27 episodes

Every week, Sifted editor Amy Lewin and deputy editor Eleanor Warnock will be diving into the latest news coming out of Europe's tech and startup sector. From cutting edge technology to huge funding rounds and the latest company scandals, we’ll be taking a peak inside Sifted's newsroom and hearing from the journalists breaking the stories.

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Every week, Sifted editor Amy Lewin and deputy editor Eleanor Warnock will be diving into the latest news coming out of Europe's tech and startup sector. From cutting edge technology to huge funding rounds and the latest company scandals, we’ll be taking a peak inside Sifted's newsroom and hearing from the journalists breaking the stories.

    \Gorillas: €60m burn rate, big cash bailouts and a looming downround

    \Gorillas: €60m burn rate, big cash bailouts and a looming downround

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    This week we discuss:

    (03:20) Gorillas is set to raise $250m in funding from existing investors at a reduced valuation
    (06:13) Cornerstone VC has just raised a £20m fund to back diverse early-stage UK founders

    (09:37) Cera raises £260m, Europe’s biggest round ever in the elderly care sector
    (12:12) A new wave of European fintechs are taking on the fractional ownership real estate model

    (17:13)  What’s it like working as a food delivery rider in extreme heat?

    • 24 min
    \The next Tesla: could this startup birth the next era of Musk rivals?

    \The next Tesla: could this startup birth the next era of Musk rivals?

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    This week we discuss:

    (01:53) Germany pledges €30bn to startups in new policy roadmap

    (06:26) IQM Computing raises Europe's largest quantum round ever

    (08:24) Could this photonics startup birth the next generation of Tesla rivals

    (11:20) A new app promises more pay transparency for gig workers

    (18:24) What's it like going to an exclusive, members only crypto club? 

    • 25 min
    \Should your boss pay your energy bills?

    \Should your boss pay your energy bills?

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    This week we discuss:

    (02:06) Starling Bank hits profitability

    (05:55) Maria Raga steps down as Depop CEO

    (07:43) Amazon aggregators lay off staff en masse

    (09:55) Can augmented reality save the global manufacturing industry?

    (13:47) Should your boss pay your energy bills?

    • 20 min
    \Raids and possible “cartels”: Inside the latest Glovo drama

    \Raids and possible “cartels”: Inside the latest Glovo drama

    This week we discuss:
    (2:59) Take our listener survey for a month of free membership!
    (03:05) Klarna’s valuation was slashed to $6.7bn
    (6:15) The latest in big layoffs: Hopin has let go 29% of its workforce this month and Babylon is planning on cutting 100 jobs
    (9:15) Glovo is raided by the European Commission amid concerns the company may have operated in a “cartel”
    (16:48) Pollen is being accused of missing payroll and not refunding customers

    • 21 min
    \Gorillas’ latest scandal — will their riders ever get paid?

    \Gorillas’ latest scandal — will their riders ever get paid?

    This week we discuss:

    (02:38) Two new climate tech funds,  Climentum and AENU, launch
    (06:29) Quantum-as-a-service startup Oxford Quantum Circuits raises £38m
    (07:46) More than 100 Gorillas riders lose their jobs, with many saying they haven't been paid
    (11:50) What's it like to launch a business with your sibling?
    (17:29) Glastonbury and a festival in the metaverse, compared

    • 28 min
    \The EU's big new plan for tech innovation

    \The EU's big new plan for tech innovation

    This week we discuss:

    2:24 Crypto winter and Bitpanda layoffs
    4:17 Hiring tech startup Screenloop raises $7m
    5:43 Wise and Songkick founders launch new VC fund
    8:48 Christian Tooley from i³ investing on why you need to queer your dealflow
    19:09 The EU has a new plan to supercharge European innovation

    • 27 min

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