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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Investor matchmaking startup Unicorn Nest has published a database of 26,000 VCs

Unicorn Nest, Ukrainian-born platform that matches startups and investors using AI algorithms, has published a database that contains structured information on more than 26,000 VC funds across the globe in an effort to support fundraising efforts of entrepreneurs hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The list — distributed as a huge Excel file — also […]

Jordan McRae, Mobilus Labs: “I spent about 10 years of my life with my invention notebook”

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Jordan McRae is an engineer and inventor, who founded Mobilus Labs after a diving accident, in which he was unable to communicate with his teammates underwater. Using the phenomenon of bone conduction, Mobilus products […]

Tech.eu Podcast #166: Fred Destin (Stride) on VC’s role in crisis; Richard Muirhead (Fabric) on governmental support for startups

In this episode, Andrii Degeler talks to two European VCs about timely topics that came out over the past week. Fred Destin of Stride.VC will walk us through his reasoning on the role of a VC in times of crisis; in the second interview, Fabric’s Richard Muirhead discusses the necessity of governmental support for startups on an example of the UK.

Swedish database management company DbVis Software lands €5.3 million from Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital

Stockholm-based database management and analysis startup DbVis Software has secured a €5.3 million funding round led by Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital. The company also announced that it’s appointed Martin Engdahl — who used to be a director at Salesforce Sweden — as its new CEO. Founded in 2003, DbVis had not raised any funding before the […]

“AI Eurovision” Special: Where androids dream of electric guitars

In this episode, we’re joined in our virtual studio by Ed Newton-Rex, who sold his AI music startup to ByteDance. Ed is a jury member of the AI Song Contest — billed as the “AI Eurovision,” — where 12 teams compete with their songs created with the use of AI. Public voting in the contest is open until May 10.

Pauliina Martikainen, Maki.vc: The role of marketing and branding is often overlooked by early-stage deep-tech startups

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Over the past couple of years, the Nordics have seen an influx of new early-stage VC firms that entered the market fueled by the success of local startups, from Supercell to Spotify. One of […]