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Bodyguard against toxicity, no SPACs for Klarna, gig economy in Europe

In today’s show, we discuss some funding rumours, a handful of acquisitions, run a mandatory SPAC news briefing, and finish off with a pinch of policy goodness. In the second part, listen to an interview with Matthieu Boutard, managing director of Bodyguard — that's a French tech startup that protects social media users against cyber-bullying, hate speech and toxic content online.

Interview Special: Dima Shvets, Reface

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Dima Shvets, co-founder and CEO of Reface. If you're into memes and faceswap, you certainly know the name of the company — it's been downloaded more than 90 million times and used by people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Justin Bieber.

Opera's fintech push unpacked, Deliveroo loses in 🇳🇱 court, Sinch's biggest acquisition, Lakestar SPAC

In today’s show, we discuss fresh funding,  a new startup, an acquisition deal, an IPO, a court case — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Krystian Kolondra, who explains the latest $100-million announcement by the browser maker Opera.

Alex Kayyal of Salesforce Ventures, money for Nothing, SPAC news

In today’s show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Alex Kayyal, partner and head of Salesforce Ventures International.

Aline Muylaert of CitizenLab, money for wine and robots, European IPOs pop

In today’s show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week and a couple of M&A deals. In the second part, listen to an interview with Aline Muylaert, co-founder of CitizenLab, about civic engagement, urban decision-making, and which countries are more likely to embrace digital government solutions.

PitchBook's Nalin Patel, Wolt wants to deliver everything, Twitter buys Revue, InPost's IPO

In today's show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week and a couple of M&A deals. In the second part, Robin Wauters takes over to talk to Nalin Patel, EMEA private data analyst at PitchBook Data. PitchBook has just released a big report on the European startup ecosystem — so there's a whole lot to unpack.

Luke Lang of Crowdcube, more $100M+ rounds, Brussels investigates Google (again), and more

In today's show, we'll talk about some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week, a couple of M&A deals, and some policy news. Later on, check out an interview recorded by Robin Wauters with Luke Lang, co-founder and CMO at Crowdcube. The topics included the fintech revolution, Crowdcube's merger with Seedrs, and why founders coming on the platform should listen to the advice they're given.

What's up with EIC Fund, newly announced European IPOs, funding rounds big and small, and more

This week, we talked about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, IPO announcements, and more. We also discussed extensively the question of European money for startups, and the EIC Fund in particular. To that end, we talked to Stephane Ouaki, the chair of the investment committee of the EIC Fund, about what could've gone wrong with the first batch of startups selected for the blended financing scheme.

Quantum computing in Europe, funding comes in all flavours, Hopin snaps StreamYard, and more

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, tech policy, and more. The featured interview of this episode is with Jan Goetz, co-founder of IQM, and Ilkka Kivimaki of Maki.vc. We discussed when quantum computers will actually become practical, how different countries approach the technology, and whether quantum computing make sense from the VC point of view. 

Stan Boland, CEO of Five [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Stan Boland, CEO of the UK-based autonomous driving startup Five. The company has been around since 2015, and I was really curious to learn more about its recent pivot and get a snapshot of what the industry is like these days.

Jean Marc Feghali (WeWALK) and Tushar Agarwal (HubbleHQ) [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared two interviews to share with you, covering a wide range of topics, from assistive tech for visually impaired customers to how an office space marketplace has managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Andrew Bud, iProov [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Andrew Bud, founder and CEO of face verification firm iProov and an engineer who's witnessed first-hand a big chunk of the modern computing and communications history.

Jade Francine (WeMaintain) and Matti Rönkkö (Cooler Future) [Interview special]

In this episode, we've prepared two interviews with startups from very different parts of Europe: Finland and France.

Our voicemail experiment, Bolt raises €150M, new Dott e-bikes, MessageBird acquires Pusher

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, tech policy, and more. Today's show also features the voices of our listeners who sent us recorded messages this week — do check this out!

Malte Horeyseck, co-founder of SellerX [Interview special]

To wrap up the topic of Amazon businesses and FBA aggregators — at least for this year, — this time we talked to Malte Horeyseck, co-founder at SellerX, which has recently raised €100 million in seed funding.

Robin Wauters on The State of European Tech, £100 million for email signatures, TransferWise is hiring big time

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, new VC funds, and a bit of policy news. In the second part of the show, hear our founding editor Robin Wauters discuss the findings of the recent State of European Tech report by Atomico.

Even more money for e-scooters, new VC funds, protein folding, and we talk to Sebastian Peck of InMotion Ventures

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, new VC funds, science and research news, and much more. We’ve also spoken to Sebastian Peck, managing director of InMotion Ventures.

Amazon businesses unpacked, Kahoot buys Drops, French taxman strikes, rising demand for EU lobbyists

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, and much more. We've also spoken to Jānis Bošs of Fast Brands to learn more about Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) businesses and how companies like SellerX and Heroes work.

Bogdan Iordache (How to Web) and Adelina Peltea (Holded)

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.

Arrival departs for Nasdaq, Santander buys Wirecard’s assets, and we talk to Riku Asikainen about e-scooters

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, micromobility news, and much more. Also check out an interview with Riku Asikainen, managing partner at Evli Growth Partners, one of the investors in the e-scooter company TIER.

Tara Reeves (OMERS Ventures) and Michael Kent (Azimo and Tandem)

Tech.eu’s founding editor Robin Wauters talks to Tara Reeves, partner at OMERS Ventures Europe, and Michael Kent, CEO of Azimo and co-founder of Tandem Bank.

Post-election news flood, another European unicorn, micromobility news, policy updates, and we talk to Tjarda Voorneman of Techleap

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including a few funding rounds, micromobility news, M&A deals, and a bit of EU policy. Also check out an interview with Tjarda Voorneman, lead of the Techleap Rise Program.

Daniel Farkas (Drops) and Janosch Sadowski (Kolibri)

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.

Meal kits, ultracapacitors, Turkish social media law, and where are all the promised e-residents?

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including a new UK-based unicorn, ultracapacitor tongue-twisters, Turkish social media policies, and much more. Also check out an interview with Ott Vatter, who was at the time of the recording the managing director of the e-Residency program in Estonia.

Job van der Voort of Remote.com, two €100M rounds, Spotify's numbers, SAP and Uber in crosshairs

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including the funding rounds for Kodit.io and GetYourGuide, Spotify's Q3 results, Uber and robo-firing, as well as a few policy stories. Also check out an interview with Job van der Voort, CEO and co-founder of Remote.com.

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.

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