Startup Life/Podcast/ Klarna layoffs, a16z’s latest European investment and the Glovo founder’s new fund — The Sifted Podcast This week on Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast, we chat about more layoffs and more raises By The Sifted Podcast Team 25 September 2022 \Startup Life How to keep the cofounder spark alive By Jing Ouyang 22 February 2023 Startup Life/Podcast/ Klarna layoffs, a16z’s latest European investment and the Glovo founder’s new fund — The Sifted Podcast This week on Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast, we chat about more layoffs and more raises By The Sifted Podcast Team 25 September 2022 Listen to Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast on Apple, Spotify and all major platforms. From defence tech to pets in the metaverse, we’re celebrating our 30th episode this week. And we’re marking that anniversary with a brand new name — Startup Europe — and brand new artwork. Up this episode, we discuss the news that buy now, pay later giant Klarna has announced a second round of layoffs; we chat about the $260m investment into French insect-breeding company Innovafarm — making it the world’s biggest bug business; and we talk a16z’s latest investment this side of the pond. Then we hear about cofounder and CEO of Spanish delivery company Glovo Oscar Pierre’s new VC fund… which was announced as the company was fined €79m for breaching labour laws. And then attention turns to defence, as Sifted’s nordics correspondent Mimi Billing and editorial director John Thornhill report on Nato’s new €1bn venture fund. Lastly, we dive into the metaverse, and ask: Do we really need to take our pets virtual? Related Articles The startup books, podcasts and shows we’ve liked — and haven’t — in 2022 By Anisah Osman Britton Click here to read more The market for IPOs is dead — or is it? By Mimi Billing Click here to read more Starling’s eight powerplayers: Behind the scenes at Anne Boden’s bank By Isabel Woodford Click here to read more Should you earn less because you live somewhere cheaper? By Miriam Partington in Berlin 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?