Today in European Tech: ECB not so keen on Big Tech cryptocurrency plans, SAP buys Finland’s AppGyver, Flipdish nabs €40 million, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – French-born venture capital firm Eurazeo has announced the first close of its second smart city fund, devoting €80 million to invest in the most promising energy, mobility proptech and logistics startups worldwide. – Flipdish, an Irish software that helps restaurants build branded websites and ordering […]

Today in European Tech: CYE raises $120M, Klarna launches bank account in Germany, Tencent buys stake in studio Bohemia, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Rocket Internet Growth Opportunities, a blank-check ‘SPAC’ company whose management team includes members of Rocket Internet’s leadership, plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in a $250 million deal, according to a Form S-1 filing. – Israeli cybersecurity firm CYE has completed […]

Today in European Tech: $15 million for Nothing, cybersecurity firm Armis raises $125 million, Finch closes €150 million fund, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Paris-based Amazon FBA business Branded Group has come out of stealth with $150 million in funding, saying that since quietly opening for business in mid-2020 it has already acquired 20 startups in categories like home, leisure and lifestyle across Europe, United States, and Asia. – […]

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the European fintech industry

Below, you can find the slightly updated section on the impact of the coronavirus impact on the (European) fintech scene that I wrote as a prologue to our recent report on the State of Fintech in Europe launched in close collaboration with Oleg Boyko’s international investment group Finstar, which you can download for free here. […]

A single pitfall the early stage VCs should not fall into in 2021

(Editor’s note: this a guest post from Konstantin Siniushin, co-founder and managing partner at the Untitled Ventures, a deeptech-focused European early-stage VC fund.) For nearly a year now, we are living in a new world defined by the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns, border closures and remote working turned services like Zoom and Deliveroo into mainstream tech […]

Today in European Tech: chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor sold for €4.9 billion, a new Swiss unicorn, more moolah for Monzo, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Japanese company Renesas has agreed to buy the Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor for €4.9 billion euros in cash, boosting its position in low-power technology and connectivity across smart devices, cars and industry. – Nexthink, a Swiss enterprise software firm founded 17 years ago, has reached […]