Robin Wauters

Belgium Tech.eu

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Tech.eu, with previous stints at The Next Web and TechCrunch under his belt. Deeply in love with his family, technology, traveling and Belgian beer.

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a geek since Dec 2014

Accelerators

500 Startups to kickstart its first acceleration program for 12 Nordic startups, takes them to the Opera

the Nordic subsidiary of 500 Startups is announcing that it has selected its first 12 startups, who will be going through an intensive one-month acceleration program [Read More...]
Jan 08, 2016

How Amsterdam’s Rockstart supports startups, the “rock bands of the industry”

A chat with Oscar Kneppers, the serial entrepreneur who fired up Rockstart in Amsterdam a few years ago and is trying to turn it into the best place for startups to [Read More...]
Aug 29, 2015

Yahoo partners with Microsoft and Entrée Capital for new SigmaLabs startup accelerator in Tel Aviv

In particular, the accelerator is looking for startups “in the fields of Big Data, Native and Video Advertising, and Fintech.”
Jul 26, 2015

European startup accelerators: current state and future trends

A dive into the current (and future) state of startup accelerators in Europe, with a look at two reports on the topic: one white paper by Paris-based NUMA and a report [Read More...]
May 16, 2015

Consumer

Google-owned Waze is testing a carpooling app in Tel Aviv – will it collide with BlaBlaCar and co?

Is the navigation app moving into the ride-sharing space?
Jul 07, 2015

Onefinestay raises $40 million growth round for its upscale spin on Airbnb

Here are the full details of the funding announcement, including other next steps for the company
Jun 29, 2015

A chat about the future of crowdfunding in the EU with Oliver Gajda, chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network (video)

Tech.eu recently caught up with Oliver Gajda, the outspoken chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network, to talk about the state of crowdfunding and other [Read More...]
Apr 25, 2015

Roughly 20% of Indiegogo funding now going to European projects: CEO Slava Rubin (video interview)

Indiegogo founder and CEO Slava Rubin bills the popular crowdfunding site as “the world’s funding platform,” but how big is it in Europe? We recently caught up [Read More...]
  Mar 28, 2015

eCommerce

Photo credit: Outfittery

Curated shopping startup Outfittery lands $22 million from Octopus Ventures and others

And who said there wasn't money in men's fashion?
Aug 15, 2016

Klarna kicks off its attack on the U.S. market with Overstock.com as its retail partner

It will be interesting to see what kind of impact Klarna's launch and partnership with Overstock.com will have on the U.S. retail industry.
  Sep 01, 2015

Let the online food ordering wars in Europe rage on: Deliveroo closes $70 million Series C round

The startup claims the Series C is due to its meteoric growth, having self-reportedly grown 500% in daily orders since its last fundraising in January
Jul 28, 2015

Zalando sales climb up to €738M in Q2, but profit takes a hit due to ‘an increase in payment cost’

Online fashion retail giant Zalando has released preliminary earnings for the second quarter of the year, demonstrating rapid growth in sales while maintaining [Read More...]
Jul 21, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

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What will be the top 10 tech trends for 2016? Check out GP Bullhound’s predictions

Here’s a sneak peek of GP Bullhound’s findings
Jan 17, 2016
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When Startup Europe met Silicon Valley

Some words, links, photos and videos after I spent 10 days in the U.S. (New York City and San Francisco + Bay Area) meeting with hundreds of people
  Oct 11, 2015

From hero to zero: entrepreneur Arthur Tolsma shares lessons learned after his first startup failed

How can Europeans learn to better cope with business failure and turn it into an asset? Entrepreneur Arthur Tolsma shares insights gained by personal experiences.
Sep 16, 2015

Tallinn tech hotspots: a look inside Garage48 HUB and the Latitude59 conference (photo essay)

Last week, we spent a few days diving into the Estonian startup ecosystem, attending the Latitude59 conference and swinging by the Garage48 HUB co-working space in [Read More...]
May 18, 2015
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FinTech

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German fintech startup Spotcap secures €31.5 million to bolster its online business lending platform

Spotcap is not a peer-to-peer lending marketplace and focuses squarely on loans to SMBs
Feb 02, 2016
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UK fintech startup Ebury lands $83M to grow internationally

This makes Ebury one of the best-financed fintech startups in Europe in one fell swoop
Nov 19, 2015

FinTech rules in Europe, but which other industry verticals are popular with investors? (A Tech.eu report)

