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: Epidemic Sound scores $450 million, EU struggles to build antitrust case against Amazon, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Epidemic Sound, a Sweden-based marketplace for ‘background music’, has raised $450 million from Blackstone Group and EQT Growth, an equity round that values Epidemic Sound at $1.4 billion. – The valuation of one of Britain’s most prominent digital banks, Atom Bank, is about to halve, […]

OpenVC launches to help entrepreneurs cold email VCs – the right way

There are more (aspiring) entrepreneurs looking to raise funding from investors than there are VCs, which makes for interesting dynamics. One thing that has worked well for founders in the past has always been so-called ‘warm introductions’, as busy investors getting referrals from trusted sources tends to cut through the noise. Things change, though, and […]

Today in European Tech: Apple to invest €1 billion in a new chip lab in Munich, insurtech startup Zego raises $150 million, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – French data solutions firm Talend will go private in a $2.4 billion all-cash deal with private equity firm Thoma Bravo. – Israeli cloud native application security company Snyk has closed $300 million in Series E financing at a valuation of $4.7 billion. – It’s been […]

Today in European Tech: the birth of Europe’s largest payments group, France Digitale sues Apple, Preply scores $35 million, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – The European Commission has given an unconditional authorization to the €7.8 billion euro merger between Nexi and Nordic rival Nets, the Italian payment group said today. The merger will create the Europe’s largest payments group. – Kyiv-based edtech platform Preply​, has secured an additional $35 […]

Today in European Tech: Starling Bank raises £272 million, Deliveroo and Trustpilot IPOs enter final stretch, PayPal buys Curv, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – The UK has a new darling in Starling. The digital bank has confirmed its Series D round funding totalling a healthy £272 million, their largest ever. Led by Fidelity Management and Research the round was oversubscribed by £72 million, and now gives the company at […]