Andrii Degeler

Journalist and podcast host based in the Netherlands. Covering all things technology since 2007 for Tech.eu, Engadget, TNW, Ars Technica UK, the Kyiv Post, and more.

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Berlin-based healthtech startup PlusDental raises €32 million

PlusDental, German-born telemedicine startup focused on dentistry, has landed a €32 million funding round led by Hong Kong-based Ping An Global Voyager Fund. Existing investors HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Lakestar also participated in the round, and so did Christian Wegner, founder of the Berlin-based “re-commerce” platform Momox. Founded in 2017 and formerly known as Sunshine […]

Tech.eu Podcast: Early-stage funding landscape in Europe

In today’s special episode, listen to a few fragments of a panel discussion about the VC landscape in Europe, organised by Nastasya Savina in early May. The participants, including our own Robin Wauters, discussed the changes in the industry related to the COVID-19 crisis and shared actionable advice for fundraising startups. 

Tech.eu Podcast: Let’s talk to startups in smart city and mobility

Welcome to a new series of special episodes of Tech.eu Podcast, made in collaboration with The Next Web. Over three shows, we’ll talk to VCs, governmental organisations, and startups about the changes in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in times of crisis and the ways for founders to navigate it. Today, we’ll hear from Karolina Korth (Siemens Mobility), Antonio Jara (HOPU), Joris Jeelof (RoadEO), and Linus Frank (Vesputi).

Israeli software infrastructure protection startup Aqua Security raises $30 million

Israeli-born startup Aqua Security, which provides security solutions for app infrastructure, has landed $30 million in a funding round led by Greenspring Associates. Aqua’s existing investors – Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and TLV Partners, — also participated in the deal, which brings the total amount raised by Aqua to $130 million. The company explains […]

Opinion: Why public VC blacklists shouldn’t exist

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the lives of billions of people on Earth — including a small subset thereof, that is VCs and entrepreneurs. The change is not always positive or pleasant — but it’s certainly here to stay, and it’s very important to understand how to adjust for it. In a recent podcast episode, we […]