Robin Wauters

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of, with previous stints at The Next Web and TechCrunch under his belt. Deeply in love with his family, technology, traveling and Belgian beer.

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This Week in European Tech: Daniel Ek’s €1-billion startup pledge, Russia’s largest tech acquisition, Deliveroo mulling IPO, and other big deals/stories

Happy Friday! This week, our research team tracked 78 funding deals and around 10 M&A announcements and rumours across Europe, including Russia, Israel, and Turkey. As always, we are putting all of them together for you in a handy list sent in our Friday afternoon roundup newsletter (note: the full list is for paying customers […]

Today in European Tech: Daniel Ek’s €1 billion commitment for European ‘moonshots’, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced in an online #nodebyslush keynote address that he’s devoting €1 billion of his personal resources to fund ground-breaking startups to generate more European super-companies (moonshots). – UK food-delivery startup Deliveroo has begun preliminary talks to explore an […]

German robotics company Magazino scores €21 million in Series B funding to build software for the ‘robots of the future’

Munich, Germany-based robotics company Magazino has closed a Series B financing round to the tune of €21 million led by intralogistics giant Jungheinrich and the European Investment Bank. Founded in 2014, the company says the capital raised will be used to expand its international sales activities and to accelerate the expansion of ACROS.AI, its software […]

Today in European Tech: TransferWise revenue jumps 70%, Snyk buys DeepCode and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – French venture capital investor Daphni has raised its third fund, bringing the total assets under its management to $350 million and signalling a new chapter for the firm after some high-profile departures. – UK-based fintech startup Uncapped, which bills itself as Europe’s first revenue-based […]