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: Turkey’s Hepsiburada goes public, grocery delivery startup Rohlik nabs €100 million, Getir buys Blok, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – was valued at $3.9 billion in its initial public offering on Nasdaq, the first such listing on the exchange by a Turkish firm. The company, one of Turkey’s largest online shopping platforms, sold shares at $12 apiece and is planning to use the proceeds […]

Today in European Tech: Accel’s fresh $3 billion funds, new CEE data, Jfrog to buy Vdoo for $300 million, Zoom buys Kites, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Accel has closed $3 billion across three new funds: its fifteenth US early-stage fund of $650 million, its seventh early-stage fund for Europe and Israel of $650 million, and its sixth ‘growth fund’ of $1.75 billion. – DevOps platform JFrog is to acquire fellow Israeli […]

Zoom buys German speech translation tech startup Kites

Zoom has picked up Karlsruhe, Germany-based machine translation tech company Kites for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is meant to assist Zoom’s engineering staff “advance the field of MT to improve meeting productivity and efficiency”, the buyer says, by providing multi-language translation capabilities for Zoom users. “We are continuously looking for new ways to deliver […]

Today in European Tech: CMR nabs £425 million, a supercomputer battle in Barcelona, an ‘exit’ for impact VC Bethnal Green Ventures

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – CMR Surgical has raised £425 million in Series D financing, a world record for a private medtech company. Cambridge-headquartered CMR works with surgeons and hospitals to provide an optimal tool to make robotic keyhole surgery universally accessible and affordable. – Smart, the global retirement savings […]