Velocity, the booking platform for premium dining experiences, secures $22.5 million to expand to 29 cities worldwide by 2020

Velocity-logoVelocity, the world’s leading discovery and instant booking platform for premium dining experiences, announced today the closing of a $22.5 million Series B funding round led by DIG Investments. Other participants in the round include high-profile hospitality names such as Barry Sternlicht, Founder of Starwood Hotels Group, and John Paul, one of the world’s largest concierge Continue reading

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Indoor positioning service sensewhere secures €1.64 million from Scottish Enterprise to support research and development

Sensewhere-logosensewhere is a Scottish startup that provides indoor positioning solutions. The Edinburgh-based company has been awarded with €1.64 million by Scottish Enterprise to create jobs and further develop its disruptive location software. sensewhere was founded in 2009.

Jim Watson, Director of Innovation and Enterprise Services at Scottish Enterprise stated: “sensewhere is a great example of an ambitious Scottish company that’s developing innovative technology for global markets. We as Scotland’s innovation Continue reading

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Mobile ticketing platform DICE raises $6 million to fuel the expansion in Europe and North America

Dice-logoDICE, the London-based live music discovery and mobile ticketing platform that allows users to search for, browse and buy tickets with no booking fees, announced today it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The financing round was led by Evolution Equity Partners with participation from existing investors, White Star Capital, Designer Fund, Kima Ventures, leading music industry angel investors as well as new investor Lumia Capital. The new round takes total funding to $10 million since launching in 2014.

The fresh capital will be used to fuel DICE’s expansion in Europe and North America and continued development of the company’s innovative technology platform delivering an award winning Continue reading

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10 highly successful entrepreneurs who had accomplished almost nothing by the age of 32

Grandpa-Computer-StartupReading startup news can be a bit intimidating sometimes. You learn about all these 20-somethings who raised millions of capital and who already employ hundreds of people. If you are above 30 and you sometimes feel like a looser, we have some good news for you! Some of the best entrepreneurs of our time actually had accomplished almost nothing (from an entrepreneurial standpoint) Continue reading

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Startup Jobs of the Week: Stagelink, Pioneers, Sqore, Mindool

eu-startups-jobboardYou 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 startup jobs of the Continue reading

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Mint Solutions raises €5 million to fund the rollout of the medication safety system MedEye

Mint-SolutionsMint Solutions, an Amsterdam- and Island-based company developing and marketing the medication safety system MedEye, has raised €5 million in a Series B funding round led by BOM Capital and existing shareholders LSP and Seventure Partners. Other shareholders, including NSA Ventures and a number of private Icelandic investors, also participated in the financing round.

The fresh capital will be used to support the rollout of Mint’s Continue reading

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Amsterdam-based ABOSS raises €200k for its back-office system for artists and plans international expansion

Aboss-logoABOSS, an Amsterdam­-based startup which created a back-office system for artists, secured €200k in its first seed funding round which was led by the Dutch VC Keadyn. The fresh capital will be used to support the international expansion.

In the Netherlands ABOSS already gained the trust of Dutch artists like Armin van Buuren, Oliver Heldens and leading Dutch booking agencies such as David Lewis Productions, Hekwerk Theaterproducties and 010 Bookings. With Keadyn Continue reading

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Access to the EU and soon the single digital market is critical for the UK tech community – an interview with Brent Hoberman

Brent-HobermanWe just had the chance to interview one of the brightest stars in the European startup universe.

Brent Hoberman is a serial entrepreneur and investor who cofounded lastminute.com, Founders Forum, Made.com, mydeco, Smartup and Grip. Brent also cofounded the VC firm PROfounders Capital and since 2015 he is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Factory. Founders Factory is a pioneering corporate-backed accelerator and incubator working across a number of sectors. Brent is currently also a UK Business Trade Ambassador, and a non executive director of The Economist Group.

We grabed our chance to talk to him about the Brexit, common traits of successful founders, Founders Factory and future Continue reading

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Mobile text and optical character recognition startup Anyline secures €500K from tech guru Hermann Hauser

Anyline-logo-teamShortly after closing one of the biggest European tech exits with his company ARM, Hermann Hauser has joined the board of the Austrian startup Anyline as a strategic investor.

Anyline is a specialist in mobile text and optical character recognition (OCR). The company’s goal is to enable every smartphone on the planet with OCR in order to recognize and scan Continue reading

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Frankfurt-based fintech startup Ginmon closes financing round to expand internationally

ginmon-logoThe Frankfurt-based Robo Advisor Ginmon just closed a financing round in the 7-digit Euro range to pursue their international growth strategy. The four-times oversubscribed financing round was led by London based VC Passion Capital.

Ginmon was founded in the end of 2014 with the goal to revolutionize the way we Continue reading

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