Startup Life/Podcast/ Faux foie gras and slammed metaverse plans — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast Tune in this week to hear Amy and Eleanor live at the Sifted Summit By The Sifted Podcast Team 9 October 2022 \Startup Life How to build a personal brand on LinkedIn By Anisah Osman Britton 23 February 2023 Startup Life/Podcast/ Faux foie gras and slammed metaverse plans — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast Tune in this week to hear Amy and Eleanor live at the Sifted Summit By The Sifted Podcast Team 9 October 2022 Listen to Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast on Apple, Spotify and all major platforms. Missed the Sifted Summit — or just miss it already? No problem. This week we recorded the pod live from the event. Tune in to hear from Herman Narula, cofounder and CEO of Improbable, which builds technology to make large-scale, simulated virtual worlds. He had a spring in his step after raising a fresh $100m funding round, and slammed Mark Zuckerburg’s metaverse plans live on the main stage. From the podcast stage, we chatted about Parisian cultivated meat startup Gourmey’s €48m raise. We also discussed the close of SISTA, a €100m fund based in France that will invest money into early-stage startups with at least one woman cofounder. We also talked to special guest — and Sifted contributor — Tessa Clarke about her waste sharing app Olio and whether all startups can help with the green transition. Related Articles How startups and small businesses are responding to shifting customer expectations In partnership with American Express Click here to read more Share-option schemes 101 By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Lunch club: Roli is reimagining music — and management By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Here is where big corporates can order up a new startup like a pizza By Maija Palmer 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?