Belgian mobility-as-a-service (or MaaS) startup Skipr has secured €7 million in Series A funding to bolster its products and expand into new markets. The round was led by Belgian bank Belfius alongside existing investor Lab Box, the startup studio of automobile distributor D’Ieteren. Founded in 2018 by CEO Mathieu de Lophem (previously Benelux GM at […]
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, like the ongoing downfall of Wirecard, a couple of big financing rounds, and Facebook’s legal trouble in Germany. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Steve King, CEO of UK-based artificial intelligence technology startup Black Swan.
These were the 10 European tech stories this week
Mark Hipperson, a co-founder and former CTO of British neobank Starling Bank, is today announcing £5.25 million in seed funding for his latest venture, cryptocurrency exchange platform Ziglu. Somewhat oddly, the names of the investors were not disclosed – only that it involves “a number of specialist UK FinTech investors, and entrepreneurs.” Ziglu provides a […]
Linz, Austria-based low-code automation software maker FireStart has secured €4 million in Series A funding from VC firms Paua Ventures (Berlin) and Capital300 (Vienna). It has also brought on board a trio of notable angel investors: Charlie Songhurst, the former head of strategy for Microsoft, Dr. Paul Achleitner, the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board […]
A fledgling French identity verification tech startup that goes by the name of ubble has raised seed funding from Partech and Breega to the total tune of €10 million and scored a partnership with Bpifrance to spur growth. The company intends to hire 15 additional people by the end of this year. Founded in 2018 […]
Cazoo, the used-car sales platform, has reached ‘unicorn’ status after raising a little over $31 million (£25 million) at a $1 billion+ valuation to spur growth. Cazoo closed a £100 million round earlier this year, and this round brings its total raised to £200 million in a short time. In fact, the company was founded […]