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Europe's Tech Stories

Deliverect CEO Zhong Xu: ‘You can build a great company anywhere’

Deliverect experienced a meteoric rise to unicorn status thanks to the confluence of two major trends. Based in Brussels, the startup was founded in 2018 with the mission to help restaurants digitize and expand their footprint across all possible channels. Just as the pandemic was accelerating the digital transformation...

Ventech’s Jean Bourcereau: ‘The volatility is as high as you can imagine.’

As a venture capital investor, Jean Bourcereau, has been through plenty of bad economic cycles. But he also knows that for a younger generation of European entrepreneurs, the current chill spreading across the investment landscape is the first slowdown they’ve experienced.

Startup Wise Guys Targets Europe’s Overlooked Ecosystems

Estonia's Startup Wise Guys has raised the first €25 million of a new round to fuel the expansion of its accelerators and investment activities across Europe and Africa. Cristobal Alonso, Global CEO at Startup Wise Guys, joined us on the SeriesE podcast to discuss the ambitious expansion plans of...

Ourspace raises $2.5m to improve workplace flexibility

Ourspace has raised a $2.5 million Seed round to develop a workplace platform that helps companies efficiently organize their teams around projects. The service will create a centralized view of employees' skills so managers can redeploy them internally to leverage their experience as products evolve or new challenges emerge....

Northzone closes €1bn fund to back ‘most ambitious entrepreneurs’ at all stages

While venture capital investments in startups are slowing, venture firms are still building war chests for the future. The latest example: Northzone Partners announced that it has raised a €1 billion fund to back startups from the Seed stage to the Growth stage. "Between the global climate crisis and...

Q2 2022: Europe created more new unicorns than Asia for first time

The global unicorn boom is crashing hard in 2022, but so far it's not impacting all startup regions in the same way. According to a new report by CB Insights, Europe has so far weathered the economic turbulence better than the U.S. and Asia. The report highlights the pace...

TechChill Milano’s Startup Pitch Battle announces finalists

The popular Latvian startup conference, TechChill, is spreading its wings beyond its Riga base with a new edition in Milano, Italy on September 28 and 29. As part of TechChill Milano, the event will feature a Startup Pitch Battle featuring 10 early-stage startups from 4 countries. After several months...