Crowdfunding platform Seedrs accelerates European expansion and opens a new office in Amsterdam

Seedrs-AmsterdamSeedrs, Europe’s No. 1 equity crowdfunding platform, has announced its expansion to the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg region (Benelux) as well as the opening of a new office in Amsterdam. This marks the beginning of on-the-ground expansion in Europe, and Seedrs intends to open further offices in the near future.

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Mobile-first banking service Tide launches alpha version and secures $2M in funding from LocalGlobe and Passion Capital

Tide-logoTide, the free mobile-first small business banking service that establishes a business account in 3 minutes or less and charges no set-up, monthly or annual fees, has today launched its alpha version and revealed it has raised a $2 million seed round with investment from LocalGlobe, Passion Capital and some high profile business angels. Tide was founded in 2015 and Continue reading

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Overview of the best coworking spaces in Barcelona

Barcelona-coworkingA coworking space is often the next step for solopreneurs or small startups that grew out of their home offices. Flexible as well as affordable terms make it possible to rent an office desk for one day, one months or more. As one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs, Barcelona offers a large variety of flexible office spaces (100+). To ease your decision and to provide you with a short overview, we’ve compiled Continue reading

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Callback widget creator CallPage secures €500K in funding from the Polish VC fund BValue, a Cracow-based startup which we listed as a Polish startup to look out for in 2016, has recently secured a €500K investment by the new and also Poland-based VC fund BValue.

CallPage was founded in 2015 and offers a system that converts online visitors into inbound sales calls. Currently, the system is used by by Orange, VW, PWC, BDO and about 1,000 other Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: HelpStay, the Factory and Degustabox

eu-startups-jobboardYour boss is an idiot and you are desperately looking forward to the weekend? Quit your boring job now and join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the Continue reading

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Europe’s startup community signs open letter for net neutrality

Net-Neutrality-logoAn open letter signed by 133 founders, investors, and companies has just been sent from Europe’s startup community to European telecom regulators. The letter makes the business case for strong net neutrality protections and was signed by by Skype, Soundcloud, Shapeways and other well-known companies. Also Continue reading

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Berlin-based fintech startup Number26 receives banking license and rebrands as N26

N26-team-2016Number26, a German fintech startup which is also backed by the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, rebrands as N26 and receives a banking license.

Only 1,5 years after product launch, the FinTech’s N26 Bank is awarded a full German banking license by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the European Central Bank. This provides the regulatory approval to conduct banking operations Continue reading

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Tech billionaire Peter Thiel increases investment in European fintech startup Deposit Solutions

Peter-Thiel-Deposit-SolutionsProminent venture capital firms just announced they have invested €15 million in European fintech company Deposit Solutions, a fast growing fintech innovator operating in the €9 trillion market for retail deposits in Europe. The list of investors includes PayPal co-founder and Facebook’s first outside investor, Peter Thiel. FinLab, US investor Greycroft Partners, the global growth fund of as well as Valar Ventures are also investors of the Continue reading

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Product comparison platform announces acquisition by the MenschDanke Group, one of the world’s most sophisticated product comparison platforms, today announced that it has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Berlin-based MenschDanke Group.

The deal sees all of assets and staff transferred to the MenschDanke Group with immediate effect. Versus, which had raised a total $3.8 million in venture capital, will continue to operate as a stand-alone Continue reading

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UX Design Agency is working on the future of banking – an interview with the CEO Alex Kreger

UX-Design-Agency-Alex KregerEarlier this year, it was announced that UX Design Agency, a small startup from Latvia, has been nominated for European’s Best FinTech Award. The Riga-based startup has been operational for four years, but for the last two years has been focused exclusively on financial services. The next big news, also a bit surprising, was that UX Design Agency has been named one the Top 15 user experience agencies worldwide by Clutch. So, we decided to take a closer look and speak with the Founder and CEO, Alex Kreger. 

I think user experience (UX) has become more important in the recent years. At what stage should companies start Continue reading

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