Today in European Tech: Daniel Ek’s €1 billion commitment for European ‘moonshots’, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced in an online #nodebyslush keynote address that he’s devoting €1 billion of his personal resources to fund ground-breaking startups to generate more European super-companies (moonshots). – UK food-delivery startup Deliveroo has begun preliminary talks to explore an […]

Today in European Tech: TransferWise revenue jumps 70%, Snyk buys DeepCode and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – French venture capital investor Daphni has raised its third fund, bringing the total assets under its management to $350 million and signalling a new chapter for the firm after some high-profile departures. – UK-based fintech startup Uncapped, which bills itself as Europe’s first revenue-based […]

Today in European Tech: Point Nine debuts €100 million fund, Finland’s Iceye scores $87 million, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Point taken: Germany-based Point Nine, a pan-European and US focused VC firm that specialises in B2B SaaS and marketplace investments, has closed a new €100 million seed fund (technically €99,999,999) dubbed ‘P9 V’. You guessed it, this is the firm’s fifth fund since its […]

Today in European Tech: VC Kindred closes £81 million fund, TrueLayer raises $25 million, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Free to Play: French service provider Free/Iliad Telecom has launched a public offer for Polish mobile operator Play, potentially enabling it to launch in a third major European market after France and Italy. The French group, controlled by Xavier Niel, is paying €2.2 billion […]

Today in European Tech: Infarm raises $170M, Delivery Hero buys Glovo’s Latin American ops, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Technically news from late yesterday, but Delivery Hero has acquired fellow delivery service Glovo‘s Latin American operations for about $272 million. – Growing investor base: Berlin-based urban farming startup Infarm has raised $170 million from investors that it will plough into expanding its network […]

Today in European Tech: Klarna scores $650 million, Israeli VC Hetz closes $77 million fund and other deals and stories that caught our eyes

Hello! ere is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Klarna, the Swedish global payments and shopping service, has raised $650 million in an equity funding round at a post-money valuation of $10.65 billion, ranking it as the highest-valued private fintech company in Europe and now the 4th highest worldwide. – Clever: UK-based Smart […]