German textile e-tailer fabfab acquires DIY marketplace Makerist

Germany-based sewing and textile e-tailer fabfab has announced the acquisition of Makerist, a Berlin startup behind a DIY platform with supplies, manuals, and online courses for hobbyists. The value of the deal is “in the double-digit million range,” fabfab stated in a press release. fabfab claims that the acquisition creates the “world’s largest digital platform […]

Estonian-born CRM startup Pipedrive acquires Riga-based Mailigen

Pipedrive, a sales CRM startup founded in Estonia, has acquired Latvian email marketing automation startup Mailigen for an undisclosed amount. The two companies plan to spend the next few months working on product and team integration and come to the market with a “new, high-value offering for customers.” This is the first acquisition in the […]

Banking on Tech: Interview with Hazel Moore on FirstCapital and ACXIT’s new banking powerhouse in Europe

Next time you see the announcement of another nine-figure mega-round or acquisition of a European technology company, it’s likely that the deal was brokered by FirstCapital. The international investment bank has helped facilitate transactions behind some of Europe’s most valuable acquisitions, recently including Bloomsbury AI’s sale to Facebook, and the purchase of CoSale by New Relic. […]

Tech.eu Podcast #31: Babbel's milestone, Mondo & Payleven, more new funds, interview with Shakil Khan and standardised term sheets

Tech.eu Podcast #128: Just Eat and Takeaway.com merge, Bulgaria has been hacked, interview with FiBAN’s Reetta Ilo, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the merger agreement of Takeaway.com and Just Eat, the huge hacking scandal in Bulgaria, the valuations and prospects of European unicorns, and much more. Check out also an interview with FiBAN’s international affairs manager Reetta Ilo recorded at the StartupExtreme conference in Voss.