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The podcast hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler 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.

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Here’s what we discussed this time.

The biggest deal of the week: Berlin’s GoEuro who has raised a $150 million investment round by Kinnevik and Temasek, with participation from Hillhouse Capital. I was at a few things they did when I was living in Berlin– they really have a cool company and they are providing a lot of utility for people travelling around Europe.

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Google has abandoned plans to open a new campus for startups in Berlin’s Kreuzberg.

Interview: Florian Pauthner, managing director of SevenVentures (recorded at 0100 Conference in Berlin)

Ireland is joining the ranks of the countries where Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms get heavily regulated.


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