Up this week: German quantum computing gets a big boost, lots of cars and e-motorcycle news, Europe has its first ClimateTech EIR programme, we pour one (or two) out for and, more money for Volocopter, and October's numbers.

Show Notes

Well alright, alright, alright. Robin's back in the studio this week, and after nine years, he actually has a semi-professional setup. This week:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช The first German developer of quantum computers, eleQtron has raised over โ‚ฌ50 million in new funds, including venture capital from Earlybird and Siegerlandfonds.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Polestar obtained $1.6 billion in financing support from its two major shareholders

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Volkswagen sells its electric car-sharing service, WeShare to Miles Mobility. Here's why.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Web Summit? That's 71,000 people too many.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Swedenโ€™s STILRIDE is anything but still, rides ahead with โ‚ฌ3.7 million

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Billed as the first European ClimateTech Entrepreneur in Residence programme, Atlantic Labs and FoodLabs launch Founders for Climate initiative

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ / ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Not quite dead yet, but has indicated that they're headed towards administration, and German nappy service provider has filed an application for insolvency proceedings

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Now closing in on close to $1 billion raised, Volocopter lands another $182 million in second signing of Series E round

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ According to the database, European tech companies raised โ‚ฌ5.7 billion in total in October, recording a โ‚ฌ1 billion decline compared to the total amount raised in September (โ‚ฌ6.7 billion).

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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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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