Podcast #207: Opera’s fintech push unpacked, Deliveroo loses in Dutch court, Sinch’s biggest acquisition, Lakestar SPAC, and more

The Podcast 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.

In today’s show, we discuss fresh funding,  a new startup, an acquisition deal, an IPO, a court case — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Krystian Kolondra, who explains the latest $100-million announcement by the browser maker Opera.

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And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:

🤝 Event networking app Grip raises $13M, as pandemic forces events to stay virtual

📞 Sinch to acquire US voice communications company Inteliquent for $1.14 billion

🐚 Tech investor Klaus Hommels launches $332 million SPAC in Europe

💰 Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund

📈 Deliveroo pencils in 8 March to unveil blockbuster float

⚖️ Deliveroo to appeal to Supreme Court after judges say riders are not freelancers

💉 He disrupted finance — now TransferWise’s co-founder wants to fight the pandemic

🛍 Web browser group Opera commits $100m+ to launch European fintech strategy

🎤 Interview: Krystian Kolondra, EVP PC and EEA FinTech at Opera

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