Podcast

Tech.eu

The Tech.eu Podcast is a weekly show discussing the most interesting stories from the European technology scene.

Episodes

  • Facebook sues EU, AUTO1 nabs €225M + an interview with Atomico & Moonfire founder Mattias Ljungman

    Aug 03 2020

    And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:Telegram vs. Apple Apple Faces EU Antitrust Complaint from Messaging App Telegram (Bloomberg Law) Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple’s App Store (Ars Technica) Durov’s Telegram channel Facebook vs. the EU Irony isn’t dead… Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data (The Register) Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests (Reuters) Facebook sues EU for requesti...more

  • about eBay/Adevinta and e-scooters, a rant on the EU budget and a chat with Accel's Philippe Botteri

    Jul 27 2020

    eBay sells it classified biz to Norway’s Adevinta Adevinta signs agreement to acquire eBay Classifieds Group (Adevinta) One of the oldest businesses on the internet just got sold for $9 billion (CNN Business) eBay sells its classifieds business to Adevinta for $9.2 billion (Venturebeat) e-mobility news from across Europe Paris snubs Bird in highly competitive electric scooter competition (The Verge) Belgian e-bike company Cowboy snags €23 million Series B to continue European expansion (Tec...more

  • Apple (and Ireland)'s win against the EU, Privacy Shield invalidated, and we interview Sinch CEO Oscar Werner

    Jul 20 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:Apple and Ireland mark victory on €13 billion tax bill appeal  Commission loses out in Apple-Ireland tax battle, announces tax abuse clampdown (Euractiv) Apple has €13bn Irish tax bill overturned (BBC News) Apple just won a mammoth victory over Europe’s ‘tax lady.’ But the fight is far from over (Fortune) Privacy Shield: invalidated US-EU Privacy Shield data sharing agreement struck down by court (Ars Technica) The background to EU citize...more

  • Opera goes fintech, Travelperk buys Albatross, and a conversation with Blippar's new CEO

    Jul 14 2020

    And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:Opera acquires Fjord Bank Opera announces investment in and agreement to acquire Fjord Bank (press release) Norwegian browser maker Opera ventures further into fintech with acquisition of Fjord Bank (Tech.eu) Delivery Hero backs sustainability tech startups Delivery Hero continues to strengthen its green program by investing in sustainable solutions (press release) Berlin-based Delivery Hero invests in sustainable tech that could make ...more

  • solarisBank raises €60M, six fresh funds in Europe and an interview with C4 Ventures' Raph Crouan

    Jul 10 2020

    And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:UK regulators take aim at Apple’s search engine deal with Google UK regulators call Google, Apple search engine deal a ‘barrier’ to competition (ZDNet) U.K. Regulator Takes Aim At Apple And Google’s Billion-Pound Search Deal (Forbes) Germany’s solarisBank raises funding SolarisBank Snaps Up €60m Funding For BaaS-Ic Instinct (Fintech Direct)Transferwise ventures into offering investments Fintech start-up TransferWise is set to launch an ...more

  • Big rounds for Checkout.com, Swile and Cazoo, and our interview with Black Swan CEO Steve King

    Jun 29 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:Wirecard’s wild ride down ‘The Enron of Germany’: Wirecard scandal casts a shadow on corporate governance (CNBC) EY prepares for backlash over Wirecard scandal (Financial Times) Germany to sever ties with accounting watchdog after Wirecard scandal (Reuters) Germany’s top court rules against Facebook’s ‘superprofiling’ Germany’s highest court orders Facebook to stop cross-platform data sharing (EURACTIV) Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision i...more

  • Wirecard misses billions, EU investigates Apple, we interview the CEO of Parkwalk

    Jun 22 2020

    EU vs. Apple EU launches antitrust probes into Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay (CNBC) Opinion: Apple deserves the EU antitrust scrutiny it’s getting (Bloomberg) Opinion: Apple’s antitrust issues won’t go away; the company should act now (9to5Mac) Wirecard’s missing billions Wirecard, a Payments Firm, Is Rocked by a Report of a Missing $2 Billion (The New York Times) Wirecard’s disappearing $2.1 billion (Fortune) Wirecard and the Dangerous Allure of Lots of Cash: Opinion (Bloomberg Tax) Hig...more

  • EU is still after Amazon; bioinformatics 101 with Lifebit

    Jun 15 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s episode.🛒 Amazon's struggle with the EU Amazon to face antitrust charges from EU over treatment of third-party sellers [paywalled] Speech of Margrethe Vestager at the College of Europe, Bruges campus Tech.eu Podcast #127: EU vs. Amazon, future of alternative meats in Europe, is brain drain real, interview with Fifty Years’ Seth Bannon, and more 🎙 Maria Chatzou Dunford, CEO and founder at LifebitWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to e...more

  • Just Eat Grub Takeaway Hub

    Jun 08 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s episode.🍕 The battle for Grubhub 'Nobody's making money in this business': Uber's CEO defends a possible GrubHub merger amid criticism of the reported merger talks Uber-Grubhub deal hinges on breakup fee after narrowing price gap Uber could lose its Grubhub deal to Just Eat or Delivery Hero Grubhub jumps on deal inquiries from Just Eat, Delivery Hero Grubhub rockets 11% on reports of takeover interest from 2 European peers Grubhub has two new suitors...more

  • What Margrethe Vestager had to say

    Jun 04 2020

    Here are the notes and links to the profiles of this week’s panellists.🎙 Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and Executive Vice President, Europe Fit for the Digital Age🎙 Gerd Leonhard, a futurist from The Futures Agency🎙 Emilija Stojmenova Duh, head of Slovenia's digital innovation hub 4PDIHWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • BlaBla Voi (feat. Nicolas Brusson)

    Jun 01 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s episode.🛴 E-scooter share co Wind to offer deliveries🚕 Exclusive: BMW and Daimler now offer e-scooters with Free Now🚗 BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app🎙 Nicolas Brusson, co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCarWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • Early-stage funding landscape in Europe

    May 28 2020

    Here are the notes and links to the profiles of this week’s panellists.🎙 Claire Munck, CEO at Be Angels and board member of Business Angels Europe🎙 Philippe Collombel, managing partner of Partech🎙 Inka Mero, founder and managing partner of Voima Ventures🎙 Robin Wauters, founding editor of Tech.eu🎙 Dmitry Kalaev, head of acceleration at IIDF.vcWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and ...more

  • One SaaS to rule them all; Facebook and startups

    May 25 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Roni Bonjack, head of developer programs — EMEA at Facebook Startup resources for coronavirus (COVID-19) How startups are pivoting during the pandemic 🎙 Cristina Vila Vives, founder and CEO at CledaraMelinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures and M12 name Cledara top 5 enterprise software startupWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @ade...more

  • Let's talk to startups in smart city and mobility

    May 21 2020

    Here are the links to the profiles of this week’s panellists.🎙 Karolina Korth, head of strategy for South-West Europe at Siemens Mobility🎙 Joris Jeelof, chief commercial officer at RoadEO🎙 Linus Frank, co-founder of Vesputi🎙 Antonio Jara, CEO at HOPUWe hope you enjoy this special format — please let us know what you think! Feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions at podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • Matthew Goldstein of M12; crash course in RPA with TeRoCo

    May 18 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Matthew Goldstein, partner at M12🎙 Pascal Kemps and Johan Van den Bulck, co-founders of TeRoCoWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • How France, the Netherlands, Latvia, and the EU support startups

    May 14 2020

    Here are the links to the profiles of this week’s panellists.🎙 Katerina Borunska, policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation🎙 Kat Borlongan, director at La French Tech🎙 Olga Barreto Goncalves, chief startup instigator at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia🎙 Nils Beers, CEO at Techleap (the Netherlands)We hope you enjoy this special format — please let us know what you think! Feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and...more

  • On the future of education (feat. MEL Science, Brainly, and Lingvist)

    May 11 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Edd Stockwell, head of partnerships at MEL Science🎙 Michał Borkowski, CEO at Brainly.com🎙 Mait Müntel and Lisa Ockinga, CEO and head of product at LingvistWe hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • How to raise capital in times of crisis? Let's hear from VCs

    May 07 2020

    Here are the links to the profiles of this week’s panellists.🎙 Alastair Mitchell, partner at EQT Ventures🎙 Itxaso del Palacio, investment director at Notion🎙 Jacqueline van den Ende, partner at Peak Capital🎙 Janneke Niessen, co-founder of CapitalTWe hope you enjoy this special format — please let us know what you think! Feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions at podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.This project has received funding from the European ...more

  • Roxanne Varza on startups' downsizing; Wil Benton on the future of ATI Boeing Accelerator

    May 04 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Roxanne Varza, director at Station F Are European startups avoiding the topic of downsizing? Discussion on Twitter 🎙 Wil Benton, venture and ecosystem director at ATI Boeing AcceleratorWil's music on Bandcamp and Mixcloud We hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adegeler.

  • From legal tech and online learning to brain stimulation and depression treatment

    Apr 30 2020

    This time, Tech.eu's founding editor Robin Wauters talked to three entrepreneurs from very different industries about their products and the ways they cope with the current crisis. Check out the conversations with Anthony Rose of SeedLegals, Gauthier Van Malderen of Perlego, and Daniel Månsson of Flow Neuroscience.

  • Fred Destin (Stride) on VC's role in crisis; Richard Muirhead (Fabric) on governmental support for startups

    Apr 27 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Fred Destin, founder at Stride.VC Shmuel Chafets: “Back to basics: Why VC needs to change” Thread on the role of a VC 🎙 Richard Muirhead, founding managing partner at Fabric Ventures  Give Startups the Runway to Save Us Tech.eu Podcast #164: Should the governments bail out startups? We hope you enjoy the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at @tech_eu and @adeg...more

  • “AI Eurovision” Special: Where androids dream of electric guitars

    Apr 23 2020

    In this episode, we're joined in our virtual studio by Ed Newton-Rex, who sold his AI music startup to ByteDance. Ed is a jury member of the AI Song Contest — billed as the “AI Eurovision,” — where 12 teams compete with their songs created with the use of AI. Public voting in the contest is open until May 10.We're going to listen to some of the submissions together and discuss the place of AI in our culture and the music industry. Can you actually hear AI? How good is the music it can create? An...more

  • Hectic week for Amazon in Europe; PEPP-PT and contact-tracing apps; Exeger and future of self-charging gadgets

    Apr 20 2020

    Here are the notes and links for this week’s interviews.🎙 Good and bad week for Amazon in Europe Amazon to close French warehouses until next week after court order Amazon's EU head of operations steps down amid virus crisis No end in sight yet for Amazon shutdown in France CMA provisionally clears Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo provisionally approved by UK watchdog 🎙 Natalie Novick on the future of contact tracing apps and the issues of the PEPP-PT project Q...more

  • Remote work special: Interview with Ananth Devarajan, product manager at Lark

    Apr 17 2020

    In this episode, Ananth Devarajan, product manager at Lark, talks about working from home, remote teams, interactive collaboration, and recommendations for people who are struggling to adapt to the “new reality” of working remotely every day rather than resorting to that occasionally.This episode of Tech.eu Podcast is sponsored by Lark. If you are managing a remote team, you want to try this next-generation office suite. It’s got everything you need — chat, video conferencing, docs, calendar. Yo...more

  • Should governments bail out startups; how Tonic App deals with COVID-19; Startup Hansa wants to connect CEE startups

