Taxify, the Estonian ride-hailing app, has reached unicorn status with a $1 billion valuation after raising $175 million in a round led by German automaker Daimler. China’s Didi Chuxing, the European VC Korelya Capital, and TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus also participated in the round. Daimler will join Taxify’s board as part of the deal. Prior to this […]
A bit of news of our own today, as we’re announcing that two people are on-boarding the Tech.eu train, as well as the launch of an entirely new European tech jobs section in partnership with Portugal’s Landing.Jobs. We’re also thrilled to be on the road quite a lot in the coming weeks and months, so […]
Earlier this week, French startup Aircall announced that it had raised $29 million in Series B funding to boost its cloud-based call centre software business. Among the list of the investors in the sizeable round was eFounders, the French-Belgian startup studio that specialises in incubating and scaling SaaS companies tackling the ‘future of work’ (coincidentally, […]
Europe’s tech scene is rapidly maturing, as evidenced by a steady increase in equity funding in tech startups, an amount reaching €25 billion+ in 2017. The region is also now home to 57 ‘unicorns’, according to research by GP Bullhound. Europe’s great diversity – an amalgamation of over 40 countries with their own languages, cultures, […]
Ben Grol heads the growth team at Atomico. He has quite an interesting background – high school dropout, professional chef, Stanford computer science graduate, and so on. Ben was also a key team member for some of the most successful large scale products and services which practically all of us use today, including Gmail, Google […]
Norris Koppel, CEO of UK fintech startup Monese, discusses building a banking app that’s more inclusive to travellers, migrants, and people on the go.
Ivo Spigel recently had an opportunity to learn about the strategy and processes of Atomico, one of Europe’s premier venture funds. In the first of a two-part series, he speaks with co-founder Mattias Ljungman, and partners Dan Hynes and Tom Wehmeier: