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Zennström calls the end of high-valuations era, says founders and VCs must remove stigma of down rounds

As the world moves into economic headwinds and geopolitical uncertainty, European founders must get used to taking tough decisions to ensure the survival of their startups. This will include getting u

These four iconic European founders plan to kick the asses of VCs who never started a company

Until recently, Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Wise, and Sten Tamkivi, co-founder of Teleport, had banded together as a sort of “mini Angel brand” known as “Taavet+Sten.” Tamkivi has done arou

Norrsken, VCs and 30 unicorn founders set up $200M fund to back growth-stage startups in Africa

Niklas Adalberth’s Norrsken Foundation is in the news again barely two months after opening its Norrsken House in Kigali, Rwanda, which plans to accommodate thousands of entrepreneurs by next year.

Macron promotes European tech ecosystem in an interview with Zennström

French President Emmanuel Macron sat down with Niklas Zennström for an interview on the European tech ecosystem. Macron listed everything that’s needed to create European tech giants that compete w

Why Florida residents may soon be seeing jet-powered ‘flying taxis’

Florida is renowned for its strange news stories. In recent weeks alone, one resident reported an alligator in her garage that turned out to be a pool floatie; another discovered a python in her washi

In conversation with European B2B seed VC La Famiglia

Earlier this month, La Famiglia, a Berlin-based VC firm that invests in seed-stage European B2B tech startups, disclosed that it raised a second fund totaling €50 million, up from its debut fund of

Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are (at best) still years away from being a

Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus

Lilium, the developer of a new electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from Airbus and Audi as it builds out its t

The Zennström manifesto

At almost 86 degrees Fahrenheit, London is enduring a mini heat wave by traditional British summer standards. News reports at the weekend had relayed findings from the Met Office’s latest “Sta

Atomico closes on $765 million for its biggest fund yet

Atomico has closed its fourth fund with $765 million, making it one of Europe’s single largest venture capital funds. The firm began raising the fund eleven months ago (we’d flagged it for y

Skype’s Niklas Zennström backs London fintech startup Cleo

London-based <a target="_blank" href="">Cleo</a>, a startup that's developed an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has picked up $700,000 in funding from an

Skype founder and Atomico CEO Niklas Zennström says the state of tech in Europe is strong

Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype's billionaire founder and the founder of the global venture capital firm Atom

Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

<a target="_blank" href="">TechCrunch Disrupt London</a> is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs a

Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conference run

Jobandtalent gets $42M Series B after pivoting to mobilize hiring for SMEs

As the nature of work shifts, so too must recruitment startups. To wit: JobAndTalent, a startup in the space that, for the past several years, has been touting its matching technology to automatically

Nokia and Skype strongmen invest in Finnish food delivery app

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Niklas Zennström Talks European Entrepreneurship At Le Web 2009

<img src="" width="136" height="199" /><a href="">Niklas Zennström</a>, half of th

How A Failed Poach Could Cost Mike Volpi The Skype Deal

<img src="" width="200" height="200" />Yesterday, the already very public <a href="

Skype Founders Take A Break From Starting Lawsuits To Start Music Company

<img src="" width="135" height="58" /><a href="">Niklas Zennström</a> and <a href="http://crunch