Annie Musgrove


With €1.2 million from the European Space Agency, Valerann and Excelerate team up to bring satellite connectivity to all roads

ITS Equant, a newly formed consortium that aims to use satellite systems to support safer roads (and get autonomous vehicles on them faster), has secured a €1.2 million funded project from the European Space Agency. The consortium is formed by Valerann, a startup based in London and Tel Aviv that develops road traffic management systems, […]


German cloud-based devtool Gitpod, used by most big tech teams, raises $3 million seed round

Gitpod, an open-source developer platform that automates ready-to-code environments in the cloud, has raised $3 million in funding and announced a native integration with GitLab. The seed round was led by Speedinvest with participation from Crane Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures US. The startup claims to be the first such open-source solution for developers; co-founder […]


Europe’s newest unicorn: Amsterdam’s MessageBird closes $200 million funding round at $3 billion valuation

Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform MessageBird has become Europe’s newest unicorn after announcing a $200 million Series C round at a valuation of $3 billion. The company’s very first funding round landed at $60 million back in 2017, after about six years of bootstrapping. Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital led the Series C round, with participation from […]


Einride’s self-driving freight transporter hits the global market

Swedish mobility company Einride has launched a range of sustainable, self-driving Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles, with some models available on the global market for the first time. This series of vehicles, ranging from AET 1 to AET 4, has been designed and developed for SAE level 4 self-driving. Described as the next generation of […]

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E.ON launches Future Energy Ventures, new fund for energy transition with a €250 million portfolio

German energy company E.ON has launched a new fund and “venture capital platform”, Future Energy Ventures, with a portfolio already valued at €250 million. Led by Ines Bergmann-Nolting and Jan Lozek, the fund invests in digital technologies and business models aiding the transition to clean energy. Specifically, the fund focuses on scalable and asset-light businesses, […]