🎙️ The Drive at Five with Dan Taylor and Robin Wauters - Episode 18

3 minutes after we finished recording, the Getir/Gorillas deal was announced. However, this week, we're talking Atomico, Einride, Customcells, IRIS, One Peak, Cavalry, Partech, World Fund, and more!
🎙️ The Drive at Five with Dan Taylor and Robin Wauters - Episode 18
As the phrase goes, the best-laid plans of mice and men, just minutes after Robin and I finished recording this week's edition of the Drive at Five, Getir's acquisition of Gorillas broke. Needless to say, this would have been a topic we would have addressed, but in lieu of audio, you can find our coverage of the story here.

Up this week:

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿  Atomico, Atcomio, and Atomico. As the London-based VC firm released its mammoth State of European Tech 2022 report, Tech.eu broke down selected portions:

  • Robin's view on the (worrying) State of European Tech in 2022 and 15 additional takeaways
  • Dan's look at VC activity
  • Tamara's country-by-country analysis
  • and Callum's look at thematic trends
🇸🇪 Einride posted a big number in funding this week, $500 million, but after a closer look, while it's nothing to sneeze it, the number is comprised of a variety of inputs.

🇪🇺 Following up on the VC dry powder section mentioned in the Atomico report, Robin highlights big raises by VC firms including IRISOne PeakCavalryPartech, and World Fund

🇩🇪 Speaking of World Fund, along with Porsche, Abacon Capital, and Vsquared Ventures, Germany's battery cell developer and producer Customcells saw a fresh injection of €60 million in a funding round aimed specifically at moving the needle in the e-aviation sector. 
And there's one more thing - according to the Atomico report, diversity figures in Europe aren't good. At all.

All this and more on this week's episode of the Drive at Five.

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