Andrii Degeler

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

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Supercapacitor startup Skeleton Technologies charges up €29 million in Series D extension, prepares to launch “superbatteries”

Estonia-founded supercapacitor company Skeleton Technologies has raised €29 million in an extension of its Series D round, bringing its total amount to €70.4 million. The extension comes from Skeleton’s existing backers, including Marubeni Corporation, MM Grupp, Harju Elekter, as well as “European industrial investors and a group of entrepreneurs that grew payments company Adyen from […]

Grocery delivery startup Rohlik raises €100 million at a unicorn valuation

Prague-based online grocery delivery startup Rohlik has secured a €100 million Series C funding round at a valuation of €1 billion. Led by Index Ventures, the capital injection will support Rohlik’s expansion; the company has already launched in Hungary and Austria and is planning to start operating in Munich in the coming months. Among the […]

UK-based biomanufacturing startup FabricNano raises $12.5 million

London cell-free biomanufacturing startup FabricNano has secured $12.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Backed, Hoxton Ventures, and Entrepreneur First, as well as a long list of angel investors. The round brings the total amount raised by FabricNano to $16 million. The goal of FabricNano’s technology […]

Nauta Capital wants to invest up to £250,000 in pre-seed deeptech startups

London-born VC firm Nauta Capital that invests in lean B2B software companies has launched a new initiative to invest £100,000 to £250,000 in a dozen of pre-seed deeptech startups. Dubbed Nauta Labs, the programme is now open for applications for B2B startups from across Europe. In an announcement, Nauta said that it was “inspired by […]

Flexible workspace network Desana raises $4 million

Edinburgh-based on-demand workspace network Desana has secured $4 million in seed funding. The oversubscribed round was led by Berlin-based PropTech1 Ventures, BGF, and existing investor Techstart Ventures, with participation from GroundBreak Ventures and the Accel Scout programme. Put simply, Desana is an enterprise-grade co-working space aggregator (or, as the founders call it, a hybrid workspace […]