Podcast #200: Our voicemail experiment, Bolt raises €150M, new Dott e-bikes, MessageBird acquires Pusher, and much 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.

This week, we talk about what’s going on in European tech, including some of the biggest funding rounds of the week, M&A deals, tech policy, and more. Today’s show also features the voices of our listeners who sent us recorded messages this week — do check this out!

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🛴 Bolt raises $182M to expand its on-demand transportation network in Europe and Africa

0️⃣ UK-based Zilch raises $30 million for its BNPL platform with a twist

👀 Croatian startup Microblink leaves bootstrapping behind; collects $60 million first round

🏎 EA acquires UK-based game developer Codemasters in $1.2 billion deal

🐦 MessageBird acquires Pusher to bring more real-time communication APIs to businesses

🚙 Online car retailer Cazoo acquires UK-based car subscription platform Drover

👩‍🎓 Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

🚲 Dott to expand beyond e-scooters with bike-sharing service

🇮🇪 Dogpatch confirmed as winner of €17m contract to run NDRC

🗞 The Midas List Europe 2020 by Forbes

🇪🇺 Europe lays out its plan to reboot digital rules and tame tech giants

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