Category Archives: UK-Startups

Helpling acquires to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, Rocket Internet’s on-demand home services platform, officially announced today the acquisition of, the European pioneer of this business model and market leader in the UK. According to our colleagues at, Helpling has dropped €32 million on the … Continue reading

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Social media sharing platform Tagstr secures $1m in seed funding

British startup Tagstr recently closed a deal of $1 million in seed funding. This brings the total funding to $2.6 million. All of the investment to date has come from high net worth individuals and will be used to build … Continue reading

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UK-Slovak Prizeo celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform acquired by Chideo

Earlier this week, Todd Wagner, CEO and founder of Chideo, announced the acquisition of Prizeo – a celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform. Prizeo, a UK-Slovak business founded by Oxford students and @ycombinator alumni

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities in 2015

In 2011 and in 2012, we tried to come up with a ranking of Europe’s biggest startup cities. Both articles, which involved a fair amount of research, generated a lot of interest amongst our readers. Now, after pausing in 2013/14, … Continue reading

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Hair and beauty marketplace Wahanda acquires Treatwell for €34 million

Wahanda, Europe’s largest hair and beauty marketplace (headquartered in London), is continuing to deliver on its ambitious growth plans with the €34 million acquisition of its Dutch equivalent Treatwell. The deal is the fourth European acquisition by Wahanda in the … Continue reading

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Video: Kristo Käärmann from TransferWise speaks about FinTech disruption

I recently spoke with Kristo Käärmann, founder of the Estonian unicorn TransferWise, at a great business event #Latitude59 in Tallinn (Estonia). Kristo speaks about how Transferwise disrupts the finance industry. He expects a boom in P2P lending, more disruptions in insurance … Continue reading

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Monese, a banking app for immigrants and expats across Europe, raises $1.8m

The European acceleration fund Seedcamp today announced that Monese has raised $1.8 million and joined the Seedcamp family. Monese is a London-based fintech startup that allows you to open up a UK bank account in less than 3 mins on … Continue reading

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Pocket concierge GuestU receives $1.1m seed funding from Portugal Ventures

Founded in the beginning of this year by Euclides Major, London-based GuestU provides apps with personalisation algorithms to help hotels/hostels, guesthouses and short term rentals create their own concierge service. Today, the young company announced it has raised $1.1 million … Continue reading

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Internet security solution ZenMate achieved milestone of 12 million registered users

Internet security solution ZenMate, which ensures privacy and security on the Internet for consumers, has today announced record user numbers, two years after being founded. ZenMate, one of our 5 German startups to look out for in 2015, has now reached more … Continue reading

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Podcasting platform Acast secures Series A funding to boost its growth and expasion plans

Acast, the Stockholm and London-based full service podcast platform that allows users to discover and share on-demand audio content enhanced with videos, images and links, announced today the closing of its Series A funding round. This includes an investment of … Continue reading

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