Category Archives: UK-Startups

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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10 of Europe’s best dating and matchmaking startups in 2015

Several studies over the last two years suggest that already over 20% of today’s couples in Europe met online. This number is increasing year by year. Over the last two decades, there were a bunch of really successful dating/matchmaking-related startups coming … 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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Startup jobs of the week: Locafox, foodora, Azimo, Bynder

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, … Continue reading

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Beauty and wellness startup Vaniday secures €15M funding from its existing investors

Vaniday, an international booking platform for beauty and wellness services, announces it has secured a €15 million investment from Rocket Internet and other partners. Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs raises £10M to accelerate growth

Seedrs, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, has announced a £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital. Seedrs will use the capital raised in this fundraising round to expand significantly … Continue reading

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Flower delivery startup Bloom & Wild secures £2.5m by MMC Ventures

The ‘flowers through the letterbox’ gifting company has closed a £2.5m Series A funding round, led by MMC Ventures, alongside existing angel investors – Samos, Indian outfit Catamaran Ventures and angel investor Scott Sage. Co-founders Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway … Continue reading

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The hottest European travel startups in 2015

The number of online travel bookings is growing steadily from year to year pretty much since the invention of the internet. The disruption of the traditional travel industry and the shift from local travel agencies to online bookings is still … Continue reading

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Busuu secures €6 Million from McGraw‐Hill Education

Busuu, one of the world’s largest social networks for language learning with over 55 million users, today announced that McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, acquired a minority stake of busuu for €6 million. The deal also authorises McGraw-Hill exclusive global … Continue reading

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