Consumer/Food/Podcast/ Gorillas investors are having to stump up $100m to have their company bought — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast This week on the pod, we have more to discuss about Gorillas By Steph Bailey 11 December 2022 \Consumer Getir to lay off UK staff after Gorillas merger By Miriam Partington and Freya Pratty 13 February 2023 Consumer/Food/Podcast/ Gorillas investors are having to stump up $100m to have their company bought — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast This week on the pod, we have more to discuss about Gorillas By Steph Bailey 11 December 2022 Listen to Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast on Apple, Spotify and all major platforms. This week on the podcast, we bring you our latest reporting on European tech’s blockbuster deal of the year, as Turkish speedy grocery delivery company Getir finalises a deal to buy its German rival Gorillas. Then we chat about two companies that are having slightly better luck than Gorillas — Norwegian online grocery store Oda, which announced a €150m funding round, and French startup La Tournée which offers a zero-waste grocery delivery service and just raised €2m. After we zoom out and discuss the findings from the latest version of Atomico’s State of European Tech Report. We talk recession, IPOs, megarounds and gender diversity. Our first guest is Robert Falck, the CEO of electric and driverless truck company Einride. Fresh from announcing a massive investment round of €500m, Flack shares his thoughts on Tesla. Lastly, we’re joined by Sifted reporter Kai Nicol-Schwarz to chat about his latest piece of community journalism, where he’s been asking the Sifted audience what people think of accelerators. It turns out they’re a Marmite part of the startup world — some people love them and other people hate them. This podcast is brought to you by Zendesk for Startups. Zendesk helps startups build lasting customer experiences from day one. With the Zendesk for Startups Program, startups get Zendesk customer support software and CRM for six months free of charge. You’ll get access to expert advice and a community of likeminded founders and CX leaders to help you build the foundation for long-term growth. Learn more and claim your six months free here. Related Articles Felix Capital’s new $300m fund: Is thematic investing the way forward for European VCs? By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Speedy grocery pioneer Getir raises $768m at a $10bn+ valuation By Miriam Partington and Amy Lewin Click here to read more How green is on-demand grocery? By Freya Pratty Click here to read more The French grocery app hoping to take a bite of Instacart’s pie By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Healthtech Is Daniel Ek’s new body scanner worth the hype? Sifted tried it out 2 \Venture Capital VC diversity needs to change — and white men need to take responsibility 3 \Venture Capital New €3.75bn European Investment Fund pot to back late-stage VCs 4 \Sustainability Counteract closes £15m fund for carbon removal solutions 5 \Mobility Was the $5bn that VCs plugged into escooters worth it?