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VOI raises another $85 million to lead e-scooter market in Europe

VOI, the Swedish e-scooter operator, has announced $85 million in Series B funding. The round, led by Vostok New Ventures, was joined by many other investment firms: Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, BME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, Black Ice Capital, and others. The Stockholm-based micro-mobility startup has raised $135 million […]

Tech.eu podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures

Tech.eu Podcast — Interview special: Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of Dott

This interview special episode includes a conversation with Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of the e-scooter startup Dott, recorded in Amsterdam earlier this year. Among the topics we discussed in this interview are Dott’s rumoured launch in the Netherlands, the profitability of e-scooter startups, the problem — or lack thereof — that Dott is solving, the actual levels of theft and vandalism in the industry, and much more.

Tech.eu Podcast #130: FlixMobility and Klarna raise a lot of money, used-car marketplaces are hot, e-scooter fishing, interview with Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss fresh funding for Klarna, the “substantial” extension of FlixMobility’s latest round, a startup that makes money by fishing e-scooters out of Seine, the Molengeek project, and much more. The interview of the week is a conversation with Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski recorded at last year’s TOA conference in Berlin.

Tech.eu Podcast #129: Babylon Health and Saudi funding, Rockstar taxes kerfuffle, e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare and 8chan, and more

This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick discuss the mega-round of Babylon Health where the controversial fund PIF was among the investors, the tax relief claimed by Rockstar North that hasn’t paid corporation taxes in years, new research on e-scooters and climate risks, Cloudflare dropping 8chan, and much more. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Conny Weber, senior research analyst at the European Crowdfunding Network.

Tech.eu Podcast #52: Austria's startup plan, funding for Personio and YouDo, Mangrove's Mark Tluszcz and EU vs. Google (again)

Tech.eu Podcast #125: Even more money for e-scooters, what’s up with Atomico Angel Programme, future of podcasting, interview with Sara Usinger, and more

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.