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The world of invisible insurance with Meeri Rebane, INZMO

In today’s show, we talk with Meeri Rebane, co-CEO and co-Troublemaker at digital insurance platform INZMO.

Deciphering foodtech jargon with Mark Durno, Rockstart Agrifood

In today’s show, we talk with Mark Durno, managing partner at Rockstart Agrifood, which recently raised a €22+ million fund.

“We're in the Golden Age of tech in Europe” — Fred Lardieg, Mubadala Ventures Europe

In today’s show, we talk with Fred Lardieg, partner at Mubadala Ventures Europe, a €450 million fund investing starting from Series B. 

Putting startups in a bubble that's not really a bubble with Dominique Piotet

Our today's interviewee was born and raised in France and has spent many years in Silicon Valley — but ended up helping to build an enormous startup ecosystem project in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The “paradigm shift in how people work” with Tariq Rauf of Qatalog

In today’s show, we talk about software, architecture, the future of work, and the UK tech ecosystem with Tariq Rauf, founder and CEO of Qatalog.

“We're trying to rebuild the world” — Lubomila Jordanova, Plan A

In today’s show, listen to an interview that recorded recently on Clubhouse with Lubomila Jordanova, founder and CEO of Plan A. In case you missed it, every week on Tuesday at 16:30 CEST we're hosting the Podcast Hangout events on Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces, where we catch up with people whom we interviewed for the podcast earlier.

The photovoltaic expansion with Jochen Ziervogel, Enpal

In today’s show, we talk about solar panels and the future of green energy with Jochen Ziervogel, co-founder of Enpal.

Eva-Maria Meijnen of Plusdental, new funds in London and Amsterdam, Bolt goes for a Drive

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, shelved IPOs, and much more. The featured interview is with Eva-Maria Meijnen, co-CEO of Plusdental.

Vilve Vene of Modularbank, Apple in double trouble, OneWeb gets closer to its goal

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, acquisitions, and much more. The featured interview is with Vilve Vene, the CEO and co-founder of Modularbank — which is not, in fact, a bank.

[Sponsored] What can European startups expect from this year's Computex?

This year, Computex will gather 80,000 attendees from May 31 to June 30 (!) in the virtual format for the first time, allowing even more people from all over the world to become part of the event. To discover what this year's Computex has in store for European founders, I sat down with Scully Wang, Senior Project Manager at TAITRA and one of the people responsible for organising this year's virtual show. 

Keith Grose and Plaid’s future in Europe, #helpimaguru, NVIDIA’s acquisition of ARM put on hold

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, acquisitions, and much more. The featured interview is with Keith Grose, head of UK and EU at the fintech startup Plaid.

Annika Sjöberg and Bo Ilsoe of NGP Capital talk about gender and fundraising [Interview special]

In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Annika Sjöberg and Bo Ilsoe of NGP Capital. We talked about a new report that the Finland-born VC firm has just published, focussing on the role gender plays in a startup founder's ability to raise private capital in Europe. It turns out that if you're a woman, your chances of raising cash are extremely low.

Shamillah Bankiya of Dawn Capital, money for EVs and medtech, Infobip acquires Shift

In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, VC news, acquisitions, and much more. The featured interview is with Shamillah Bankiya, VP at London-based VC Dawn Capital.

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.

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