The overarching, and still developing story of what's going on at Silicon Valley Bank has overshadowed pretty much every piece of news that came out this week. And perhaps many more stories to come. But as we watch events unfold ...

Up this week:

00:25 - Moody's downgrades Silicon Valley Bank, stock price falls 60%, and all hell breaks loose.
05:03 - International Women's Day: European tech startups – a long way off gender pay equality, UK Women tech founders are taking a bigger share – 24 percent capital increase in 2022 compared to 2021, and Geraldine MacCarthy, Chief Revenue Officer at Personio offers her advice on how we bring more females into the tech sector.
07:38 - Meet the rising female founders building the Metaverse.
10:58 - Once looking at a unicorn valuation, UK fintech Railsr has been sold to a consortium of investors.
12:52 - Is this the same Nigerian prince?
13:23 - Italian unicorn Scalapay pays out as it acquires Cabel IP.
15:11 - UK Government unveils £360 million plan to ‘cement the UK’s place as a science and technology superpower by 2030’
17:00 - Would you keep your money in SVB?

All this and a whole lot more on this week's episode of the Drive at Five!

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Dan Taylor
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European tech journalist and analyst; founder of @tech_eu, previously @TheNextWeb & @TechCrunch. Also proud co-founder of @StartupLensEU and @BeCentralBxl.

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