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.
In years to come, citizens will not only have the option to get a bus or a train to work in the morning; they’ll also be able to jump aboard an air taxi. This is what Alex Zosel, co-founder and chief innovation advisor of German aviation startup Volocopter, imagines life will look like in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
US-based private equity group KKR has announced an offer to buy the stakes in the German publisher Axel Springer from minority shareholders at €63 per share. The offer represents a 40 percent premium on the price of Axel Springer’s shares as of May 29, when the news about the negotiations between the parties first broke. […]
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, […]