    Apr 13 2020

    Toon Vanagt on why governmental bailouts are not the right way to go for the startup ecosystem Let’s not misuse #Covid19 to privatise the startup profits and socialise the scale-up losses Why Should We Save Start-ups? Robin Klein: Don’t bail out the startups Belgian start-up scene calls for ‘life support’ amid COVID-19 crisis COVID-hit UK startups cry out for help, as UK gov trails Europe in its response With this cry for help, Dutch investors are pressuring the cabinet to help startups Danie...more

  • Accelerator special: How 500 Startups, Rockstart, and Techstars adapt to the new reality

    Apr 09 2020

    Here are some details on the panellists of this episode: Rune Theill, co-founder and CEO of RockstartStartups: postpone your next fundraising until at least Q4 2020… if you can Aaron Blumenthal, director of global portfolio services at 500 Startups Antonio Pisante, program manager at Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator We hope you enjoy this special format — please let us know what you think! Feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions at podcast@tech.eu or tweet a...more

  • Do we need COVID-19 hackathons; Sebastien Toupy (TNW) on hacking the crisis; Alex Theuma (SaaStock) on online conferences and more

    Apr 06 2020

    This week, Andrii Degeler, Robin Wauters, and Sebastien Toupy (TNW) discuss the topic of hackathons and whether they are indeed able to produce solutions the world needs in times of crisis. The featured interview is a conversation with Alex Theuma, founder and CEO of SaaStock talking about the reaction of the event industry to the pandemic. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-163-hackathons-sebastien-toupy-tnw-alex-theuma-saastock For information regarding yo...more

  • Kirill Bigai of Preply that's just raised $10 million; Hjalmar Nordegren of Karma on fighting food waste amidst pandemic

    Mar 30 2020

    This week, we've got two interviews to share with you. The first one is with Kirill Bigay from Preply, a language learning startup from Ukraine that's got pretty big news to share. The other is with Hjalmar Nordegren from Karma, a Swedish startup that fights food waste globally. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-162-kirill-bigai-preply-hjalmar-nordegren-karma For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • How European VCs are reacting to crisis; prospects of e-scooter operators

    Mar 23 2020

    This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Robin Wauters discuss how VCs change their way in the challenging times, and whether it's a good idea for founders to come forward and name the names of those trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs. Also, expect to hear the latest on how e-scooter companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak and enjoy a beautiful music track from Finland. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-161-european-vcs-e-scooters-coronavir...more

  • Mental health in tech (Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle); branding for early-stage deep-tech startups (Pauliina Martikainen)

    Mar 16 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we talk about mental health issues in technology industry with Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle. You'll also hear from Pauliina Martikainen, investment director at Maki.vc, who's convinced that early-stage deep-tech startups need to pay much more attention to branding, marketing, and communications. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-160-mental-health-stewart-rogers-dmitri-sarle-pauliina-martikainen-maki-vc For info...more

  • How important are conferences for startups; Lubomila Jordanova on saving humanity with Plan A

    Mar 09 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters discuss the importance of conferences for the European startup ecosystem and the potential consequences of a series of event cancellations due to the spread of COVID-19. You'll also hear an interview with Lubomila Jordanova of Plan A about sustainability, greenwashing, and climate activism. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-159-conferences-covid-19-lubomila-jordanova-plan-a For info...more

  • Berlin interview special: Zalando, Omio, and Santander InnoVentures (at Finovate Europe)

    Mar 02 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we'll take you on a short interview tour around Berlin. You'll learn a few new things about the e-commerce behemoth Zalando, travel platform Omio, and fintech corporate VC Santander InnoVentures. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-158-zalando-omio-santander-innoventures For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Latest news and interview with Juhani Mykkänen (Wolt) at TechChill

    Feb 24 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you’ll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as hear from Juhani Mykkänen, co-founder at Finland-based food delivery startup Wolt. Check out full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-157-juhani-mykkanen-wolt-techchill For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Wingcopter and future of drone delivery; Bertrand Piccard and Solar Impulse Foundation

    Feb 17 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you’ll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as a deeper insight into the future of drone delivery in a conversation with Tom Plümmer, CEO at Wingcopter. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Bertrand Piccard, the creator of Solar Impulse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Latest news, new faces of Slush, Valerann and smart roads

    Feb 10 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you'll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as a deeper insight into the future of the Slush conference and the prospects of smart toll roads in Europe. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-155-slush-valerann For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Airline innovation

    Feb 03 2020

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we give you an overview of the most important tech news in Europe and talk about innovation in the air travel industry with four startups from the Hangar 51 accelerator. Check out full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-153-airline-innovation For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • VC sustainability clause and micromobility forecast for 2020

    Jan 27 2020

    In this week's episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we give you an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, talk about the VC sustainability clause with Robin Wauters, and discuss the future of shared micromobility with Alexandre Gauquelin. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-153-vc-sustainability-clause-micromobility-forecast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • HR Tech interview special: Alexandre Pachulski, Neelie Verlinden, and Anna Ott

    Jan 22 2020

    This episode is brought to you by Talentsoft, the European leader in cloud-based talent management and learning software. Our founding editor Robin Wauters has recently come by the headquarters of Talentsoft in Paris to talk to a very interesting panel of HR tech experts. Among other topics, the conversation touched the use of artificial intelligence in the industry, the ways of how to motivate people to learn new skills, the future of work at large, and much more. Check out the full show notes ...more

  • Pointy and Google, what's on at Davos, interview with byFounders' Tommy Andersen, and more

    Jan 20 2020

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the sale of Pointy to Google, Bolt's latest venture debt round, crowdfunding success of Sono Motors, an overview of some talks and panels at Davos, data of the Slush conference, and more. We've also featured an interview with Tommy Andersen, managing partner at byFounders. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-152-pointy-davos-byfounders-tommy-andersen For information regarding your data privacy, visit aca...more

  • KRY's megaround, Brexit and EU R&D funding, Friend of a Friend, Luna and Blue Duck Scooters

    Jan 13 2020

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the €140 million funding round for Sweden's KRY, Brexit and the future of R&D funding in the EU, the Friend of a Friend standard, and more. In addition to that, listen to interviews with KRY's Sabina Wizander, Luna's Andrew Fleury, and Blue Duck Scooters' Peter McGannon Gomez. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-151-kry-brexit-luna-blue-duck-scooters For information regarding your data privacy, visit...more

  • Russia's FAS investigates Booking.com, startups making roads better, Google abandons “Double Irish,” kidfluencers are a thing, and more

    Jan 06 2020

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the investigation of Russia's antimonopoly watchdog into Booking.com, startups working on road safety across Europe, Google abandoning the “Double Irish” tax optimisation scheme, changes in the way we write online, wannabe kidfluencers on YouTube, and more. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-150-russia-fas-booking-google-double-irish For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Takeaway delivery drones, GDPR in Ireland, decade in failures, and more

    Dec 30 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the fresh funding round for Manna, the prospects of takeaway delivery by drones, Irish regulators' shortcomings related to the GDPR, the technological failures of the decade, and more. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-149-manna-gdpr-ireland For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Good and bad news for big tech, EU and climate change, crypto art, Elastic vs. Amazon, interview with Jacob Bangsgaard of MaaS Alliance

    Dec 23 2019

    In this episode, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the good and bad news for Airbnb, Google, and Uber, the EU and climate change, crypto art, Elastic vs. Amazon, and much more. The featured conversation is an interview with Jacob Bangsgard, CEO at ERTICO and president of the MaaS Alliance. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-148-big-tech-climate-change-crypto-art-elastic-amazon-jacob-bangsgaard-maas-alliance For information regarding your data privacy, ...more

  • Interview Special: Robert Falck (Einride) and Rudi Skogman (Blok)

    Dec 18 2019

    For this episode, we’ve talked to Robert Falck, co-founder and CEO at Einride, and Rudi Skogman, co-founder and CEO at Blok Enterprises. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • State funding for battery tech, future foods in Europe, new VC kids on the block, interview with SVB's Sonya Iovieno

    Dec 16 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about €3.2 billion in state funding for batter technology, future foods, the situation around Amazon and Deliveroo in the UK, new VC kids on the block, and much more. The featured interview this time is a conversation with Sonya Iovieno, head of venture and growth banking at Silicon Valley Bank. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-147-battery-funding-ada-ventures-sonya-iovieno-silicon-valley-bank For informati...more

  • Slush Interview Special: Jean-Eric Paquet (EC) and Fredrik Hjelm (Voi)

    Dec 11 2019

    For this episode, we've talked to Jean-Eric Paquet, director-general for research and innovation at the European Commission, and Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and CEO at Voi Technology. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-jean-eric-paquet-fredrik-hjelm-voi For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • No stablecoins in EU, story of Sono, new report by EIF, interview with Christophe Perron of Stimergy

    Dec 09 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the future of stablecoins in the EU, DeepMind news, the story and promise of Sono, a new report by the European Investment Fund, and more. The featured interview is a conversation with Christophe Perron, co-founder of Stimergy. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-146-sono-eif-stimergy For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Slush Interview Special: Vivian Chan (Sparrho) and Ian Smith (Gospel Tech)

    Dec 06 2019

    In this podcast episode, we’ve talked to Vivian Chan, CEO and co-founder of Sparrho, and Ian Smith, CEO and founder of Gospel Tech. This episode is kindly sponsored by Google Cloud for Startups  is part of an exclusive interview series with prominent people in tech, recorded live at Slush 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Mega-round for Picnic, October is more than just a month, the Apostrophe Protection Society, interview with Raphaël Meyer of Lancey

    Dec 04 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed Picnic’s mega-round and a fresh court ruling in its favour, why would anyone call a company October, the Apostrophe Protection Society, the world of big toothbrushes, and much more. The featured conversation of the week is a conversation with Raphaël Meyer, CEO and co-founder at Lancey. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-145-mega-round-picnic-october-apostrophe-protection-society-raphael-meyer-lancey For...more

  • Apprenticeships vs. universities, and an interview with Dutch decacorn Adyen (Slush special)

    Dec 02 2019

    In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we’ve talked to Sophie Adelman, co-founder and president of WhiteHat, and Pieter van der Does, co-founder and CEO of Adyen. This episode is kindly sponsored by Google Cloud for Startups and is part of an exclusive interview series with prominent people in tech, recorded live at Slush 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Slush Interview Special: Marta Sjögren (Northzone) and Peter Reinhardt (Segment)

    Nov 29 2019

    In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we’ve talked to Marta Sjogren, partner at the VC firm Northzone, and Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of a unicorn startup Segment. This episode is kindly sponsored by Google Cloud for Startups and is part of an exclusive interview series with prominent people in tech recorded live at Slush 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Uber's future in London, European tech in the “Valley of death,” interview with Thomas Canguilhem of EcoTree

    Nov 27 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about Uber’s licence — or rather lack thereof — in London, the EU trying to save startups from the “Valley of death,” the world of home delivery, Shoshana Zuboff's Axel Springer Award, and more. In addition to all that, listen to a conversation with Thomas Canguilhem, partner and head of international growth at EcoTree. Check out the full show notes and links on Tech.eu:  https://tech.eu/news/podcast-144-uber-london-valley-of-death-thomas-cangui...more

  • From female health to urban planning: Valentina Milanova of Daye and Carl Christensen of Spacemaker (Slush Special)

