This week we're highlighting Cohabs, Evernote, Just Eat + Getir, layoffs, layoffs, and layoffs, Index Ventures' new $300 million fund, and Balderton's dish on B2B sales.

Show Notes

While Dan was OOO for a few days this week, Robin was MC'ing The Big Score and collecting tonnes of knowledge. Up this week:

🇧🇪 Belgian co-living startup Cohabs has bagged a massive €110 million round and set its sights on achieving 5,000 bedrooms for co-living rental and real-estate in the next four years.

🇮🇹 Faded from former glory company Evernote is joining the Bending Spoons family.

🇹🇷 As the once white-hot home delivery of just about everything you could imagine continues to cool, Just Eat and Getir announce a partnership just one day after Gopuff and Uber Eats announce a similar partnership in the UK.

😢 Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs (Typeform, UiPath 6%, Sendcloud 10%, Pipedrive 15%, Dance 16%, Jimdo 16%, Hopin 17%, Juni more than 30%, Wayflyer 40% etc.) and Deliveroo exiting the Australia market.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London-based Index Ventures is reaffirming its commitment to helping founders get their ideas off the ground and prepare for the road ahead with the launch of its second dedicated seed fund, Origin II at $300 million.

And there's one more thing ...

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Balderton Capital's first Executive in Residence, Dave Kellogg, has authored an invaluable resource in the Founder's Guide to B2B Sales. Don't skip this one!

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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