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Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems

Adtech told to keep calm and fix its lawfulness problem

Legl a SaaS for law firm workflows tops up with 18M

Concert Bio lands seed round to fix hydroponic farmings dirty secret

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers

Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria Ukraine EU and India in coming months

Element Ventures pulls in 130M to doubledown on the FinTech enterprise trend

Arive raises 20M for an instant delivery service beyond groceries and essentials

Deliveroo is exiting the German market

Rahko raises 13M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech

Purple Dot a waitlist and preorder platform for the fashion industry raises 4M

Daily Crunch: US dangles reward up to 10M for info on 6 elite Russian military hackers

German identity verifier IDnow acquires Frances ARIADNEXT for 59 million hits MA road

Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica fine could scale to 529BN

Just Eat cuts its take for 30 days to help restaurants during the COVID19 crisis

Uber faces legal action over racially discriminatory facial recognition ID checks

Palantir will soon help the FDA evaluate drugs including COVID19 treatments

Pure nutritional supplements startup Feel closes 62M investment led by Fuel Ventures

Kaseya hack floods hundreds of companies with ransomware

Onin is trying to fix event planning by combining calendar and chat

Amazon and Google face UK CMA probe over fake reviews

Starship Technologies picks up 50M from the EUs investment arm to expand its fleet of autonomous delivery robots

Vista Equity takes minority stake in Canadas Vena with 242M investment

Revolut CFO resigns following money laundering controversy

Daily Crunch: Corporate management startup Ramp doubles its valuation to 81B with new financing

Nigerias Topship raises 25M from Flexport and YC to help merchants with international shipping

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

Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog

Could developing renewable energy microgrids make Energicity Africas utility of the future

White label fintech platform Toqio secures 94M Seed led by Seaya and Speedinvest

Update on Nigerian fintech firm Interswitch and its speculative IPO

UKs CMA accepts Googles postcookie pledges will closely monitor Privacy Sandbox plan

Earnr is a new finance and tax app aimed at UK sidehustle businesses

Airwallex raises 200M at a 4B valuation to double down on business banking

Daniel Ek puts 100M into defence startup Helsingai to support democracies

As European VC heats up Berlins Earlybird expands its reach into France with an adjunct fund

OfficeRnD a SaaS for managing hybrid workplaces grabs 10M

These four iconic European founders plan to kick the asses of VCs who never started a company

WeAre8 launches crowdfunder for its social media app where users are paid to watch ads

Airbnb confirms stake in Indias OYO sources say it invested 150M200M

ClearBank a UK banking rails provider raises 230M from Apax to expand into Europe and the US

Australia rushes its dangerous antiencryption bill into parliament despite massive opposition

Interswitch receives 110M investment from LeapFrog and Tana Africa Capital

Negative How a Navy veteran refused to accept a no to his battery invention

UK health minister sets out techfirst vision for future care provision

As 5G demand grows Sitenna helps telcos find more cell tower locations faster

Snap is channeling Asias messaging giants with its move into gaming

Africa Roundup: Jumias IPO DHL launches Africa eShop Cathays 168M VC fund ConnectMed acquired

UK startup blasts govt plan to downgrade data protection

Google expands ads verification program to tackle financial scams