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Let's talk about SPACs, Nokia on the Moon, China threatens Sweden, and a chat with Jambu Palaniappan

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including the Q3 funding stats, China being upset with Sweden, Nokia's LTE equipment on the Moon, and the prospects of SPACs in Europe. Also check out an interview with Jambu Palaniappan of OMERS Ventures about food marketplaces.

Brussels vs. big tech, Klarna in double trouble, and we talk to the maker of “Glassdoor for VC”

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including the fresh funding for Kahoot!, Allegro's IPO, Klarna's issues in the UK, policy news from Brussels and around, and more. Also check out an interview with Joe Perkins, founder of Landscape known colloquially as “Glassdoor for VC.”

Mealworms, unicorns, crowdfunding, and state of Spanish tech with Jaime Novoa

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including the merger of Seedrs and Crowdcube, funding for Ynsect and Messagebird, and more. Also check out an interview with Jaime Novoa, investor at K Fund and author of the Dealflow newsletter.

Northvolt raises even more money, Uber wants to go shopping, Jonathan Keane talks about Irish startup ecosystem

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including Daniel Ek's first moonshot investment, Uber's getting its London license back, and more. Also check out an interview with Jonathan Keane, a freelance tech journalist from Ireland and contributor to Tech.eu.

Daniel Ek pledges €1 billion for European moonshots, Transferwise on the rise, and we talk to Frédéric Mazzella of BlaBlaCar and France Digitale

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including €1 billion euros for European moonshots, moving money without moving money, and more. Also check out an interview with Frédéric Mazzella, co-founder of BlaBlaCar and co-president at France Digitale.

Nvidia + Arm, Klarna's funding, interview with Meri Williams of HealX

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including the Nvidia/Arm deal and Klarna's behemoth funding round. Also check out an interview with Meri Williams, CTO at HealX, formerly of Monzo, Moo, and the UK government.

EQT buys Idealista, more money for Mollie and Klarna, and we talk to PJ Pärson of Northzone

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including EQT buying Idealista, funding for Mollie and Klarna, and trans-Atlantic data transfers. Also check out an interview with Pär-Jörgen Pärson, general partner at Northzone.

Rocket Internet's retreat, France earmarks money for startups, Germany 💖 Elon, and we talk to Laura González-Estéfani of TheVentureCity

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including Rocket Internet's retreat from the public markets, the prospects of Tesla in Germany, France helping out its tech startups, and more. Also check out an interview with Laura González-Estéfani, founder and CEO of TheVentureCity fund.

New Fairphone, Napster bought by European startup, and we talk to CEO of Coursera and Sherry Coutu of Digital Boost

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including the deals and rumours involving The Hut Group, Auto 1, and Delivery Hero, as well as the new device from Fairphone and the brand value of Napster. Also check out an interview with Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera and Sherry Coutu, serial entrepreneur and the head of Digital Boost.

German startups against Google, funding for Omio and Voodoo, and we talk to Elizabeth Varley about TechHub

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including funding rounds for Voodoo and Omio, German travel startups ganging up against Google, and an update from Wirecard. Also check out a great interview with Elizabeth Varley, the founder and CEO of TechHub, a darling of London's tech ecosystem that recently went into administration.

HMD's funding, Apple's antitrust roller-coaster, European fintech issues, and interview with Printful's Kristine Kornilova

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including the $230 million funding round for HMD, Apple antitrust updates, France looking into TikTok, and some news from the fintech department, namely from Revolut, Holvi, and N26. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Kristine Kornilova, communication project manager of Latvia's Printful.

We talk to Transferwise CFO Matt Briers, and about Zynga buying Rollic, Uber buying Autocab, Fitbit and more

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Zynga's acquisition of Rollic, the European Commission's investigation of the Google/Fitbit deal, Sweden's Northvolt securing $1.6 billion, and more. Later in the show, we feature an interview with Matt Briers, CFO of $5 billion fintech scale-up Transferwise.

Facebook sues EU, AUTO1 nabs €225M + an interview with Atomico & Moonfire founder Mattias Ljungman

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Facebook suing EU regulators, Telegram filing a complaint against Apple, AUTO1 raising €225 million and more. We also feature an interview with investor and Atomico/Moonfire founder Mattias Ljungman.

about eBay/Adevinta and e-scooters, a rant on the EU budget and a chat with Accel's Philippe Botteri

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Paris' pick for 3 e-scooter fleet operators, Adevinta buying eBay's classified ads biz and more. We also discuss European venture data for Q2 and I rant about the EU budget, and top it off with a conversation with Accel partner Philippe Botteri.