    Nov 25 2019

    In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we’ve talked to Valentina Milanova, CEO and founder of Daye, and Carl Christensen, co-founder and CTO at Spacemaker. This episode is kindly sponsored by Google Cloud for Startups and is part of an exclusive interview series with prominent people in tech, recorded live at Slush 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Slush Interview Special: Sophia Bendz (Atomico) and Markus Villig (Bolt)

    Nov 22 2019

    In this interview special, we talked to Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, and Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder at Bolt. This episode is kindly sponsored by Google Cloud for Startups and is part of an exclusive interview series with prominent people in tech, recorded live at Slush 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Gigafactory in Germany, new VC funds in Europe, privacy on health-related websites, interview with Jan Bormans of European Startup Network

    Nov 20 2019

    This week Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about Tesla’s gigafactory in Germany, a wave of new venture funds in Europe, privacy issues on health websites, and much more. The featured interview is a conversation with Jan Bormans, CEO at the European Startup Network. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • EU's concerns over Apple and Google, Huawei's future in Europe, how to do a newsletter, interview with Lunar's Ken Villum Klausen

    Nov 13 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the concerns of the European Commission regarding Apple's possibly anticompetitive practices and Google's acquisition of Fitbit, the future of Huawei in Europe, best practices of running a newsletter, and much more. The featured interview of the week is a conversation with Ken Villum Klausen, founder and CEO of the challenger bank Lunar. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-142-apple-google-huawei-lunar-k...more

  • What's going on at UiPath, who is verifying your ID online, the OECD “digital tax” proposal, interview with Rockstart's Mark Durno

    Nov 06 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the job cuts at UiPath, the issues of third-party document verification at an example of IDNow and Veriff, the OECD United Approach proposal, the new podcast series from our friend Martin Bryant, and much more. The featured interview of this episode is one with Mark Durno, managing partner at Rockstart AgriFood in Copenhagen. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-141-uipath-idnow-veriff-oecd-digital-tax-rocks...more

  • Volocopter’s air taxi ambition, Startupbootcamp and public exchange, sauna parties at tech events, interview with Seedcamp's Carlos Espinal

    Oct 30 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about Volocopter's latest funding round and its plan to launch air taxi service, Startupbootcamp and the future of the public exchange, whether there's a place for sauna parties at tech events, and much more. Today's featured interview is with Carlos Espinal, managing partner at Seedcamp. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-140-volocopter-startupbootcamp-sauna-seedcamp-carlos-espinal For information regarding...more

  • Interview special: Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of Dott

    Oct 23 2019

    This interview special episode includes a conversation with Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of the e-scooter startup Dott, recorded in Amsterdam earlier this year. Among the topics we discussed in this interview are Dott's rumoured launch in the Netherlands, the profitability of e-scooter startups, the problem — or lack thereof — that Dott is solving, the actual levels of theft and vandalism in the industry, and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kahoot goes public, autonomous driving in Europe, Lucy Cheesman and algorave music, marathon tech, fresh reports, and more

    Oct 16 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the rejection of Sylvie Goulard as the internal market commissioner, the little-discussed IPO! of! Kahoot!, the autonomous driving scene in Europe, upcoming events, and much more. The featured interview of the week is with Lucy Cheesman, an algorave musician from the UK. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-139-kahoot-lucy-cheesman-algorave For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/p...more

  • Pitching Pitch, German funding spike, interview with Glovo's Sacha Michaud, the job of digital prophet, e-scooters and DUI, and more

    Oct 09 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the funding news of the presentation collaboration startup Pitch, what's going on with funding rounds in Germany, what a digital prophet does, and much more. Also, check out an interview with Sacha Michaud, co-founder of Glovo. Full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-138-pitching-pitch-german-funding-spike-glovo-sacha-michaud For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Unbabel and gig economy, documents leak from the Commission, cap table issues, Carly Kind of the Ada Lovelace Institute, and more

    Oct 02 2019

    This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick discuss the fresh funding round of Unbabel and the gig economy in general, new tech-related documents leaked from the European Commission, cap table issues in the Nordics and beyond, the mystery of Cachette Capital, and more. The featured interview of the day is a conversation with Carly Kind, director of the Ada Lovelace Institute. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-137-unbabel-leak-european-commission-carly-kind...more

  • TechBBQ Live Special: The governments' role in the European startup ecosystem

    Sep 27 2019

    Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler recorded this episode at TechBBQ in Copenhagen last week together with our friends from Startup42 Media. It was also broadcast live around the venue into the silent disco headsets. In this episode, we talked about the governmental involvement into the tech and startup ecosystem across Europe — which is a timely question considering the latest news stories like France's €5 billion commitment to tech companies or Apple's court fight with the European Commission. F...more

  • Apple's back taxes in Ireland, Macron's €5 billion pledge, flying water taxies, interview with Tattoodo's Johan Plenge, and more

    Sep 25 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed Apple's court battle against the EU to avoid paying €13 billion in back taxes, the new announcement by Emmanuel Macron at France Digitale Day, water taxis flying too fast, the Super Pumped book, and more. The featured interview this time is a conversation with Johan Plenge, CEO and founder at Tattoodo. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-136-apple-ireland-macron-tattoodo-johan-plenge For information regardi...more

  • The new Commission, Libra's tough times in Europe, Amsterdam is a cool place to IPO, bad Amazon habits, and more

    Sep 18 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new European Commission, Europe's stance on the Libra cryptocurrency, Amsterdam as an IPO destination, language studies, Amazon habits, and much more. The featured interview of the week is with Harold Saar, head of fleet development at Stigo, an e-vehicle company from Estonia. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-135-new-commission-libra-europe-amsterdam-ipo For information regarding your data priv...more

  • Maria 01's big ambitions, mobility industry update, Fairphone 3, interview with Ditte Rude Moncur of the Danish Growth Fund, and more

    Sep 11 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the plans of Maria 01 to become the biggest startup campus in Europe, the latest developments in the mobility industry, a review of Fairphone 3, and the story of the custom phone ringtone. Also there for you is an interview with Ditte Rude Moncur, chief data & digital officer at the Danish Growth Fund. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-134-maria-01-fairphone-ditte-rude-moncur-danish-growth-fund For inform...more

  • New developments in France's digital tax, Acast and EIB loans, VCs' coverage of Europe, interview with Public's Daniel Korski, and more

    Sep 04 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the recent developments in the standoff between the US and France related to the digital tax, Acast borrowing €25 million from the European Investment Bank, the ways in which VCs cover Europe, and much more. In the interview department, listen to a conversation with Daniel Korski, co-founder and CEO of Public.io. Today's episode is sponsored by the O'Reilly Velocity conference that's coming to Berlin on November 4th to 7th. The conference wi...more

  • DeepMind and Google, Starship Technologies’ funding, location-sharing apps, the European Future Fund

    Aug 28 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the latest developments in the story of DeepMind, the future of delivery robots shown by Starship Technologies and Amazon, the alleged €100 billion European startup fund, pros and cons of location sharing apps, and more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-132-deepmind-google-starship-technologies For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Google's antitrust trouble is far from over, the takeaway wars, WeWTF, the future of gig economy, interview with Zebras Unite's Daisy Ford-Downes

    Aug 21 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the letter sent by European job boards to complain about Google, the takeaway wars and consolidation processes, the hilarious “WeWTF,” the future of gig economy that can be more interesting than you think, and much more. Natalie has also recorded an interview with Daisy Ford-Downes of Zebras Unite for you. Check out the fill show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-131-google-antitrust-takeaway-wars-wewtf-gig-economy-zebras-uni...more

  • FlixMobility and Klarna raise a lot of money, used-car marketplaces are hot, e-scooter fishing, interview with Klarna's Sebastian Siemiatkowski, and more

    Aug 14 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss fresh funding for Klarna, the “substantial” extension of FlixMobility's latest round, a startup that makes money by fishing e-scooters out of Seine, the Molengeek project, and much more. The interview of the week is a conversation with Klarna's Sebastian Siemiatkowski recorded at last year's TOA conference in Berlin. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-130-flixmobility-klarna-guppy-daimler-carwow-sebastian-...more

  • Babylon Health and Saudi funding, Rockstar taxes kerfuffle, e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare and 8chan

    Aug 07 2019

    This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick discuss the mega-round of Babylon Health where the controversial fund PIF was among the investors, the tax relief claimed by Rockstar North that hasn't paid corporation taxes in years, new research on e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare dropping 8chan, and much more. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Conny Weber, senior research analyst at the European Crowdfunding Network. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.e...more

  • Just Eat and Takeaway.com merge, Bulgaria has been hacked, interview with FiBAN's Reetta Ilo, and more

    Jul 31 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the merger agreement of Takeaway.com and Just Eat, the huge hacking scandal in Bulgaria, the valuations and prospects of European unicorns, and much more. Check out also an interview with FiBAN's international affairs manager Reetta Ilo recorded at the StartupExtreme conference in Voss. Full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-128-just-eat-takeaway-com-merge-bulgaria-hacked-interview-reetta-ilo-fiban For information regardin...more

  • EU vs. Amazon, future of alternative meats in Europe, is brain drain real, interview with Fifty Years' Seth Bannon, and more

    Jul 24 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the latest investigation of the European Commission into Amazon, alternative meats and the future of foodtech, whether the brain drain is something we should be worried about, the redesign of Twitter, and much more. Also, check out the interview with Seth Bannon from Fifty Years VC recorded at Tech Open Air. Read the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-127-eu-amazon-alternative-meat-brain-drain-50-years-seth-bannon F...more

  • Facial recognition rules in Europe, France and Britain bite back on big tech, the future of EU-US data flows, interviews with Lubomila Jordanova and Tim Schumacher, and more

    Jul 17 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new, tighter rules regarding facial recognition in Europe, the standoff between France and the UK and the big tech companies, the future of data flows between Europe and the US, and much more. We've also prepared interviews with Lubomila Jordanova of PlanA and Tim Schumacher, co-fonder of Eyeo, Sedo, and SaaS.group. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-126-facial-recognition-europe-france-britain-bi...more

  • Even more money for e-scooters, what's up with Atomico Angel Programme, future of podcasting, interview with Sara Usinger, and more

    Jul 10 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about fresh funding for e-scooter companies and the competition landscape in Europe, (the lack of) news from Atomico's Angel Programme, the future of podcasts and paywalls, and much more. In addition to that, there's an interview with Sara Usinger who's been busy building up startup ecosystems in Iran and Albania over the past few years. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-125-e-scooters-atomico-angel-progra...more

  • Apple's response to Spotify, why is Monzo successful, interview with NordicNinja's Claes Mikko Nilsen, investing in podcasts, and more

    Jul 03 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the latest news from the battlefield of Apple and Spotify, what makes Monzo successful, investing in podcasts, and more. We've also prepared an interview with NordicNinja's investment director Claes Mikko Nilsen. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-124-apple-spotify-monzo-nordicninja-claes-mikko-nilsen For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Meero's mega-round, cities against Airbnb, interview with OpenOcean VC, Fiverr experience, and more

    Jun 27 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the $230-million round for Meero, the fight of European cities against the expanse of Airbnb, the IPO of Fiverr, and more. We've also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Patrik Backman and Niklas Rosenberg of OpenOcean. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-123-meero-airbnb-openocean-fiverr For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Battery production news, urban farming in Europe, the future of tech and competition policy, interview with Matthew Williams of The Faraday Grid, and more

    Jun 20 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the lots of money going into battery production, the current state of urban farming in Europe, the future of the EU’s tech and competition policy, smart enough city, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Matthew Williams, founder of The Faraday Grid. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-northvolt-urban-farming-in-europe-the-future-of-tech-and-competition-policy-interview-matth...more

