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.

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

🤝 Event networking app Grip raises $13M, as pandemic forces events to stay virtual

📞 Sinch to acquire US voice communications company Inteliquent for $1.14 billion

🐚 Tech investor Klaus Hommels launches $332 million SPAC in Europe

💰 Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund

📈 Deliveroo pencils in 8 March to unveil blockbuster float

⚖️ Deliveroo to appeal to Supreme Court after judges say riders are not freelancers

💉 He disrupted finance — now TransferWise’s co-founder wants to fight the pandemic

🛍 Web browser group Opera commits $100m+ to launch European fintech strategy

🎤 Interview: Krystian Kolondra, EVP PC and EEA FinTech at Opera

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