Podcast #211: Nicolas Julia of Sorare, e-scooters, gigafactories, privacy issues of Clubhouse, 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 talk about funding deals, IPO tidbits, and much more. The featured interview is with Nicolas Julia, CEO and co-founder of Sorare, a fantasy football platform that’s recently raised €40 million.

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💳 London-based payments provider SumUp raises €750 million

🦄 Is it a Bitpanda, is it the first Austrian unicorn? Peter Thiel’s Valar leads $170 million Series B round

🛴 Bird to spend $150 million on European expansion plan

💻 Norwegian video meeting startup Whereby raises $12 million in Series-A funding

🔋 Northvolt receives $14 billion battery cell order for Swedish gigafactory from Volkswagen

📈 Amazon-backed Deliveroo aims to raise $1.4 billion in upcoming IPO

🇬🇧 UK pulls away from France and Germany on VC funding despite Brexit

🚖 Uber grants UK drivers worker status in world first

👋 France opens privacy investigation into audio app Clubhouse

🎙 Interview: Nicolas Julia, co-founder and CEO of Sorare

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