What are European tech firms ‘good at’, at least according to the investors fueling their tanks? In Tech.eus report, they analyze the most funded verticals in Europe.
  Nov 13, 2015
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Polish private equity firm MCI Management invests in Swedish fintech iZettle

Fresh off a €60 million funding round, iZettle keeps attracting investor interest
  Oct 13, 2015
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Gaming

Industry

500 Startups sets up $15M micro-fund to invest in 100+ Turkish startups in the next few years

500 Startups has announced the launch of a new $15 million micro-fund earmarked for investments in over 100 Turkish startups in the next few years.
Oct 06, 2015

Fairphone scores €9 million in crowdfunding as pre-orders for its ‘ethical smartphone’ soar

So far over 17,000 people have pre-ordered Fairphone 2, a smartphone which is marketed as the most ethical mobile device in the world.
Oct 02, 2015

Rocket Internet says its portfolio value increased by €3.4 billion since its IPO

On Wednesday Rocket Internet will be presenting the H1 2015 results of its ‘proven winners’, and the overall increase of the value of its portfolio of Internet [Read More...]
Sep 30, 2015

Mobile point-of-sales startup SumUp expands to Sweden, landing on rival iZettle’s home turf

SumUp's solution will enable Swedish businesses to easily accept all major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
    Sep 29, 2015
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Internet

Mobile

Spotify should have 100 million users and be worth $53 billion by 2020

One thing is for certain: the IPO clock started really ticking for Spotify when it took on as much as $1 billion in debt financing earlier this year.
Sep 17, 2016
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Hong Kong company buys 65% stake in Russian smartphone maker Yota Devices for $100 million

Launched in 2013, the YotaPhone marked the first entry into the global smartphone market for a Russian company
  Oct 25, 2015

Watch BlaBlaCar co-founder Nicolas Brusson talk after the $200M round

Tech.eu caught up with BlaBlaCar co-founder Nicolas Brusson in San Francisco to discuss their latest $200 million round and the company’s plans for the future
Sep 27, 2015

Google-owned Waze is testing a carpooling app in Tel Aviv – will it collide with BlaBlaCar and co?

Is the navigation app moving into the ride-sharing space?
Jul 07, 2015
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News

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Israel

Tesla acquires German engineering powerhouse Grohmann to ramp up manufacturing

Tesla just bought a major German manufacturer
  Nov 08, 2016
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 16 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 75 funding deals. In case you missed it, this is what you should know
        Sep 24, 2016
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Berlin hardware startup and Y Combinator alum Senic raises seed funding from Target Partners

The startup's first product, Nuimo, has already garnered healthy interest through crowdfunding campaigns and brought in pre-orders of over $500,000
Aug 30, 2016
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Curated shopping startup Outfittery lands $22 million from Octopus Ventures and others

And who said there wasn't money in men's fashion?
Aug 15, 2016
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Venture Capital

Spotify should have 100 million users and be worth $53 billion by 2020

One thing is for certain: the IPO clock started really ticking for Spotify when it took on as much as $1 billion in debt financing earlier this year.
Sep 17, 2016

Partech Ventures closes €400 million in financing for its growth fund

Major European insurance companies like CNP, AG2R La Mondiale and Groupama are backing the fund
   Jun 28, 2016

500 Startups to kickstart its first acceleration program for 12 Nordic startups, takes them to the Opera

the Nordic subsidiary of 500 Startups is announcing that it has selected its first 12 startups, who will be going through an intensive one-month acceleration program [Read More...]
Jan 08, 2016

The Portuguese tech ecosystem is growing up: no Eunicorns yet, but 40 ‘scale-ups’ and counting (report)

Startup Europe Partnership has done some research on Portugal, where one of Europe’s most vibrant tech ecosystems is taking shape. Heres a look at their latest report.
Dec 04, 2015
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Greentech

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Israel

Tesla acquires German engineering powerhouse Grohmann to ramp up manufacturing

Tesla just bought a major German manufacturer
Nov 08, 2016

Innovation

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Banking on drones: France’s Parrot increases capital by €300M

For some reason, few picked up on this besides the French media
Nov 23, 2015

3D Hubs aims to 3D print its way to the disruption of manufacturing (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

We recently paid a visit to the Amsterdam offices of 3D Hubs, which is building a network of 3D printers worldwide, and had an interesting chat with co-founder Brian [Read More...]
May 12, 2015

Wearables

Adidas Group buys fitness apps and devices maker Runtastic from Axel Springer for €220M

Runtastic was started in Pasching, Austria in 2009 and has achieved more than 140 million downloads and about 70 million registered users
Aug 06, 2015