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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Orange acquires Norwegian-founded cloud infrastructure company Basefarm Holding for €350 million

Major European telecom operator Orange has acquired Basefarm Holding AS, a Norwegian-founded cloud infrastructure and critical application services company, for €350 million. The deal has been made by Orange Business Services, the telco’s enterprise subsidiary. “We are very proud to announce the acquisition of Basefarm, which will mark a major milestone in our international development,” […]

Swiss social network for young people Goodwall raises $10.8 million

Geneva-founded professional social network for high school and college students and graduates Goodwall has secured a $10.8 million Series A funding round led by Randstad Innovation Fund and Manixer, with participation from Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank, and Verve Capital Partners. The social network is targeting the demographic of 14 to 24 year-olds and claims […]

German medical startup MediDate acquires its competitor Medical One

Berlin-based e-health startup MediDate has acquired its rival, the Medical One clinic group, in a deal funded by the VC firm Earlybird, MediDate’s largest investor. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. Started as a digital intermediary in the sector of plastic and aesthetic surgery, the post-acquisition MediDate itself becomes a provider of […]

German-Swiss property-tech startup Allthings raises €11.8 million to fuel its European expansion

Property tech startup Allthings has secured a funding round of €11.8 million led by Earlybird, Idinvest Partners, and Kingstone Capital Partners. The company will use the funding to fuel the European expansion of its “app store for buildings.” Althings is a platform that facilitates communication between building users and owners that has a modular design, […]

French algorithmic image editing startup Meero raises $45 million

Paris-based AI-powered image and video production startup Meero has landed a $45 million Series B funding round led by Alven and Idinvest. The fresh capital injection brings the total amount raised by the company to over $60 million. Meero employs artificial intelligence algorithms to solve one of the problems of the imaging industry: the long […]