The Tech.eu 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.
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including Telegram filing a formal EU antitrust complaint against Apple, Facebook suing those EU antitrust regulators, Berlin’s AUTO1 raising €225 million, London-based TechHub closing, and more. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Mattias Ljungman, founder of VC firm Atomico and now early-stage investment firm Moonfire.
You can find the latest episode embedded below.
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And here are the notes and links for this week’s episode:
Telegram vs. Apple
- Apple Faces EU Antitrust Complaint from Messaging App Telegram (Bloomberg Law)
- Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple’s App Store (Ars Technica)
- Durov’s Telegram channel
Facebook vs. the EU
- Irony isn’t dead… Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data (The Register)
- Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests (Reuters)
- Facebook sues EU for requesting ‘highly sensitive personal information’ (The Brussels Times)
AUTO1 scores a big round of funding
- AUTO1 Raises $300 Million to Develop Used-Car Retail Platform (The New York Times)
- AUTO1 Group Raises $300M To Ramp Up Retail Platform (PYMNTS.com)
Infobip also scores a big round of funding
- Exclusive: European software startup Infobip raises over $200 million in Series A funding – sources (Reuters)
- Croatia’s Infobip secures $200 million+ at unicorn valuation in its first round of funding (Tech.eu)
TechHub bites the dust
- TechHub goes into administration. Remembering the last 10 years. (TechHub blog)
- TechHub, once the heart of London’s start-up scene, goes bust (Financial Times)