A tax regime for the global economy: What does Tech want?

The European Commission announced this week that it has sidelined ambitious plans for an EU-wide digital tax, following an agreement between G20 Finance ministers that will pave the way for a minimum global cooperate tax rate of 15 percent, likely to impact some of the world’s largest tech firms.  “After many years of discussions and […]

Berlin-based Kontist raises €25 million for its freelancer-focused neobank and tax services business

Earlier this month, we published an interview with Christopher Plantener, CEO and founder of Kontist, a fintech startup that combines banking for freelancers and the self-employed with tax advisory. Today, the Berlin-based neobank is announcing a €25 million Series B funding round to bolster said tax services business, specifically with ‘real-time and AI-supported tax calculation […]

Tech.eu Podcast #52: Austria's startup plan, funding for Personio and YouDo, Mangrove's Mark Tluszcz and EU vs. Google (again)

Tech.eu Podcast #150: Russia’s FAS investigates Booking.com, startups making roads better, Google abandons “Double Irish,” wannabe kidfluencers

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.

Tech.eu Podcast #141: What’s going on at UiPath, who is verifying your ID online, the OECD “digital tax” proposal, interview with Rockstart’s Mark Durno

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the job cuts at UiPath, the issues of third-party document verification at an example of IDNow and Veriff, the OECD United Approach proposal, the new podcast series from our friend Martin Bryant, and much more. The featured interview of this episode is one with Mark Durno, managing partner at Rockstart AgriFood in Copenhagen.

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

Tech.eu Podcast #117: EU’s latest investigation into Apple; interview with Isidro Laso; big tech tax in Israel; Apple’s acquisitions; the story of CureVac; and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the new tax for big tech companies that Israel wants to introduce, the EU’s new investigation into Apple’s practices, the quality of M&A data in Europe, six-wheeled cars, health tech startups, and much more. We’ve also got a pre-recorded interview with Isidro Laso, former head of Startup Europe.

Dutch tax software startup TaxModel raises “around €1 million” from Newion

International tax software provider TaxModel has landed a Series A round of “around €1 million” from Newion Investments. Founded in 2005 in the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, TaxModel automates international direct tax workflows, including “transfer pricing, tax provisioning, forecasting, and supporting tools,” it stated in a press release. The startup claims to have over 80 customers, […]

Germany’s wundertax raises €4 million to make filing taxes easier

Berlin-based tax startup wundertax has raised €4 million in a Series A round led by PROfounders Capital and Capnamic Ventures and plans to expand internationally in 2018. Wundertax’s service helps people file for tax refunds in a less complicated way. It is largely automated to serve people that aren’t too familiar with filing taxes and […]