Apple (and Ireland)'s win against the EU, Privacy Shield invalidated, and we interview Sinch CEO Oscar Werner

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Apple’s victory in its fight against a $14.8 billion back-tax bill in Ireland, the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield and more. Later in the show, you'll hear an interview with Oscar Werner, the CEO of Stockholm, Sweden-based Sinch.

Opera goes fintech, Travelperk buys Albatross, and a conversation with Blippar's new CEO

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Opera venturing into fintech, Travelperk buying Albatross and much more. Later in the show, you'll hear an interview with Faisal Galaria, who joined British AR tech company Blippar as its new CEO last year.

solarisBank raises €60M, six fresh funds in Europe and an interview with C4 Ventures' Raph Crouan

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including six new funds for VCs, solarisBank raising €60 million and Transferwise looking to deal in investments. Later in the show, you'll hear an interview with Raph Crouan, partner of business development at VC firm C4 Ventures.

Big rounds for Checkout.com, Swile and Cazoo, and our interview with Black Swan CEO Steve King

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, like the ongoing downfall of Wirecard, a couple of big financing rounds, and Facebook’s legal trouble in Germany. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Steve King, CEO of UK-based artificial intelligence technology startup Black Swan.

Wirecard misses billions, EU investigates Apple, we interview the CEO of Parkwalk

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, like the EU's new investigations into some of Apple's practices and Wirecard's missing billions. Later in the show, you'll hear an interview with Moray Wright, CEO of UK-based Parkwalk Advisors.

EU is still after Amazon; bioinformatics 101 with Lifebit

This week, we discuss the latest developments in the EU's investigation into how Amazon works with third-party merchants. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder and CEO of Lifebit.

Just Eat Grub Takeaway Hub

This week, let's take a look at the role that European startups may play in the food delivery industry in the US. Later in the show, you'll hear an interview with Antti-Jussi Suominen, CEO at the Finnish fintech startup Holvi.

What Margrethe Vestager had to say

In today’s special episode, listen to a fireside chat and a panel discussion that our founding editor Robin Wauters hosted at the virtual conference Podim DX. He talked to Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and the chair of the group Europe Fit for the Digital Age, as well as Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and Emilija Stojmenova Duh of 4PDIH.

BlaBla Voi (feat. Nicolas Brusson)

This week, Andrii dives into the latest e-scooter news and talks to Nicolas Brusson, co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar.

Early-stage funding landscape in Europe

In today’s special episode, listen to a few fragments of a panel discussion about the VC landscape in Europe, organised by Nastasya Savina in early May. The participants, including our own Robin Wauters, discussed the changes in the industry related to the COVID-19 crisis and shared actionable advice for fundraising startups.

One SaaS to rule them all; Facebook and startups

This week, Robin Wauters talks to Roni Bonjack, who runs startup acceleration programs in the EMEA region for Facebook. Later in the show, you'll also hear from Cristina Vila Vives, whose startup Cledara helps companies manage their SaaS subscriptions.

Let's talk to startups in smart city and mobility

Welcome to a new series of special episodes of Tech.eu Podcast, made in collaboration with The Next Web. Over three shows, we’ll talk to VCs, governmental organisations, and startups about the changes in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in times of crisis and the ways for founders to navigate it. Today, we’ll hear from Karolina Korth (Siemens Mobility), Antonio Jara (HOPU), Joris Jeelof (RoadEO), and Linus Frank (Vesputi).

Matthew Goldstein of M12; crash course in RPA with TeRoCo

This week, Andrii Degeler talks to Matthew Goldstein, partner at M12 who moved from the US to London last year to represent the firm in Europe. Later in the show, join a crash course in Robotic Process Automation with the co-founders of TeRoCo, a bootstrapped startup from Belgium.

How France, the Netherlands, Latvia, and the EU support startups

Welcome to a new series of special episodes of Tech.eu Podcast, made in collaboration with The Next Web. Over three shows, we’ll talk to VCs, governmental organisations, and startups about the changes in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in times of crisis and the ways for founders to navigate it. Today, we’ll hear from Katerina Borunska (European Commission), Kat Borlongan (La French Tech), Olga Barreto Goncalves (LIAA), and Nils Beers (Techleap).

