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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Italian fintech startup Satispay raises €93 million from Tencent, Jack Dorsey’s Square and others

Milan, Italy-based mobile/digital payment platform Satispay has secured €93 million euros in funding in a Series C round co-led by Tencent, Square, Telecom Italia’s TIM Ventures, LGT Lightstone and other investors. Square, the payments company run by Jack Dorsey, has reportedly invested about €15 million in the round. After the investment round, the post-money valuation […]

Proptech startup Plentific buys UK-based X Tag to bolster its housing compliance tech

European property management technology platform provider Plentific has acquired housing compliance technology company X Tag. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. X Tag offers tech solutions that empower housing providers to move away from reactive compliance processes – for things like gas safety and electric and fire door compliance – to proactive, data-driven […] is hosting the Marketing Leadership Conference on 10 December – here’s what to expect

On Thursday 10 December, seize the opportunity to learn a ton about marketing leadership – free of charge. Together with Alliance and Vlerick, who we’ve partnered with on an upcoming masterclass on marketing and growth, will be hosting the Marketing Leadership Conference, bringing together world-class experts who will share their insights and best practices […]

OakNorth signs SMBC as a customer; Japanese bank invests $30 million in the UK fintech

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) one of Japan’s leading banks – and one of the word’s largest commercial lenders – has invested $30 million into UK challenger bank OakNorth through a secondary transaction. SMBC today also announced that it has become an OakNorth customer, deploying its ‘Credit Intelligence’ software to enhance its commercial lending proposition […]