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 #125: Even more money for e-scooters, what’s up with Atomico Angel Programme, future of podcasting, interview with Sara Usinger, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about fresh funding for e-scooter companies and the competition landscape in Europe, (the lack of) news from Atomico’s Angel Programme, the future of podcasts and paywalls, and much more. In addition to that, there’s an interview with Sara Usinger who’s been busy building up startup ecosystems in Iran and Albania over the past few years.

Car makers and mobility giants line up to invest in Israeli investment firm Maniv’s new $100 million fund

A group of leading car manufacturers, suppliers, tech and transportation companies have joined a consortium of investors backing Tel Aviv, Israel-based Maniv for the closing of a mobility innovation-focused fund. Maniv announced today that it has closed its second venture fund with $100 million in commitments from the likes of Alliance Ventures (the strategic investment […]

German VC firm e.ventures raises €355 million fund to continue investing in early-stage startups in the US and Europe

E.ventures, a globally active venture firm started in Germany, has closed a new fund to the tune of €355 million ($400 million), with the European Investment Fund and German industry behemoths such as Otto Group, Lidl, Kärcher, Dr. Ing. Oetker, KfW, Jägermeister and Porsche participating in the fundraising. The biggest chunk of the money will […]

Munich-based 42CAP closes a €50 million seed fund for B2B startups

42CAP, a Munich-based VC firm, has closed its second €50 million seed fund. The investors in the fund include the European Investment Fund (EIF), the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW Capital), Isomer Capital, as well as other private investors and business angels. Closing of the new fund will allow the firm to “lead seed investments […]

Investment bank GP Bullhound has closed its latest tech fund at €113 million

GP Bullhound, the technology advisory and investment firm born (and still very active) in Europe, has announced the final close of its latest tech fund at 113 million euros to continue backing companies with traction in the software, marketplace, fintech and entertainment sectors. The firm, which was founded back in 1999 and has invested in […]