Tech.eu podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures

Tech.eu Podcast — Interview special: Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of Dott

This interview special episode includes a conversation with Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of the e-scooter startup Dott, recorded in Amsterdam earlier this year. Among the topics we discussed in this interview are Dott’s rumoured launch in the Netherlands, the profitability of e-scooter startups, the problem — or lack thereof — that Dott is solving, the actual levels of theft and vandalism in the industry, and much more.

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 […]