  • E-scooters in trouble, what happened to subscription boxes, 50inTech's Caroline Ramade, event hacks, and more

    Jun 12 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the trouble in the e-scooter land, what happened to subscription boxes, event hacks, the phenomenon of The Pirate Bay, and more. We've also prepared a brief interview with Caroline Ramade, founder and CEO of 50inTech in France. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-121-e-scooters-subscription-boxes-50intech-caroline-ramade For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • German publishers against the big bad tech, mergers and partnerships in Europe, interview with Samsung NEXT’s Christina Bechhold Russ, and more

    Jun 05 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the new alliance of German publishers to fight Facebook and Google, the rise of mergers and partnerships across the continent, the importance of VC branding, enthusiasm for tech, and much more. We've also prepared an interview with Samsung NEXT's Christina Bechhold Russ. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-120-german-publishers-big-bad-tech-mergers-partnerships-europe-samsung-next-christina-bechhold-russ ...more

  • TransferWise millionaires, GDPR anniversary, Ireland’s investigation into Google, interview with Nori Health's Roeland Pater

    May 29 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the TransferWise millionaires, the GDPR anniversary, Ireland’s investigation into Google, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Roeland Pater, founder and CEO of Nori Health — part of our Digital Health month powered by Bayer G4A. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-119-transferwise-millionaires-gdpr-anniversary-ireland-investigation-google For information regarding your data p...more

  • Amazon and Deliveroo; health startups offering home diagnosis; the European startup landscape; and more

    May 22 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed Deliveroo's funding round led by Amazon, demonisation of tech firms, healthtech startups, upcoming events, and much more. We've also prepared an interview with Sabina Wizander from Kry. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-118-amazon-deliveroo-health-startups-european-startup-landscape For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Interview Special: Sacha Michaud, co-founder of Glovo

    May 15 2019

    This interview special episode includes a conversation recorded at the TNW Conference with Sacha Michaud, co-founder of Glovo. We talked about dark supermarkets and dark kitchens, about working with freelancers rather than employing the so-called Glovers, and also about why the company needs so much money to keep going. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Interview special: Guido Magrin, TeiaCare; Avi Meir, TravelPerk

    May 13 2019

    This interview special episode includes two conversations recorded at EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona with Guido Magrin of Teiacare, and Avi Meir from TravelPerk. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • EU’s latest investigation into Apple; interview with Isidro Laso; big tech tax in Israel; Apple’s acquisitions; the story of CureVac

    May 08 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the new tax for big tech companies that Israel wants to introduce, the EU's new investigation into Apple's practices, the quality of M&A data in Europe, six-wheeled cars, health tech startups, and much more. We've also got a pre-recorded interview with Isidro Laso, former head of Startup Europe. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-117-eu-investigation-apple-big-tech-tax-israel-apple-acquisitions-cure...more

  • SoftBank goes shopping in Germany; the state of car sharing in Europe; how ICO white papers are written; is it time to boycott Saudi money; and more

    May 01 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about SoftBank's confirmed and alleged deals in Germany, European car sharing companies and luxurious experiences connected to some of them, best and worst practices of writing ICO white papers, whether it's time to start boycotting the money coming from Saudi Arabia, and more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-116-softbank-germany-car-sharing-in-europe-ico-white-papers-boycott-saudi-money For information r...more

  • #115: The UK's push for age-appropriate design; new batch of SME Instrument projects; the fate of WikiTribune; and more

    Apr 24 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the UK's regulatory push for age-appropriate design, the new projects funded by the EC under the SME Instrument programme, tech events in May, the prospects of Jimmy Wales's WikiTribune, and more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-115-age-appropriate-design-sme-instrument-wikitribune For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The UK wants to tackle “online harms”; telemedicine on the rise; events in May; Spotify and the music industry; interview with Tick's Jess Butcher

    Apr 17 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the new proposal on how to tackle “online harms” from the UK's DCMS, the goings-on in the telemedicine industry, the long list of events in the first weeks of May, and much more. We've also prepared an interview with Jessica Butcher, co-founder of Blippar and Tick. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-114-uk-online-harms-telemedicine-events-in-may-spotify-tick-jess-butcher For information regarding your data p...more

  • #SesameSummit Interview Special: Christian Lindener, Wayra Germany; Marina Ekroos, Frameright; Javier Mateo Garcia, Valencia Activa

    Apr 15 2019

    This episode packs three interviews we recorded at the Sesame Summit in Valencia earlier this month. Our awesome interviewees are Christian Lindener, CEO of Wayra Germany; Marina Ekroos, co-founder and CEO of Frameright; Javier Mateo Garcia, deputy director of entrepreneurship at Valencia Activa. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/tech-eu-podcast-sesamesummit-interview-special-christian-lindener-wayra-germany-marina-ekroos-frameright-javier-mateo-garcia-valencia-activ...more

  • XING and HoneyPot; new VCs in Europe; interview with The Family's Alice Zagury; speedrunning DOOM; Elon Musk's music; and more

    Apr 10 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about XING's acquisition of HoneyPot, new VCs shaking up the European scene, the sad story behind Amazon's acquisition of Eero, Elon Musk's new rap song, DOOM speedrunning records, and more. Also included is an interview with Alice Zagury from The Family.  Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-113-xing-honeypot-the-family-alice-zagury-speedrunning-doom-elon-musk

  • The Copyright Directive mess; is Spotify the next Netflix; scooter wars of the past; interview with BlaBlaCar's Nicolas Brusson; and more

    Apr 03 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the accidental votes against a Copyright Directive amendment, Spotify executing the playbook of Netflix, the scooter wars of the early 20th century, and more. We've also prepared an interview with Nicolas Brusson, the co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar.  Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-112-copyright-directive-mess-spotify-netflix-scooter-wars-of-the-past-blablacar-nicolas-brusson For information regarding yo...more

  • What the hell is a cloud kitchen; Google's new fine; Copyright Directive; interview with Martin Villig of Bolt (ex-Taxify), and much more

    Mar 27 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the freshly approved Copyright Directive, the new €1.49 billion fine for Google, the concept of cloud kitchen, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Martin Villig, co-founder of Bolt, formerly known as Taxify. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-111-cloud-kitchen-google-fine-copyright-directive-martin-villig-bolt-taxify For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • #TechChill Interview Special: Pekka Viilto, Rundit; Kristel Kruustük, Testlio; Tiit Paananen, Veriff

    Mar 25 2019

    This is the third and final batch of interviews the team of Tech.eu recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. In this episode, we talked to Pekka Viilto of Rundit, Kristel Kruustük of Testlio, and Tiit Paananen from Veriff. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-techchill-pekka-viilto-rundit-kristel-kruustuk-testlio-tiit-paananen-veriff For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Spotify vs. Apple, solar power funding on the rise, ethics in AI, unicorn M&A trends, interview with the EC's Carlos Moedas, and more

    Mar 20 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss Spotify's complaint against Apple, the rise in funding for solar power projects, Google Docs as the new hot chat app for schoolkids, the ethics in AI, and much more. We've also prepared an interview with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-110-spotify-apple-solar-power-funding-ethics-ai-carlos-moedas-interview For information regardin...more

  • #TechChill Interview Special: Elizabeth Varley, TechHub; Andris Berzins, Change Ventures; Rolands Mesters, Nordigen

    Mar 18 2019

    This is the second batch of interviews the team of Tech.eu recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that. In this episode, we’ve talked to Elizabeth Varley from TechHub; Andris Berzins of Change Ventures; and Rolands Mesters from Nordigen. Check out the show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/tech-eu-podcast-techchill-interview-special-elizabeth-varley-tec...more

  • SurveyMonkey buys Usabilla; new French Tech Visa; StartHer report; interviews with TNW's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Talent Garden's Davide Dattoli

    Mar 13 2019

    This week, Roxanne Varza, Natalie Novick, and Andrii Degeler discuss the acquisition of Usabilla by SurveyMonkey, the new French Tech Visas that make hiring for startups easier, a report by StartHer on how women-founded startups attract funding, and much more. Also, listen to two timely interviews with TNW's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Talent Garden's Davide Dattoli. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-109-surveymonkey-usabilla-french-tech-visa-starther-re...more

  • #TechChill Interview Special: Kat Borlongan, French Tech Mission; Anna Andersone, Riga Tech Girls; Milda Mitkutė, Vinted

    Mar 11 2019

    This is the first batch of interviews the team of Tech.eu recorded at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that, actually. In this episode, we’ve talked to Kat Borlongan from La French Tech, Anna Andersone of Riga Tech Girls, and Milda Mitkutė from Vinted. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • More pressure on Revolut; e-sports scene in Europe; (very) old tech around us; blockchain phones; interview with Göran Wågström, founder and CEO of Idka

    Mar 06 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the media attention Revolut has got for various wrong reasons over the past few weeks, the e-sports landscape in Europe, upcoming events, old tech that powers important aspects of our lives, and much more. Also, listen to an interview with Göran Wågström, founder and CEO of Idka. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-108-more-pressure-on-revolut-e-sports-scene-in-europe-very-old-tech-around-us-blockchain-phones...more

  • Multi-modal mobility; UK goes gangster on Facebook; Europe and Japan get closer; interview with H-FARM's Riccardo Donadon; and more

    Feb 27 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick, Robin Wauters, and Andrii Degeler discuss the trend of multi-modal transportation apps, the new Japanese-backed fund that will invest in European startups, the UK's new investigation into Facebook, and much more. We've also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Riccardo Donadon, founder of the innovation platform H-FARM in Italy. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-107-multi-modal-mobility-uk-goes-gangster-on-facebook-europe-and-japa...more

  • Interview Special: Nils Mattisson, Minut, and Julia Grace, Slack

    Feb 25 2019

    In this episode, we've talked to Nils Mattisson, CEO and co-founder of Minut, and Julia Grace, senior director of infrastructure engineering at Slack in San Francisco. You will learn how to make a great product for a totally wrong audience and still survive, why people want to have a home alarm that’s not a camera, how Slack is used in Europe, and much more. Check out the post on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-interview-special-nils-mattisson-minut-julia-grace-slack For information regard...more

  • Fintech in Lithuania, Revolut's banking licence, Malt funding, the future of work, interview with MEP Julia Reda, and more

    Feb 20 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the rush for financial licences in Lithuania, Revolut's standoff with Lithuanian authorities, the future of work, and more. Also, check out an interview with MEP Julia Reda on the Copyright Directive. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-106-fintech-lithuania-revolut-malt-the-future-of-work-julia-reda-copyright-directive For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The Copyright Directive (again), autotech news, interview with Claire Novorol from Ada Health, and more

    Feb 13 2019

    This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick talk about the Copyright Directive and its consequences, the changes in the autotech and mobility landscape, making sense of VC funding numbers, life without the tech giants, and more. There's also a fascinating interview with Claire Novorol, co-founder and chief medical officer of Ada Health. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-105-copyright-directive-autotech-news-interview-claire-novorol-ada-health For information...more

  • Interview Special: Cristobal Alonso, Startup Wise Guys; Mika Rautiainen, Valossa; Raitis Purins, Printful

    Feb 11 2019

    Welcome to our interview special — a new episode format, in which we put together a few pre-recorded conversations with some of the most interesting people of the European startup ecosystem. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-cristobal-alonso-startup-wise-guys-mika-rautiainen-valossa-raitis-purins-printful For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • #104: Uber and Cabify depart Barcelona; the opportunity of GDPR; interview with TransferWise's Taavet Hinrikus; and more

