As to be expected, lots of wheeling and dealing this week with a news cycle that was ringing off the hook. To put it mildly, if we discussed everything that happened this week, this show would run well into the wee hours of the morning.
Up this week:
01:10 - No Label Ventures - the new VC Firm for immigrant founders
02:55 - Ireland has a new sustainability accelerator programme and everyone's invited
06:25 - Norway’s 1X raised $23.5 million in OpenAi-led round, and is working its robots into the security sector. What could possibly go wrong?
10:11 - Tech Nation is in talks with Founders Forum Group. Yay!
12:35 - Isar Aerospace closed a €155 million round, while Virgin Orbit called it a day and is shuttering its doors effective immediately.
15:00 - The European Champions Alliance is helping scaleups maintain and foster innovation in Europe. Suhweeet!
18:38 - There's another event that's also helping scaleups maintain and foster innovation in Europe. Hint: May 24, Brussels.
19:36 - Fiona's one more thing. That she forgot. No Lable Ventures helps folks with visas.
20:28 - Robin's one more thing. By Dan. Sweden's Zound Industries turned the partnership up to 11 and acquired Marshall.
All this and a whole lot more on this week's episode of the Drive at Five.