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.
The US is losing crypto talent as blockchain devs seek safer havens
The number of blockchain developers in the US has declined every year since 2017, leaving some concerned for America's crypto future.
The lowdown for European startups looking to raise money in 2023
We’re looking at Europe's Q1 2023 venture capital tallies and considering the three largest venture markets in the region: the U.K., Germany and France.
Isar Aerospace raises $165 million to bring more sovereign launch to Europe
German launch startup Isar Aerospace has scored $165 million (€155 million) in new funding as it races toward the inaugural flight of its Spectrum small rocket later this year. The company, founded
‘High conviction, low volume’: Playfair launches $70M pre-seed fund for European startups
London-based VC firm Playfair Capital targets super-young startups that have yet to make much of a ripple in their respective industries.
Tesla brings back European referral program as end of Q1 nears
Tesla is bringing back its referral program to Europe, a strategy that taps the brand loyalty of customers as it seeks to boost sales before Q1 ends.
With Project Clover, TikTok touts new EU data privacy and security efforts
TikTok is doubling down on its European charm offensive today as it looks to counter a rising tide of political discontent with the popular short-form video-hosting platform. A new program called Proj
Outsized seed rounds, neobanks and spicy M&A? Well hello, 2023
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week, Natasha Mascarenhas, Mary Ann Azevedo and Rebec
Despite myriad flaws, US remains top spot for Black startup founders seeking VC dollars
Through the haze, the reality is that the heart of the American Dream is still beating.
Amazon and EU settle two antitrust cases, including one focused on merchant data abuse
The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon over a duo of antitrust probes, one that will enshrine commitments made by Amazon in European Union (EU) antitru
Meta abused its dominant market position to benefit Facebook Marketplace, EU’s initial findings show
The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that it’s proceeding with an antitrust investigation into Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc. (Meta), over the way it ties together its
Digip digitizes the process of applying for trademarks
For businesses, protecting trademarks is often a lengthy and expensive process, especially if they have multiple brands. Digip digitizes much of the process, helping its customers file trademarks by t
Apple expands Self Service Repair to iPhone and MacBook users in Europe
Apple has announced that its Self Service Repair store for iPhones and MacBooks is now open for business in Europe. First announced last November, the repair program essentially enables anyone to purc
Founder factories: Alumni from 344 European and Israeli unicorns have birthed 1,018 startups since 2008
A new report has shone a light on the impact that European and Israeli unicorns have had on the broader technology ecosystem since the global economic crisis 14 years ago. The report, titled “Eu
China’s EV upstart Nio switches on power-swap station in Sweden
Electric vehicle startup Nio is accelerating its expansion in Europe. The premium EV maker just launched its first power-swapping station in Varberg, Sweden, the company said in a LinkedIn post. When
LF Europe’s Project Sylva wants to create an open source telco cloud stack
The Linux Foundation Europe (LF Europe) — the recently launched European offshoot of the open source Linux Foundation — today announced the launch of Project Sylva, which aims to create an
Sweden’s EQT Ventures closes its third fund at €1.1B to double down on European and early-stage startups
Startups might be in a funding midwinter, but the ray of sun shining on some VCs speaks of a different trend. EQT Ventures, the venture fund arm of Sweden’s investment giant EQT making early-sta
The lack of VC funding to women is a Western societal shortfall
The issue of women founders not receiving equitable venture funding is a shortfall of the West: It’s here, everywhere in the U.S., and over there, all throughout Europe.
Edtech’s honeymoon might be over, but expect a second boom
Learning is something we all do from our earliest days to our final years, and the breadth of edtech is beginning to reflect this truth, and so is the startup and investment landscape.
Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit is the first step in a long climb toward equity
Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first Women in VC Summit: Europe.