The biggest deal of the week: Bitfury, a Latvian-founded company headquartered in Amsterdam that describes itself as the “largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world,” has just closed an $80 million funding round.
Lesara and Travelbird, which raised more than €100 million in total and employed more than 600 people, have filed for insolvency in a span of two weeks.
- Dutch travel booking platform Travelbird suspends operations after failing to raise emergency funding
- German online fashion startup Lesara files for insolvency
Facebook will allow French regulators to access inside the company in an effort to combat hate speech across the platform
- France to 'embed' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech
- France and Facebook announce partnership against online hate speech
- Facebook is the least trusted major tech company when it comes to safeguarding personal data, poll finds
Interview: Christian Owens, CEO and founder of Paddle (recorded at the SaaStock conference in Dublin)
Events coming up soon:
- Slush in Helsinki; December 4–5
- Seedstars CEE Summit in Kyiv; December 14
- Techstars Startup Weeks around Europe; November
- Global Entrepreneurship Week around the world; November
- Investors Day & BETAPITCH Global 2018 in Berlin; November 15
- RockTech Paris; November 21
- Robotex in Tallinn; November 26 – December 2
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Our reading recommendations:
- Dave Lee on the BBC: “Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars” (video)
- Our free report “Seed the future – A deep dive into European early-stage tech startup activity”
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