Robin Wauters on The State of European Tech, £100 million for email signatures, TransferWise is hiring big time

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, new VC funds, and a bit of policy news. In the second part of the show, hear our founding editor Robin Wauters discuss the findings of the recent State of European Tech report by Atomico.

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

💰 Catawiki raises €150 million in Permira-led round for its ‘curated online marketplace’

🏎 MTG acquires UK game developer Hutch for $375 million

👔 TransferWise to create 750 jobs globally in the next six months

📱 Swedish entrepreneur behind OnePlus raises $7 million in all-star round for new venture in London

🦄 eToro joins Israeli unicorn club by tripling valuation in two years to reach $2.5 billion

💸 Highland Europe launches €700 million fund for growth-stage startups

❗️ Exclaimer raises $133 million to help companies manage email signatures

📊 Cisco to acquire audience interaction company Slido

🇫🇷 France fines Google $120 million and Amazon $42 million for dropping tracking cookies without consent

📁 The State of European Tech report by Atomico

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