Category Archives: Funding

Axel Springer Plug and Play announces new batch of startups

This month, 10 new startups will be moving into the offices of the Axel Springer Plug and Play accelerator in Berlin, the third round of startups to move in since the accelerator’s founding. They’ll be using the offices as their … Continue reading

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London-based The Currency Cloud secures $10m in funding

The Currency Cloud, an international payments engine, has raised $10 million in a Series B funding round. The fresh capital, which follows the A round ($9m) of 2012, came from existing investors like Atlas Venture, Anthemis Group, Notion Capital and … Continue reading

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Takeaway acquires Lieferando and raises €73 million

After the rumours of last week it is now official: Takeaway.com acquires the Berlin-based food ordering startup Lieferando. But that’s. Takeaway also announced today that it raised € 73 million in additional funding from Prime Ventures, Macquarie Capital and the founders … Continue reading

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Amsterdam-based Casengo raises €1.5m to accelerate growth

A consortium of European investors led by VC firm henQ injects € 1.5 million into Casengo. This cloud application, which launched in December 2012, empowers companies to respond to their customers faster and better, without losing the human touch. The … Continue reading

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Westwing secures €72 million in new funding

Westwing, a leading European eCommerce company in the home & living market, announced today that it raised €72 million in another round of funding. The investors of this round include Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Odey, Tengelmann, and others. This latest round … Continue reading

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Nujira raises $20m to track the power envelope of smartphones

Nujira Ltd, the UK-based world leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has closed a new funding round, raising $20 million to support production ramp of its Coolteq chips, and to fund continued development of the company’s long term product roadmap. … Continue reading

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Balderton Capital raises $305m to invest in European startups

Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s largest venture capital investors, has announced the closing of its 5th European fund, raising a further $305 million and bringing its total funds to $2.2 billion to invest in European tech startups. The new fund, … Continue reading

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Ex-Spotify engineers raise $2.2 million for Lookback.io

Lookback, the leading platform for analyzing user experiences via video testimonials all captured directly on mobile devices, today announced a $2.2 million seed funding round to expand its business. The round is led by European investor Lakestar, with additional participation from Index Ventures and an … Continue reading

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WhatsApp alternative Hoccer secures € 50M from Dirk Ströer

Hoccer, the “secure” WhatsApp alternative out of Germany, just received €50 million from Dirk Ströer (a wealthy German media entrepreneur). To be honest with you, this large investment, which grants Dirk Ströer 51% equity in the startup, was the first … Continue reading

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FundedByMe continues to crowdfund itself

The Stockholm-based crowdfunding platform FundedByMe secured about € 678,000 during the last six days through its own website. Founded in 2011, FundedByMe is one of Europe’s fastest growing crowd investment platforms connecting investors and entrepreneurs on a Pan-European level. Today, … Continue reading

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