Aaaaand we're back! With only 30 days to go until Christmas, we're discussing Lilium, Wolt,, Pact VC, Zapp's SPAC, Bitpanda, Xceed, and one more thing The EU chip industry.

Show Notes

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ Yes, that's right boys and girls of all ages, there are only 30 days left until Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Up this week:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช After listing on Nasdaq in September of 2021 via a SPAC, Munich-based makers of eVTOL aircraft, Lilium, has now raised $119 million in a concurrent private placement and registered direct offering.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland's Wolt launches new hiring drive in Israel, Sweden. Tech hubs in Tel-Aviv and Stockholm mean new hires and future-proofing for the Helsinki-based delivery platform.

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ US e-commerce enablement player AppHub has paid $72 million to snap up the founders' stake in, a UK-based customer feedback portal that allows product vendors to source user reviews that can be deployed on e-commerce services and community media outlets.

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Anne Hathaway backs female-led Pact as it launches ยฃ30 million seed fund aimed at inclusion, well-being, and climate.

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Fresh from launching its first electric scooter, Zapp is going public in a SPAC merger deal.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Amid crypto winter, Austrian unicorn Bitpanda secures Germanyโ€™s most comprehensive crypto licence.

And, as always, there's one more thing ...

The EU chip industry. Enjoy.

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

Creators & Guests

Dan Taylor
Managing Editor at | polymath | bass player | singletasker | whisky and whiskey drinker |
Robin Wauters @ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
European tech journalist and analyst; founder of @tech_eu, previously @TheNextWeb & @TechCrunch. Also proud co-founder of @StartupLensEU and @BeCentralBxl.

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