Category Archives: Re-/Launch

Dedrone & Airbus are joining forces to protect the airspace against dangerous drones

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) and Dedrone have concluded a cooperation agreement to combine their skills to protect lower airspace from small drones. The partners intend jointly to offer drones defense systems that can reliably detect and defend … Continue reading

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

Seedrs, 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 … Continue reading

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

Tide, 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 … Continue reading

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

Number26, 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 … Continue reading

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Europe’s Fintech companies join forces to launch the European Fintech Alliance

Some of the leading Fintech companies in Europe have just joined forces to launch the European Fintech Alliance (EFA) in Berlin. The EFA will provide its members with timely information on policy and regulatory developments that have an impact on the industry. … Continue reading

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Over the next 5 years Siemens plans to invest €1 billion in startups through a separate unit called next47

Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, today announced that the upcoming launch of a separate unit to foster disruptive ideas more effectively and to accelerate the development of new technologies. The unit’s name, “next47,” plays on the fact that Siemens was founded in 1847. … Continue reading

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ABC Accelerator starts new call for IoT/IoE startups and opens Venture Gates in Munich

The Ljubljana- and Silicon Valley-based ABC Accelerator aims to change the dynamics of the digital revolution by redefining the venture life cycle and connecting entrepreneurial hubs around the globe. After three successful accelerator programs in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the ambitious ABC team recently started … Continue reading

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The very first corporate accelerator in Budapest has just been launched

At the Smartphone Academy in the evening of 15 June Telenor Hungary announced the launch of its startup accelerator programme, the first local corporate accelerator programme in Hungary. The goal of the new entity is to help Hungarian startups gain … Continue reading

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Pier 01 is Barcelona’s new HQ for entrepreneurs and startups

After two years of work and €3.5 million spent on building and remodeling, the Pier 01 building just opened its doors in the Palau del Mar, in the port of Barcelona. It’s a building of 10,000 square meters, just few meters … Continue reading

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Smart company payment cards Pleo launched in beta

Pleo – the fintech startup based in London and Copenhagen – offers smart company payment cards to employees. Founders of the company stated that this is the first card in the world that comes with an AI assistant. Pleo invites … Continue reading

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