The Tech.eu podcast hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler is a show in which we discuss some of the most interesting stories from the European technology scene and interview leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the region.
You can find the latest episode here or embedded below.
Here’s what we discussed this time.
The biggest deal of the week: Bitfury, a Latvian-founded company headquartered in Amsterdam that describes itself as the “largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world,” has just closed an $80 million funding round.
Lesara and Travelbird, which raised more than €100 million in total and employed more than 600 people, have filed for insolvency in a span of two weeks.
- Dutch travel booking platform Travelbird suspends operations after failing to raise emergency funding
- German online fashion startup Lesara files for insolvency
Facebook will allow French regulators to access inside the company in an effort to combat hate speech across the platform
- France to ’embed’ regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech
- France and Facebook announce partnership against online hate speech
- Facebook is the least trusted major tech company when it comes to safeguarding personal data, poll finds
Events coming up soon:
- Slush in Helsinki; December 4–5
- Seedstars CEE Summit in Kyiv; December 14
- Techstars Startup Weeks around Europe; November
- Global Entrepreneurship Week around the world; November
- Investors Day & BETAPITCH Global 2018 in Berlin; November 15
- RockTech Paris; November 21
- Robotex in Tallinn; November 26 – December 2
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Our reading recommendations:
- Dave Lee on the BBC: “Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars” (video)
- Our free report “Seed the future – A deep dive into European early-stage tech startup activity”