Author Archives: Marko Srsan

About Marko Srsan

founder @TimePrepCFA, blogger interested in startups and VC along with social media and project management, a drummer and a passionate FC Bayern Munchen fan :)

London fintech start-up iwoca launches in Spain to meet demand for small business financing

Venture-backed fintech start-up iwoca has started offering credit to the two million small businesses in Spain, further expanding its international reach.

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Bookmate Continues International Expansion With StarHub Partnership

Bookmate, the leading social ebook reading service, is available in Singapore. Boasting a comprehensive library of over 500,000 ebooks from 600 publishers, Bookmate empowers reading fans to search, discover, interact and read as much as they want, wherever they are.

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Northzone announces €250m final closing for its Fund VII

Today Northzone announced the closing of its latest Fund VII, reaching a hard cap of €250 million ($325 million) on the back of strong performances in previous funds. The fund was oversubscribed, and is one of the largest early-stage venture … Continue reading

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Carpooling, Europe’s No. 1 ridesharing platform, debuts in U.S.

The number 1 European ridesharing platform, carpooling, announced it is launching in the U.S., making door-to-door, long-distance transportation convenient and affordable.

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Huddle raises $51 million Series D round to accelerate growth and bring secure external collaboration to enterprises worldwide

Huddle, the enterprise cloud collaboration service, today announced that it has secured a $51 million Series D round of funding. The capital will be used to expand Huddle’s leadership in secure external collaboration; transforming the way global teams work together … Continue reading

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Interview with Cosmin Malureanu (Ascendia Design)

We had a change to interview Cosmin Malureanu, one of the most aspiring Romanian entrepreneurs. In 2007 Cosmin founded a software design company specializing in eLearning materials, including online learning courses for corporate clients and educational games for pre-school children. Now … Continue reading

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Mesosphere Raises $36 Million to Accelerate the Roll Out of World’s First Datacenter Operating System

Mesosphere, creators of the world’s first datacenter operating system, yesterday announced it has raised $36 million in Series B funding. New investor Khosla Ventures led the round, with additional investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and others. Headquartered … Continue reading

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London-based Buy-to-let P2P Lending Platform Landbay Secures $2.35 million

Landbay, the secured peer-to-peer lending platform focused on the UK buy-to-let mortgage market, has completed its first institutional funding round. The company has raised £1.4 million from an investment partner introduced by the alternatives investment manager Omni Partners LLP. Landbay … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet’s cleaning platform Helpling raises US$ 17M in funding

Helpling, the most widely-available online platform for on-demand home services, has secured US$ 17M in Series A funding. The group of investors includes among others Mangrove Capital Partners, Phenomen Ventures, as well as Point Nine Capital and Lukasz Gadowski.

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Marvel Raises $820K and Releases New iPhone and Android Apps

Marvel, the fast-growing mobile and web prototyping platform, announced that it has raised $820,000 seed funding from Connect Ventures, ustwo and Roberto Bonanzinga, alongside the release of their new iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

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