Mikael Hed passes the hoodie on – Pekka Rantala to succeed as CEO of Rovio

Today, after more than five years of leading Rovio and successfully turning Angry Birds into a global entertainment phenomenon, Mikael Hed announced that he will be leaving the Chief Executive Officer position. Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: HitFox and Rapid Visas

Each 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 some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

HitFox-logoHitFox is a fast growing and profitable company builder committed to grow scalable technology companies in the fields of Big Data, Advertising & Game Distribution. New ventures receive initial funding of up to € 2 Million and profit from strong synergies within the group and strong relations for further growth funding. HitFox puts a strong focus on professional and personal growth opportunities and continuously attracts the best tech, data and business talents from all over the world. The company is located in Berlin, San Francisco and Continue reading

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Enevo: The waste collection system which just collected $8 million in funding

Enevo-logoEnevo today announced $8 million of international funding to grow its sensor-based waste collection system to global markets. The fresh capital comes frome Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and others.

Founded in 2010 out of Espoo (Finland), Enevo optimizes waste collection by analyzing fill-level and operations data from its network of small wireless sensors in waste containers and recycling sites. The sensor network sends data to Enevo servers for advanced analysis, fill level modeling and predictions for Continue reading

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EatFirst delivers honest food – Rocket Internet Launches New Food Delivery Service

EatFirst, Rocket Internet’s new food delivery service, launches today in the City of London. Combining high-quality food with lightning-speed delivery, the new business goes far and beyond traditional Services. The service will be available in the City of London, starting at its launch. For £ 7, EatFirst not only provides the customer with a freshly prepared lunch, but Continue reading

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GoEuro closes Series A funding of $27 million led by New Enterprise Associates

Multi-mode travel platform GoEuro has announced yesterday that it has successfully raised $27 million in Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of world’s largest venture capital firms. Continue reading

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Female health startup Clue – based in Berlin – raises 500K

Clue-App-LogoClue, a startup which enables women to track their menstrual cycles via an app, today announced the closing of a new seed round, bringing the company’s total funding to €1 million.

The Clue app, which launched in July 2013, has already recorded over 20 million data points. The app helps women accurately track their fertility cycle. The Clue team is currently researching & developing technology that aspires to be an alternative to the birth control pill.

Clue has active users in over 180 countries and is currently available in English, German and Continue reading

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Poll: What ebook/research would you like to read most?

EU-Startups-ebookA few months ago, we launched our new Research section here at EU-Startups.com and released a research on startup accelerators in Europe.

After lots of positive feedback, we’re now about to start writing the next research/ebook for our audience of Web entrepreneurs and investors in Europe.

Since we’re researching and writing for you, we thought it’s only Continue reading

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Social media marketing startup Brandnew secures $1.9M

Brandnew-logoBrandnew, a Berlin-based startup that connects brands with Instagram and Pinterest influencers to deliver native ads, just received $1.9 million in seed funding from the city of Berlin ($1.1M in form of a grant) and a group of investors including PubliGroupe, Berlin Ventures and Lukas Kircher. The fresh capital will be usded to further develop the startup’s technology, implement new marketing strategies and help forge new brand partnerships.

Founded in 2013, Brandnew already serves clients including Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ford, Uber and L’Oreal. Though based in Berlin, Brandnew’s global Continue reading

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Tastebuds To Acquire Dating Startup moosify

Tastebuds Media Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify. The transaction will create the largest music-based dating service worldwide. After acquisition, moosify will continue to operate under the leadership of moosify’s CEO in the transition period and will provide advisory services.

Tastebuds and moosify – founded in 2010 and 2012 respectively – match like-minded people through music. Collectively the services are responsible for establishing thousands of new friendships, relationships and marriages Continue reading

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Ifinity introduces AirBeacon – battery-less ibeacon

ifinity-logoIfinity, a Polish company offering tailor-made ibeacons microlocation services, is the first to introduce AirBeacons which do not require battery power supply. As it is stated on their blog, the solution eliminates the most serious technology barrier: the necessity of replacing the battery or beacons periodically.

As you may know, beacons are small, coin-sized devices that are placed in offices, shopping centres, at stadiums and train stations, they can communicate Continue reading

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