On this episode, hosted by Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler, we discussed the following topics:
The biggest deal of the week: Owlstone Medical from Cambridge raises $35 million for its breathalyser-based diagnostics solution.
Amazon has announced that it will raise minimum wages for all its workers in the US and in the UK
- Don’t let Amazon’s living wage announcement fool you. This is why I’m not calling off my boycott yet
- Amazon workers strike in Germany, Spain and Poland to coincide with Prime Day
- Amazon’s other pay benefit: A higher UK tax rate?
- Amazon warehouse workers lose bonuses, stock awards for raises
- Amazon raises the minimum wage for US and UK employees
Interview: Jonas Huckestein, co-founder and CTO of Monzo
Huel, the UK food startup that has secured a £20 million funding round from Highland Capital
Interview: Dmitriy Zaporozhets, the co-founder and CTO of Europe’s latest unicorn GitLab
Balderton Capital, a venture fund headquartered in London, has raised its new fund of $145 million called Liquidity I
- Why we raised Balderton’s Liquidity I — and the dramatic growth and maturation of Europe’s tech ecosystem
- Balderton’s $145M ‘secondary’ fund will give shareholders in European scale-ups the chance to exit early
- Web Summit stays in Lisbon
- World Summit AI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; October 10–11
- Health Pioneers in Vienna, Austria; October 10
- RuhrSummit in Bochum, Germany; October 11–12
- Europe Code Week; October 6–21
- SaaStock in Dublin, Ireland; October 15–17
- Uprise Festival in Dublin, Ireland; October 17–18
- Fintech Belgium Summit in Brussels, Belgium; October 22
- Women Startup Challenge Europe in Paris, France; October 25
Our reading recommendations
After earning €10 million in revenues, Tim Schumacher and Christian Kroll will to turn their company, Ecosia over to their employees and become a “self-owned company”
- Our company, Ecosia, makes 10 million in revenues. Today, we’re donating all of our shares. Why on earth are we doing that?
- Purpose economy
It turns out that there are still a lot of journalists — mostly those writing for local newspapers — who use Microsoft Word and not Google Docs to send their stories to the editors.
- Journalists just can’t quit Microsoft Word. But some are trying
- Do capybaras dream of Google Docs?
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