podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures Podcast #163: Do we need COVID-19 hackathons; Sebastien Toupy (TNW) on hacking the crisis; Alex Theuma (SaaStock) on online conferences and more

This week, Andrii Degeler, Robin Wauters, and Sebastien Toupy (TNW) discuss the topic of hackathons and whether they are indeed able to produce solutions the world needs in times of crisis. The featured interview is a conversation with Alex Theuma, founder and CEO of SaaStock talking about the reaction of the event industry to the pandemic.


Sinch buys Wavy for €60 million, will grow customer engagement platform across Latin America

Stockholm-based customer engagement platform Sinch has bought Wavy, a Brazilian business messaging tool, to expand the Swedish company’s influence in Latin America. The deal, which should close next quarter, includes a total cash consideration of BRL 355 million (nearly €60.5 million) and 1,534,582 new shares in Sinch. Two elements of Brazilian company were valuated separately: […]


Copenhagen-based Queue-it gets new funding to provide virtual waiting rooms during web traffic surges

Queue-it, a Danish startup creating virtual waiting rooms to preserve website performance, has raised a strategic investment from GRO Capital, a VC that typically invests in Northern European software companies. GRO, now a new majority shareholder, has agreed to invest further capital as the tech company grows. The SaaS platform provides online queueing services to […]


Spanish startup Arengu snags €500,000 for low-code customer onboarding platform

Spanish startup Arengu has raised €500,000 in pre-seed funding for its low-code customer onboarding tool. The round was led by K Fund, with participation from Lanai Partners, angel investor Rafael Garrido, and VIKO, a digital marketing group. The startup aims to develop a password-free online sign-up process. Arengu allows companies to create and control online […]