Today in European Tech: Trustpilot’s IPO, Rocket Internet back with a SPAC, Aiven nabs $100 million, Hopin buys two firms, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Danish consumer-review site Trustpilot rose as much as 16% before trimming gains on its first trading day in London after its IPO raised about $655 million. – Rocket Internet Growth Opportunities, a US-listed SPAC formed by Rocket Internet targeting the tech sector, raised $250 million […] Podcast #185: Rocket Internet’s retreat, France earmarks money for startups, Germany 💖 Elon, and we talk to Laura González-Estéfani of TheVentureCity

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including Rocket Internet’s retreat from the public markets, the prospects of Tesla in Germany, France helping out its tech startups, and more. Also check out an interview with Laura González-Estéfani, founder and CEO of TheVentureCity fund.

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Rocket Internet to delist from stock market and focus on long-term strategy

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based startup factory that held an IPO back in 2014, is delisting its shares from the Frankfurt and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges. As rationale for the delisting, a press release says private capital, specifically growth capital, is much more available these days — and “could not have been anticipated at the time of […]

Rocket Internet CFO resigns after four years; Oliver Samwer to take over his duties

Startup builder/investment firm Rocket Internet will have one of its co-founders assume the responsibilities of chief financial officer as its current executive will soon be leaving the role and the company to pursue “a new management challenge”. Having joined Rocket in 2014 from Goldman Sachs, Peter Kimpel (pictured above) will depart the company in the […]