This Week in European Tech: Daniel Ek’s €1-billion startup pledge, Russia’s largest tech acquisition, Deliveroo mulling IPO, and other big deals/stories

Happy Friday! This week, our research team tracked 78 funding deals and around 10 M&A announcements and rumours across Europe, including Russia, Israel, and Turkey. As always, we are putting all of them together for you in a handy list sent in our Friday afternoon roundup newsletter (note: the full list is for paying customers […]

Today in European Tech: Daniel Ek’s €1 billion commitment for European ‘moonshots’, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced in an online #nodebyslush keynote address that he’s devoting €1 billion of his personal resources to fund ground-breaking startups to generate more European super-companies (moonshots). – UK food-delivery startup Deliveroo has begun preliminary talks to explore an […]

Ziglu wants to bring the challenger bank mindset to crypto

Mark Hipperson had a very busy Monday morning after his fintech startup Ziglu just launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. It set a £1 million target but the campaign surpassed that goal within three hours. As of now it’s at £1.8 million. “What we’re trying to do is add customers and profile and crowdfunding […]

Today in European Tech: TransferWise revenue jumps 70%, Snyk buys DeepCode and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – French venture capital investor Daphni has raised its third fund, bringing the total assets under its management to $350 million and signalling a new chapter for the firm after some high-profile departures. – UK-based fintech startup Uncapped, which bills itself as Europe’s first revenue-based […]

Europe’s untapped potential in open source software

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post from Johannes Landgraf, who founded O4B, the first conference on European commercial open source.) When it comes to commercial open source, Europe is home to powerful, largely untapped potential that can transform the way corporations deploy & teams build technology. Almost all successful companies that have demonstrated significant […]

Today in European Tech: Point Nine debuts €100 million fund, Finland’s Iceye scores $87 million, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Point taken: Germany-based Point Nine, a pan-European and US focused VC firm that specialises in B2B SaaS and marketplace investments, has closed a new €100 million seed fund (technically €99,999,999) dubbed ‘P9 V’. You guessed it, this is the firm’s fifth fund since its […]