Here's what happened today in European Tech.
- Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands-based Azerion, a digital gaming and adtech company, has raised €200 million in bond issuance on Nasdaq Stockholm.
- Germany's Mister Spex is aiming for an IPO in July.
- Norway’s Argeo went public on Euronext Growth Oslo with a €22.5 million market cap. The company "aims to increase the efficiency and imaging quality of the ocean surveying and inspection industry by utilising autonomous surface and underwater robotics solutions."
- Berlin-based n8n — which provides a framework for both technical and non-technical people to synchronize and integrate data and workflows — has raised $12 million in a Series A round of funding.
- London-based alternative broadband provider Cuckoo has closed a $6 million investment round.
- We also tracked a large number of (other) European tech funding rounds and M&A transactions, all of which we are putting in a handy list for you on Friday afternoon in our weekly roundup newsletter (note: the full list is for paying customers only). Also check out our European tech news section for ongoing coverage.
- A group of Germany’s largest media, tech and advertising companies have accused Apple of antitrust abuse as it introduces changes to the privacy settings of iPhones that they say will harm the ads market.
- Venture capital firm Draper Esprit is expected to report a portfolio value of “not less” than £955 million (€1.1 billion) when it publishes its full-year results for 2021 in June.
- "From Spotify to Minecraft, Sweden Proves Fertile Ground for Unicorns"
- Waiting for Wi-Fi: A story about one of the least connected towns in Italy - itself a digital laggard compared with the rest of the European Union.
Today's Top Tweets
Sad to share but critically important to shine a light on it, and to see a response from all venture funds as to why. "New research confirms: if you're a female startup founder, fat chance raising venture funding in Europe" #Tech.eu https://t.co/uuDoDYa6pU
— Tony Fish (@tonyfish) April 24, 2021
GET YOUR POPCORN READY! 🍿
— Max Schrems 🇪🇺 (@maxschrems) April 26, 2021
Sthlm tech is 🔥
European tech hubs:
3. Stockholm 🚀
— Henna Keränen (@KeranenHenna) April 26, 2021
A red ocean, with razor-thin margins & "Not the future I want to live in"
— Thomasbcn (@Thomasbcn) April 26, 2021
Big move for Cabify to pull out of Brazil (one of its biggest markets), citing the Covid situation there. https://t.co/mOaMmqmWFW
— Jonathan Keane (@J_K9) April 26, 2021
📣#IHNews Congrats to one of IvestHorizon’s expert Coaches Mikko Suonenlahti and the Icebreaker team for closing a new €120 M Fund. Read more about the #VC firm based in Helsinki and their future plans ➡️https://t.co/j3Y4h52bAK
— InvestHorizon (@InvestH2020) April 26, 2021
— PensionBee (@pensionbee) April 26, 2021
"...Dott operates a fleet of over 30,000 scooters in some 15 cities across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland."
— Julian Winn 💙 💜 (@Winn_on_Health) April 25, 2021
Undersea rail tunnel aims to transform Helsinki and Tallinn into one metropolitan area with highest talent density anywhere on the planet. Home of unicorns.#FinestBayArea #HeartOfEurasia #EU #Innovation #Education #Growth #TalentDensityhttps://t.co/90XTHDznN7 pic.twitter.com/xolGfoJ1UT
— Peter Vesterbacka (@pvesterbacka) April 26, 2021
Olga Barretu-Gonsālvisa, the new head of the Latvian Startup Association @StartinLV aims to increase the number of startups represented in the association, making the voice of the industry louder. The intention is also to organize the industry’s database:https://t.co/OhgWEWqce2
— Labs Of Latvia (@labsoflatvia) April 26, 2021
Spotify’s Managing Director for Southern and Eastern Europe, Federica Tremolada, shares some of her biggest achievements across 26 unique markets. https://t.co/yNxzBpU7Fd
— Spotify News (@SpotifyNews) April 26, 2021
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