October 16, 2022

The Gorillas sale, tech that's cracked the ageing process and Spain's 10th unicorn — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast

This week on the pod, who could lose the most money from the Gorillas deal?

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This week, as we all recover from the amazing and exhausting Sifted Summit, we turn to Gorillas, which has featured heavily on the pod in recent times. The speedy delivery company is reportedly in talks to be bought by competitor Getir at a heavily discounted price. We look into its cap table profile and see who stands to lose the most from the deal.

Then we turn to another high-profile company in Germany, digital bank N26 — which has reported widening losses. After Germany, we head to Stockholm where our Nordics correspondent Mimi Billing tells us all about a fairly new subsection of tech — companies working on longevity and beating the ageing process. 

We also hear about legal battles surrounding Amazon aggregator companies and dig into a new report that shows that investment into artificial intelligence is down this year. 


And finally we go to Spain, which this week gained its 10th unicorn, HR software startup Factorial.