Thrasio's Carlos Cashman, TIER and Kahoot! go shopping, $2.8 billion for robots

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, a couple of acquisitions, and much more. The featured interview is with Carlos Cashman, co-founder and co-CEO of Thrasio.

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

🤖 Softbank acquires 40% stake in Norwegian robotics firm AutoStore for $2.8 billion

🛒 Norway’s online grocer Kolonial bags €220 million, rebrands as Oda

💵 Index closes $200 million dedicated seed fund to intensify multi-stage thesis

❗️ Oslo-based employee engagement and learning platform Motimate acquired by Kahoot!

🛴 Berlin-based micro-mobility firm TIER acquires app maker Makery, establishes new tech hub in Budapest

🦄 Here be unicorns: These are 27 billion-dollar startups minted in Europe in Q1’2021

🎤 Interview: Carlos Cashman, co-founder and co-CEO of Thrasio

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