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SteamaCo secures seed investment to build smart off-grid electricity meters for Africa

Manchester- and Nairobi-based SteamaCo, a leading technology provider for managing off-grid renewable energy networks in emerging markets, announced that it has completed a £640,000 seed capital round. SteamaCo offers advanced smart metering in frontier markets. The company was founded in … Continue reading

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Impressions from SEC2016 in London: A weekend with the next generation of entrepreneurs

On 20th-21st of February, I attended the Student Enterprise Conference in London. An exciting event for students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. It was co-organized by NACUE (National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs) and MY-WAY, a Startup Europe project with … Continue reading

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10 travel hacks for European startup conferences

Meeting business partners, new interesting people, learning about trends, sharing your knowledge and ideas, having  fun at offsite events, meeting locals, discovering new places. Make sure to get the most out of your business trips. Here are 10 tips that might be … 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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London-based brain training app Peak closes $7M Series A Round

Peak, the fast-growing mobile-first brain training company, today announced the closing of a $7 million Series A funding round led by early investors of Spotify Creandum, alongside existing investors DN Capital, London Venture Partners (LVP) and Qualcomm Ventures. As Apple’s … Continue reading

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Lamudi secures $18 million to expand in Asia and Latin America

Berlin based, property portal Lamudi secures second round of funding to grow operations across Asia and Latin America. Backed by Rocket Internet, Lamudi recently merged two regional companies before securing three investors. The funding round was led by Asia Pacific … Continue reading

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London fintech start-up iwoca launches in Spain to meet demand for small business financing

Venture-backed fintech start-up iwoca has started offering credit to the two million small businesses in Spain, further expanding its international reach. iwoca is transforming business lending throughout Europe by offering fast and flexible access to credit to the millions of … Continue reading

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Interview with Konstantin Zagaynov (Videoly.co)

Over the weekend, we had the chance to do an interview with Konstantin Zagaynov, Co-founder of Videoly.co. The Helsinki- and Berlin-based startup Videoly is an e-commerce tool that helps to increase sales by plugging-in video reviews to online stores. Its … Continue reading

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4 days left before our 1st EU-Startups Conference in Munich

This Friday, our 1st edition of the EU-Startups Conference in Munich will finally take place. A few tickets are still for sale! Our conference will be held between 2 and 7.30pm at the WERK1 in Munich, where we expect up … Continue reading

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Truecaller secures $60M in new funding from Atomico, KPCB and Sequoia Capital

Truecaller, a Stockholm-based company which helps people take the right call, today announced that an investor group led by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Sequoia Capital has invested $60 million in the business. This Series C round … Continue reading

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