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Elise Moutarlier (Lovys) and Zeena Qureshi (Sonantic) [Interview Special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Elise Moutarlier, co-founder and VP of operations at Lovys, and Zeena Qureshi, CEO and co-founder of Sonantic.

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.

Intel Ignite comes to Munich, bad week for Facebook, SPACs are everywhere

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, IPOs and SPACs, and much more. The featured interview is with Zack Weisfeld, vice president at Intel and the general manager of Intel Ignite.

Jonathan Satchell, Learning Technologies Group [Interview Special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Jonathan Satchell, chief executive at Learning Technologies Group. The company has been around for almost a decade, actively acquiring edtech organisations across the world. In the interview, Robin and Jonathan talk about the process of scaling up the acquired companies, developing the right culture, interacting with founders, and much more.

What do you know about Nokia, $500M+ for quick delivery, Seedrs 💔 Crowdcube

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, IPOs and SPACs, one blocked merger (you can guess), and much more. The featured interview is with Ville-Veikko Mattila, director and head of research at Nokia Technologies.

Benedikt Blomeyer, Director of EU Policy at Allied For Startups [Interview Special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Benedikt Blomeyer, Director of EU Policy at Allied For Startups, discussing the recently-signed Startup Nation Standard and the bigger picture of the EU regulation that's aimed at startups and entrepreneurs.

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.

Eric Demuth, CEO of Bitpanda [Interview Special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Eric Demuth, CEO of Bitpanda.

Sonya Iovieno of SVB, Spain's new labour law, and lots of funding

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, IPO news, a couple of court cases, gig economy issues, and much more. The featured interview is with Sonya Iovieno, head of venture and growth at Silicon Valley Bank.

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.

Bodyguard against toxicity, no SPACs for Klarna, gig economy in Europe

In today’s show, we discuss some funding rumours, a handful of acquisitions, run a mandatory SPAC news briefing, and finish off with a pinch of policy goodness. In the second part, listen to an interview with Matthieu Boutard, managing director of Bodyguard — that's a French tech startup that protects social media users against cyber-bullying, hate speech and toxic content online.

Interview Special: Dima Shvets, Reface

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Dima Shvets, co-founder and CEO of Reface. If you're into memes and faceswap, you certainly know the name of the company — it's been downloaded more than 90 million times and used by people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Justin Bieber.

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.

Alex Kayyal of Salesforce Ventures, money for Nothing, SPAC news

In today’s show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Alex Kayyal, partner and head of Salesforce Ventures International.

Aline Muylaert of CitizenLab, money for wine and robots, European IPOs pop

In today’s show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week and a couple of M&A deals. In the second part, listen to an interview with Aline Muylaert, co-founder of CitizenLab, about civic engagement, urban decision-making, and which countries are more likely to embrace digital government solutions.

PitchBook's Nalin Patel, Wolt wants to deliver everything, Twitter buys Revue, InPost's IPO

In today's show, we discuss some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week and a couple of M&A deals. In the second part, Robin Wauters takes over to talk to Nalin Patel, EMEA private data analyst at PitchBook Data. PitchBook has just released a big report on the European startup ecosystem — so there's a whole lot to unpack.

Luke Lang of Crowdcube, more $100M+ rounds, Brussels investigates Google (again), and more

In today's show, we'll talk about some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week, a couple of M&A deals, and some policy news. Later on, check out an interview recorded by Robin Wauters with Luke Lang, co-founder and CMO at Crowdcube. The topics included the fintech revolution, Crowdcube's merger with Seedrs, and why founders coming on the platform should listen to the advice they're given.

What's up with EIC Fund, newly announced European IPOs, funding rounds big and small, and more

This week, we talked about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, IPO announcements, and more. We also discussed extensively the question of European money for startups, and the EIC Fund in particular. To that end, we talked to Stephane Ouaki, the chair of the investment committee of the EIC Fund, about what could've gone wrong with the first batch of startups selected for the blended financing scheme.

Quantum computing in Europe, funding comes in all flavours, Hopin snaps StreamYard, and more

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, tech policy, and more. The featured interview of this episode is with Jan Goetz, co-founder of IQM, and Ilkka Kivimaki of Maki.vc. We discussed when quantum computers will actually become practical, how different countries approach the technology, and whether quantum computing make sense from the VC point of view. 

Stan Boland, CEO of Five [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Stan Boland, CEO of the UK-based autonomous driving startup Five. The company has been around since 2015, and I was really curious to learn more about its recent pivot and get a snapshot of what the industry is like these days.

Jean Marc Feghali (WeWALK) and Tushar Agarwal (HubbleHQ) [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared two interviews to share with you, covering a wide range of topics, from assistive tech for visually impaired customers to how an office space marketplace has managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Andrew Bud, iProov [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Andrew Bud, founder and CEO of face verification firm iProov and an engineer who's witnessed first-hand a big chunk of the modern computing and communications history.

Jade Francine (WeMaintain) and Matti Rönkkö (Cooler Future) [Interview special]

In this episode, we've prepared two interviews with startups from very different parts of Europe: Finland and France.

Our voicemail experiment, Bolt raises €150M, new Dott e-bikes, MessageBird acquires Pusher

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, tech policy, and more. Today's show also features the voices of our listeners who sent us recorded messages this week — do check this out!

Malte Horeyseck, co-founder of SellerX [Interview special]

To wrap up the topic of Amazon businesses and FBA aggregators — at least for this year, — this time we talked to Malte Horeyseck, co-founder at SellerX, which has recently raised €100 million in seed funding.

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.

Even more money for e-scooters, new VC funds, protein folding, and we talk to Sebastian Peck of InMotion Ventures

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, new VC funds, science and research news, and much more. We’ve also spoken to Sebastian Peck, managing director of InMotion Ventures.

Amazon businesses unpacked, Kahoot buys Drops, French taxman strikes, rising demand for EU lobbyists

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, and much more. We've also spoken to Jānis Bošs of Fast Brands to learn more about Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) businesses and how companies like SellerX and Heroes work.

Bogdan Iordache (How to Web) and Adelina Peltea (Holded)

Welcome to an interview special episode of our podcast: a format, in which we put together a few pre-recorded conversations with some of the most interesting people of the European startup ecosystem.

Arrival departs for Nasdaq, Santander buys Wirecard’s assets, and we talk to Riku Asikainen about e-scooters

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, micromobility news, and much more. Also check out an interview with Riku Asikainen, managing partner at Evli Growth Partners, one of the investors in the e-scooter company TIER.

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