Podcast #101: TransferWise in Brussels; more money for N26 and Horizn; Alibaba’s activity in Europe; and more

In today’s Podcast, Natalie Novick, Andrii Degeler, and Robin Wauters talk about TransferWise opening an office in Brussels, funding rounds for Horizn and N26, the acquisition of data Artisans by Alibaba Group, and much more. The episode also features a pre-recorded interview with Jeff Lynn, co-founder and executive chairman at Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform that’s been pretty successful in Europe.

TransferWise opens an office and applies for a payment institutions licence in Brussels to avoid service disruption after Brexit

Estonian-founded and London-headquartered fintech company TransferWise has applied for a financial licence and opened a new office in Brussels. In case of a no-deal Brexit, a payment institution licence — something similar to an e-money licence — received in Belgium would ensure that TransferWise would be able to continue operating in the European Union thanks […] Podcast #57: Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region is on the rise again, eFounders and WIRED 100 Podcast #96: BlaBlaCar’s partnership with SNCF; what the Brexit draft agreement means for startups; interview with Draper Esprit’s Simon Cook; and much more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss what BlaBlaCar is going to do with the bus operator Ouibus, what the Brexit draft agreement means for the tech ecosystem in the UK, and much more. Also featured in the episode is a great and insightful interview with Simon Cook, the CEO of Draper Esprit.