These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week


Happy Saturday!

This week, tracked 8 technology M&A transactions and 88 tech funding deals totalling €572.7 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel.

Like every week, we listed every single one of them in our free weekly newsletter, along with interesting news regarding fledgling European startups, tech investors old and new, a number of good reads published elsewhere, government and policy news, as well as an overview of interesting lists, facts and figures from a wide variety of sources.

You can subscribe to our newsletter below to receive all this information in your inbox every Friday afternoon for free, but here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:

1) Vienna, Austria-based Tricentis, a software testing company, has raised $165 million in Series B financing. The funding comes from Insight Venture Partners.

2) US online retailer Amazon has offered to alter its e-book contracts with publishers in a bid to end an EU antitrust probe and stave off a possible fine.

3) Chat app maker Kik Interactive has acquired Israeli company Rounds for an undisclosed amount.

4) Fashion e-commerce company Vestiaire Collective has raised €58 million in a funding round led by Vitruvian Partners with participation from existing investors Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners.

5) Oracle has announced that it plans to acquire Apiary, a Czech startup that makes tools for developing APIs for cloud software.

6) A new fintech-focused venture capital firm called Motive Partners and founded by a group of financial technology entrepreneurs and investors, is launching in London.

7) Latvia’s TWINO, a peer-to-peer lending platform, has announced that it has funded €100 million P2P loans in nine countries to date.

8) German deposit marketplace Raisin has raised €30 million in a Series C round led by New York fund Thrive Capital with participation from Ribbit Capital and Index Ventures.

9) France-based Doctolib, a SaaS doctor booking platform, has raised €26 million in a Series C round led by French public investment bank Bpifrance.

10) This week, Paris launched its first driverless electric shuttle bus service, aiming to curb congestion and pollution.

Bonus link: An extensive list of European AI tech startups to watch in 2017

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