This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including six new funds for VCs, solarisBank raising €60 million and Transferwise looking to deal in investments. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Raph Crouan, partner of business development at VC firm C4 Ventures.
Opera Software, the Norwegian (but now Chinese-owned) company that’s been in the business of making browsers and applications since 1994, this morning announced that it will soon be launching its first consumer fintech offering for the European market. To enable that, the company has acquired the fully-digital neobank Fjord Bank, a Lithuania-based startup that was […]
Munich-based automotive sales technology Startup 2trde has closed a €2.5 million seed financing round led by Israeli automotive VC firm Maniv Mobility. Maniv is itself backed by a host of car makers and mobility giants, including Alliance Ventures (the strategic investment arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi), Aptiv, BMW i Ventures, Hyundai Motor Group, LG Electronics, Shell Ventures, […]
Aalst, Belgium-based graphic creation software company CHILI publish has scored €3 million in a new funding round to boost the development of its products, and to expand into the US. New investor PMV led the round, with prior backers Group MC, Pamica, and Volta Ventures participating. The SaaS company, which was founded in 2010, offers […]
These were the 10 European tech stories this week
A Greek startup called Ferryhopper has raised a €2.6 million seed funding round to try and become the #1 European ferry ticket booking engine in 2-3 years. Leading the round is Bulgarian VC firm LAUNCHub Ventures, joined by Metavallon VC and easyGroup, who had already backed the company in a €600,000 seed round last year. […]
Swedish-American fintech startup Willa is today announcing that it has raised $3 million from EQT Ventures to help creative professionals and freelancers spend less time worrying about admin and chasing (or even missing) payments. Founded by four entrepreneurs with a background at Spotify and influencer marketing agency Relatable (picture down below, but don’t hold your […]