Carlos Espinal, managing partner at Seedcamp: “The role that accelerators and incubators played [is] no longer as important”

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). With more than 10 years of history and over €1 billion raised across its funds, Seedcamp is one of the most well-known seed-stage VC firms in Europe. At the TechBBQ conference in […]

Tech.eu Podcast #57: Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region is on the rise again, eFounders and WIRED 100

Tech.eu Podcast #161: How European VCs are reacting to crisis; prospects of e-scooter operators

This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Robin Wauters discuss how VCs change their way in the challenging times, and whether it’s a good idea for founders to come forward and name the names of those trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs. Also expect to hear the latest on how e-scooter companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak and enjoy a beautiful music track from Finland.

Finland’s Oura raises $28 million from Square, Google’s Gradient Ventures and others for its smart wellness ring

Finnish health tech startup Oura, well known for its wellness-tracking ring and app, has secured $28 million in Series B funding from Forerunner Ventures, Jack Dorsey’s Square and Gradient Ventures. Interestingly, American neuroscientist Matthew Walker, the best-selling author of ‘Why We Sleep’, will be joining the company as Chief Science Advisor. Founded in 2013, Oura […]