Below, you can find the slightly updated section on the impact of the coronavirus impact on the (European) fintech scene that I wrote as a prologue to our recent report on the State of Fintech in Europe launched in close collaboration with Oleg Boyko’s international investment group Finstar, which you can download for free here. […]
Niko Woischnik should have been in Berlin this summer overseeing Tech Open Air, the tech and startup conference he founded but like everyone else in 2020, his plans were turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Tech Open Air, or TOA, is usually one of the biggest stops on the European tech conference calendar. Like […]
Barcelona-based travel management platform Travelperk has acquired Albatross, a startup that offers an API for structured information on travel restrictions and local guidelines in the coronavirus era. This is the Spanish company’s first acquisition. Albatross’ technology and data will be incorporated into TravelCare, the platform’s travel risk management offering, but also remain a standalone product […]
OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based investment platform, has launched the Pandemic Innovation Fund, with the plan to raise $100 million for investment in “urgent technological solutions” for the medical, business, educational and social needs resulting from global pandemics and other global emergencies. “The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world […]
It doesn’t always run in The Family.
Editor’s note: this is an article from Crunchbase News written by research lead Gené Teare and syndicated with permission. To understand the impact of the pandemic on global venture funding, we took a look at comparative trends for the first four months of each year from 2016 through to 2020. The impact to technology companies […]
To absolutely no one’s surprise, the people behind the major TOA event in Berlin are today announcing that there will be no physical event in 2020, and that its focus is shifting completely to building ‘digital products’. Interestingly, the company has received new investments as it charts that new course, from new backers such as […]