Keith Grose and Plaid’s future in Europe, #helpimaguru, NVIDIA’s acquisition of ARM put on hold

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, acquisitions, and much more. The featured interview is with Keith Grose, head of UK and EU at the fintech startup Plaid.

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

📈 UiPath climbs 23% in stock market debut after one of largest US software IPOs in history

🚙 BlaBlaCar raises $115 million to build all-in-one travel app

🤖 Europe proposes strict rules for artificial intelligence

🛴 Dutch-French e-scooter startup Dott raises $85 million as it plans to roll out e-bikes

🏒 Helsinki-based Icebreaker raises €120 million in fresh funds

💰 Revolut founder plots path to $10 billion valuation with new fundraising

🚔 Belarusian regime shuts down country's main startup hub

💸 Paris-based insurtech Alan raises €185 million in series D round, now valued at €1.4 billion

🚖 Ornikar raises $120 million as its driving school marketplace goes up a gear with car insurance

✋ Proposed acquisition of ARM Limited by NVIDIA Corporation: public interest intervention 

🎙 Interview: Keith Grose, Plaid

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