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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Join NUMA Barcelona – Europe’s new acceleration programme for growth-phase digital startups (Sponsored)

Numa-BarcelonaNUMA Barcelona is the first European acceleration programme for growth-phase digital startups. The initiative is a cooperation between mVenturesBcn and NUMA and will invest €4.8 million in order to attract more digital talent to the city. The lucky ones who are going to be accepted will get support for the further development of their projects with particular focus on scalability and global impact.

NUMA Barcelona is a joint venture of the French global innovation network NUMA and mVenturesBcn - the programme launched by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) with the aim to create and support new Continue reading

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Vienna-based Robo Wunderkind teaches kids to code and secures a €446K to set up worldwide distribution channels

Robo-WunderkindThe Warsaw-based VC firm Arkley VC has expanded its portfolio with a startup from Austria – Robo Wunderkind. The investor led the recent €446K investment round which also involved business angel Juergen Habichler and Austrian federal promotional bank AWS.

With the new investment Robo Wunderkind will be able to set up their worldwide distribution channels and increase their marketing efforts as well as launch their new Robo Play App. Robo Wunderkind teaches robotics Continue reading

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How Budapest-based online presentation startup Prezi became a global success – Interview with Prezi CEO Peter Arvai

Peter-Arvai-Prezi_2016Without a doubt, Prezi can be described as one of the biggest success stories in Europe’s recent startup history. The Hungarian company created a cloud-based presentation software which is already used by 75 million users. Prezi employs a zooming user interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media.

The European “Powerpoint Killer” was officially launched in 2009 by co-founders Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy and Peter Arvai. Today, the Budapest- and San Francisco-based company employs over 250 people.

We recently had the chance to do an interview with Peter Arvai, Prezi’s co-founder Continue reading

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Interview with Fabian Thylmann – the German entrepreneur who once built the biggest adult entertainment company in the world

Fabian-Thylmann-StatsnetDo you know a big market within the global internet industry which happened to be dominated by a European entrepreneur? Well, the German entrepreneur and investor Fabian Thylmann was able to pull it off. He once founded and managed Manwin (now MindGeek), which was at the time the largest adult entertainment operator in the world!

Under the Manwin umbrella, Fabian and his team once ran the world’s most heavily used adult entertainment websites – including brands like YouPorn, PornHub, MyDirtyHobby, Brazzers, Tranny Surprise, (etc.). Combined, the Manwin sites generated over 16 billion hits per month. In October 2013, Fabian stepped down and sold his Continue reading

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What the tech community could do to help refugees who are coming to Europe – an interview with Paula Schwarz

Paula-Schwarz-Startup-BoatThis summer I visited Greece, where I sailed and worked with the people of Coboat, and where I met Paula Schwarz. Paula, born in Greece, living mostly in Berlin, spends a lot of time in Greece these days to help refugees and to create possibilities for the local population through the power of internet. She is the founder of Startupboat, a project that helps mobilising tech, business and social innovators to create solutions that change the frontline of migration. I interviewed her:

Who is Paula Schwarz? What is your life mission?

I am a passionate loser, an over-thinker who tries to connect the dots already looking forward. However, I also strongly believe in the fact that it’s important to look into the past. Culture is a Continue reading

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