#92: Google and the European Commission; Saudi money in European tech; interviews with TravelPerk's Gidi Pridor and Readdle's Igor Zhadanov; and much more

Here’s what we discussed this time.


The biggest deal of the week: Truphone, a UK-based eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raised $71 million. The company is now valued at $507 million. We also tracked a number of eight-figure rounds in Spain, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. If you are interested in staying in the know about all the deals — check out Tech.eu Insider newsletter!


Google will soon start charging smartphone makers for Google Play Store in Europe


Interview: Gidi Pridor, VP Marketing at TravelPerk that has recently raised $44 million in funding


“Davos in the desert” and Saudi money in European tech


Interview: Igor Zhadanov, CEO and co-founder at Readdle


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