This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including the Q3 funding stats, China being upset with Sweden, Nokia’s LTE equipment on the Moon, and the prospects of SPACs in Europe. Also check out an interview with Jambu Palaniappan of OMERS Ventures about food marketplaces.
HeySummit, the Scottish startup behind an eponymous platform for virtual events, has raised $1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Belfast-based Techstart Ventures, with participation from Active Capital and Ankur Nagpal, the founder and CEO of Teachable. HeySummit provides the marketing and management tools that go into running a multi-talk virtual event, […]
Photonics – the science and technology of light – is popping up in digital products and end-user apps everywhere. Just in the last year, Tech.eu has written about photonics used in an at-home STI testing kit and quantum computing, or for cheaper 5G access and safer cars. Perhaps that’s why PhotonHub Europe, a new photonics […]
Silverflow, a Dutch fintech startup that will launch early next year, has announced a €2.6 million seed funding round led by UK-based Crane Venture Partners. Other backers include INKEF Capital and angel investors from Pay.On, First Data, Booking.com and Adyen. With this seed round, Silverflow has now raised a total of €3 million. The business’ […]
Less than three months since launching its pilot program, the e-bike subscription DANCE has secured €15 million in Series A funding. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures led the round, with BlueYard and some entrepreneurs and angel investors joining as well. There’s lots of talk about the bike revolution spurred by the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. Some e-bike […]
Berlin-based startup Kenjo has raised €5.1 million in seed funding to expand its HR and employee engagement platform. The round was led by Redalpine, one of the early investors in N26 and tax-reimbursement platform Taxfix. Other investors include Julian Teicke, CEO and founder of wefox, the insurtech which recently became a unicorn, and Maximilian Thayenthal, […]
Istanbul-based venture capital firm 212 has announced a second fund to invest in startups across Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe, and the MENA region. The fund has €49 million committed and seven portfolio companies so far. The firm says its strategy is to invest in companies with primarily B2B tech solutions, with a mindset to […]