This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech from the past week, including EQT buying Idealista, funding for Mollie and Klarna, and trans-Atlantic data transfers. Also check out an interview with Pär-Jörgen Pärson, general partner at Northzone.
Global investment firm EQT has agreed to acquire the majority of Spanish online real estate classifieds platform provider idealista from (funds advised by) Apax Partners and its management for a whopping €1.3 billion. Apax bought idealista in 2015 at a reported €150 million valuation. EQT’s IX fund will have a majority ownership, but idealista’s management […]
The city authorities of Barcelona have announced the winners of micromobility licenses, which came in a batch of 19: 12 for e-moped companies and seven for the operators of bicycles and e-bikes. Notably, e-scooter sharing platforms are still not welcome in the city. Here’s a list of the companies that have received the licenses, courtesy […]
Spanish startup Appentra, a spin-off from the University of A Coruña, has raised €1.8 million in new funding in a round co-led by Armilar Venture Partners and K Fund, and joined by Caixa Capital Risc, Xesgalicia and Unirisco. Appentra’s aim is to radically change software development for multicore computers by helping programmers shift to parallel […]
Madrid-based ANYVERSE, a ‘synthetic data’ startup effectively spun out of 22-year old technology company Next Limit, has announced that it has raised its first round of funding. The financing round, totalling €3 million, was led by a duo of Spanish deep tech investment firms, Bullnet Capital and Inveready. The fresh cash will allow ANYVERSE to […]
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Spanish-founded lifelong learning startup Learnlife has landed €3.1 million in a funding round led by BPO Capital. The company plans to use the money to grow the community of learners and educators, as well as open new “learning innovation hubs” across the world. Learnlife defines its mission as to “empower 100,000,000 learners and 100,000 schools by […]