Calm/Storm Ventures’ new fund ushers digital health centre stage

If you ask Lucanus Polagnoli, digital health has always been front of mind as a VC but it wasn’t a viewpoint that he necessarily shared with others.  Long before the pandemic, digital health investing was still something of a niche, he said. At least, that was the mindset among many of his peers in VC, […]

Today in European Tech: Serena’s new €300M fund, a filing for a HelloFresh-flavoured SPAC in the US, Cazoo buys Cluno, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – French VC firm Serena has launched a new fund, Serena III, bringing the company’s available capital for early-stage and Series A startups to more than €300 million. – Filed! A couple of German entrepreneurs led by HelloFresh co-founder and CEO Dominik Richter are teaming up […]

How to navigate UK startup legalities: Pandemic edition

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic and last-minute Brexit deal have added a lot of uncertainty and anxiety to the lives of many UK-based founders, which wasn’t all that easy and smooth to begin with. This post by Tudor Musat, legal associate at SeedLegals, aims at providing some hands-on advice for entrepreneurs to make sure they […]

Today in European Tech: EU debuts flagship projects including drone tech and space comms, Lakestar’s successful SPAC listing, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Star investor Lakestar’s SPAC rose as it started trading in Frankfurt after raising €275 million in Europe’s largest-ever listing of a blank-check company focused on technology acquisitions. – Berlin-based ultrafast grocery delivery startup Gorillas has reportedly inked its €100 million investment deal. – Israeli fintech […]