Tech.eu Podcast #31: Babbel's milestone, Mondo & Payleven, more new funds, interview with Shakil Khan and standardised term sheets

Tech.eu Podcast #104: Uber and Cabify depart Barcelona; the opportunity of GDPR; interview with TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus; and more

This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Chris Chinchilla talk about the departure of Uber and Cabify from Barcelona, the rise of “data ownership” companies that help to guard your data, the doublethink of the Western corporates regarding automation, writing tips from Stephen King, diversity in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UK, and much more.

Delivery Hero grows revenues to €687 million, mostly thanks to Middle East

German-founded online food delivery company Delivery Hero has published its financial results in 2018, reporting revenue growth of 64.6 percent year-on-year to €687 million. The company also reported €105 million in revenues from its operation in Germany, which was recently purchased by Takeaway.com for €930 million, pending final approval. According to Delivery Hero’s numbers, the […]

German wealth tech startup Raisin raises $114 million for its “deposit-as-a-service” platform

Berlin-based startup Raisin, a global marketplace for term deposits, has raised a $114 million funding round from its existing investors Index Ventures, PayPal, Ribbit Capital, and Thrive Capital. Raisin plans to use the capital injection for “strategic acquisitions and further internationalisation,” the company stated in a press release. Since its launch in 2012, Raisin — […]

France’s Jobijoba acquires recruitment chatbot startup JAI

Paris-based recruitment solutions company Jobijoba has acquired JAI (The Jobs Artificial Intelligence), a startup that develops chatbot technologies for recruiters. Jobijoba plans to integrate JAI’s product into its offering. JAI’s pre-trained chatbot is there to talk to handle the first contact with an applicant, asking the usual questions and replying to whatever the candidate has […]

UK-based flexible workforce startup Distributed raises £1.5 million

London-founded “talent resourcing” platform Distributed has raised a £1.5 million funding round from Fuel Ventures. The startup plans to use the fresh capital to grow its team sixfold by the end of this year and open its platform for the public. Distributed is essentially an on-demand workforce platform, which offers maximum convenience to the customer, […]

UK-based student housing marketplace Student.com raises $10 million

London-founded global student accommodation marketplace Student.com has secured $10 million in funding from China’s CITIC Capital, which brings the total amount raised by the company to $80 million. Student.com was launched in 2011 and aimed mostly at students coming to Europe from Asia. Today, the marketplace lists accommodation for more than 1,000 universities across some […]