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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German VC firm raises €355 million fund to continue investing in early-stage startups in the US and Europe, a globally active venture firm started in Germany, has closed a new fund to the tune of €355 million ($400 million), with the European Investment Fund and German industry behemoths such as Otto Group, Lidl, Kärcher, Dr. Ing. Oetker, KfW, Jägermeister and Porsche participating in the fundraising. The biggest chunk of the money will […]

Belgian cybersecurity startup Sweepatic scores €1 million from eCAPITAL

Leuven, Belgium-based startup Sweepatic has secured €1 million in early-stage financing from Germany’s eCAPITAL to bolster what it refers to as a “cybersecurity reconnaissance platform”, which helps companies protect their Internet-facing assets and provide counter-intelligence measures. Basically, its technology virtually equips customers with an extra pair of eyes on the outside, to discover digital footprints […]

UK-based SaaS startup Blaize scores £2.5 million in funding to help publishers scale up subscriptions

London-based Blaize has raised £2.5 million in a seed financing round led by Spain-born Nauta Capital to help publisher customers like NewsCorp and brands to gain more subscribers through its digital identity and paywall technology. As per usual, the cash influx will serve the further development of the SaaS startup’s platform and technology, international expansion […]

French fintech startup Joko raises €1.6 million from Partech and others to bolster its loyalty program

French fintech startup Joko has raised 1.6 million euros in early-stage funding from Partech, Axeleo Capital, Lafayette Plug and Play and a number of unnamed angel investors to “reinvent loyalty cards”. Founded in 2018, the company says traditional and single-brand loyalty programs are outdated and no longer cater to millennials, which leads to disappointment and […]

Amsterdam ‘festival tech’ startup Woov secures €2 million in funding

Just in time for the summer festival season, Amsterdam-based tech startup Woov has announced the closing of a €2 million seed investment round after signing up 1 million users to its platform. Woov aims to bring event organisers, artists and visitors together on a digital platform so everyone can spend less time on their phones […]