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: Harbr raises $38.5 million, PensionBee’s IPO plans, 1,000 new companies in Sweden, and more big stories

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – In a somewhat unexpected twist, online pension provider PensionBee has announced its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The fintech company’s floatation on the stock market could see its valuation reach more than £300 million. – Gorillas, a Berlin, Germany-based startup […]

This Week in European Tech: $1.1 billion for Farfetch, Spotify buys Megaphone, Pipedrive becomes a unicorn, and other big deals/stories

Happy Friday! This week, our research team tracked over 70 tech funding deals worth about €2.5 billion, along with 25 M&A transactions, rumours, and related news stories across Europe, including Russia, Israel, and Turkey. As always, we are putting all of them together for you in a handy list sent in our Friday afternoon roundup […]

Today in European Tech: Pipedrive becomes a unicorn, Railsbank raises $37 million, Bolt’s big plans, and more stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Pipedrive, a CRM platform for sales and marketing teams, has signed an agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, Texas-based VC firm – which puts the company’s valuation at about $1.5 billion. With this, the Estonian-born startup reaches unicorn […]

Poland’s Spacelift nabs $1.6 million to get a piece of the growing DevOps optimisation market

Poland-born software startup Spacelift has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from Hoxton Ventures and Inovo Venture Partners. Co-founded by Marcin Wyszynski (previously Google, Facebook, Deliveroo) and Pawel Hytry (previously Foodpanda, McKinsey, Fitpass), the company has also managed to attract some big-name angel investors, including Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), Vijay Pandurangan (Mitro) and Michael Stoppelman (Yelp). […]

Today in European Tech: TIER raises $250 million, EU says Amazon breached European antitrust rules, and more stories worth reading

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – German micro-mobility company TIER has raised a $250 million Series C round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2i. Existing investors joined, including Mubadala Capital, Northzone, Goodwater Capital, White Star Capital, Novator and RTP Global. The Berlin-based business, already profitable, will use the funding to […]