Europe

The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • European restaurant delivery startup Take Eat Easy ceases trading as it tries to find a buyer

    European restaurant delivery startup Take Eat Easy ceases trading as it tries to find a buyer

    The restaurant food delivery wars in Europe were always going to get messy and the latest casualty is Take Eat Easy. Despite celebrating 1 million in total orders last week, the Brussels-headquartered startup has ceased trading and will file for “juridical restructuring” after it failed to raise a much-needed Series C round and has run out of money. Read More

  • Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi

    Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, and Hailo will merge its and rebrand its operations under MyTaxi, another on-demand ride-sharing company that was acquired by Daimler subsidiary Moovel in 2014. The merged… Read More

  • N26 launches its investment product in Germany

    N26 launches its investment product in Germany

    A few days after announcing its banking license, N26 (formerly known as Number26) is partnering with fellow German fintech startup vaamo to add a new service to its banking offering with its first investment product for German customers. vaamo manages different portfolios of risky and not-so-risky assets thanks to robo-advisors so that you don’t have to micro-manage these portfolios. Read More

  • Amazon partners with U.K. government to test its drones

    Amazon partners with U.K. government to test its drones

    Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the U.K. government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air drone delivery service. In a partnership with the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Amazon now has the permission to explore beyond-line-of-sight operations in rural and suburban areas (something the U.S.’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read More

  • French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery

    French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery

    It’s Groundhog Day in the world of European restaurant delivery. Despite Delivery Hero-owned Valk Fleet’s spectacular failure, another startup is trying its hand at letting quick service restaurants or take-outs outsource delivery. Stuart, the heavily-funded “last-mile” delivery startup backed by Le Groupe La Poste, is partnering with take-out marketplace Just Eat in… Read More

  • MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    Crowd-funding is almost an old-fashioned concept in the tech world these days, but it’s still having a relatively new and significant impact in the world of politics. A brand new initiative is now taking the UK by storm and plans to use tech to shake up the UK’s political system in the wake of the chaos of the Brexit vote. Kicked-off by former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown… Read More

  • Super-fast small biz mobile banking service Tide raises $2M seed round

    Super-fast small biz mobile banking service Tide raises $2M seed round

    The race to create a new, 21st Century form of bank continues. In Europe, Holvi (coming out of Finland) was desktop-first and hasn’t come to the UK. It also hasn’t been focussed on being a hub for third party services, so therefore behaving more like a platform. In the US there is Seed.co (a YCombinator startup) but they haven’t launched internationally yet. So with the… Read More

  • Apply to The Duke Of York’s next series of Pitch@Palace events

    Apply to The Duke Of York’s next series of Pitch@Palace events

    The Duke Of York in England runs a unique series of events called Pitch@Palace which have become a respected fixture in the London startup scene. Application are now open for the next series of events. Entrepreneurs can apply from any of the following areas: • Biotech and Medical Technology
    • Consumer Technology and Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Management and Analytics
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