Tech.eu Podcast #107: Multi-modal mobility; UK goes gangster on Facebook; Europe and Japan get closer; interview with H-FARM’s Riccardo Donadon; and more

This week, Natalie Novick, Robin Wauters, and Andrii Degeler discuss the trend of multi-modal transportation apps, the new Japanese-backed fund that will invest in European startups, the UK’s new investigation into Facebook, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Riccardo Donadon, founder of the innovation platform H-FARM in Italy.

Currency.com from Belarus raises $8 million and launches a tokenised securities trading platform

Minsk-based Currency.com, a company affiliated with the trading platform Capital.com, has raised $8 million in funding from Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. The startup has also announced the launch of what it claims to be “the world’s first fully-functional trading platform for tokenised securities.” The newly-launched platform allows investors “trade, invest in, and benefit from […]

Iceland-founded identity verification startup Authenteq raises $5 million

Authenteq, an identity verification startup with offices in Reykjavik and Berlin, has raised a $5 million round led by Draper Associates and capital300. The company plans raise more money, calling the current capital injection “the first close of two in their Series A round” and mentioning that it’s currently “in discussions with a few investors […]

Icelandic crypto fintech startup Monerium raises $2 million

Reykjavik-headquartered fintech startup Monerium has raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Crowberry Capital, with the participation from ConsenSys and Hof Holdings. The company has also applied to become a licensed financial services company in the European Economic Area (EEA). After the registration process is over, Monerium plans to offer fiat money […]