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Wireless power company Emrod beams 550 W across an Airbus warehouse

The European Space Agency and Airbus teamed up with New Zealand-based startup Emrod to demonstrate a wireless power transfer system last week.

Sixt to buy 100,000 electric vehicles from China’s BYD

Sixt initially committed to buy "several thousand" EVs from BYD. First deliveries to France, Germany, Netherlands and U.K. start this year.

Railsr, the fintech formerly known as Railsbank, raises $46M

Embedded banking has been on a growth tear in the last several years as companies turned to APIs to embed financial services like credit, payments and deposits to grow their revenues. Now, with the t

Slovenia’s Bunny.net raises a $6M round to offer a ‘developer-friendly’ CDN

It might be a little early to say “look out Cloudflare!”, especially given its $20 billion valuation, but a Slovenian startup thinks the web security giant has missed a trick in the market

Easop helps you grant equity to international employees

Meet Easop, a new software-as-a-service startup that helps companies manage equity incentives for employees across multiple countries. Easop works particularly well with startups that want to hire rem

EU vote paves way for USB-C to be common device charger in 2024

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back EU legislation that will standardize mobile chargers on USB Type-C — paving the way for the law to start being applied by the end of 2024

In 2019 this VC decided to invest in diverse founders. Three years later it’s already starting a second fund

It feels like an eon has passed since the launch in 2019 of Ada Ventures, a European VC that decided to invest in normally under-represented groups and sectors, like women or POC founders, as well as

Europe gives final sign off to rebooted e-commerce rules

European Union lawmakers have given final approval to an online safety-focused overhaul of the bloc’s e-commerce rules — the first major update to the legal framework for digital services

UK pauses data reform bill to rethink how to replace GDPR

The U.K. government has confirmed another pause to draft digital legislation under new prime minister Liz Truss’ reshuffled cabinet — saying the data reform bill it had introduced in rece

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal

An antitrust win for Amazon and Apple in Italy, where an appeals court has cancelled a multimillion-dollar penalty the pair were hit with last year for alleged collusion following an investigation int

Deliveroo tweaks ‘dark store’ model to let grocery shoppers in the door

In the latest quick commerce headspinner, Deliveroo is experimenting with expanding its rapid grocery business by opening a new type of ‘dark store’ in Central London. As well as functioni

Lemonade leans on Aviva to bring its next-gen insurance platform to the UK

New York-based insurance giant Lemonade is officially launching in the U.K., its fourth market in Europe and fifth overall, with a little help from one of the oldest and largest insurance providers in

Social media a factor in death of UK schoolgirl, inquest finds

The inquest into the death of British schoolgirl, Molly Russell, has concluded that social media was a factor in her demise, the BBC reports. The 14-year-old had viewed thousands of pieces of content

HSBC invests in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup

HSBC Asset Management, the investment arm of Britain’s HSBC Group, has led a seed round of $4 million in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup Bizbaz, the two said Friday.

SoftBank Vision Fund is reportedly laying off 30% of its workforce, or at least 150 employees

The Vision Fund, a venture capital arm of SoftBank, has launched a sweeping layoff process, cutting at least 30% of its workforce globally, or approximately 150 of the 500 employees, according to a re

Now with VC backing, Ride1Up is producing affordable mid-drive e-bikes, like the Prodigy

Since e-bike manufacturer Ride1Up closed a $6.5 million Series A led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund, the 2018-founded San Diego-based company has seen steady sales growth, especially as consumers switche

Reflect brings data visualization to HR teams

Meet Reflect, a new analytics tool that has been specifically designed for HR teams. While many teams now rely on sophisticated data visualization and business planning tools, HR teams can’t easily

Why build a fintech any more when you can just raise €20M and white-label it to banks?

Financial institutions have struggled to develop their own technologies, hence the rise of neo-banks which used Open Banking regulations to build their own fintech stacks. That has led to a wave of in

As extreme weather events worsen, 7Analytics meshes AI and big data to predict flooding

Anyone who has followed global news events of late will have noticed the devastating floods that have engulfed pretty much every corner of the world, from the U.S. and Europe, to Africa, Australia and

Aiven’s first acquisition is Kafkawize, an open source data governance tool for Kafka

Aiven, which provides fully managed and hosted services for major open source projects including Kafka, Cassandra and Grafana, has announced its first-ever acquisition — the Finnish company has
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