Today in European Tech: Aircall and Hailo raise rounds at unicorn valuations, EU plans to launch bloc-wide cyber task force, and more

Robin Wauters

Robin Wauters

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of, with previous stints at The Next Web and TechCrunch under his belt. Deeply in love with his family, technology, traveling and Belgian beer.


Here’s what happened today in European Tech.


French cloud-based phone system and call centre platform Aircall has raised $120 million and now sits at a valuation of over $1 billion.

Israeli proprietary chip developer for deep learning on edge devices Hailo is completing a $100 million financing round at a company valuation of $1 billion.

– Kaiko, a Paris, France-based cryptocurrency market data provider, raised $24 million in Series A funding.

– Built over two rounds, employee training platform Masterplan has raised $13 million in convertible loans.

– 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.

Worth Reading/Knowing

– A ruling by Europe’s top court has shed some light on the conditions under which content-sharing platforms are exempted from responsibility for copyright infringements, with potentially far-reaching implications for the EU’s Copyright Directive and the Digital Services Act.

– The European Commission laid out its vision for a Joint Cyber Unit to tackle evolving cyberthreats and to increase European resilience.

– The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) will launch at least 30 large-scale cross-sector health innovation projects by 2030, contributing to a creation of an EU-wide ecosystem for translating research into improvements in healthcare.

– Podcast: Patient capital in European healthtech, with Fiona Pathiraja, Crista Galli Ventures.

Britain’s streaming services and broadcasters should be on a level playing field, as traditional broadcasters now compete with “one hand tied behind their backs”, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.

– Leta Capital makes a play of investing in Russian-speaking entrepreneurs based just about anywhere. It’s now launching its third and largest fund to date and says it will invest over $100 million in UK, European, and US-based growth-stage tech companies over the next three years.

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