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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

    Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

    TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here. The event precedes our TechCrunch Meetup the week after in Zug, Switzerland, the so-called Crypto Valley. You can grab a ticket here. The Davos meetup will be co-hosted by Samantha Stein, TechCrunch’s Director of Special Projects &… Read More

  • France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups

    More than 270 French startups flew all the way to Las Vegas for CES 2018. And France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came there to support them. I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him about the current state of the tech ecosystem in France and how it can compete at a global level. Mahjoubi joined Emmanuel Macron’s team as the person in charge… Read More

  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing illegal hate speech. Read More

  • French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund

    French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund

    Meet Ring Capital, a brand new VC firm based in Paris. The firm just raised a new $170 million fund (€140 million) and might still be raising another $10 million or so for this fund. Many new VC firms tend to focus on seed rounds at first. Ring Capital thinks there’s a Series A and Series B gap in France. That’s why Ring Capital plans to invest around €5 to €10 million ($6 to… Read More

  • Education quiz app Kahoot says it’s now used by 50% of all US K-12 students, 70M users overall

    Education quiz app Kahoot says it’s now used by 50% of all US K-12 students, 70M users overall

    With HQ Trivia continuing its viral and popular run, and education remaining a perennially strong category in app stores, it was only a matter of time before someone came along that combined elements of both to hitmaking effect. Kahoot, an app based out of Oslo, Norway that aims to teach its users across a wide variety of subjects and ideas by way of quizzes that they take in competition… Read More

  • Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

    Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

    Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK.  Read More

  • Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $75 million (€61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money. If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are you’ve heard about Ledger wallets. The French startup has been designing some of the… Read More

  • Company builder Entrepreneur First is expanding to Berlin

    Company builder Entrepreneur First is expanding to Berlin

    Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” to help create new technology startups, is continuing to expand internationally. Following adding an outpost and program in Singapore, in addition to London, the so-called talent-first investor is setting up shop in Berlin, kicking off its first German program this April. Read More

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