On the future of education (feat. MEL Science, Brainly, and Lingvist)

This week, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters talk to several edutech entrepreneurs to figure out how the landscape of the industry is changing, and what the insiders expect to happen in the future. It also turns out that, contrary to what many believe, not all educational startups are doing great during the pandemic.

How to raise capital in times of crisis? Let's hear from VCs

Welcome to a new series of special episodes of Tech.eu Podcast, made in collaboration with The Next Web. Over three shows, we'll talk to VCs, governmental organisations, and startups about the changes in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in times of crisis and the ways for founders to navigate it. Today, we'll hear from Alastair Mitchell (EQT), Itxaso del Palacio (Notion), Jacqueline van den Ende (Peak Capital), and Janneke Niessen (CapitalT).

Roxanne Varza on startups' downsizing; Wil Benton on the future of ATI Boeing Accelerator

This week, Andrii Degeler is joined by Roxanne Varza, director of Station F, to talk about why European startups avoid the topic of downsizing. Then, later in the show, you'll hear from Wil Benton about the ATI Boeing Accelerator and why there are so few actual aviation startups in accelerators launched by airlines and plane manufacturers.

From legal tech and online learning to brain stimulation and depression treatment

Welcome to an interview special episode of our podcast: a format, in which we put together a few pre-recorded conversations with some of the most interesting people of the European startup ecosystem.

Fred Destin (Stride) on VC's role in crisis; Richard Muirhead (Fabric) on governmental support for startups

In this episode, Andrii Degeler talks to two European VCs about timely topics that came out over the past week. Fred Destin of Stride.VC will walk us through his reasoning on the role of a VC in times of crisis; in the second interview, Fabric's Richard Muirhead discusses the necessity of governmental support for startups on an example of the UK.

“AI Eurovision” Special: Where androids dream of electric guitars

In this episode, we're joined in our virtual studio by Ed Newton-Rex, who sold his AI music startup to ByteDance. Ed is a jury member of the AI Song Contest — billed as the “AI Eurovision,” — where 12 teams compete with their songs created with the use of AI. Public voting in the contest is open until May 10.

Hectic week for Amazon in Europe; PEPP-PT and contact-tracing apps; Exeger and future of self-charging gadgets

This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick discuss the good and bad things happening to Amazon in Europe, the reasons why we still don't have an EU-wide contact tracing app, and much more. The featured interview of the episode is a conversation with Giovanni Fili, CEO and founder of Exeger, who talks about the future of self-charging gadget and the “light-conscious” next generation.

Remote work special: Interview with Ananth Devarajan, product manager at Lark

In this special episode, Ananth Devarajan, product manager at Lark, talks about working from home, remote teams, interactive collaboration, and recommendations for people who are struggling to adapt to the “new reality” of working remotely every day rather than occasionally.

Should governments bail out startups; how Tonic App deals with COVID-19; Startup Hansa wants to connect CEE startups

This week, Andrii Degeler is joined by Toon Vanagt, a serial entrepreneur who's taken a stance against governmental bailouts for Belgian startups. Also featured in the show are interviews with Daniela Seixas (Tonic App) and Matt Kurleto (Startup Hansa).

Accelerator special: How 500 Startups, Rockstart, and Techstars adapt to the new reality

In this special episode, we talk to Aaron Blumenthal (500 Startups, USA), Antonio Pisante (Techstars, Italy), and Rune Theill (Rockstart, The Netherlands) to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on startup accelerators. Will the accelerator business model survive the pandemic? What advice do the programme managers give their portfolio startups? Find answers to these questions — and much more — in today's show.

Do we need COVID-19 hackathons; Sebastien Toupy (TNW) on hacking the crisis; Alex Theuma (SaaStock) on online conferences and more

This week, Andrii Degeler, Robin Wauters, and Sebastien Toupy (TNW) discuss the topic of hackathons and whether they are indeed able to produce solutions the world needs in times of crisis. The featured interview is a conversation with Alex Theuma, founder and CEO of SaaStock talking about the reaction of the event industry to the pandemic. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-163-hackathons-sebastien-toupy-tnw-alex-theuma-saastock For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kirill Bigai of Preply that's just raised $10 million; Hjalmar Nordegren of Karma on fighting food waste amidst pandemic

This week, we've got two interviews to share with you. The first one is with Kirill Bigay from Preply, a language learning startup from Ukraine that's got pretty big news to share. The other is with Hjalmar Nordegren from Karma, a Swedish startup that fights food waste globally. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-162-kirill-bigai-preply-hjalmar-nordegren-karma For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

