Podcast #198: Even more money for e-scooters, new VC funds, protein folding, and we talk to Sebastian Peck of InMotion 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 what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, new VC funds, science and research news, and much more. We’ve also spoken to Sebastian Peck, managing director of InMotion Ventures.

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

🛴 Voi, the European ‘micromobility’ rental company, raises $160 million additional equity and debt funding

🐼 UK-based HungryPanda raises $70 million to expand its online Asian food delivery business worldwide

🏦 Monzo, the UK challenger bank, picks up additional £60 million in funding

🔬 UK edtech startup MEL Science snags $14 million Series B

☁️ SoftBank buys 10.1 percent stake in Sinch after its meteoric surge

  • Podcast #178: Apple (and Ireland)’s win against the EU, Privacy Shield invalidated, and we interview Sinch CEO Oscar Werner

🎯 This is where Target Global wants to invest its new €300+ million fund

⏰ Firstminute Capital launches second $111 million fund, featuring a who’s-who of founders as LPs

🇪🇺 The European Investment Bank Group debuts new €150 million financing instrument to support European AI tech firms

🤖 London AI lab claims breakthrough that could accelerate drug discovery

  • DeepMind’s protein-folding breakthrough triggers fierce debate among skeptical scientists: ‘Until they share their code, nobody in the field cares’

🚙 Interview with Sebastian Peck, managing director of InMotion Ventures, a firm backed by Jaguar Land Rover

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