    Feb 06 2019

    This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Chris Chinchilla talk about the departure of Uber and Cabify from Barcelona, the rise of “data ownership” companies that help to guard your data, the doublethink of the Western corporates regarding automation, writing tips from Stephen King, diversity in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UK, and much more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-104-uber-cabify-barcelona-transferwise-taavet-hinrikus For informat...more

  • Google’s fine in France; the Copyright Directive; a hot January for Icelandic startups; interview with SBC’s Raph Crouan; and much more

    Jan 30 2019

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss Google's latest fine in Europe, the good news about the Copyright Directive, the launch of Iceland Venture Studio and the local ecosystem in Iceland, as well as the history of blogging and the issue of “performative workaholism.” Natalie has also recorded an interview with Raph Crouan, founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT programme in London. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-103-google-france-copyright-d...more

  • E-scooters again, Chinese investment in Europe, history of RSS, interview with FishBrain, and more

    Jan 23 2019

    In today's Tech.eu Podcast, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the latest gigantic funding round for an e-scooter startup, the increasing amount of Chinese capital in European tech, the history of RSS, and more. We've also prepared an interview with Johan Attby, co-founder and CEO of FishBrain, a startup that has raised almost $30 million for an app for fishing lovers. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-102-e-scooters-chinese-investment-in-europe-his...more

  • Transferwise in Brussels; more money for N26 and Horizn; Alibaba's activity in Europe; and more

    Jan 16 2019

    In today's Tech.eu Podcast, Natalie Novick, Andrii Degeler, and Robin Wauters talk about TransferWise opening an office in Brussels, funding rounds for Horizn and N26, the acquisition of data Artisans by Alibaba Group, and much more. The episode also features a pre-recorded interview with Jeff Lynn, co-founder and executive chairman at Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform that’s been pretty successful in Europe. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-101-transf...more

  • Five-year anniversary special with Roxanne Varza, Robin Wauters, Alex Barrera, and Jon Bradford

    Jan 09 2019

    Remember we promised something special for the 100th episode of the podcast? Well, this is it — we’ve managed to gather almost everyone from the founding team of Tech.eu! Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-100-five-year-anniversary-special-roxanne-varza-robin-wauters-alex-barrera-jon-bradford For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Interview Special: Cyril Lefay from Byhours, Itxaso del Palacio from M12, and Henrik Landgren from EQT Ventures

    Jan 02 2019

    Tech.eu podcast team is proud to present our first interview special — a new episode format, in which we offer you a few pre-recorded conversations with some of the most interesting people of the European startup ecosystem. In this episode, you’ll learn what a Motherbrain is, how corporate VCs work, and what the market is like for a startup that offers hourly bookings in mainstream hotels. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/tech-eu-podcast-interview-special-cyril-lefa...more

  • Slush recap; e-scooters cause trouble in Madrid; AI “made in Europe”; interview with Petcube's Yaroslav Azhnyuk; and much more

    Dec 12 2018

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the recent Slush conference in Helsinki, the issues with e-scooters in Madrid, the EC's new initiative regarding AI, inclusion and diversity in the tech industry, and more.  Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-99-slush-recap-e-scooters-madrid-petcube-yaroslav-azhnyuk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Uber's new fine; appetising insects; interview with Gravity's Panayiotis Philimis; makers movement strikes back; and much more

    Dec 05 2018

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss eating insects, fixing employee ownership regulation in Europe, mourning (or lack thereof) of CeBIT, and more. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-98-uber-fine-innovafeed-gravity-panayiotis-philimis For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • More money for e-scooters; university spin-outs taking off; Europe as America's tech police; interview with EIF's Oscar Farres; and more

    Nov 28 2018

    This week, Natalie Novick, Andrii Degeler, and the special guest Martin Bryant talk about the fresh capital poured into e-scooters in Europe, university spin-offs across the continent, Europe possibly becoming America's “tech police,” entrepreneurial journalism, and much more. The episode features an interview with Oscar Farres from the European Investment Fund. Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-97 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/...more

  • BlaBlaCar's partnership with SNCF; what the Brexit draft agreement means for startups; interview with Draper Esprit's Simon Cook; and much more

    Nov 21 2018

    This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss what BlaBlaCar is going to do with the bus operator Ouibus, what the Brexit draft agreement means for the tech ecosystem in the UK, and much more. Also featured in the episode is a great and insightful interview with Simon Cook, the CEO of Draper Esprit. Check out the full show notes: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-96-blablacar-sncf-brexit-draft-agreement-draper-esprit-simon-cook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/priva...more

  • Lesara and Travelbird go under; Facebook cooperates with Macron; interview with Paddle's Christian Owens; and much more

    Nov 14 2018

    The biggest deal of the week: Bitfury, a Latvian-founded company headquartered in Amsterdam that describes itself as the “largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world,” has just closed an $80 million funding round. Lesara and Travelbird, which raised more than €100 million in total and employed more than 600 people, have filed for insolvency in a span of two weeks. - Dutch travel booking platform Travelbird suspends operations after failing to raise emergency funding - German ...more

  • UK's “digital services tax,” lessons learned from Blizzard and Click & Grow, interview with EarlyBird's Christian Nagel, and more

    Nov 07 2018

    The biggest deal of the week: Monzo, the UK-based fintech company, is now a unicorn. The company has raised £85 million and now boasts more than a million users.  The UK plans to introduce what it calls a “digital services” tax that will target tech giants - UK chancellor announces 2% ‘digital services tax’ on tech giants’ revenues starting in April 2020 - Hammond's digital tax faces opposition from big tech firms - US attacks UK plan for digital services tax on tech giants Interview: Christian ...more

  • Google abandons Berlin campus plans; Ireland cracks down on Airbnb; interview with SevenVentures' Florian Pauthner; and much more

    Oct 31 2018

    The biggest deal of the week: Berlin’s GoEuro who has raised a $150 million investment round by Kinnevik and Temasek, with participation from Hillhouse Capital. I was at a few things they did when I was living in Berlin-- they really have a cool company and they are providing a lot of utility for people travelling around Europe. If you are interested in staying in the know about all the deals — check out the Tech.eu Insider newsletter! Google has abandoned plans to open a new campus for startups...more

  • Google and the European Commission; Saudi money in European tech; interviews with TravelPerk's Gidi Pridor and Readdle's Igor Zhadanov; and much more

    Oct 24 2018

    Here’s what we discussed this time. The biggest deal of the week: Truphone, a UK-based eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raised $71 million. The company is now valued at $507 million. We also tracked a number of eight-figure rounds in Spain, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. If you are interested in staying in the know about all the deals — check out Tech.eu Insider newsletter! Google will soon start charging smartphone makers for Google Play Store in Europe - Googl...more

  • Apple's shopping in Europe; HelloFresh and subscription marketing; $19 million for Pitch; interview with Semyon Dukach, managing partner at One Way Ventures; and much more

    Oct 17 2018

    On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics: The biggest deal of the week: immersive reality tech startup Varjo has raised a $31 million Series B round from Atomico, Next47, and others. Apple’s shopping in Europe - Danish startup Spektral sold to Apple for $30 million - Apple confirms it has acquired Spektral, a Danish computer vision startup, for augmented reality technology - Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from...more

  • Amazon's wages and taxes, funding for Huel, Balderton's Liquidity fund, interviews with Monzo and GitLab, and more

    Oct 10 2018

    On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics: The biggest deal of the week: Owlstone Medical from Cambridge raises $35 million for its breathalyser-based diagnostics solution. Amazon has announced that it will raise minimum wages for all its workers in the US and in the UK - Don’t let Amazon’s living wage announcement fool you. This is why I’m not calling off my boycott yet - Amazon workers strike in Germany, Spain and Poland to coincide with Pr...more

  • Wimdu shuts down; SEBA raises €88M; interviews with TechStars'Kelly Adam and Silicon Valley Bank's Oscar Jazdowski; and much more

    Oct 03 2018

    On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics: Wimdu, a Germany-based “Airbnb killer” is shutting down by the end of 2018. - Wimdu’s press statement - Report: Rocket Internet-founded Wimdu shuts down, prepares to lay off more than 100 staff Interview: Oscar Jazdowski, who is setting up Silicon Valley Bank in Germany. Recorded by Robin Wauters on the Bits & Pretzels conference in Munich. The biggest reported deal of the last week: SEBA Crypto,...more

  • GitLab valued at $1.1 billion, France's fintech coup, catching up with HTGF and SumUp, Uber + Deliveroo rumours, and more

    Sep 26 2018

    On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics: GitLab, a devops software platform, has raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.1 billion. - GitLab raises $100M - How GitHub rival GitLab is building a business with just 0.1% paying customers Interview: Dr Tanja Emmerling, principal at High-Tech Gruenderfonds France’s fintech coup - The Govtech Summit - Le Swave launches its second recruitment campaign - Scouting For Fintechs: Is French President ...more

  • EU's Copyright Directive, what's next for SME Instrument, €70M for Evaneos, global “Right to be forgotten,” the future of TomTom, and more

    Sep 19 2018

    On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics: The European Parliament has passed the copyright directive, which contains the infamous Article 11, aka the link tax, and Article 13, aka the upload filter and the meme killer. - The Copyright Directive - Data mining: why the EU’s proposed copyright measures get it wrong - EU copyright reform will spell disaster for sports fans - Everything you need to know about europe’s new copyright directive What...more

  • Taxify brings e-scooters to Paris, CCP Games sold for $425M, interview with iZettle's Jacob de Geer, and more

    Sep 12 2018

    Discussed on this episode: CCP Games, Startup Poland, relayr, iZettle, Taxify and e-scooters, Vinted, tech events coming up in Europe, the AI composer Aiva, Big Revolution and re:Charged newsletter, and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Leveling up Europe's fintech sector, a look at the changes in the pan-European energy industry, and more

    Jun 07 2018

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - PayPal's acquisition of iZettle - Revolut raising $250 million - Adyen heads for an IPO - Klarna buys Shop.co - In Germany, Dreamlines and Frontier raise big funding rounds - The acquisitions of FanDuel and Zoopla - The recent Tech Nation report on the UK's tech sector - Apple's rocky relationship with the EU and Ireland - A look at recent movements for seed investors eFounders and Seedcamp We also feature a number of interviews with key player...more

  • A chat with Revolut founder Nikolay Storonsky, Spotify's upcoming IPO and more

    Mar 20 2018

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Spotify's impending "non-IPO IPO" - An interview with the founder and CEO of UK fintech startup Revolut - Fintech funding for Atom Bank, Capitolis and solarisBank - France threatens to fine Google and Apple for abusive commercial practices - An interview with Sandis Kondrats, founder and CEO of Anatomy Next - Microsoft is opening two cloud data centers in Germany - Finland invests almost 850 million euros in Nokia - Funding rounds for Moovit, U...more

  • Catching up with Samsung NEXT's Felix Petersen, Facebook's woes in Europe and more

    Feb 23 2018

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Facebook's trouble in Europe (lawsuits and taxes) - Iceland now uses more energy for mining virtual currencies than to power its homes - EU Commission looks into Apple’s purchase of music discovery service Shazam - An interview with entrepreneur turned investor (for Samsung NEXT) Felix Petersen - eBay picks Dutch fintech company Adyen over ex-subsidiary PayPal - Funding rounds for Infarm, Vivino, Small Giant Games, Prophesee and Victor For info...more

