podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures Podcast #126: Facial recognition rules in Europe, France and Britain bite back on big tech, the future of EU-US data flows, interviews with Lubomila Jordanova and Tim Schumacher, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new, tighter rules regarding facial recognition in Europe, the standoff between France and the UK and the big tech companies, the future of data flows between Europe and the US, and much more. We’ve also prepared interviews with Lubomila Jordanova of PlanA and Tim Schumacher, co-fonder of Eyeo, Sedo, and

UK fintech startup Landbay inks £1 billion funding agreement for its buy-to-let mortgage marketplace

Landbay, a UK-based specialist marketplace lending platform for residential buy-to-let mortgages, has signed a £1 billion (€1.1 billion) funding agreement with a large, unnamed institutional investor (via UKTN). The deal to finance mortgages on its platform will help the property-focused fintech company to significantly grow its buy-to-let lending over the next two years, Landbay says. […]

Paris-based logistics startup Cubyn raises €12 million

French-founded on-demand logistics startup Cubyn has landed €12 million in a funding round led by DN Capital with participation from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners, BNP Paribas Developpement, and BPI France. Founded in 2015, Cubyn has developed a third-party logistics and fulfilment system that supposedly costs 30 percent less than the average industry rates. Dubbed […]