• UK-based startup Igloo Energy raises €690k on Seedrs February 22, 2019 3:25 pm
    Southampton-based Igloo, a smart home energy service, has raised over €690k with its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The startup has grown by over 30% while on the Seedrs platform, and plans to use the funds to further develop its smart technology and services for its customers. After receiving €1.1 million in R&D funding in August 2018 from BEIS […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Startup jobs of the week: Join nitehero, TWISPER, MyNeo, Ampolon Ventures, or HoloMeeting February 22, 2019 2:31 pm
    Hate Mondays? Quit your boring job and join Europe’s growing startup scene. The EU-Startups job board has a listing of over 400 jobs from up and coming startups across Europe, which are looking marketing managers, software engineers, project managers, co-founders, graphic designers, and everything in between. Below is a small sample of some of the positions available in Europe’s exciting […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Portuguese startup Attentive raises €1 million in seed funding for its augmented sales assistant February 22, 2019 11:49 am
    Braga-based startup Attentive has today released its augmented sales assistant, announces while announcing the closing of a €1 million seed round co-led by Lisbon based Indico Capital Partners and Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, marking the latter’s first investment in Portugal. Attentive helps sales teams keep up with their sales pipeline, and guides managers proactively towards an efficient allocation […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Berlin-based zenloop raises €5.3 million round for its customer experience management platform February 22, 2019 11:47 am
    Berlin-based startup zenloop, a customer experience management platform, has raised €5.3 million round led by pan-European VC Nauta Capital with participation from Piton Capital. The investment will be used for international expansion, with a focus on Europe in 2019, as well as doubling zenloop’s team size within the year. Zenloop’s customer experience SaaS solution enables businesses to […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Italian proptech startup Casavo closes €7 million Series A round to revolutionise the real estate market February 22, 2019 10:39 am
    Founded in Milan in 2017 by Giorgio Tinacci, Milan-based Casavo aims to decrease the time it takes to sell a property, and eliminate the stress and the uncertainty of the process. Only 17 months after launching, Casavo has raised €7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Berlin-based Project A Ventures, with participation from existing investors Picus […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Starling Bank pledges to make €1 billion in lending available to SMEs after receiving €115 million grant February 22, 2019 10:04 am
    London-based digital bank Starling has been awarded a €115 million grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF). This comes just a week after Starling Bank raised €85.5 million to expand throughout Europe. The bank has pledged to use the money to create 398 new jobs in the UK and to invest €109 million of its own […]
    Mary Loritz
  • Helsinki-based NordicNinja VC launches €100 million fund to invest in Nordic and Baltic scale-ups February 22, 2019 9:25 am
    Helsinki-based NordicNinja VC has officially launched its new €100 million VC fund in partnership with Panasonic, Honda, Omron, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). The fund will help Nordic and Baltic scale-ups to enter the technology business ecosystem in Japan and across Asia. “Today, the Nordic startup ecosystem and Japanese blue-chip companies represent something of a missed […]
    Mary Loritz
  • UK-based SME challenger bank Tide partners with Clearbank and wins €69 million grant February 22, 2019 8:58 am
    London-based SME-only digital challenger bank Tide has partnered with the London-based clearing bank ClearBank, and the partnership has been awarded a grant from the UK-government backed RBS Alternative Remedies Package for €69 million. The grant is one of three from the first batch of the Capability and Innovation Fund, which is backed by the UK Government and overseen by […]
    Mary Loritz
  • ‘Codecool’ coding-school raises €3.5 million in Series B funding February 21, 2019 6:01 pm
    Rapid pace of innovation, new technologies and the digitalisation of almost all segments of the economy pose a huge recruitment challenge for companies all over Europe. The number of job vacancies requiring digitally skilled workers is estimated to rise to 700,000 by 2020 on an EU level. To tackle these challenges, Budapest-based IT education startup […]
    Peter Kovacs
  • French legaltech startup Call A Lawyer raises €500k to offer legal counsel to individuals and SMEs through a mobile app February 21, 2019 4:38 pm
    French legaltech startup Call A Lawyer, a mobile app that instantly connects users with lawyers, has announced the closing of its first financing round of €500k. The funding will be used to commercialise Call A Lawyer’s B2B offering for entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, and artisans. Call A Lawyer was founded in 2016 by a practicing lawyer, and is […]
    Mary Loritz