Podcast #185: Rocket Internet’s retreat, France earmarks money for startups, Germany đź’– Elon, and we talk to Laura González-EstĂ©fani of TheVentureCity

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including Rocket Internet’s retreat from the public markets, the prospects of Tesla in Germany, France helping out its tech startups, and more. Also check out an interview with Laura González-EstĂ©fani, founder and CEO of TheVentureCity fund.

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New non-profit accelerator Vision Lab aims to help immigrant founders in Berlin

Earlybird Venture Capital and global consultancy Bain & Company have teamed up to launch Vision Lab, a non-profit program for migrants in Germany to pursue their startup ideas.  Berlin’s tech ecosystem is rife with resources, and the new non-profit aims to open this up to first-generation immigrant founders, who might be facing language or bureaucratic […] Podcast #183: German startups against Google, funding for Omio and Voodoo, and we talk to Elizabeth Varley about TechHub

This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including funding rounds for Voodoo and Omio, German travel startups ganging up against Google, and an update from Wirecard. Also check out a great interview with Elizabeth Varley, the founder and CEO of TechHub, a darling of London’s tech ecosystem that recently went into administration.

Berlin-based health tech startup Doctorly scores $5.6 million in seed funding

Berlin-based health tech startup Doctorly has raised a $5.6 million seed round to try and get rid of disk-based operating (DOS) healthcare systems. The round was led by Speedinvest and joined by Seedcamp, Target Global, Force Ventures and UNIQA Ventures. Also backing doctorly are Calm/Storm ventures and Plug & Play. Founded in early 2018, Doctorly […]


Berlin-based Vivid Money launches digital banking services in Germany

Vivid Money, a Berlin-based digital banking service, is launching today in partnership with solarisBank and Visa. The company claims to be the first mobile-first full-service banking solution, offering cashback programs, sub-accounts in foreign currencies and eventually, investment products, in a single app. Founded in 2019 by Artem Yamanov and Alexander Emeshev, the fintech company already […]

Berlin-based healthtech startup PlusDental raises €32 million

PlusDental, German-born telemedicine startup focused on dentistry, has landed a €32 million funding round led by Hong Kong-based Ping An Global Voyager Fund. Existing investors HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Lakestar also participated in the round, and so did Christian Wegner, founder of the Berlin-based “re-commerce” platform Momox. Founded in 2017 and formerly known as Sunshine […]

German fintech startup TIS raises $20 million to bolster its B2B cloud platform for payment transactions

Walldorf, Germany-based fintech startup TIS (short for Treasury Intelligence Solutions), which provides a cloud platform for managing corporate payments and cash flows, has secured $20 million in additional financing led by Aquiline Technology Growth, with participation from existing investor 83North. The company says it plans to use the capital to accelerate product development and to […]