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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Luxinnovation invites tech startups from around the world to join its ‘Fit 4 Start’ acceleration programme

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it is independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s national innovation agency. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on, read this and contact us if you are interested in partnering with […]

“Back to business” – Here’s the letter Seedrs is sending to its shareholders following the Crowdcube merger collapse

By now, you will know that the merger of Europe’s two largest equity crowdfunding platforms, Seedrs and Crowdcube, is off after the UK competition watchdog CMA had ‘provisionally’ found that the proposed deal would effectively ‘reduce competition and innovation’. Seedrs for one quickly responded to the news, saying that it had prepared for this to […]

Today in European Tech: Blockchain nabs $300 million, EU launches ‘Open Research Europe’, Seedrs-Crowdcube merger blocked + more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals –, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency wallet providers, has raised $300 million in a mega fundraising round that values the company at $5.2 billion. The London-based start-up said its latest cash injection was led by DST Global partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and VY Capital. […]

Berlin-based Kontist raises €25 million for its freelancer-focused neobank and tax services business

Earlier this month, we published an interview with Christopher Plantener, CEO and founder of Kontist, a fintech startup that combines banking for freelancers and the self-employed with tax advisory. Today, the Berlin-based neobank is announcing a €25 million Series B funding round to bolster said tax services business, specifically with ‘real-time and AI-supported tax calculation […]