Tech.eu is a new digital publication dedicated to covering the European technology industry in depth. Tech.eu was launched at the end of 2013 by Robin Wauters, Roxanne Varza, Jon Bradford, Alex Barrera, Ivo Spigel en Adrian McShane. They are a team of writers and entrepreneurs with a knack for quality reporting. They’re devoted to highlighting the innovation that is happening all across Europe, and reporting on the trials and tribulations of its technology industry from a big-picture perspective.

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Accelerators

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A startup’s guide to digital health accelerators in Europe

Min-Sung Sean Kim, a partner of XLHEALTH, a Berlin-based VC fund specializing in digital health, lists relevant and active Europe-based accelerators in the field.
Feb 17, 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

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

500 Startups launches a pre-accelerator in Oslo

One of the world’s most renowned seed investors and startup accelerators, 500 Startups, is about to kickstart a pre-accelerator in Norway, with the first program [Read More...]
Aug 10, 2015
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Consumer

The rise of ‘LegalTech’: a German market overview

In a guest post, lawyer and startup founder Dominik Tobschall provides us with an extensive overview of the ‘legaltech’ market and opportunities in Germany.
Jun 26, 2016

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

Driver booking startup Blacklane (Berlin) serves more cities and airports worldwide than Uber

Started out of a single-room Berlin office in 2011, driver booking platform Blacklane has raised more than €22 million in funding from Daimler and others. Ivo Spigel [Read More...]
May 11, 2015
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eCommerce

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UK online optical retailer MyOptique to be acquired by Essilor

No figure has been officially disclosed, but we hear rumors of a €100 million price tag
Aug 16, 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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Business travel booking platform TravelPerk raises $7 million Series A

Founded last year by former employees at Booking.com and Skyscanner, TravelPerk’s platform integrates information on airlines and hotels and presents the site in a [Read More...]
Jun 09, 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
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Entrepreneurship

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Spanish AI personal assistant app Sherpa raises $6.5 million, plans to take on Apple & Google

This is a pretty big deal for the Spanish ecosystem - this is why
May 27, 2016
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Aside from fast-growing e-commerce startups, what else does Spain have to offer?

Are e-commerce startups the only thing coming out of Spain? We take a close look at the startup scene in Spain and its emerging industries like fintech, gaming and data.
Feb 14, 2016
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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

Equity crowdfunding in Europe: a good deal for retail investors?

Dealroom founder Yoram Wijngaarde wondered whether it makes sense for retail investors to back equity crowdfunding campaigns, in terms of potential returns.
Dec 26, 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

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Done deal: Tencent to buy SoftBank’s stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for more than $8 billion

Previously, the WSJ reported that the deal could value the firm at more than $9 billion, but it seems to be more complicated than that
Jun 21, 2016

SoftBank increases its stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell to 73.2%

If the transaction at the time valued Supercell, which is behind hit games like Hay Day and Clash Of Clans, at more than $3 billion, then what is to make of this?
Jun 01, 2015

Despite rising sales, Rovio revenues dropped 9% in 2014 due to waning demand for Angry Birds

Finland-based Rovio saw its revenue and profits slip significantly in 2014 due to falling demand for consumer product licensing of its Angry Birds brand, but its game [Read More...]
Mar 20, 2015

The Serbian hit: how Nordeus became one of Europe’s most successful gaming companies

Serbian startup Nordeus has become one of Europe’s most successful gaming companies ever, led by first-time entrepreneur Branko Milutinovic and without raising a euro [Read More...]
Dec 17, 2014

Health

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016
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Swedish digital health startup KRY raises €6.1 million for its video doctor consultations

Now, we're just waiting for when this will be available outside of idyllic Sweden
Aug 17, 2016
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A startup’s guide to digital health accelerators in Europe

Min-Sung Sean Kim, a partner of XLHEALTH, a Berlin-based VC fund specializing in digital health, lists relevant and active Europe-based accelerators in the field.
Feb 17, 2016

Startup Spotlight: Denmark’s Monsenso is tackling mobile solutions for mental health

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European startups, we shine a light on Copenhagen-based mobile [Read More...]
Jul 24, 2015
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Industry

How ‘Copenhagen For The Win’ is fostering the city’s startup scene for the future

Tech.eu paid a visit to Copenhagen to see how #CPHFTW is building its own startup community in Denmark’s capital city, from the ground up
Oct 02, 2016

European Netflix rival Wuaki.tv launches in Austria and Ireland

With the launch of its VOD and online video streaming service in Austria and Ireland, Wuaki.tv is now available in seven European countries.
Oct 07, 2015

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
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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
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A look at Switzerland’s complicated relationship with innovation – can slow and steady win the race?

