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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
After the successful event we organised last year in collaboration with Rudy De Waele, we’re bringing back Mobile Sunday to Barcelona!

A premier networking event on the eve of the massive Mobile World Congress and 4YFN conference, Mobile Sunday will take place on Sunday (duh) 26 February in the beautiful Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm.

It’s the perfect opportunity for local and visiting entrepreneurs, investors and other mobile industry stakeholders to get together for inspiring talks and lively discussions, and wrap it off with beers and great food in a fantastic setting.

The Eventbrite page is live, so grab your early-bird tickets here.
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
In's latest podcast, we cover some of the biggest European tech stories from the start of the year. Check it out here:
You'll learn more about:
– Funding for Funding Circle, iZettle, Starship and Collibra
– Rocket Internet closing its $1 billion fund
– Our European Tech Funding report for 2016
– Fitbit buying Vector Watch
– Google buying Limes Audio
– Microsoft buying Donya (Simplygon)
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
Latvia’s TWINO, a peer-to-peer lending platform, has announced that it has funded €100 million P2P loans in nine countries to date.

The P2P lending marketplace has facilitated 6,300 active investors at a return rate of 12.31%. Germany, UK, Latvia, and Eastern Europe were the most active regions with UK investors funding the highest value of loans last month, rebounding after a few months on poor activity following the Brexit result. The startup recently added Russia to its services as well. Read more:
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
Berlin-based Dalia, specialising in market research tech, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital. Wellington Partners and IBB-Bet also participated.
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
Potsdam-based Seerene has raised $14 million in a Series A round led by Lakestar Capital Partners with participation from Earlybird Venture Capital.

Seerene, a SaaS analytics platform, plans to invest the new funds into the product and push its platform into new markets.

The platform, first developed at the Hasso Plattner Institute, has been developed for CIOs to manage code and how it’s used and developed by people within the company.

Read more:
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
Thanks for joining on Pepo. Here we'll be sharing some of the most interesting news and information on the tech industry across Europe.
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
On Sunday 26 February, get ready for a night of inspiration and high-quality networking in Barcelona as we are organising Mobile Sunday again.
We're still hard at work building the program for the evening, but we're delighted to announce a number of confirmed speakers who will be joining us on stage at the ridiculously beautiful Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm:
- Ben(edict) Evans from Andreessen Horowitz
- Sabeen Ali: Founder & CEO of AngelHack
- Vitaly Golomb: Investor at HP Tech Ventures and author
- Barbara Belvisi: Co-founder of Hardware Club
- Bas van Abel: CEO of Fairphone
- Karolina Korth: digital health specialist at Roche
- Gagan Singh: SVP & GM Mobile at Avast Software
- Efrat Fenigson from Airobotics
- Bryan Batista: Global Director, Strategic Partnerships at
- Corey Booker: VP at Skyroam
- Therese Gedda from30minMBA
- Gregor Gimmy from the BMW Startup Garage
- Canay Atalay: CEO of Patica
- Jens Wolhtorf: CEO of Blacklane
- Benjamin Costantini from Connectors
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
On the latest episode of the podcast, we talk about our European tech exits report for 2016, discuss some interesting funding rounds and acquisitions, and catch up with TomTom co-founder Corinne Vigreux: (sharing is caring)
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Shaheen Samavati 5 months ago
Happy Monday!

On the latest episode of the podcast (#72), we talk about Rocket Internet’s woes, Spotify’s momentum, Nokia’s comeback, funding in Berlin and acquisitions that happened all over the place:
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Shaheen Samavati 5 months ago
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Shaheen Samavati 5 months ago
Happy Friday!

This week, tracked 20 technology M&A transactions and 79 tech funding deals totalling €325 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel.

You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive all this information in your inbox every Friday afternoon for free, but here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
Mike Butcher having a VR experience on stage.

If you're not convinced already check out our line up of speakers and more info here:
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Shaheen Samavati 6 months ago
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