India, grappling with election misinfo, weighs up labels and its own AI safety coalition

India, long in the tooth when it comes to co-opting tech to persuade the public, has become a global hot spot when it comes to how AI is being used, and abused, in political discourse, and specificall

Europe remains hard to crack for North American GPs

While North American VCs can see the potential value in backing European startups, it hasn't been easy for firms to launch strategies.

Speedinvest closes fourth fund at $380M to back early-stage startups in Europe

Kost Capital raising inaugural fund to invest in European food tech startups

Kost aims to “be the best co-investor in Europe” and work with food tech and generalist investors looking for a firm with scale-up expertise and food-specialized abilities.

EU calls for laws to force greater algorithmic transparency from music-streaming platforms

The European Parliament is calling for new rules to bring more fairness and transparency to music-streaming across the bloc, including proposals for a new bill to force streaming platforms to open up

VCs are entering 2024 with ‘healthy paranoia’

Today on Equity, we're joined by Deepka Rana, a London-based Principal at Northzone focused on early-stage companies across consumer internet and B2B SaaS.

EU business crowdfunding is now bound by bloc-wide regulations

All business crowdfunding platforms wishing to operate within the European Union (EU) must now comply with a new EU-wide regulatory framework that brings a uniform set of rules to the bloc. Crowdfundi

AWS announces ‘sovereign cloud’ to support data residency in Europe

Amazon is joining the list of Big Tech companies to introduce a dedicated independent cloud for Europe, with news that it’s working on the “AWS European Sovereign Cloud” for governme

Flanks grabs additional capital to automate wealth services in Europe

Flanks gathers global wealth data under one API so that clients can have a complete view of their investment portfolio in real time and make more intelligent investment decisions.

Anti-immigration policy is killing European tech

Governments need to create environments where founders and their teams can imagine building lasting and successful businesses.

HMD Global starts manufacturing in Europe with the ‘Made in Hungary’ Nokia XR21 5G phone

HMD Global, the phone maker and marketer behind the Nokia mobile phone brand, has launched its very first smartphone manufactured in Europe. The news comes some six months after the Finnish company fi

OpenAI to open its first EU office as it readies for regulatory hurdles

OpenAI is set to open its first office in the European Union (EU) and make several strategic hires, as the company prepares for regulatory headwinds. The ChatGPT-maker says that it plans to open its t

TikTok starts shifting European data to its first local data center; full migration expected by Q4 2024

It has been a long time coming, but TikTok says that its first European data center is finally operational — partially, at least — with the process of migrating users’ data to the ne

Satgana appoints Anil Maguru as partner to back climate-tech startups in Europe, Africa

Europe-based climate-tech VC Satgana has appointed Anil Maguru, formerly an investment director at the firm, as its newest partner. Satgana, which emerged out of stealth last year, invests in climate

OMERS Ventures didn’t exit Europe because of the market — but it had good reason to

At the outset, it may seem as if the lackluster state of the European venture market may have motivated OMERS' exit, but it appears that wasn’t the case.

Europe confirms in-depth probe for Adobe’s $20B Figma acquisition

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that it’s opening an in-depth investigation into Adobe’s proposed $20 billion bid for digital design software rival Figma. The Commission said th

Europe is more of a fuzzy tech cloud than a functioning ecosystem

The European startup scene is growing, but even after a couple of decades of trying to make ecosystems thrive, Europe appears to be spinning its wheels.

UK’s early-stage media tech VC GMG Ventures rebrands to Mercuri, closes £50M fund

U.K.-based early-stage media technology venture capital firm GMG Ventures has rebranded to Mercuri. It has also raised £50 million ($81.35 million) for its second fund led by British Business Bank, t

European startups still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity

According to a new study from Sista and the Boston Consulting Group, women are still underrepresented in the European tech ecosystem. Only 22% of startups created in 2022 included a woman on the found

Europe could be on the cusp of a golden era in robotics. Here’s why

For Europe, it seems like the old wisdom of not putting all of your eggs in one basket could be their biggest competitive advantage.
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