Podcast #210: Sonya Iovieno of SVB, Spain’s new labour law, and lots of funding

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 talk about funding deals, IPO news, a couple of court cases, gig economy issues, and much more. The featured interview is with Sonya Iovieno, head of venture and growth at Silicon Valley Bank.

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🔊 Epidemic Sound raises $450M at a $1.4B valuation to ‘soundtrack the internet

🔐 Snyk raises $300m at $4.7b valuation

⭐️ Starling Bank confirms £272 million in new funding, claims unicorn status

🍏 Urban farming startup Infarm raises extra $100 million to expand

🏎 Porsche raises stake in electric car and components maker Rimac Automobili

🎓 Kyiv-based edtech Preply raises $35 million in funding

📈 Trustpilot set for $1.4bn London stock market listing

💵 Amazon-backed Deliveroo reveals it lost $309 million in 2020 ahead of IPO

📱 French startup lobby to file privacy complaint against Apple

🇩🇪 Apple will invest over 1 billion euros in Germany and plans European Silicon Design Center in Munich

👩‍💻 Web Summit is now licensing their conference software. First up: the United Nations

🇪🇺 EU struggles to build antitrust case against Amazon

🚲 Spain agrees on labor reform that will recognize delivery platform riders as employees

🎙 Interview: Sonya Iovieno, head of venture and growth at Silicon Valley Bank

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