Indico Capital Partners and Google have teamed up to launch an accelerator for the Portuguese tech ecosystem. Based in Lisbon and managed by Indico, the six-month accelerator program will be part of a year-long incubation period at the Portuguese VC firm. Organisers will select between six and ten pre-seed startups that are trying to address […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the sale of Pointy to Google, Bolt’s latest venture debt round, crowdfunding success of Sono Motors, an overview of some talks and panels at Davos, data of the Slush conference, and more. We’ve also featured an interview with Tommy Andersen, managing partner at byFounders.
Pointy, the Dublin-based e-Commerce B2B SaaS platform, has been acquired by Google for an officially undisclosed amount, though other outlets report the sum at around $160 million. This is Pointy founder and CEO Mark Cummins’ second acquisition to Google. Cummins sold his previous startup, a visual search engine called Plink, in 2010. Founded in 2014, […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the investigation of Russia’s antimonopoly watchdog into Booking.com, startups working on road safety across Europe, Google abandoning the “Double Irish” tax optimisation scheme, changes in the way we write online, wannabe kidfluencers on YouTube, and more.
In this episode, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the good and bad news for Airbnb, Google, and Uber, the EU and climate change, crypto art, Elastic vs. Amazon, and much more. The featured conversation is an interview with Jacob Bangsgard, CEO at ERTICO and president of the MaaS Alliance.
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the concerns of the European Commission regarding Apple’s possibly anticompetitive practices and Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, the future of Huawei in Europe, best practices of running a newsletter, and much more. The featured interview of the week is a conversation with Ken Villum Klausen, founder and CEO of the challenger bank Lunar.
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the latest developments in the story of DeepMind, the future of delivery robots shown by Starship Technologies and Amazon, the alleged €100 billion European startup fund, pros and cons of location sharing apps, and more.