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 #57: Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region is on the rise again, eFounders and WIRED 100

Tech.eu Podcast #161: How European VCs are reacting to crisis; prospects of e-scooter operators

This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Robin Wauters discuss how VCs change their way in the challenging times, and whether it’s a good idea for founders to come forward and name the names of those trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs. Also expect to hear the latest on how e-scooter companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak and enjoy a beautiful music track from Finland.

Tech.eu Podcast #31: Babbel's milestone, Mondo & Payleven, more new funds, interview with Shakil Khan and standardised term sheets

Tech.eu Podcast #160: Mental health in tech (Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle); marketing for early-stage deep-tech startups (Pauliina Martikainen)

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, we talk about mental health issues in the technology industry with Stewart Rogers and Dmitri Sarle. You’ll also hear from Pauliina Martikainen, investment director at Maki.vc, who’s convinced that early-stage deep-tech startups need to pay much more attention to branding, marketing, and communications.

London-based insurtech startup INSTANDA raises $19.5 million

The UK-founded no-code insurance customer and policy management platform INSTANDA has landed $19.5 million in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Assembly Capital Partners and will be used to support the company’s expansion effort in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. INSTANDA claims to be the “insurance industry’s first no-code […]

Tech.eu podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures

Tech.eu Podcast #159: How important are conferences for startups; Lubomila Jordanova on saving humanity with Plan A

In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters discuss the importance of conferences for the European startup ecosystem and the potential consequences of a series of event cancellations due to the spread of COVID-19. You’ll also hear an interview with Lubomila Jordanova of Plan A about sustainability, greenwashing, and climate activism.

German textile e-tailer fabfab acquires DIY marketplace Makerist

Germany-based sewing and textile e-tailer fabfab has announced the acquisition of Makerist, a Berlin startup behind a DIY platform with supplies, manuals, and online courses for hobbyists. The value of the deal is “in the double-digit million range,” fabfab stated in a press release. fabfab claims that the acquisition creates the “world’s largest digital platform […]

Estonian-born CRM startup Pipedrive acquires Riga-based Mailigen

Pipedrive, a sales CRM startup founded in Estonia, has acquired Latvian email marketing automation startup Mailigen for an undisclosed amount. The two companies plan to spend the next few months working on product and team integration and come to the market with a “new, high-value offering for customers.” This is the first acquisition in the […]