Money for Klarna and Hopin, expect more SPACs in London, we talk to Christopher Plantener of Kontist

In today’s show, we discuss a few funding deals, do a quick mention of SPACs, and finish off with a an interview with Christopher Plantener, CEO and founder of Kontist, a fintech startup that combines banking for freelancers with tax advisory.

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

💸 Stockholm-based Klarna receives fresh injection of a cool $1 billion, CEO challenges tech to focus on global sustainability

🚁 Electric air taxi startup Volocopter raises €200 million in Series D funding

🍄 Thiel-backed psychedelics firm hits $2 billion valuation

🛒 Prague-based online grocery group Rohlik scores €190 million in Partech-led round to boost growth

🛵 Flink, the Berlin-based grocery delivery startup that operates its own ‘dark stores’, raises $52 million

💻 London-based virtual events platform Hopin raises $400 million in series C funding

📈 Post-Brexit London aims to lure tech IPOs and SPACs in challenge to New York

🎙 Interview: Christopher Plantener, Kontist

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