podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures Podcast #126: Facial recognition rules in Europe, France and Britain bite back on big tech, the future of EU-US data flows, interviews with Lubomila Jordanova and Tim Schumacher, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new, tighter rules regarding facial recognition in Europe, the standoff between France and the UK and the big tech companies, the future of data flows between Europe and the US, and much more. We’ve also prepared interviews with Lubomila Jordanova of PlanA and Tim Schumacher, co-fonder of Eyeo, Sedo, and

Cologne-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup gridscale raises €7 million

German provider of infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solutions (IaaS and PaaS), gridscale, has landed a €7 million funding round led by Endeit Capital and EnBW New Ventures, with participation from BLSW Seed and Growth Fund and High-Tech Gründerfonds. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Cologne, gridscale offers scalable infrastructure-as-a-service solutions billed per minute, such as distributed […]

German startup Homelike secures $14 million for its business apartment marketplace

Cologne-founded long-term business apartment marketplace Homelike has raised $14 million in a funding round led by Spark Capital with the participation of existing investors Cherry Ventures, Lürssen and coparion. The company, which currently employs 85 people, will use the capital injection for further scaling. Founded in 2015, Homelike is bringing the technology advancements from hotel […]