We're preparing for our Sifted Summit next week, so we have a mini episode of the podcast out this week, chatting through the biggest headlines in European tech:
- Italy got its second unicorn when payments company Satispay raised a chunky €320m Series D round — it's now the country's largest mobile payments provider;
- Paris-based startup Phagos has raised €2.4m to try to fight one of medicine's biggest challenges: antibacterial resistance;
- US VC heavyweight Sequoia has hired its fifth partner in Europe;
- And Wayve, an autonomous vehicle startup, says it’s come up with a breakthrough that could solve one of the main roadblocks to getting self-driving cars, trucks and buses onto our roads.