Manchester-based FinTech startup Hello Soda expands to Southeast Asia

Hello-Soda-logoThe Manchester-based FinTech startup Hello Soda has just announced the launch of ‘Hello Soda Asia’, its new Southeast Asian venture.

The new FinTech venture will operate out of Bangkok (Thailand) and Singapore, and will specifically target key ASEAN economies, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore. In each of these markets, Hello Soda’s technology will provide its insights into Continue reading

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French t-shirt crowdfunding platform Teezily expands to Australia and New Zealand

Teezily-logoTeezily has just announced its expansion in Australia and New Zealand showing growth in the creation of a fully borderless e-commerce platform. Founded in January 2014, the Paris-based startup introduced a new and free way for individuals, groups and charities to raise money by selling personalised clothing.

The Teezily team wants to make the most of the fact that the Asia-Pacific state represents one of the most highly developed e-commerce markets with Continue reading

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Greenhouse CI – the Estonian startup which just joined the Seedcamp family

Greenhouse-2016Many international startup success stories were founded by Estonians. The likes of Skype, Pipedrive, TransferWise and GrabCAD have dominated the international startup news until recently. New and promising companies from Estonia’s second largest city, Tartu, are now emerging.

The locally renowned co-working space Garage 48 Hub, which expanded from Tallinn to Tartu, is working closely with Greenhouse CI, a startup that aims to nurture new app projects. Greenhouse has Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week:, Monkimun, travel audience

New year, new job? Join one of Europe’s hottest startups out there and be prepared for an exciting journey! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. Below we’ll introduce you to some brand new job openings – the startup jobs of the week:

Provenance-logoProvenance is a London-based technology startup with the mission to empower the great businesses of the world with digital tools to gather, communicate Continue reading

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La Belle Assiette raises €1.3M to launch 4 new catering services and to enter the events catering industry

La-Belle-Assiette-logoLa Belle Assiette, Europe’s leading on­-demand chef service, announced today that it has received a €1.3 million in a new financing round which brings the total amount of funding to €3 million. The fresh capital, which comes from investors like Kima Ventures, Cabiedes & Partners and many more, will be used to launch 4 new catering services, confirming La Belle Assiette’s strategy to expand its business from private­-chef dining to the entire events catering Continue reading

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Rocket Internet’s real estate portal Lamudi raises €29 million to grow its operations across Latin America and Asia

Lamudi-2016The emerging markets real estate network Lamudi has raised €29 million in a new funding round to grow its operations across Latin America and Asia. The fresh capital comes from the Asia Pacific Internet Group, which is a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, and from the German investors Holtzbrinck Ventures Continue reading

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10 Finnish startups to look out for in 2016

Finnland-Startups-2016Finland is the home country of Supercell, the Angry Birds creator Rovio, and of many other big success stories in the recent history of online and mobile games. The land of a thousand lakes is definitely one of the most exciting startup nations in Europe – not only regarding the gaming sector. Helsinki is one of Europe’s major startup hubs, and also the birthplace of Slush – a leading startup event, which connects thousands of Continue reading

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Watchmaster secures $8 million from Cherry Ventures, Piton Capital and the Zalando founders

Watchmaster-logoWatchmaster just announced the closing of its $8 million Series B financing round led by Cherry Ventures who already invested in the startup’s previous financing rounds. The UK-based VC Piton Capital and Zalando founders Robert Gentz and David Schneider also participated in this financing round.

Founded in May 2015, Watchmaster is trading pre-owned watches across entire Europe. The Berlin-based company Continue reading

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Sprinters to launch in Bengaluru to support more female entrepreneurs in startups

Sprinters-2016Sprinters, the three day hackathon for female founders, is expanding from Europe to India, launching their next program in Bengaluru. The hackathon is designed to support more women in the world of tech and entrepreneurship. Preliminary dates have been set for 20th – 22nd February 2016.

Co-founded by our writer Mevish Aslam, Sprinters gives women of any Continue reading

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SuitePad secures € 3 million to digitalize hotel rooms

SuitePad-logoBerlin-based SuitePad, a startup which provides hotels with a digital connection to their guests during their stay, just closed a €3 million financing round.

The round was led by new investor Target Partners and was supported by existing investors HW Capital, Kizoo and VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, a fund managed by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

“The hotel industry has successfully digitalized the pre- and post-stay guest experiences, but continues to use Continue reading

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