Luxembourg-based Mangopay expands operations to the UK

MangoPay-LogoThe FinTech payment solution for marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms and collaborative economy players has opened offices in London. Mangopay will be based at Level 39, Canary Wharf and has chosen Barclays as the sole provider of its UK banking services. Continue reading

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5 Czech startups to watch in 2015

Czech-2015In the beginning of this year, we took a look at European countries and came up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch in 2015. The Czech Republic is popular for skilled and relatively cheap IT force among big corporates (Novartis established its global ICT hub in Prague) but also many interesting young companies are born here – GoodData, AVG, Avast, to name a few. Continue reading

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Revolutionary FinTech startup NUMBER26 launches in Germany and Austria

Number26-logoThe future of FinTech is bright with the launch of funded NUMBER26 today. Number 26 offers a mobile bank account for both android and iphone users following a successful beta launch at TechCrunch Disrupt London last year. Opening a bank account has never been easier. With Number26 your identity is verified via a video call, the entire process takes less than eight Continue reading

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Andreessen Horowitz backs London start-up TransferWise with $58m

Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm created by Netscape and Opsware founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, has led a Series C $58m round in Europe’s leading financial tech start-up TransferWise. Continue reading

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5 Polish startups to look out for in 2015

Poland-2015In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch out for in 2015. In the case of Poland, it has been very hard to narrow this list down, but we’ve decided to go with just 5 promising Polish startups out of different sectors. All of them entered the market within the last two years Continue reading

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Hamburg-based Kreditech secures $200M credit facility from Victory Park Capital

Kreditech-logo-standaloneThe Kreditech Group, a fast growing consumer finance tech startup, announced today the completion of a $200 million credit facility from Victory Park Capital, an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments based in the United States. The investment reflects investors’ confidence in its big data credit-scoring technology and its big Continue reading

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Plus-size fashion retailer Navabi secures €25 million

navabi-logoWith average annual growth rates of over 120% Navabi claims over 50% of women in Europe now wear plus size clothing. The cash injection led by Bauer and Index Ventures will be used to cover international markets and develop Navabi’s own label. The recent round is inclusive of an advertising budget with Bauer Media. The deal with Bauer Media will firmly place premium plus size fashion in the mainstream media. Continue reading

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5 British startups to look out for in 2015

UK-2015In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch out for in 2015. In the case of the Great Britain, it has been very hard to narrow this list down, but we’ve decided to just go with just 5 promising British startups out of different sectors. All of them entered Continue reading

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Estate agency disruptor eMoov.co.uk secures £1.5m funding

emoov-logoEpisode 1 the London VC firm led the recent funding round supporting the innovative online estate agency eMoov. Reversing the traditional status quo of estate agency and saving £11.5 million in estate agency fees, eMoov is definitely one platform to watch out for. “We’ve taken the lead position in the online estate agents market – which has doubled its market share Continue reading

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Snaptrip raises $1m to become the UK’s leading brand for last minute holiday rental

Snaptrip, the UK’s biggest last-minute self catering provider, has announced the raising of a late seed round that takes total investment in the company beyond $1 million in less than 12 months. Continue reading

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