Nicolas Julia of Sorare, e-scooters, gigafactories, privacy issues of Clubhouse

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, IPO tidbits, and much more. The featured interview is with Nicolas Julia, CEO and co-founder of Sorare, a fantasy football platform that’s recently raised €40 million.

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

💳 London-based payments provider SumUp raises €750 million

🦄 Is it a Bitpanda, is it the first Austrian unicorn? Peter Thiel’s Valar leads $170 million Series B round

🛴 Bird to spend $150 million on European expansion plan

💻 Norwegian video meeting startup Whereby raises $12 million in Series-A funding

🔋 Northvolt receives $14 billion battery cell order for Swedish gigafactory from Volkswagen

📈 Amazon-backed Deliveroo aims to raise $1.4 billion in upcoming IPO

🇬🇧 UK pulls away from France and Germany on VC funding despite Brexit

🚖 Uber grants UK drivers worker status in world first

👋 France opens privacy investigation into audio app Clubhouse

🎙 Interview: Nicolas Julia, co-founder and CEO of Sorare

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