Joe Scarboro spent three days exploring the Swiss innovation scene, spread across multiple cities. He shares his thoughts, which highlight the differences with [Read More...]
Jun 04, 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

Sweden’s Mapillary wants to crowd-source a better Google Street View

Founded in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, startup Mapillary wants to crowd-source world maps with photos from users worldwide. Sequoia invested in its seed round [Read More...]
Feb 18, 2015

Internet

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UK car buying platform carwow raises £12.5 million Series B round

The free site allows users to search for cars they are interested in and browse dealers throughout the UK that have the best deal available
Jan 14, 2016

Jimdo, the profitable website creation software maker from Hamburg, (finally) raises €25 million

You know it’s an absolutely fantastic time to raise capital – especially if you can demonstrate significant traction – when companies that have stubbornly resisted [Read More...]
Jun 08, 2015

Startup Spotlight: Finland’s Meetin.gs wants to fix scheduling meetings with ‘SwipeToMeet’

Helsinki-based Meetin.gs has been working on making scheduling meetings more intuitive and, well, less of a pain. This week, it’s launching SwipeToMeet to make it even [Read More...]
Jun 05, 2015

TravelBird is an European scale-up to watch: 650 staff, €95 million annual turnover, and just getting started (VIDEO)

Backed by the brothers who founded Rocket Internet, Dutch travel booking website TravelBird has grown immensely in the five years since its founding. We asked CEO Symen [Read More...]
May 02, 2015
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Lists

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Media

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Fanmiles acquires Berlin event discovery platform startup Vamos

Vamos CTO Jens Dressler will be joining the company as its new CTO to lead the tech team that will be developing the platform for event organizers and ticket sellers
Apr 11, 2016
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Russian social network VK.com and Warner Music bury the hatchet, settle out of court

Alexander Blinov, CEO of Warner Music Russia, notes that the company believes there’s huge potential to grow its business in the country
Apr 10, 2016

Meet Blendle, the Dutch startup building an ‘iTunes for journalism’ (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Dutch startup Blendle, which offers a micro-payments marketplace for newspaper and magazine articles, just went live in Germany. Here’s our video interview with [Read More...]
Jun 14, 2015

Spotify’s ratio between free and paid users just grew for the first time in over two years

Spotify has just released their latest (free and paid) user numbers, and there’s one number in particular that stands out from the others. And it’s great news for [Read More...]
Jun 11, 2015
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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

Startup Spotlight: Denmark’s Monsenso is tackling mobile solutions for mental health

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, in which we feature interesting but mostly below-the-radar European startups, we shine a light on Copenhagen-based mobile [Read More...]
Jul 24, 2015
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News

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Helsinki UI builder Rightware acquired by Chinese OS designer Thundersoft for $68 million

Thundersoft designs operating systems for drones and other connected devices, and Rightware develops graphic user interfaces for connected devices, specializing in [Read More...]
Dec 19, 2016
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Chinese Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli IT networking company Toga Networks for $150 million

Toga Networks was founded in 2009 and is a privately held company that provides advanced technology research and high level design for the IT and Telecom markets
Dec 09, 2016
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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016
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Tesla acquires German engineering powerhouse Grohmann to ramp up manufacturing

Tesla just bought a major German manufacturer
Nov 08, 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
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A down quarter: European and Israeli startups raised €4.1 billion in Q2 2016 as investment pace slumps

Q2 2016 was a down quarter for the European and Israeli tech ecosystem. Local companies raised €4.1 billion across 782 funding rounds; both figures represent [Read More...]
Jul 04, 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
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Index Ventures closes new fund, now has $1.25 billion to invest in startups; adds Shardul Shah as partner

Index Ventures said it will be using the $1.25 billion funds to back seed, venture, and growth stage startups.
Feb 04, 2016
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Big Data

The data nation: Why Israel is becoming a major hotspot for data science

In a guest post, Joe Liebkind argues that Israel is becoming a 'data nation.'
Jun 24, 2016

Startup Spotlight: Silk helps anyone tell their stories online with robust data visualization tools (video)

Tech.eu recently caught up with Salar al Khafaji, one of the founders and CEO of Silk, an Amsterdam-based startup that helps publishers create and share well-crafted, [Read More...]
Apr 26, 2015

Events

Yes, there is a tech scene in Romania, and this is what it looks like

Serial entrepreneur and investor Radu Georgescu reflects on the Romanian tech scene
Jul 08, 2015

Dancing with the IoT Stars in Barcelona

Tech.eu is partnering with a new pitching event called IoT Stars, which will take place on Monday, March 2 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Internet of [Read More...]
Feb 01, 2015

Greentech

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Tesla acquires German engineering powerhouse Grohmann to ramp up manufacturing

Tesla just bought a major German manufacturer
Nov 08, 2016

Here are 10 European ‘agritech’ companies to keep a close eye on

From cloud software which monitors crops, animals and urban farms to insects and growing fields of algae, there are many startups working on innovative technologies [Read More...]
Aug 12, 2015

Wearables

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016

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

Women in tech

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016