  • Spotify in the news; interviews with Funderbeam and InReach Ventures; and more

    Feb 05 2018

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Spotify's recent news blitz (IPO! Lawsuit! 70 million subscribers! New products! - Our own in-depth reports on 2017: funding and exits - Funding rounds for Auto1, Cabify, Unbabel and Ledger - The EU slaps Qualcomm with a huge fine - Megafon's recent acquisition of Mail.ru - The European Commission's big plans for supercomputing - And we interviewed Funderbeam founder and CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp and InReach Ventures co-founder Roberto Bonanzinga For...more

  • Interviews with Swedish gaming vet Tommy Palm and Index Ventures' Martin Mignot

    Dec 10 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Balderton Capital and Seedcamp's new funds (+ The Nordic Web Angel Fund) - Varjo presented great virtual reality tech at Slush - DoctoLib raised €35 million - EU's plan to end 'geo-blocking' for online retailers across Europe - Yandex and Uber merge their taxi hailing businesses in Russia - Spotify and Tencent swap stakes - And we interviewed Swedish gaming veteran Tommy Palm (Candy Crush Saga/King, Resolution Games) and Martin Mignot from Inde...more

  • Amazon's European expansion, Uber's troubles in the UK and focus on Seedcamp, HotJar and more

    Nov 20 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - The Draper Esprit-Seedcamp deal(s) - Mo' money for funds: Sunstone, Brighteye Ventures and ING - An interesting Skyscanner acquisition - Big funding rounds for TransferWise, Monzo, GetYourGuide and others - Amazon's expansion in Europe (and Uber's troubles) - Europe's plan to regulate ICOs - We interviewed Malta-based, bootstrapped startup HotJar's co-founder, Jonathan Vella For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Q3 reports, an interview with Cambridge Analytica's CEO, HelloFresh's IPO and more

    Oct 30 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Our Q3 reports on funding and exits in European tech - HelloFresh's impending IPO - Amazon's recent trouble with the EU - We interviewed Alexander Nix, the CEO of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • A new chapter for Tech.eu, Uber's London woes, and a report from SaaStock in Dublin

    Sep 28 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - our freshly announced plans for deeper EU tech market research - Uber 'loses' its license to operate in London - Deliveroo's big funding round - Europe prepares fresh taxation plans for digital giants - Interviews with SaaStock founder Alex Theuma and Typeform's David Apple For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Big funding for Improbable, Delivery Hero and Kreditech; interviews with the CEOs of Babbel and Jobbatical + more

    May 15 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Europe-related news from the big ones, including Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google and Uber. - Major funding rounds for the likes of Delivery Hero, Kreditech, Improbable and Cabify - We feature interviews with Karoli Hindricks, founder of Estonia's Jobbatical, and Markus Witte, co-founder and CEO of Babbel, a Berlin-based language learning platform. - BlaBlaCar's new short-distance ride hailing app BlaBlaLines For information regarding your data p...more

  • Tech.eu report on Q1 2017 funding and exits, Spotify in the news, Blacklane, Founders and more

    May 01 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Tech.eu's latest report on Q1 2017 European tech funding and exits - Spotify's been in the news a lot lately (IPO, licensing deals, more) - Russia's shaky relationship with American tech giants - Interview with Dr. Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane - Interview with Simon Sylvest, co-founder of Copenhagen startup studio Founders - Big funding rounds for Babylon, OverOps, UiPath, LoveCrafts and more For information regarding your dat...more

  • Picnic funding, Uber and out in Denmark, EIT Digital CEO Willem Joncker speaks up

    Apr 03 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - (Big) funding rounds for Picnic, Oodrive, Arralis and Freightos - Uber pulling out of Denmark - A Reuters report on emerging tech in Europe - Canon Europe buys Kite.ly, Software AG buys Cumulocity - We interview EIT Digital CEO Willem Joncker For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The Roman startup scene, SoundCloud debt funding, spotlight on BMW Startup Garage and more

    Mar 27 2017

    On this episode, we discuss the following topics: - Funding for SoundCloud, MotoK, Autotalks and Lampenwelt.de - Russian exit activity with Qiwi buying Flocktory - The burgeoning startup scene in Rome - Alibaba's game distribution deal with Mail.Ru - We interview BMW Startup Garage founder Gregor Gimmy For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3 billion, fintech funding in Europe and the EDF Energy Pulse Awards

    Mar 15 2017

    On this episode, which was kindly sponsored by EDF Energy, we discuss the following topics: – Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Israel's Mobileye - Fintech funding: Currencycloud, Atom Bank, Silverfin, Qapital and Monzo - Fintech acquisition: Tradeshift buys a Capgemini division - We interview Jean-Benoit Ritz, Director of Innovation and Blue Lab, EDF Energy, about the EDF Energy Pulse Awards For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers, new Nokia phones and more

    Mar 06 2017

    On this episode, which was kindly sponsored by AT&T, we discuss the following topics: – Spotify hitting 50 million paid subscribers – Nokia getting back into the phone business, kind of – Funding in Berlin: for VC Project A, and tech startup ResearchGate – An interview with Sunder Somasundaram and Mobeen Khan, who head up IoT solutions and strategy at AT&T – Acquisitions in Israel: Apple buys RealFace, Palo Alto buys LightCyber – Kinnevik selling half of its shares in Rocket Internet – A...more

  • Atomico's new fund, the acquisition of Momondo, the rise of robots and more

    Feb 20 2017

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – The acquisitions of Momondo, Comptel, BillPay and Taxibeat – Atomico’s latest, $765 million fund (but also Frontline’s new €60 million fund) – The EU agreeing to ‘portability’ of online subscriptions across borders – European Parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot tax – An interview with Jevgenijs Kazanins, CEO of Latvian fintech company TWINO – Funding for Bloomon, Soundtrack Your Brand and ID Finance. For information regarding your data...more

  • European tech exits in 2016, an interview with TomTom co-founder Corinne Vigreux, and more

    Feb 06 2017

    On this episode, we discuss: – Our recent report on European tech exits in 2016 - Funding for Tricentis, Letgo, Collibra and Vestiaire Collective - Acquisitions of Social Point (Take-Two) and Hometrack (Zoopla) - We interviewed TomTom co-founder Corinne Vigreux in Amsterdam - News about Uber, Lego, TWINO and roaming fees in Europe For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • EU tech funding report for 2016, Rocket Internet's $1 billion fund and more

    Jan 23 2017

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  • HERE sells 10% stake to Asian investors, Facebook buys The Eye Tribe and more

    Jan 02 2017

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – Snapchat buying Israel’s Cimagine – Facebook-owned Oculus acquiring Denmark’s The Eye Tribe – Huawei reportedly buying Israel’s Hexatier – HERE selling 10% of the company to Asian investors – The discovery that three major music labels own SoundCloud stakes – We interview Ed Newton-Rex, founder of ‘musical AI’ startup Jukedeck – Funding rounds for Automile and Timing For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • HelloFresh gets funded, Brainbow gets acquired, Babylon gets profiled

    Dec 26 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: - Quite a few acquisitions involving UK, Belgium, Germany and Finland-based startups - A lot of funding rounds as usual, so we will focus on Germany’s HelloFresh, Israel’s Lumus, Finland’s Visedo and Denmark’s Cardlay. - Robin had a chance to catch-up with James Clark from the London Stock Exchange - Our last startup feature of the year: UK-based Babylon health For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • GoDaddy buys European rival, Trivago updates IPO plans, Station F in Paris and more

    Dec 12 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – The upcoming Station F hub in Paris – GoDaddy’s acquisition of HEG for €1.7 billion – German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a US IPO – Funding for Partech, eFounders, Lilium and Pepo – An interview with Dominik Krabbe, head of the EIT Digital Challenge – Interesting research reports from both Atomico/Slush and Balderton For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Skyscanner acquired by Ctrip, Latvia's new startup law, spotlight on Agricool and more

    Nov 28 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – Ctrip's acquisition of Scotland-based travel tech firm Skyscanner - Latvia's new startup law and tax regime - Funding for Wynd (France), PatSnap (UK) and Parasut (Turkey) - We recently interviewed both Marie Ekeland from Daphni and HotelTonight's Amir Segall in Paris - Our featured startup this week is France-based Agricool For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Tesla buys Grohmann, a new EU Fund of Funds, interview with DocPlanner and more

    Nov 14 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – Tesla’s acquisition of Germany-based Grohmann Engineering – The EU Commission and EIF kick off a new pan-European fund of funds – Funding rounds for Teamleader, CurrencyFair and Job Today – We interviewed Peter Bialo from Poland-based DocPlanner – A feature on Berlin-based auto and AI tech startup German Autolabs For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Foodpanda and Spotify acquisitions, KEEN Ventures, interview with ClouDesire and more

    Nov 07 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: - Recent acquisitions in Europe, including Spotify's purchase of Preact and Foodpanda's sale of Delivery Club to Mail.Ru - A new European venture fund called KEEN Ventures - Several rounds of funding including Unbabel, Otonomo and Second Home - Jonathan Keane had a chance to catch up with Italian cloud company ClouDesire - We discuss the Brexit effect on prices of products and services from Apple, Microsoft, HTC, Dell and Amazon For information re...more

  • Qualcomm buys NXP, Misys pulls IPO, Chronocam nabs $15M + interview with Algolia

    Oct 31 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: - Recent acquisitions in Europe, including Qualcomm's $47 billion purchase of NXP and Heptagon's big exit - Recent funding rounds for Finland's KNL, Russia's Busfor and France's Chronocam - UK fintech firm Misys pulls it IPO - We interviewed Algolia co-founder and CEO, Nicolas Dessaigne - Allbright launches new platform to fund female entrepreneurs in the UK For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • European tech exits in Q3, fresh funding for young VC firms and startups, Adblock Plus and more

    Oct 24 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: - Q3 2016 was a great quarter for European tech exits- or was it? - New VC funds in Europe: K Fund, Daphni - A look at freshly funded startups SmartFog, ContentSquare and Navya - An interview with Till Faida, CEO of Eyeo (the company behind Adblock Plus) - Martin Varsavsky's new ($200 million) project: Prelude Fertility For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Lystable, Zenly and Lydia raise funding, Spotify’s big week, demystifying MysteryVibe and AI in Europe

    Oct 03 2016

    On this episode we discuss the following topics: – UK startup Lystable adds PayPal co-founder Max Levchin to its already notable list of investors – French startup Zenly has announced a $22.5 million round with Benchmark – A big week for Spotify – We had a chance to catch up with sex-toy startup MysteryVibe – We wrap it up with a look at AI and machine learning tech in Europe For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • OurCrowd's $72 million round, Spiri, Takeaway.com's IPO, checking in with Workable and more

    Sep 26 2016

    On this episode, we discuss: – Israeli startup OurCrowd secures a $72 million series C round – 2 Spanish startups acquired by Airbnb and Twilio, respectively – The Netherlands’ Takeaway.com prices IPO at over €1 billion – We caught up with the founder and CEO of Workable at SaaStock – We take a look at Denmark’s Spiri and its new carpooling vehicle For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Amazon Echo comes to Europe, Northzone closes €300M fund, interview with Funding Circle and more

    Sep 19 2016

    On this episode, we discuss: - Amazon Echo and Echo Dot arrive in the UK and Germany - Northzone has closed a €300M euro fund and is eyeing UK startups - A number of acquisitions from across Europe including locations like Romania, Greece, Serbia and more - Robin had a chance to catch-up with Funding Circle - We wrap up with a discussion of a new startup hub to be launched in Stockholm, Sweden For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region on the rise, eFounders and WIRED 100

