Tech.eu Podcast #135: The new Commission, Libra’s tough times in Europe, Amsterdam is a cool place to IPO, bad Amazon habits, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new European Commission, Europe’s stance on the Libra cryptocurrency, Amsterdam as an IPO destination, language studies, Amazon habits, and much more. The featured interview of the week is with Harold Saar, head of fleet development at Stigo, an e-vehicle company from Estonia.

Amsterdam-based car repair startup Fixico lands €7 million

Dutch online platform for car damage repair Fixico has secured €7 million in funding from Silicon Valley-based Autotech Ventures, with participation from existing investors Laurens Groenendijk and Orange Growth Capital. This round brings the total amount raised by Fixico to €14.3 million. The startup currently operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and South Africa, and […]

Amsterdam-based sales chatbot startup Maxwell raises €400,000

Dutch chatbot startup Maxwell has secured €400,000 in funding from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and River Venture Partners. Maxwell has developed a messenger marketing platform for Shopify-based online stores that includes several steps, from cart reminder and checkout to review and activation of the customer. It works on Facebook Messenger, and the startup plans […]

The Financial Times acquires a controlling stake in The Next Web

The Financial Times, a major news organisation headquartered in London, has acquired a controlling stake in The Next Web (TNW), Amsterdam-based media and digital company with a range of products and services for the tech community. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “TNW continues to operate independently and its management and the […]

Dutch tax software startup TaxModel raises “around €1 million” from Newion

International tax software provider TaxModel has landed a Series A round of “around €1 million” from Newion Investments. Founded in 2005 in the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, TaxModel automates international direct tax workflows, including “transfer pricing, tax provisioning, forecasting, and supporting tools,” it stated in a press release. The startup claims to have over 80 customers, […]

Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup dott raises €20 million

Amsterdam-founded e-scooter startup dott has landed €20 million in a funding round co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers, with participation from Axel Springer Digital Ventures, DN Capital, Felix Capital, FJ Labs, U-Start Club, and angel investors. The company will use the cash injection to launch a pilot version of its shared e-scooters and e-bikes at […]