Podcast #195: Post-election news flood, another European unicorn, micromobility news, policy updates, and we talk to Tjarda Voorneman of Techleap podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures

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.

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including a few funding rounds, micromobility news, M&A deals, and a bit of EU policy. Also check out an interview with Tjarda Voorneman, lead of the Techleap Rise Program.

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💎 Farfetch secures $1.1bn backing from Alibaba and Richemont

📅 Hopin raises $125 million at $2.1 billion valuation as virtual events become the norm

🦄 Estonian-born Pipedrive achieves unicorn status with $1.5 billion valuation

👷 HR tech startup Remote raises $35 million Series A from Index, Sequoia and others

🛴 TIER Mobility raises mammoth $250 million Series C round

🇪🇪 Estonia’s Bolt wants to become the largest micromobility provider in Europe next year

✒️ New bill in Ireland proposes to pull e-scooters out of a legal gray area

🕹 Take-Two to buy UK game maker Codemasters for $956 million

📣 Spotify to buy podcast ad company Megaphone for $235 million

🪦 Under Armour shuts down Endomondo, which it paid $85 million for in 2015

🔑 What’s all this about Europe wanting crypto backdoors?

⚖️ EU says Amazon breached antitrust rules, opens second investigation into its e-commerce business

💰 EU budget: European Commission welcomes agreement on €1.8 trillion package to help build greener, more digital and more resilient Europe

🎙Interview with Tjarda Voorneman, lead of the Techleap Rise Program

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