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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French govtech startup Manty scores €2.4 million to improve local administration management

Manty, a France-based govtech startup, has raised 2.4 million euros to accelerate the deployment of its ‘Vision’ platform to reach 100 local administrations by year’s end (via Les Echos). Launched in January 2017 by Mathieu Nohet, Lucas Gaillard and Joseph-Marie Valleix, the startup’s platform essentially aims to help public officials make decisions, and optimises the […]

It’s a wrap: this was Mobile Sunday 2020 in Barcelona

It was a close call after the cancelations of both the Mobile World Congress and the 4YFN Conference, but we managed to bring a bunch of brilliant minds together in Barcelona for the latest edition of Mobile Sunday. Thanks to a last-minute helping hand from Venturelab, the organisation that supports Swiss entrepreneurs in building thriving […]

London-based Anthemis raises $90 million for its new, insurtech-focused fund

London-based fintech investment platform Anthemis has closed $90 million for its latest, insurtech-focused fund with the participation of Aflac Global Ventures, Sumitomo Life, Nürnberger Versicherung and Daido Life Insurance Company. Anthemis has also announced the appointment of Kate Sampson as the Managing Director. She previously held the position of VP of Risk Solutions at Lyft […]

Berlin AI insurtech startup omni:us eyes US expansion with a $13 million Series A extension round

Berlin-based AI-powered insurtech start-up omni:us has received an additional $13 million as part of its Series A financing round to drive its expansion into the US market, a few months after receiving a €1.6 million grant from the EU Commission’s European Innovation Council. The round was led by CommerzVentures (read its partner Paul Morgenthaler’s LinkedIn […]