zeotap receives $6.4M to grow its data platform for telecom operators

zeotap-logozeotap, a Berlin- and Bangalore-based startup that helps telecom operators activate and monetize their data assets, today announced Series A funding of $6.4 million from Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital, prominent angels and existing investors. The fresh capital will be employed towards zeotap’s international expansion as well as to substantially grow its global technology Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in July

Euro-DealsHere is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in July. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US market.

Ukraine is becoming hot for investors, but still underinvested – Ukrainian VC market totalled $11 million in the Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: Dojo Madness, HAPPYCAR, testcloud

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

Dojo-Madness-logoDojo Madness is a Berlin-based startup founded by several eSports and gaming veterans. The company creates tools and content enabling players to master their game. Continue reading

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Beauty and wellness startup Vaniday secures €15M funding from its existing investors

Vaniday-logoVaniday, an international booking platform for beauty and wellness services, announces it has secured a €15 million investment from Rocket Internet and other partners.

Company has been active since March 2015 and operates in Italy, UK, France, UAE and Brazil. It has already signed approximately 1500 salons and Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs raises £10M to accelerate growth

Seedrs-logoSeedrs, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, has announced a £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital. Seedrs will use the capital raised in this fundraising round to expand significantly its marketing efforts in the UK and Europe and its platform development activities. It will also use the funds to Continue reading

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Ad2games and HitFox launch influencer marketing firm Nevaly

Nevaly-logoAd2games together with HitFox Group have announced the launch of Nevaly. Nevaly promotes video games and online content through a combination of consulting by experts from various fields and an entirely automated marketplace. In essence, what Nevaly offers is to manage a promotional campaign for your digital product.

Nevaly is founded as a response to a perceived lack of companies offering all-round management of promotional Continue reading

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ChangeYourFlight becomes Caravelo and partners with Hahn Air’s HR Ventures

Caravelo-logoBarcelona-based software supplier ChangeYourFlight, recently rebranded itself to Caravelo. This re-branding is possibly a result of its new partnership with HR Ventures, which is spearheaded by an Continue reading

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Flower delivery startup Bloom & Wild secures £2.5m by MMC Ventures

Bloom-and-WildThe ‘flowers through the letterbox’ gifting company has closed a £2.5m Series A funding round, led by MMC Ventures, alongside existing angel investors – Samos, Indian outfit Catamaran Ventures and angel investor Scott Sage.

Co-founders Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway set out to use technology to create the UK’s most loved flower brand. They developed their award-winning letterbox packaging to enable a bouquet of fresh flowers to be delivered through a standard UK letterbox. iPhone and Android apps allow the user to select and send fresh flowers in under 30 seconds, while on the go. The Telegraph states that the company intends to provide same-day delivery in London and Continue reading

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Prolong your summer in Valencia! Free of charge startup pre-accelerator!

DeliteLabs-logoDELITELABS – a non profit organization incorporated in Amsterdam – is organizing it’s first event in Valencia, Spain. 20 participants are going to have an oportunity from September to December 2015 experience curriculum with the aim to find out everything that one needs to startup a business idea. People with all backgrounds are welcome to register – from programmers to anthropologists.

Curriculum includes different modules: business models, self-development, organizational design, storytelling, Continue reading

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Hotel Schani: the very first hotel for the geek generation in the CEE region

Hotel-Schani-logoIn the beginning of the year, me and my colleagues were actively working on the mission of finding a venue for the Grand Finale of the upcoming Central European Startup Awards in Vienna. That is how we got introduced to Anita Komarek by Kata Klementz, the co-founder of LOFFICE. And not much later we ended up with a great deal with this amazing place. I had a nice coffee with Anita and asked my questions from her in order to show you virtually around in this awesome building. :) Continue reading

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