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

Estonian ride-hailing startup Taxify becomes Bolt, reportedly looks for more funding

Tallinn-founded startup Taxify has announced its rebranding to Bolt, which is also the brand it’s been using for its electric scooter sharing platform. The company stated that removing the “taxi” from its name reflects that it’s moved towards becoming a broader transportation platform. Currently, Bolt’s offering includes ride-hailing with cars and motorbikes, as well as […]

Amsterdam’s Bolt raises €3 million for its electric powered scooters

Dutch startup Bolt Mobility, which builds electric scooters, has raised €3 million through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. According to Bolt, which makes internet-enabled clean energy scooters, the campaign was oversubscribed “by over 200%” with 2,000 investors taking part in the UK and the Netherlands. The new funds will be invested in releasing its AppScooter model […]