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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0100 Conference brings VC industry leaders to Berlin on September 19

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Iceland-founded Authenteq launches Trollteq to tackle online trolling

Icelandic online identity management startup Authenteq has offered its blockchain-based authentication technology to help website administrators ban trolls for good. The new system called Trollteq is essentially a repackaged version of the core authentication product with a few tweaks. Authenteq’s technology provides a fully automated way of creating an “online ID,” which involves taking a […]

German LiDAR startup Blickfeld raises $5.7 million

Munich-based LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) startup Blickfeld has landed $5.7 million from existing investors OSRAM Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Tengelmann Ventures, and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, bringing the total amount of funding to $10 million. Founded in 2017, Blickfeld works on LiDAR sensors for environmental detection used in autonomous driving, robotics, and the Internet of […]

UK-based legal tech startup Apperio raises $10 million

British startup Apperio has landed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Draper Esprit and supported by existing investors Notion, IQ Capital, and angels. The company plans to use the money for international expansion; it’s also getting a new London office in Holborn, the heart of the city’s legal district. As part of […]

Greek-founded vacation rental calendar syncing startup Syncbnb raises $380,000

Greek startup Syncbnb, which offers property owners to synchronise calendars across major vacation rental platforms, has raised $380,000 in a funding round led by Athens-based Velocity.Partners. The startup, which currently employs nine people, is planning to use the money to further scale its product and enter the Spanish-speaking markets. “Having been an owner myself, trying […]

Swedish tropical weather forecasting startup Ignitia raises $1.1 million

Stockholm-founded startup Ignitia, which claims to be the world’s first hyper-local tropical weather forecaster, has landed $1.1 million in funding at a valuation of $11 million. The Silicon Valley-based investment firm Hack VC led the round, with participation from FINCA Ventures and the Norrsken Foundation. Ignitia works in three West African countries—Ghana, Mali, Nigeria—to provide […]