Home24 launches in Italy and presents H1-half-year figures

Home24, Europe’s largest online furniture shop announces shop launch in Italy and also presents half-year figures for the first half of 2014. Additional to the Italy shop launch, Home24 shows a very positive business development and continues to expand its strong market position throughout Europe and Brazil. Continue reading

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Ve acquires GDM Digital in $12 million deal to expand its digital advertising division

Today’s big news is that the UK-founded ecommerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million deal. The acquisition marks a major development in Ve’s expansion into digital advertising and the deal increases Ve’s client-base to more than 6,000 online businesses. Continue reading

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Hungarian success story: Prezi secures $57 million in a round led by Spectrum Equity

Prezi-logoPrezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences, announced today that it has received a $57 million investment from Spectrum Equity with participation from existing investor Accel Partners.

Founded back in 2009 in Budapest, Prezi plans to use this investment to accelerate its rapid global growth. The company also announced today that it has Continue reading

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Bitcoin poker platform Bitnplay to bolster security with Veridu’s help

Whenever money is exchanged online, most governments require the enabling service to know both parties in the transaction. This is primarily to avoid money laundering. In anticipation of this, Bitnplay has teamed up with Veridu and will be using the company’s social identification platform to help avoid money laundering and fraud going forward. Continue reading

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Copenhagen-based AllUnite raises €3 million from Northzone and Coop

AllUnite-logoAllUnite, the Copenhagen-based startup which offers free Internet and location-based marketing for retailers, has announced a €3 million Series A funding round led by Northzone and Coop.

Founded in September 2013 and launched in January 2014, AllUnite provides free Wi-Fi in commercial locations, such as supermarkets, shops and restaurants, in exchange for advertising space on customers’ mobile devices. Located at the base of the devices’ web browsers, Continue reading

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Oppex raises $1.5M and launches a search engine for sales opportunities

Oppex, a Helsinki-based startup company building a search engine for sales opportunities, launches with an announcement of $1.5M seed funding at the Slush 2014 conference.

Yesterday, Oppex, the world’s largest search engine for sales opportunities in the public sector that aggregates thousands of new tenders each day Continue reading

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Sharetribe raises $1M to help you create your own p2p marketplace

sharetribe-logoThe Finnish startup Sharetribe, which officially launches today at the Slush Conference, makes it easy for people to build their own marketplace and let their community buy, sell or rent any type of product or service. In addition to the launch, Sharetribe announced that it secured $1 million Continue reading

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Hamburg-based cruise portal DREAMLINES secures €20M for its global expansion

Dreamlines-logoThe Hamburg-based startup DREAMLINES today announced it secured €20 million in a C Round financing. Not quite three years after launching, DREAMLINES, a globally operating cruise portal, has now attracted backing from further investors to fund the company’s rapid growth. The major proportion of the €20 million raised in this round comes from the investors Altpoint Ventures and Target Continue reading

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StartupYard Triples Seed Investments to €30,000 and Commits €250,000 For Best Startups

StartupYard, a tech startups accelerator based in Prague, and focused on Data, Mobile, and Analytics projects from across Europe,  announced a call for applications to its next accelerator round, backed by a combination of private and European Commission funds. This effectively triples funds available to new applicants to StartupYard over previous rounds. Continue reading

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TheFashion.com raises $1.7M to expand to Northern Europe

TheFashion-logoTheFashion.com, a discovery platform that aggregates a multitude of fashion sites into one online destination, has closed a $1.7 million seed funding round led by North East Venture Capital and The Danish Growth Fund.

Based in London and Copenhagen, the fashion startup plans to use the funding to grow its platform and expand to other countries in Northern Europe Continue reading

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