    Sep 05 2016

    On this episode we discuss: - Danish price comparison portal Samlino.dk raising funding from Peter Thiel and others - UK-based Songkick raising $15 million for international expansion - Central and Eastern Europe is on the rise again (in terms of funding) - We caught up with Quentin Nickmans from startup studio eFounders - We review the European names on WIRED's Global 100 list For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Rovio's financials for H1 2016, Mozilla invests in Germany's Cliqz, the Latvian startup scene and more

    Aug 29 2016

    On this episode we discuss: - Rovio’s not-too-shabby financials for the first half of 2016 - Mozilla making an investment in a German software startup called Cliqz - Latvia seeking to double its startups by 2020 - A chat with Daniel Blomquist from Swedish VC firm Creandum - French and German calls for decryption laws, targeting apps like Telegram and WhatsApp For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Facebook's Oculus Rift is coming to Europe, Nordic health startups raise funding, self-driving buses in Helsinki and a look at the UK's fintech scene

    Aug 22 2016

    On this episode we discuss: - Facebook’s Oculus Rift, which is coming to Europe - Health startups in Scandinavia heating up with funding for Swedish KRY and Finnish Brainshake - Autonomous buses called EasyMile take to the streets of Helsinki - We caught up with Fergal Mullen of VC firm Highland Europe - We wrap up with a discussion of whether or not the UK is really Europe’s leading fintech market For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Deliveroo's $275M round, Uber invests in European startups, Skeleton Tech's ultracapacitors and more

    Aug 15 2016

    On this episode we discuss: - Food delivery startup Deliveroo's massive $275 million funding round - Uber's investments into four European startups - Estonian startup Skeleton Technologies raises €13 million for innovative energy storage solutions - Hailo and Daimler-owned MyTaxi have merged to fend off Uber - Broadband access will become a legal right under EU telecoms law For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Big summer acquisitions, Square gears up for Europe launch, Slovakia's startup scene, Showpad and Q2 EU tech funding numbers

    Jul 26 2016

    On this episode they discuss: - Three big European tech acquisitions (ARM, VocaLink and Opera's consumer business) - Square appears to be gearing up for a UK launch - A look at the Slovakia's startup ecosystem - An interview with Belgian 'scale-up' Showpad - Tech.eu's European tech funding report for Q2 2016 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Austria's startup plan, funding for Personio and YouDo, Mangrove's Mark Tluszcz and another EU/Google antitrust case

    Jul 18 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Robin Wauters and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Austria's $204 million startup program - German HR software startup Personio lands €2.1 million in seed funding - Russian services marketplace YouDo.com raises $6.2 million - An interview with Mangrove VC's Mark Tluszcz - The European Commission has started another antitrust investigation into Google's practices For in...more

  • Avast buys AVG, the Belgian startup scene, connected cars and self-driving robots, and interviewing Yoyowallet

    Jul 14 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Avast's acquisition of AVG for $1.3 billion - An overview of startup funding and M&A activity in Belgium - Self-driving delivery robots hitting the streets in Europe - An interview with UK fintech startup Yoyowallet's co-founder Michael Rolph - Europe's connected car technology scene For information regarding you...more

  • Post-Brexit, Partech's new fund, Speedinvest and Amodo, interview with iZettle and Tech Open Air raises?

    Jul 04 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - One week after the UK’s Brexit vote - the race is on for Europe’s next startup capital - Partech Ventures secures a new 400 million euro fund and a few new partners - Austrian fund Speedinvest makes its first Croatian investment - Our Editor Robin catches up with iZettle - We wrap up with a discussion of Berlin’s Tec...more

  • Brexit, a European 'decacorn', Magic Pony acquired, Reshma Sohoni and how many unicorns does Europe have?

    Jun 27 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Brexit and what it means for European & British startups - Finnish mobile games maker Supercell becomes Europe’s most valuable company valued at $10.2 billion - Twitter acquires London-based machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology - Our Editor Robin catches up with Seedcamp’s Reshma Sohoni - How many unico...more

  • Twitter and Europe, DFJ Esprit go public, Jobandtalent's Series B, interview with Imperia Online and a 'Single Startup Market'

    Jun 20 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: Lots of movement at Twitter in Europe - update on what’s going on there DFJ’s European arm DFJ Esprit went public - yes, a venture firm Spain’s JobAndTalent secured a 42 million Series B round Our Editor Robin catches up with Bulgarian Imperia Online. We wrap up with a discussion about the call for a Single Startup Mar...more

  • Tradeshift's Series D, updates on iZettle & Prezi, Accel in Israel and can Europe overtake the US?

    Jun 13 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - A massive round of funding for Copenhagen-based Tradeshift - Updates from two top European startups : iZettle and Prezi - Accel Partners new hire - Our Editor Robin catches up with Prezi - We wrap up with a discussion about a few articles that made the European ecosystem go crazy this week For information regarding y...more

  • VC in Europe increases, PayPal and Turkey, Thermondo raises, interview with Pipedrive and Poland's tech scene

    Jun 06 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - European and Israeli startup funding continues to rise - Paypal having to halt operations in Turkey - Berlin-based smart heating startup Thermondo raises 23.5 million euros - Our Editor Robin catches up with Pipedrive - Poland’s startup scene, which was recently featured in Forbes as an up and coming ecosystem to wat...more

  • eBay acquire Ticketbis, Transferwise are now a Eunicorn, Google are raided, interview with Numa and Brexit

    May 30 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Ebay’s acquisition of Spain’s Ticketbis for $165 million - Transferwise officially becoming a unicorn, raising $26 million at a $1.1 billion valuation - Google’s Paris office being raided for tax non-compliance - Our Editor Robin catches up with Paris accelerator Numa - Brexit and what it would mean for European tech...more

  • Angry Bird's movie, e.ventures & Runa Capital's new funds, interview with Partech Ventures and Startup Sesame

    May 23 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The new Angry Bird’s movie - A few new European funds, including Russia’s Runa Capital and e.Ventures (an international fund which operates out of Germany in Europe) - European fashion tech startups have raised a whopping €440 million this year - Our Editor Robin catches up with French VC fund Partech - We wrap up wi...more

  • Auctionata's merger, Startupbootcamp's food accelerator, Timely, EyeEm and the funding situation in Amsterdam

    May 16 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Berlin’s online auction house Auctionata merges with a US company - Startupbootcamp has announced it will launch a food tech accelerator in Italy this November - Norwegian startup Timely has secured seed funding from SNO Ventures & 500 Startups - Our Editor Robin catches up with German startup EyeEm - Startup inv...more

  • Farfetch's funding, a slowdown in food delivery funding, Will.I.Am, and the opportunity in China

    May 09 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Farfetch’s monster round of funding - The slowdown in funding in the food delivery space - Artist Will.i.am’s i.am+ acquires Israeli startup Sensiya - China and the opportunity it presents for European startups and scale ups For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Q1's tech exits, Nokia acquires Withings, Global Fashion Group's downround, Unu Motors and why all the travel acquisitions?

    May 02 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - European Tech Exits for Q1 - An unexpected Nokia acquisition in France - Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group has a downround - Robin catches up with Unu Motors - And finally, Housetrip and Onefinestay have been acquired within the last month, what’s going on in the travel sector? For information regarding your dat...more

  • Europe's secret unicorn, Cabify raising $120M, Backed VC, interview with Unbabel and a debate on data

    Apr 25 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Europe’s secret unicorn - TeamViewer - Spanish startup Cabify raising $120 million to compete with Uber in Latin America and Europe - A new community driven seed fund is born, called Backed VC - Neil catches up with Vasco Pedro, founder and CEO of Unbabel, as they discuss tech in Lisbon - Finally, a « what the fuck »...more

  • Q1's record funding, Accel & Expon Capital's new funds, Playbrush raise a round, interview with Drivy and we discuss the Baltics

    Apr 18 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The record funding that was raised by European startups in Q1 of this year - 2 new funds for Europe - Accel partners as well as a new fund for Luxembourg startups - UK startup Playbrush, a game controller toothbrush - Our Editor Robin catches up with French startup Drivy - The Baltics and the rush to become the start...more

  • Bitcoin in Europe, Nokia layoffs, Twiggle raises, Project A Ventures and does Europe have a diversity problem?

    Apr 11 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Bitcoin in Europe with the arrival of Circle and more - Layoffs at Nokia - Israeli startup Twiggle raises 12.5 million to compete with Amazon - Our Editor Robin interviews Project A Ventures - Startup demographics - are we just a bunch of rich, white folks after all? For information regarding your data privacy, visit...more

  • Spotify's debt raise, the state of European food tech, Liefery and the best April Fools

    Apr 04 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Tech.eu’s European Food Tech report with a look at funding and exits - Spotify’s somewhat controversial funding – raising $1 billion in debt - European Health Tech funding gets a boost with 2 startups raising big money - A catch-up with the founder of German startup Liefery - Finally, we take a look at some of the be...more

  • FinTech funding, Asian Acquisitions, What3Words, We Are Colony and the future of VR

    Mar 28 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Some big news in European FinTech as both GoCardless and CurrencyFair announced big funding - Germany’s Big Point Games gets acquired by China’s Youzu - We’ll take a look at UK startup What3Words - Neil catches up with Sarah Tierney of We are Colony - The launch of the new Sky VR Studio and what it means for VR For i...more

  • Facebook acquire MSQRD, Hyperloop is coming to Europe, pigeons with backpacks and a discussion on Labour law

    Mar 21 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Facebook acquires Belarus-based MSQRD to compete with Snapchat - Hyperloop is exploring a deal that could connect Austria, Slovakia and Hungary - UK based Plume Labs and DigitasLBI have made an air pollution tracking system in the form of backpacks for pigeons - LaboUr law in Europe - is it relevant for startups? For...more

  • The state of European FinTech, Startup Portugal, What's happening in Copenhagen? And International Women's day in Tech

    Mar 14 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The State of European Fintech and a review of the Tech.eu report on the topic - Portugal’s new Startup Portugal initiative - Neil’s take on the Danish startup scene - which was featured in The Guardian - An interview with Ricardo Sousa on Startup Portugal - International Women’s Day and what it means for the ecosyste...more

  • Funding in 2016, Auxmoney, the rise in investment in France, Nils Hammar and France welcomes foreign entreprenuers

    Mar 07 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The great start to 2016 for European and Israeli startups - German FinTech startup Auxmoney announced a big Series D round - Tech.eu published a comprehensive report on funding for French startups in 2015 - Neil had a chance to catch-up with Nils Hammar of Sweden-based company Saltside - France held a big event at th...more

  • Qubit, Nokia Growth Partners, An interview with Niklas Zennstrom, MWC, and raising VC in the U.S

    Feb 29 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Qubit, the UK-based startup that raised $40 million last week - Nokia Growth Partners announcing a $350 million IOT fund - France’s NUMA teaming up with mVenturesBcn to launch a programme in Barcelona - Our Editor Robin had a chance to catch-up with Niklas Zennstrom and to give his thoughts on MWC - What you need to ...more

  • Babbel's milestone, Mondo & Payleven, more new funds, interview with Shak Khan and standardised term sheets

    Feb 22 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Berlin-based startup Babbel hits 1 million paying users - 3 new funds European startups should know about : Target Global, Titanium VC and Lifeline Ventures 2 European mobile payments companies that recently raised money – Mondo & Payleven Neil catches up with Student.com’s Shak Khan Is Standardizing term sheets ...more

