Robin Wauters

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Tech.eu, 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: Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank, a new ‘Glassdoor for VCs’, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Banking on edtech: Norwegian user-generated gamified e-learning startup Kahoot! — which has clocked 1.3 billion “participating players” since launching in 2013 — has picked up $215 million from SoftBank in a private placement. – Spend it wisely: Spendesk, a Paris-based spend management platform for […]

Today in European Tech: the EU’s big tech ‘hit list’, Danish Trustpilot mulls a London IPO, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Shares in Polish e-commerce group Allegro shot up more than 50% on their trading debut, giving the company a market value of about $17.6 billion in Europe’s biggest IPO so far this year. – Denmark’s Trustpilot, one of the world’s leading online business review […]

This Week in European Tech: MessageBird minted Europe’s latest unicorn, NEC buys Avaloq for $2.2 billion, Web Summit goes online, and other big deals/stories

Happy Friday! This week, our research team tracked almost 70 tech funding deals worth over €1 billion, along with 15 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: MessageBird scores $200 million, Web Summit goes fully online, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform MessageBird has become Europe’s newest unicorn after announcing a $200 million Series C round at a valuation of $3 billion. Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital led the Series C round, with participation from Bonnier, Glynn Capital, LGT Lightstone, Longbow, Mousse Partners […]

Today in European Tech: UK tech firm Envisics raises $50M, Vistaprint buys 99designs, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – British holographics company Envisics has raised around $50 million from several automotive companies for its tech used in augmented reality. Among the investors in the Series B round are Hyundai Mobis, General Motors’ GM Ventures, SAIC Capital, the venture arm of SAIC Motors, and […]