Connected car startup PACE wins CyberChampions Award and closes series A funding round

PACE-connected-carPACE Telematics, a connected car startup from Karlsruhe (Germany), developed a system which easily connects a car via a Bluetooth adaptor with the smartphone and turns it into a smartcar. With its innovative idea, PACE Telemantics recently won the CyberChampions Award in the category “Newcomer”.

PACE managed nearly simultaneously to gain the necessary funding for further growth. The Karlsruhe- and Berlin-based startup secured a significant seven-digit investment by L-Bank and industry experts of the smartcar & telematics sector. Continue reading

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Messaging platform Slack integrates with Salesforce, creates a fund and eyes bot startups – interview with James Sherrett

Slack-James SherrettShortly after SaaStock 2016 Dublina conference about B2B SaaS business, we had the chance to speak to James Sherrett, the man leading Slack in Europe.

Slack is a leading messaging platform for teams that brings all communication together. The San Francisco-based startup has raised $540 million from some of the world’s best recognized investors such as Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, DST, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures. Slack has 3 million daily active users, 930,000 of them paying, 600+ employees, 77 of the Fortune100 use Slack.

Earlier this week, Slack signed a “deep product partnership” with Salesforce — an integration that will make it much Continue reading

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Yes, you heard right: The EU-Startups job board is now free!

Job-board-EU-StartupsBack in 2013, the EU-Startups job board was often mentioned as the leading job board for startup jobs in Europe. In November of that year we had over 150 open position listed on the site. Back then, several reasons (mostly time issues) led me to the decision to transform the job board from a free version to a paid version.

Up until today, basic job ads on our site cost €39 and premium job ads €49. Since startup budgets are small or often non-existent, we’re currently counting only about 15 job ads. Not exactly a Continue reading

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London-based Paddle raises $3.2 million to grow its e-commerce platform for software businesses

Paddle-logo-teamPaddle, the e-commerce platform for software businesses, just closed a Series A funding round of $3.2 million, led by BGF Ventures with participation from Spring Partners.

The London-based startup was founded to solve the problems of selling internationally. Paddle helps its customers by handling sales tax Continue reading

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Money transfer via Siri voice command now available through FinTech startup N26

N26-appN26 is the first bank in Germany to offer payments via voice command. It is possible through Siri and iMessage. Users should just download the latest iOS Apple update and say: “Hey Siri, send €12 to Max with N26!” The option is available as of today with the new iOS update of the N26 app.

This makes it easier to share a bill in a restaurant with friends or to request a monetary payback using iMessage. To “request money” via iMessage users directly choose the desired amount on N26 keyboard. The N26 app should be added to iMessage or activated in Siri’s settings. Transfers up to Continue reading

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MedTech startup Medherant closes £1.5M financing round for its transdermal drug delivery platform

MedHerant-LogoMedherant, a spin-out of the University of Warwick (UK) developing a novel transdermal drug delivery patch technology, has completed a funding round worth £1.5 million, including a direct investment of £650,000 from Mercia Technologies PLC.

Medherant was founded in 2015. The young company will use the fresh capital to advance pre-clinical studies of the TEPI Patch®, in Continue reading

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Deposit Marketplace: German FinTech startup Raisin has already reached more than €1.7 billion in invested volume

raisin-logoThe deposit marketplace Raisin today announced it has reached more than €1.7 billion in invested volume. As of today and thanks to the availability of its platform across the entire European Union, over 50.000 customers have trusted Raisin and invested this milestone amount with Raisin’s partner banks.

Under the brands WeltSparen and Raisin, Raisin GmbH offeres an online marketplace for deposit products of partner banks in the European Economic Area Continue reading

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Austrian logistics startup byrd secures €370K and launches innovative shipping app

byrd-logo-teamThe Vienna-based logistics startup byrd receives a six-figure investment from the Austrian VC fund Pioneers Ventures, KK Incube and Hermann Hauser Investment. The investors of this first funding round brought in €370,000 in total.

At the same time the byrd iOS app is now available for download in the App Store. The app aims to make shipping easier than ever.

Markus Lang, managing director of Pioneer Ventures stated: “In recent years logistics Continue reading

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Stockholm-based HR startup Teamtailor expands within Europe

TeamtailorTeamtailor, a Stockholm-based ATS and HR-tech startup, just reported that they had an amazing year with record sales and will now be expanding in Europe.

Teamtailor started its business in 2013, after seeing a need for companies to market themselves as great employees. They also saw a shift Continue reading

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We start Lisbon: The European conference for students and young web entrepreneurs

We-Start-LISBONAfter two successful editions of MY-WAY’s Student Enterprise Conference, the Startup Europe projects DIGISTART and MY-WAY joined efforts to create We Start Lisbon, the European conference for students and young web entrepreneurs.

The one-day event is part of the Startup Europe comes to Universities week and will be held in the beautiful Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal on the 21st of October, 2016.

MY-WAY and DIGISTART are EU funded projects which are part of the Startup Europe initiative. Whereas MY-WAY focuses on enhancing and improving Continue reading

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