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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UK-based Zilch raises $30 million for its BNPL platform with a twist

London-based Zilch, a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) startup that doesn’t require integration on the merchant side, has landed $30 million in a Series B funding round from a range of VCs including Gauss Ventures and the co-founder of Money Supermarket Simon Nixon (Seek Ventures). The news comes mere months after Zilch announced its first funding round of […]

UK-based Whirli raises £4 million for its toy borrowing platform

Whirli, a London-founded subscription platform for kids toys, has landed a £4 million seed round led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from MMC Ventures. Launched in 2019, the startup claims to be bringing sustainability to the toys industry. According to the company’s own research, “parents spend around £300 per year on toys for their own […]