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Europe has no shortage of ‘buy now, pay later’ startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9 million to expand its B2B BNPL solution. Madrid’s RITMO scored over €184 million. Tranch in the UK is launching BNPL to a B2B market with €4 million. Berlin…

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Samara is building tech to switch Spain’s households onto solar energy

Despite being one of the countries in Europe with the most hours of sunshine, Spain has extremely low levels of household solar installations. Madrid-based Samara, a startup founded in May this year — which is launching a service in its home market today — wants to change that, spotting…

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Rohlik bags $231M despite the market cooling on food delivery startups

The salad days are over for many startups in the online food delivery sector. Following a long period of cash injections, splashy and high profile promotions, and interesting experiments toying with the cutting edges of tech, layoffs, M&A, and dropping valuations are too often the stories you&#…

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Spanish scale-ups club together to shift the tech policy agenda

Spain's scale-ups are banding together (as EsTech) to lobby lawmakers and press the economic case for their high-tech, high-growth business model more broadly.

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Circular.io is putting a referral spin on tech recruitment

Demand for talent continues to make tech recruitment a hotbed of startup activity. To wit: Madrid-based startup Circular.io which is now expanding its “talent sharing platform” — initially focused on tech skills — into the UK (opening to in-house tech recruiters in London fr…

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Boutique hotel tech platform NUMA raises $45M growth financing round led by DN Capital

Based out of the U.S., Sonder is a tech-driven hospitality company. It’s raised $529.6 million, and, in the post-pandemic world where the population has become far more movable due to remote working, similar businesses are raising funds to attend to the needs of this global, nomadic workforce. We f…

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Domestika raises $110M on a $1.3B valuation to expand its learning community for creative types

The creative community has been a ripe target for startups building tools and services to serve their interests and needs as they transition from their traditionally offline practices into a digital present and future. In one of the latest developments, Domestika — a popular site that creates…

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Austria’s PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and real estate docs, raises $70M Series B

Back in March Vienna-based PlanRadar snapped up a €30 million Series A to digitize construction and real estate. The Austrian startup – a platform for documentation and communication in construction and real estate projects – is continuing its funding roll with a $70 million fundraising…

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Student media giant Chegg acquires language learning startup Busuu for $436M

Chegg, the NYSE listed student media learning platform is acquiring Busuu, the online language learning startup established in Europe in 2008, for approximately $436 million (€385 million) in an all-cash transaction. At its exit Busuu had raised only $16.1m in total, a tiny amount even I in Europea…

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YC makes a Product Hunt, Product Hunt makes an a16z, a16z makes a YC

Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups.

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When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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