Tech.eu Podcast #52: Austria's startup plan, funding for Personio and YouDo, Mangrove's Mark Tluszcz and EU vs. Google (again)

Tech.eu Podcast #125: Even more money for e-scooters, what’s up with Atomico Angel Programme, future of podcasting, interview with Sara Usinger, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about fresh funding for e-scooter companies and the competition landscape in Europe, (the lack of) news from Atomico’s Angel Programme, the future of podcasts and paywalls, and much more. In addition to that, there’s an interview with Sara Usinger who’s been busy building up startup ecosystems in Iran and Albania over the past few years.

Berlin-based urban farming platform Infarm lands $100 million from Atomico

German-founded Urban farming startup Infarm has secured a $100 million funding round described as a mix of equity and debt financing led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Astanor Ventures, Cherry Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital. Infarm has developed a quickly-deployable modular urban vertical farming platform. The company currently operates in Germany, Switzerland, […]

Oslo-founded urban planning simulation startup Spacemaker raises $25 million

Spacemaker, a Norwegian-founded startup that applies AI to architecture and urban planning, has landed $25 million in a funding round led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from Danish property developer NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS, UK real estate technology fund Round Hill Ventures, and earlier investors including Norwegian construction technology investor Construct Venture. Spacemaker […]

UK-based AI chipmaker Graphcore scores $200 million in funding from BMW, Microsoft and others at a $1.7 billion valuation

Bristol, UK-based semiconductor company Graphcore has raised $200 million in a new equity funding round from investors including Atomico, Microsoft and BMW i Ventures, valuing the company at $1.5 billion pre-money (via FT).  Graphcore, which had raised roughly $100 million before this round, designs chips for for artificial intelligence applications and says it recently started […]