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.

UK-based Blossom Capital raises $85 million to invest in early-stage startups across Europe

Blossom Capital, a London-headquartered VC fund launched by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe investor Ophelia Brown, has raised $85 million to invest in early-stage startups across Europe. The firm’s other partners are ex-Index Imran Ghory, former CTO of Deliveroo Mike Hudack, and Louise Samet, former head of the technical sales team at Klarna. “Traditionally European Venture […]