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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Tech.eu Podcast: What Margrethe Vestager had to say

In today’s special episode, listen to a fireside chat and a panel discussion that Robin Wauters hosted at the virtual conference Podim DX. He talked to Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and the chair of the group Europe Fit for the Digital Age, as well as Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and Emilija Stojmenova Duh of 4PDIH.

Barcelona awards 19 micromobility licenses — but not for e-scooters

The city authorities of Barcelona have announced the winners of micromobility licenses, which came in a batch of 19: 12 for e-moped companies and seven for the operators of bicycles and e-bikes. Notably, e-scooter sharing platforms are still not welcome in the city. Here’s a list of the companies that have received the licenses, courtesy […]

(L-R) Tink co-founders Daniel Kjellén (CEO) and Fredrik Hedberg (CTO)

Swedish open banking startup Tink takes funding from PayPal (again)

Stockholm-founded cloud-based open banking platform Tink has announced that it’s raised strategic funding from the US payment giant PayPal. The startup did not disclose the amount, but this is the second time PayPal injects money in Tink; back in June 2019, it already invested €10 million through PayPal Ventures. Founded in 2012 as a bank […]

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.