This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including a few funding rounds, micromobility news, M&A deals, and a bit of EU policy. Also check out an interview with Tjarda Voorneman, lead of the Techleap Rise Program.
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the sale of Pointy to Google, Bolt’s latest venture debt round, crowdfunding success of Sono Motors, an overview of some talks and panels at Davos, data of the Slush conference, and more. We’ve also featured an interview with Tommy Andersen, managing partner at byFounders.
Bolt, the Estonion transportation unicorn, has secured a €50 million venture debt facility with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. Founded in Tallinn by Markus Villig, Bolt launched in 2013 and currently has 30 million users […]
In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we’ve talked to Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, and Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder at Bolt.
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.
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the freshly approved Copyright Directive, the new €1.49 billion fine for Google, the concept of cloud kitchen, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Martin Villig, co-founder of Bolt, formerly known as Taxify.
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 […]