Category Archives: Funding

SumUp announces latest successful €10 m funding round

SumUp, one of Europe’s leading mPOS companies, announced a new €10 million injection by investors including BBVA Ventures and Groupon. American Express and other current investors also participated in the funding round. This takes SumUp’s funding so far to a total … Continue reading

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Lakestar II: New €350m fund focusing on European and US-based startups

European venture capital firm Lakestar has announced it has closed on a new €350m ($398m) fund Lakestar II. Lakestar II is the largest fund to be raised by Lakestar, and one of the largest VC funds in Europe. It is … Continue reading

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Finnish online yoga service Yoogaia goes global with $3M investment

Yoogaia, the world’s first interactive yoga studio, announces the closure of a $3 million seed investment round from Nokia Growth Partners, Inventure, Sanoma Ventures and Point Nine Capital. This new funding allows Yoogaia to continue with its international expansion, hire … Continue reading

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Swipe relaunches with fresh funding and pro plans to change the paradigm of presentations

Swipe, a Norwegian startup which is now based in London, helps you make quick, beautiful, responsive presentations and lets you broadcast them in real-time to anyone, on any device, anywhere in the world. Their service turns your presentations into conversations, by … Continue reading

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Leading peer-to-peer finance provider MarketInvoice raises £6m

MarketInvoice has announced a $10 million investment alongside plans to extend its product range, all aimed at making the company a one-stop destination for working capital finance. Northzone and Paul Forster, Co-Founder and former CEO of Indeed.com, are backing the … Continue reading

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German fintech startup CASHBOARD raises $2.2M for further growth

CASHBOARD was founded in August 2014 and acts as a digital investment intermediary. The platform www.cashboard.de enables private as well as institutional investors to deposit sums starting at €100 in a diversified way. CASHBOARD users benefit from fully automated algorithms for … Continue reading

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The UBS Future of Finance Challenge is looking for new ideas in the banking sector

As the financial industry faces disruption and rapid technology change, UBS seeks to further progress by searching for solutions. So it has just launched The UBS Future of Finance Challenge – an open competition for entrepreneurs and technology startups around … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor expands in Europe with €1M

The Finland-based licenced equity and debt platform Invesdor is the first European crowdfunding platform to have been granted a MiFID licence for investment advice, reception and transmission of orders, and placing of financial instruments. Today, the Invesdor team announced they have raised … Continue reading

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60 of Europe’s best FIWARE startups will pitch at FIWARE Startup Bootcamp in Athens

FIWARE, the leading European accelerator programme for technology startups in the sectors of the future internet, is organizing 2nd FIWARE Startup Bootcamp on 1-3 October 2015 in Athens, Greece. Also the 5th FIWARE Investment Forum in Athens is going to … Continue reading

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Sex life app UnderCovers secures six-digit funding and turns into a business

UnderCovers, an app for couples who like to try out new things in bed, just closed their first financing round. The Berlin-based company received a six-digit investment from a group of business angels. The app UnderCovers, which is available as … Continue reading

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