Podcast #184: New Fairphone, Napster bought by European startup, and we talk to CEO of Coursera and Sherry Coutu of Digital Boost

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including the deals and rumours involving The Hut Group, Auto 1, and Delivery Hero, as well as the new device from Fairphone and the brand value of Napster. Also check out an interview with Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera and Sherry Coutu, serial entrepreneur and the head of Digital Boost.

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Berlin-based Delivery Hero invests in sustainable tech that could make food delivery more eco-friendly

Delivery Hero, a global company that runs local delivery services, announced it has been acquiring minority stakes in sustainable tech startups over the last two years. Specifically, these startups are developing alternative solutions to the very environmental problems that Delivery Hero’s business model perpetuates.  The investments are part of the German company’s overall effort “to […] Podcast #172: Just Eat Grub Takeaway Hub

This week, let’s take a look at the role that European startups may play in the food delivery industry in the US. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Antti-Jussi Suominen, CEO at the Finnish fintech startup Holvi.

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Delivery Hero promises two weeks’ pay to quarantined freelance riders, with €3 million financial support program

German food delivery company Delivery Hero has announced a €3 million financial support program to enable its subsidiaries, across 43 countries, to protect riders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Berlin-based company says the funds will “cover up to 15 days of compensation for lost income for freelance riders who have been positively diagnosed with COVID-19 […]