Podcast #203: Luke Lang of Crowdcube, more $100M+ rounds, Brussels investigates Google (again), 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’ll talk about some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week, a couple of M&A deals, and some policy news. Later on check out an interview with Luke Lang, co-founder and CMO at Crowdcube. The topics included the fintech revolution, Crowdcube’s merger with Seedrs, and why founders coming on the platform should listen to the advice they’re given.

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🇩🇪 German HR tech company Personio raises $125 million at $1.7 billion valuation

🛵 Turkish on-demand delivery leader Getir raises $128 million at a ∼$850 million valuation as it gears up for launch in the UK and Latin America

🏫 School startup Ironhack raises $20 million to “disrupt the way we learn about technology”

💳 PPRO nabs $180M at a $1B+ valuation to bring together the fragmented world of payments

🕹 Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10 million and launches Opera Gaming division

🖨 Protolabs buys Dutch online manufacturing platform 3D Hubs for up to $330 million in a mix of cash, stock

⚖️ Brussels zeroes in on Google’s adtech business

💿 Antitrust: Commission fines Valve and five publishers of PC video games € 7.8 million for “geo-blocking” practices

🎙 Interview: Luke Lang, CMO and co-founder of Crowdcube

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