In today’s show, we discuss fresh funding, a new startup, an acquisition deal, an IPO, a court case — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Krystian Kolondra, who explains the latest $100-million announcement by the browser maker Opera.
In today’s show we’ll talk about some of the most interesting funding rounds of the week, a couple of M&A deals, and some policy news. Later on, I’ll play for you an interview recorded by Robin Wauters with Luke Lang, co-founder and CMO at Crowdcube.
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including Opera venturing into fintech, Travelperk buying Albatross, scandals at Ubisoft and much more. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Faisal Galaria, who joined British AR tech company Blippar as its new CEO last year.
Opera Software, the Norwegian (but now Chinese-owned) company that’s been in the business of making browsers and applications since 1994, this morning announced that it will soon be launching its first consumer fintech offering for the European market. To enable that, the company has acquired the fully-digital neobank Fjord Bank, a Lithuania-based startup that was […]
On the same day Japan’s SoftBank announced that it is acquiring ARM for €29 billion, an agreed $1.24 billion takeover of Norwegian online browser and advertising company Opera Software by a Chinese consortium of Internet firms has fallen through (via Reuters). Opera says the conditions to close the public cash offer were not met by […]
Jon von Tetzchner, the Icelandic co-founder and longtime lead of Opera Software, was in Brussels yesterday as part of a press tour to discuss his new startup, Vivaldi, which, coincidentally, is a browser software company that at least party competes against Opera. I caught up with von Tetzchner in the morning, and interviewed him at […]
Norwegian browser software and mobile advertising company Opera this morning announced that it is adding a free built-in VPN client to its desktop browser.