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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Berlin’s Seven Senders scores another €16 million to make cross-border parcel delivery in Europe easier and faster

Berlin startup Seven Senders, which operates a delivery platform for the shipment of parcels across Europe, has secured 16 million euros in additional funding in what is described as a ‘Series B follow-up round’. B2B tech investor Digital+ Partners led the investment round, with existing backer btov Partners also chipping in. Basically, Seven Senders optimises […]

Berlin proptech startup McMakler scores €50 million in Series C funding

McMakler, a Berlin, Germany-based proptech startup, has raised €50 million in Series C financing in a round led by Target Global and Israel Growth Partners (via Handelsblatt). Existing investors, including Frog Capital, also chipped in, although it’s worth noting the round comes with a rather big debt component of more than €10 million. Two years […]

Benelux tech companies Combell and TransIP merge; deal values combined entity at more than $1 billion

Belgium-born Combell has merged with The Netherlands-based TransIP Group to create an entirely new holding dubbed The deal creates a new European tech unicorn, with the combined entity reaching a valuation that exceeds $1 billion. Together, Combell and TransIP will offer a range of digital tools such as hosting, email and applications to over […]

Online fashion marketplace Depop secures $62 million in funding

UK-based Depop, which operates an online fashion marketplace for ‘Generation Z’, has raised $62 million in a Series C round led by General Atlantic, a US-based investor. That ties into the startup’s ambitions, which is to accelerate its growth across the Atlantic, where it boasts stores in NYC and Los Angeles. In fact, Depop says […]

TrueLayer scores $35 million from Tencent, Temasek and prior backers to expand its ‘Open Banking network’ in and outside of Europe

British fintech scale-up TrueLayer, a provider of financial APIs, has raised $35 million in funding in a round led by Tencent and Singapore’s Temasek. Previous investors Northzone and Anthemis also chipped in, bringing the total investment raised by the company to date to $47 million. Based in London, TrueLayer basically provides an interface between financial […]