How European VCs are reacting to crisis; prospects of e-scooter operators

This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Robin Wauters discuss how VCs change their way in the challenging times, and whether it's a good idea for founders to come forward and name the names of those trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs. Also, expect to hear the latest on how e-scooter companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak and enjoy a beautiful music track from Finland. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-161-european-vcs-e-scooters-coronavirus For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mental health in tech (Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle); branding for early-stage deep-tech startups (Pauliina Martikainen)

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we talk about mental health issues in technology industry with Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle. You'll also hear from Pauliina Martikainen, investment director at Maki.vc, who's convinced that early-stage deep-tech startups need to pay much more attention to branding, marketing, and communications. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-160-mental-health-stewart-rogers-dmitri-sarle-pauliina-martikainen-maki-vc For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

How important are conferences for startups; Lubomila Jordanova on saving humanity with Plan A

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters discuss the importance of conferences for the European startup ecosystem and the potential consequences of a series of event cancellations due to the spread of COVID-19. You'll also hear an interview with Lubomila Jordanova of Plan A about sustainability, greenwashing, and climate activism. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-159-conferences-covid-19-lubomila-jordanova-plan-a For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Berlin interview special: Zalando, Omio, and Santander InnoVentures (at Finovate Europe)

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we'll take you on a short interview tour around Berlin. You'll learn a few new things about the e-commerce behemoth Zalando, travel platform Omio, and fintech corporate VC Santander InnoVentures. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-158-zalando-omio-santander-innoventures For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Latest news and interview with Juhani Mykkänen (Wolt) at TechChill

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you’ll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as hear from Juhani Mykkänen, co-founder at Finland-based food delivery startup Wolt. Check out full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-157-juhani-mykkanen-wolt-techchill For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Wingcopter and future of drone delivery; Bertrand Piccard and Solar Impulse Foundation

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you’ll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as a deeper insight into the future of drone delivery in a conversation with Tom Plümmer, CEO at Wingcopter. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Bertrand Piccard, the creator of Solar Impulse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Latest news, new faces of Slush, Valerann and smart roads

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you'll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as a deeper insight into the future of the Slush conference and the prospects of smart toll roads in Europe. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-155-slush-valerann For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Airline innovation

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we give you an overview of the most important tech news in Europe and talk about innovation in the air travel industry with four startups from the Hangar 51 accelerator. Check out full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-153-airline-innovation For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

VC sustainability clause and micromobility forecast for 2020

In this week's episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we give you an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, talk about the VC sustainability clause with Robin Wauters, and discuss the future of shared micromobility with Alexandre Gauquelin. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-153-vc-sustainability-clause-micromobility-forecast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

HR Tech interview special: Alexandre Pachulski, Neelie Verlinden, and Anna Ott

This episode is brought to you by Talentsoft, the European leader in cloud-based talent management and learning software. Our founding editor Robin Wauters has recently come by the headquarters of Talentsoft in Paris to talk to a very interesting panel of HR tech experts. Among other topics, the conversation touched the use of artificial intelligence in the industry, the ways of how to motivate people to learn new skills, the future of work at large, and much more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-hr-tech-alexandre-pachulski-neelie-verlinden-anna-ott For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Pointy and Google, what's on at Davos, interview with byFounders' Tommy Andersen, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the sale of Pointy to Google, Bolt's latest venture debt round, crowdfunding success of Sono Motors, an overview of some talks and panels at Davos, data of the Slush conference, and more. We've also featured an interview with Tommy Andersen, managing partner at byFounders. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-152-pointy-davos-byfounders-tommy-andersen For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

KRY's megaround, Brexit and EU R&D funding, Friend of a Friend, Luna and Blue Duck Scooters

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the €140 million funding round for Sweden's KRY, Brexit and the future of R&D funding in the EU, the Friend of a Friend standard, and more. In addition to that, listen to interviews with KRY's Sabina Wizander, Luna's Andrew Fleury, and Blue Duck Scooters' Peter McGannon Gomez. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-151-kry-brexit-luna-blue-duck-scooters For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Russia's FAS investigates Booking.com, startups making roads better, Google abandons “Double Irish,” kidfluencers are a thing, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the investigation of Russia's antimonopoly watchdog into Booking.com, startups working on road safety across Europe, Google abandoning the “Double Irish” tax optimisation scheme, changes in the way we write online, wannabe kidfluencers on YouTube, and more. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-150-russia-fas-booking-google-double-irish For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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