood—Secrets And Lies In A Silicon Valley Startupby John Carreyrou

Twitter:@marktluszcz

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesAlice Bentinck, cofounder of Entrepreneur First

Alice Bentinck is the cofounder of Entrepreneur First, which has built and invested in companies like Magic Pony Technologies (bought by Twitter) and BloomsburyAI (acquired by Facebook).

Destination:Normandy, France

Reading list:Who is Michael Ovitz?by Michael Ovitz;Optimum Nutrition For the Mindby Patrick Holford;Netflixed—The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballsby Gina Keating.

Twitter:@Alicebentinck

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities How the Mind works

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesHarry Stebbings, founder Stride VC

Forbes Under 30 list maker Harry Stebbings is the founder of Stride VC, which he set up with well-known investor Fred Destin, who has backed companies like property marketplace Zoopla and food delivery service Deliveroo. In addition to splashing the cash on plucky new upstarts, Stebbings also has a podcast called The Twenty Minute VC.

Destination:Frinton on Sea in Essex (U.K.)

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker;The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadershipby Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman; andHow The Mind Worksby Steven Pinker

Twitter:@HarryStebbings

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Fear Trump in the Whitehouse

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesJonathan Sibilia, partner at Draper Esprit

Jonathan Sibilia is a partner at Draper Esprit, where he’s backed companies like crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He joined Draper in 2009, and prior to that he was a senior associate in the technology group at Jeffries International.

Destination:Ibiza, Spain

Reading list:Fear: Trump in the Whitehouseby Bob Woodward;Rasputin: The Biography by Douglas Smith;The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracyby Michael Lewis.

Twitter:N/A

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Carter Adamson, partner at Atomico

Although technically a resident of Brooklyn, Adamson still works for one of Europe’s biggest VC firms, Atomico, which was set up by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström, who sold his company to eBay (and then Microsoft) for billions.

Adamson, who used to work under Zennström at Atomico, also founded online music streaming service Rdio. He joined Atomico last month, and he’s in charge of sourcing U.S.-based investment opportunities.

Destination:Tanzania and Zanzibar

Reading list:Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Menby Caroline Criado Perez;The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracyby Michael Lewis;Outside Looking Inby T.C. Boyle.

Twitter:N/A

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Reboot

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesMattias Ljungman, founder of Moonfire Ventures

Mattias Ljungman has just left Atomico, which he cofounded in 2006 with Zennström, to launch his own seed fund called Moonfire Ventures. He currently sits on the boards of companies like employee engagement software firm Peakon, and fintech firm LendInvest, as well as several others.

Destination:Greece

Reading list:Rebootby Jerry Colonna;Secrets of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital and How to Get Itby Scott Kupor;Dream Bigby Cristiane Correa.

Twitter:@Ljungman

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Billion Dollar Whale

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Gajan Rajanathan, principal at Highland Europe

Gajan Rajanathan is a principal at Highland Europe, which has backed companies like activity booking platform GetYourGuide and online cycling trainer Zwift. Prior to joining Highland, Rajanathan founded the European division of Qatalyst Partners, a Silicon Valley M&A firm.

Destination:Bolivia and Chile

Reading list:Billion Dollar Whaleby Tom Wright and Bradley Hope;Shoe Dogby Phil Knight; andRed Noticeby Bill Browder.

Twitter:N/A

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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesSonali de Rycker, partner at Accel

Sonali de Rycker is a partner at Accel. Since joining the firm in 2008, de Rycker has backed music streaming app Spotify, fintech app Monzo, and fashion website Lyst. She started her career in New York, where she worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs.

Destination:Japan

Reading list:Prayer for Owen Meanyby John Irving;Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized Worldby David Epstein;The Power of Habitby Charles Duhigg;Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Deadby Olga Tokarczuk.

Twitter:@sonalidr

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunitiesNenad Marovac, partner at DN Capital

Nenad Marovac is the founder, CEO and managing partner at DN Capital. He’s backed businesses like music ID app Shazam, property website Purplebricks and dating app Happn.

When he’s not reading, Marovac is keen to jump on a surfboard and ride some waves.

Destination:Surfing in California and Hawaii

Reading list:Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker

Twitter:@NenadMarovac

via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Nenad Marovac, partner at DN Capital, with his surfboard.

Nenad Marovac, partner at DN Capital, with his surfboard.

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