Icelandic startup GRID raises $3.5 million to “free the spreadsheet”

GRID, a Reykjavik-based SaaS startup that translates spreadsheets into web reports, has landed a $3.5 million funding round led by BlueYard Capital, with participation from strategic investors such as Slack Fund, Acequia Capital, and angel investor Charlie Songhurst. There isn’t much public information about GRID’s product, but the main idea that powers it is to […] Podcast — #TechChill Interview Special: Elizabeth Varley, TechHub; Andris Berzins, Change Ventures; Rolands Mesters, Nordigen

This is the second batch of interviews the team of recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that. In this episode, we’ve talked to Elizabeth Varley from TechHub; Andris Berzins of Change Ventures; and Rolands Mesters from Nordigen. Podcast #107: Multi-modal mobility; UK goes gangster on Facebook; Europe and Japan get closer; interview with H-FARM’s Riccardo Donadon; and more

This week, Natalie Novick, Robin Wauters, and Andrii Degeler discuss the trend of multi-modal transportation apps, the new Japanese-backed fund that will invest in European startups, the UK’s new investigation into Facebook, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Riccardo Donadon, founder of the innovation platform H-FARM in Italy.