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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Today in European Tech: Russia’s Ozon nails its IPO, EU moves to take control of its data, France proceeds with its ‘digital tax’, and more

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Shares in Russian online retail giant Ozon surged by more than 40% in the first minutes of trading after the most eagerly anticipated Russian IPO in years. Ozon is the country’s second-largest e-commerce player, and the first-day jump gave Ozon a valuation of more […]

Europe needs a shift in mindset to position itself for the future. Frank Thelen’s new book 10xDNA offers insights on how to do that

Last Tuesday (24 November), the world was treated to an English-language version of the book 10xDNA, and we’re delighted to mark the occasion for readers. The book was written by German tech investor and TV personality Frank Thelen, and it has already become one of the top-ranked non-fiction books in his home country. Thelen, […]

Today in European Tech: Kahoot buys game maker Drops, AppsFlyer raised at a $2 billion valuation, Nokia’s CTO is leaving, and more

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Norwegian learning platform company Kahoot has acquired Estonia’s language learning mobile game maker Drops for as much as $50 million. Kahoot is paying $31 million in cash, plus another $19 million if Drops performs well from 2020 to 2022. – Salesforce Ventures, the investing […]

Today in European Tech: Massive rounds for SellerX, Global Fashion Group, Satispay and Verbit, UK ups military/cyber budget, and more

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Global Fashion Group, the Europe-based, publicly-listed online fashion and lifestyle platform company, has raised approximately €120 million in gross proceeds by means of a placement of 16.5 million new shares at a price of €7.30 apiece. – Buying up Amazon FBA stores and scaling […]