  • Opera Software acquired, Karma Ventures, Student.com and how do Europe's new funds differentiate themselves

    Feb 15 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - A group of Chinese internet firms to acquire Opera Software for $1.2 billion - A new $40 million fund called Karma Ventures is born and Roxanne catch's up with one of the Karma Ventures founding members - An under-the-radar accommodation marketplace Student.com announced $60 million in funding - How can Europe's new ...more

  • Index's new fund, The Family raise again, Microsoft acquire Swiftkey, & an interview with Martin Mignot of Index

    Feb 08 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: · Index Ventures’ new fund · Paris-based accelerator The Family raising again · Microsoft’s acquisition of Swiftkey · A chat with Index Ventures' Martin Mignot in London · The Tech.eu 2015 exit report For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Will Delivery Hero IPO? Job Today and Aircall raise VC, and an Interview with Carlos Espinal, Seedcamp

    Feb 01 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Delivery Hero’s IPO plans - Luxembourg-based Job Today lands $10 million in funding - French Aircall announced a round of funding with Balderton Capital - And Neil had a chance to catch up with Carlos Espinal on Seedcamp’s numbers For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Spotify, Deezer, Rocket Internet, Factory, Mariusz Gralewski & EU Entrepreneurs turning to VC

    Jan 25 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - A big week for Europe’s leading music streaming services – both Spotify and Deezer made big announcements. - Rocket Internet announced that it has raised $420 million for the massive fund it announced last year - Factory – not to be confused with Factory Berlin - acquired local media Silicon Allee and announced plans...more

  • Skyscanner, Soundcloud, French startups at CES, Cankut Durgan & do Europeans acquire enough?

    Jan 18 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Skyscanner’s new unicorn status mega round of funding - Updates from Berlin’s Soundcloud both in funding and a new deal with Universal - The nearly 200 French startups that attended CES in Las Vegas and which ones to watch - Person of the week is Turkey-based VC investor Cankut Durgun of Aslanoba Capital - Do Europea...more

  • BlueYard, record investment in the UK, Saša Cvetojević & an update on Estonia's e-citizenship

    Jan 11 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - A new Berlin-based VC fund, BlueYard - The UK’s record year in VC funding - Techstar’s map of 300+ Europe-based investors - Person of the week: A look at one of Croatia’s most active angel investors - Estonia's e-citizenship: A good idea? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Brent Hoberman, Eze Vidra, the state of VC in The Netherlands & our person of the year

    Jan 04 2016

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Some big departures in the European tech space: Brent Hoberman, who has officially announced that he is leaving Profounders Capital And Eze Vidra, the man behind Google Campus and Partner at Google Ventures, announced he is leaving the company altogether - Dutch startups raised 430 million euros in 2015, which transl...more

  • Predictions for 2016, Cisco's activity, celebrity investors & our person of the year

    Dec 21 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Neil’s predictions for European tech in 2016 - Cisco’s announcement to invest $51 million in 2 French VC funds: IDInvest & Partech - American Singer Aloe Blacc has invested in a European startup, find out which one - A few moments that marked European tech in 2015 - Finally, we announce the criteria for our Tech....more

  • Google Ventures, European IPOs, Paua Ventures and Alex Depledge

    Dec 14 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Google Ventures’ announcement to discontinue its European fund - What we should expect for European IPOs now that Deezer and Hellofresh postponed their listings - A new European fund is born : Berlin-based Paua Ventures - Hassle.com’s Alex Depledge talks about freeing up domestic market and changing parental leave po...more

  • USV in Europe, Kiosked, Damae Medical, Julien Codorniou & Business Angels in Europe

    Dec 06 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Union Square Venture's increased investments in Europe - Finland adtech startup Kiosked raising $30 million - Damae Medical, the French startup that won the EIT Challenge -Julien Codorniou of Facebook -Business Angels – does Europe have a business angel problem ? Who are the business angels you should know ? For info...more

  • Wallapop, Raspberry Pi, Deliveroo, Avid Larizadeh Duggan & coding initiatives

    Nov 30 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Spanish startup Wallapop’s first acquisition - The latest tiny edition of Raspberry Pi – known as Raspberry Pi Zero - Deliveroo’s latest round of funding and ambitious plans to take over the world - Google Venture’s Avid Larizadeh Duggan - And with Code.org’s Hour of Code coming up in December, we’ll cover some diffe...more

  • Cisco buy Acano, Chefmarket raise $5M, Jolla in trouble, and Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen

    Nov 22 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Cisco’s acquisition of London collaboration software startup Acano for $700 million in cash - Russian HelloFresh competitor Chefmarket raises $5 million - Finnish mobile startup Jolla reveals financial issues and announces temporary layoffs - New Balderton Capital Partner Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen who just joined as Bald...more

  • Europe's most funded verticals, 500 Startups Nordic fund, White Star Capital and Ida Tin

    Nov 16 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The Tech.eu report on Europe’s most funded verticals – surprise, it’s not travel or e-commerce! - More money in Europe, as 2 new funds pop up; White Star Capital and 500 Startups Nordic fund. - A look at Berlin-based startup Clue and their founder Ida Tin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/...more

  • Factory Berlin's investment, Facebook and Europe, and a look at Jon Von Tetzchner

    Nov 08 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Klaus Hommels, founder of Lakestar investing a seven digit sum into Factory Berlin, one of the major hubs in Berlin's ecosystem. - Facebook’s Head of Public Policy in Europe, Erika Mann, stepping down and a look at how Facebook are performing in Europe. - A look at what former Opera CEO Jon Von Tetzchner is now worki...more

  • Discussing the European Tech Alliance, possibility of a European Startup Visa & Christoph Janz

    Nov 02 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - A new European lobbying group called the European Tech Alliance - The argument for a European wide startup visa and its potential benefits - PointNine Capital’s Christoph Janz, a thought leader on SaaS For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Europe's Digital City Index, Spain's record year in VC & Stefan Gantchev's LAUNCHub

    Oct 25 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The European Digital City Index, which listed London as the most entrepreneur-friendly city in Europe, but found no place for Paris or Berlin in the top 5 - The increase in investment in Spanish startups, which has now surpassed $500 million for 2015 - Stefan Gantchev, who runs Bulgaria-based LaunchHub accelerator an...more

  • Europe's most active investors, Salesforce Ventures' $100M fund & Doctolib raising €18M

    Oct 18 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The most active tech investors in Europe - Salesforce’s plans to invest up to $100 million in European enterprise and cloud startups over the next few years, via Salesforce Ventures - Accel Partners investment of €18M into French ZocDoc competitor, Doctolib For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com...more

  • Wuaki's expansion, Sony's acquisition of Softkinetic and Lady Pitch Night

    Oct 12 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The expansion of European Netflix rival Wuaki.tv, which recently launched in Ireland and Austria. - Sony’s acquisition of Belgian image sensing startup Softkinetic. - The Lady Pitch Night competition, organised by Girls in Tech and how best to improve diversity in tech. For information regarding your data privacy, vi...more

  • Rocket Internet's future, Fairphone's crowdfunding success and a look at France's dating apps

    Oct 04 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Rocket Internet's €3.4 billion portfolio value increase and what the future holds for the German giants. - How Amsterdam-based ethical smartphone maker Fairphone managed to score €9m in crowdfunding. - French dating app Happn has just announced a new round of funding as the French dating app scene heats up. For infor...more

  • Did Google acquire Oyster? A busy week for the French scene, and a look at Netflix and Europe

    Sep 28 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The UK's Oyster a 'Netflix for books' shut down, but some of its team is heading to Google, we take a look at what's going on - Deezer are set to go public, and Leethi exits as the French scene continues to hot up - Netflix and Europe, we discuss their past strategies as well as their future plans. For information re...more

  • Three new European funds, Europe's relationship with failure, BlaBlaCar and Kima Ventures

    Sep 21 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The latest European funds to be announced, including Swiss-German B-to-V, Dutch HenQ, Lakestar, KLM and Nauta Capital - Failure in Europe and the upcoming Fail Forward conference in Brussels in October and a focus on one of the speakers, Arthur Tolsma - An Update on Blablacar's funding situation - Kima Venture's new ...more

  • 500 Startups and Europe, BlaBlaCar to raise $160M and a look at AngelList's Philip Moerhing

    Sep 13 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - 500Startups increased activity in Europe - The rumours of another huge funding round at Blablacar, which would value the company at over $1 billion - Phillip Moehring, one of 500Startups' new European partners whose got an impressive track record in the European investment scene For information regarding your data pr...more

  • Late-stage funding gap in Europe, e-commerce news from France & what's next for Bindi Karia?

    Sep 07 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: -The late-stage funding gap in Europe, how big is it? And what opportunities does it represent for investors? -France's biggest e-commerce players, including a detailed look at Lengow -Bindi Karia has announced she is leaving Silicon Valley Bank, but what could be next for her? For information regarding your data priva...more

  • Funding gap between UK and Germany, Google Ventures' activity in Europe and the future of Rovio

    Aug 31 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The funding gap between the UK and Germany being smaller than you might think - Google Ventures activity in Europe and their latest investment in Resolution Games - Rovio's latest job cuts, and the future of the company For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Europe's 'unicorns', Spotify's new privacy policy and Eileen Burbidge and UK fintech

    Aug 24 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Europe's most valuable privately-held VC backed companies - Spotify's new privacy policy and Daniel Ek's subsequent apology - Eileen Burbidge and her assertions that the UK can be the dominant hub for fintech on a global scale. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Rocket Internet's rumoured growth fund, Berlin's startup scene, and VC musical chairs in Europe

    Aug 17 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: -Rumours that Rocket Internet are set to raise a €1 billion growth fund, as we look at what this could mean for Europe. -The past, present and future of Berlin's startup scene, following Neil's recent trip there. -Musical chairs in the European VC scene, and what Saul Klein is up to now having left Index. For informati...more

  • VC funding in Europe in Q2, and a deep dive into what's happening in Turkey and in Spain

    Aug 09 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - How much VC Europe raised in Q2? Where did it go? And what were the surprising findings from our analysis? - The development of Turkey's startup ecosystem - And where does Spain stack up compared to the rest of Europe when it comes to funding and exits? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/pri...more

  • Catawiki, Deliveroo, Tictail, Seedrs, Crowdcube raise, as Europe sees an influx of new VC funds

    Aug 03 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - The big rounds seen in Europe last week (Catawiki, Deliveroo, Tictail) - Seedrs and Crowdcube raising money as the equity crowdfunding space heats up. - Where is Europe's money coming from? A quick overview of the latest funds in Europe. - George Osborne visited France to discuss the digital single market, what happe...more

  • Interview with Carl Waldekranz, CEO of Tictail

    Jul 28 2015

    Sweden’s Tictail, the free-to-use DIY e-commerce platform has raised a $22 million Series B. Neil Murray interviewed CEO Carl Waldekranz to get the low-down on the funding round and their future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Rocket Internet's latest results, Europe's mega-rounds, and Twitter's censorship in Turkey

    Jul 27 2015

    The Tech.eu podcast is a weekly show where Neil S W Murray and Roxanne Varza discuss the most interesting stories from the European technology scene. On this episode they discuss: - Rocket Internet's latest financial results. - Europe's biggest funding rounds and how they compare to the US and Asia. - Twitter and censorship in Turkey (and other European Countries) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy