Scaling up internationally from France: le good, la bad and l’ugly

France’s tech sector has been on a tear for years now, even before French president Emmanuel Macron announced his ambition to transform the country into a “unicorn nation,” launching a bunch of tech business initiatives to foster home-grown startups and attract foreign ones.  In its 2020 French Venture Capital Barometer, consultancy EY said that during […]

Dott escooters on streets of Brussels

Dott co-founder talks tenders, expansion, and hardware hiccups

The Dutch-French e-scooter company Dott may not be as ubiquitous as the likes of Bolt and TIER, both of whom have hit the 100-city mark, however it is expanding with deliberate care, with an eye on long-term investments in cities.  The three-year old company bagged €70 million in Series B funding in April to expand […]

Tallinn’s seed-stage focused Tera Ventures closes €43 million fund

Tallinn-based Tera Ventures has closed a new fund, topping out at €43 million, with a global base of limited partners participating.  Tera will now count the European Investment Fund, under the EstFund,  LHV Pension Funds, ITOCHU Corporation, Mistletoe Venture Partners International, Perot Jain, MasterBorn, Inc., Eastport Strategies Principl Jonas E. Neihardt, as well as other […]