Fairphone takes €7m investment call

Ethical smartphone provider Fairphone has heralded a new chapter in its five-year story by confirming a new €7m funding round, following the appointment of a new chief exec to replace founder Bas van Abel. Can the new injection help the company go head to head with the mega smartphone providers?

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All-male teams get 93% of money

Ninety three per cent of the money invested in European tech goes to all-male teams, with half of women in the sector reporting discrimination in tech business, one of the continent’s most respected venture firms said last week, as it released a ‘state of European tech’ report alongside a guide to boosting diversity in the sector. (more…)