Europe

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.…

Founder factories: Alumni from 344 European and Israeli unicorns have birthed 1,018 startups since 2008

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.…

China’s EV upstart Nio switches on power-swap station in Sweden

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…

LF Europe’s Project Sylva wants to create an open source telco cloud stack

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…

Sweden’s EQT Ventures closes its third fund at €1.1B to double down on European and early-stage startups

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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.

6:30 am PDT • October 27, 2022
The lack of VC funding to women is a Western societal shortfall

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…

Edtech’s honeymoon might be over, but expect a second boom

Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first Women in VC Summit: Europe.

Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit is the first step in a long climb toward equity

Internal combustion engines still rule the roost when it comes to powering automobiles, but there are signs that they’re trundling into oblivion, at least in some markets. The likes of…

Papaya wants to help electrify last-mile logistics in Europe

Apple announced major price hikes for in-app purchases on App Store in multiple countries across Asia and Europe, starting October 5. The company said new prices will affect consumers in…

Apple is raising prices on App Store across multiple countries in Asia and Europe

Victims of the LockerGoga ransomware can now recover their stolen files for free, thanks to a new decryptor released by Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and the NoMoreRansom Initiative. The LockerGoga…

LockerGoga ransomware victims can now recover their files for free

Getting a bunch of bananas and avocados from your favorite 15-minute grocery delivery company at 3 a.m. might be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but some of these companies…

Grocery delivery startups with low margins might drop IPO dreams for M&A reality

The voluntary carbon market remains a Wild West. There are few standards, a myriad of approaches, while buyers and sellers are crying out for clarity. And there are lots of…

Could the forests and land of Europe offset most of its CO2? This startup hopes to prove it

Tech-talent marketplace MVP Match has raised €5 million ($5 million) seed funding from Stage 2 Capital to double down its strategy for pairing companies with talent from across the globe.…

MVP Match, a tech-talent marketplace, raises $5M from Stage 2 Capital

EU lawmakers are moving in on the metaverse and making it plain that, whatever newfangled virtual world/s and/or immersive social connectivity that tech industry hype involving the term may refer…

Europe wants to shape the future of virtual worlds with rules and taxes

With DolarApp, users can open a bank account going from peso to dollar dominated stablecoin USD Coin (USDc) and back in seconds.

Kaszek, YC back DolarApp’s mission to ‘dollarize’ Latin America’s finances with crypto

There is a fight emerging in Central and Eastern Europe, and all the way down into the South Eastern regions. Investors such as Inovo, Credo, LauncHub, Vitosha, VentureFriends, and Marathon…

The VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ breaks out in the East as a €70M fund breaks cover

Google’s appeal against a €4.34 billion antitrust fine handed down by the European Union four years ago, after the bloc’s competition regulator found major violations in how it operated its…

Google fails to overturn EU’s €4BN+ Android antitrust decision

NeoCarbon, a Berlin-based climate tech startup that’s taking a retrofitting approach to scaling direct air capture (DAC) devices for uptake of CO2 emissions has nabbed pre-seed funding. Its focus is…

NeoCarbon wants industrial cooling towers to join the climate fight

More antitrust litigation targeting Big (ad)Tech: Google is being sued in the U.K. and the Netherlands where two suits have been announced today seeking damages on behalf of publishers who…

Google’s adtech practices targeted in UK, EU antitrust damages suits

TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However,…

Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg

A series of commitments offered by Amazon in the EU, where regulators are investigating competition concerns linked to its use of third-party data, has been dubbed “weak, vague and full…

EU urged to reject ‘weak’ Amazon offer to end antitrust probe

The days of European startups relocating to the U.S. if they want to grow (and raise money to do so) have been receding in the rearview mirror for a while…

Stockholm’s EQT Growth closes $2.2B to fund scaling European startups like Vinted, Mambu and Epidemic Sound

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached…

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Amazon has made a string of startup acquisitions over the years to build out its robotics business; now, the e-commerce leviathan is taking an interesting turn in that strategy as…

Amazon is buying Cloostermans, a mechatronics specialist in Belgium, to ramp up its robotics operations

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Where is Y Combinator startup-hunting in 2022?

YC’s smaller cohort had us curious about the second-order effects of admitting fewer companies: What would a smaller batch do to the geographic makeup of the companies at the accelerator?

9:30 am PDT • September 8, 2022
Where is Y Combinator startup-hunting in 2022?

Jeep revealed Wednesday the first steps in a plan to reshape its portfolio, starting with the launch of two EVs in North America by 2025 and one in Europe next…

Jeep unveils the first three EVs coming to market, starting in 2023

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Adtech’s compliance theatre is headed to Europe’s top court

For those watching the slow motion unpicking of surveillance advertising in the European Union here’s a fresh development on the long and winding road to a long-overdue legal reckoning: Multiple grounds for appeal lodged by industry body, the IAB Europe, against a breach finding earlier this year against its self-proclaimed “best practice” framework for obtaining…

4:22 pm PDT • September 7, 2022
Adtech’s compliance theatre is headed to Europe’s top court

COVID-19 has reshaped our lives in many ways and given rise to a plethora of services tailored to these newborn needs. Waysia, an Asian grocery delivery platform, is one such…

Waysia raises €10M to deliver Asian grocery in Europe

Hamburg-based Localyze is gearing up to launch in North America in the coming months — powered by a fresh raise of $35 million in Series B funding that’s being announced…

Localyze, a SaaS for staff relocation, gets $35M as it gears up for US launch

Comcast’s Sky and Paramount announced the official launch date for SkyShowtime, a new European streaming service. It will initially launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on September 20, 2022.…

Comcast and Paramount’s streaming service SkyShowtime launches in the Nordics this month