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 #126: Facial recognition rules in Europe, France and Britain bite back on big tech, the future of EU-US data flows, interviews with Lubomila Jordanova and Tim Schumacher, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new, tighter rules regarding facial recognition in Europe, the standoff between France and the UK and the big tech companies, the future of data flows between Europe and the US, and much more. We’ve also prepared interviews with Lubomila Jordanova of PlanA and Tim Schumacher, co-fonder of Eyeo, Sedo, and SaaS.group.

Munich-based 42CAP closes a €50 million seed fund for B2B startups

42CAP, a Munich-based VC firm, has closed its second €50 million seed fund. The investors in the fund include the European Investment Fund (EIF), the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW Capital), Isomer Capital, as well as other private investors and business angels. Closing of the new fund will allow the firm to “lead seed investments […]

German on-demand photo startup LemonOne raises funding to “make stock pictures redundant”

Berlin-based startup LemonOne has landed a growth funding round led by Acton Capital, with participation from existing investor Redalpine. The startup didn’t disclose the exact amount of money raised. LemonOne has built a photo shoot booking platform that connects clients to more than 6,000 freelance photographers and videographers across Europe. For freelancers, LemonOne takes care […]

Berlin-founded mobile analytics startup Adjust raises $227 million

German startup Adjust that specialises in mobile advertising measurement and analytics has landed a $227 million mega-round led by Eurazeo Growth, Highland Europe, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, and Sofina. The capital injection comes some four years after the company’s previous funding round, which was a modest $17 million. Adjust is a SaaS business that […]

Berlin-based urban farming platform Infarm lands $100 million from Atomico

German-founded Urban farming startup Infarm has secured a $100 million funding round described as a mix of equity and debt financing led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Astanor Ventures, Cherry Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital. Infarm has developed a quickly-deployable modular urban vertical farming platform. The company currently operates in Germany, Switzerland, […]