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.

And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:

🍷 Vivino raises $155 million for wine recommendation and marketplace app

🤖 Software maker UiPath raises funds at $35 billion valuation

🗃 Box to buy Dutch startup SignRequest for $55 million

🏦 BBVA sells Holvi to co-founder

🐷 Card retailer Moonpig soars 25% after pricing $1.64 billion London IPO

🚘 SoftBank-backed used car marketplace Auto1 rallies 45% in debut

💳 Israel’s Payoneer to go public on Nasdaq at $3.3 billion valuation

🇬🇧 ‘Buy now pay later’ firms face FCA crackdown after Woolard review

🎙 Interview: Aline Muylaert, CitizenLab

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