Six-month-old German e-scooter startup Flash raises €55 million

A new startup in the e-scooter space, Berlin-based Flash, has raised a gigantic Series A funding round of €55 million led by Target Global, the Financial Times reports. The startup was founded by Lukasz Gadowski, the co-founder of Delivery Hero, together with Uber and McKinsey alumni. Unlike many other e-scooter companies, including the US-founded industry pioneers […]

SpaceUp helps European space tech startups shoot for the stars

The EU Horizon 2020 programme has a broad remit to help support European startups and scale-ups. Now, their mission takes flight with SpaceUp, a comprehensive event series to assist the next generation of European companies in the space sector. To do this, SpaceUp is planning six Space Academies around Europe to connect European space tech startups with the […]

Dutch tax software startup TaxModel raises “around €1 million” from Newion

Amsterdam-based international tax software provider TaxModel has landed a Series A round of “around €1 million” from Newion Investments. Founded in 2005, TaxModel automates international direct tax workflows, including “transfer pricing, tax provisioning, forecasting, and supporting tools,” it stated in a press release. The startup claims to have over 80 customers, including major law firms, tax […] Podcast #101: TransferWise in Brussels; more money for N26 and Horizn; Alibaba’s activity in Europe; and more

In today’s Podcast, Natalie Novick, Andrii Degeler, and Robin Wauters talk about TransferWise opening an office in Brussels, funding rounds for Horizn and N26, the acquisition of data Artisans by Alibaba Group, and much more. The episode also features a pre-recorded interview with Jeff Lynn, co-founder and executive chairman at Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform that’s been pretty successful in Europe.