The tech.eu podcast hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler is a show in which we discuss some of the most interesting stories from the European technology scene and interview leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the region.
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Here’s what we discussed this time.
🎤 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 Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe
🎤 HelloFresh and the issues with subscription marketing
- The World's Most Ruthless Food Startup: The Inside Story of How HelloFresh Clawed Its Way to the Top
- HelloFresh: The world's most ruthless food startup
- ‘Complaints are vastly outweighed by positive feedback’: HelloFresh defends face-to-face salespeople
- HelloFresh To End Street Team Program Following Complaints From Greenpoint Residents
- Subscription box deliveries set to become billion-pound market
- HelloFresh has a Bigger Customer Retention Problem Than Blue Apron
🎤 Berlin-based startup Pitch raises $19 million to take on slide decks
- Pitch, from the founders of Wunderlist, raises $19M to take on PowerPoint in presentations
- Wunderlist creators raise $19 million for Pitch, a next-gen collaborative presentation platform
- NOAH London Conference; October 30–31
- Fintech Belgium Summit in Brussels, Belgium; October 22
- Women Startup Challenge Europe in Paris, France; October 25
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Our reading recommendations
🎤 Kara Swisher: “I just knew I was going to surpass these guys I was working for.” Also, check out Kara’s recent AMA session on Reddit.
🎤 Blockchain scepticism: “The Big Blockchain Lie” and “Sorry Civil, 'crypto-economics' and 'constitutions' won't save journalism.”
🎤 Bonus: Tim Berners-Lee on reinventing the web (without blockchain).
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