Atomico leads a $42M investment in Jobandtalent – an innovative matching technology for the jobs market

jobandtalent-2016Atomico has just led a $42 million Series B funding round for Jobandtalent – a disruptive startup that solves two major pain-points in the world of recruitment: matching the right talent with the right jobs, and massively reducing the bureaucracy involved in the hiring process. Currently Jobandtalent is available in five cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Bogota and London. Jobtalent was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Madrid. Continue reading

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Natural language generation software AX Semantics secures funding from German media companies

AX-Semantics-logoAX Semantics, a Stuttgart-based developer and provider of software for natural language generation, has just completed another round of financing. A seven figure sum has been raised from existing and new stakeholders. The new investors – NWZ Digital, PDV Inter-Media Venture, Müller Medien – are traditional German media companies that fund innovative and promising online startups alongside their core publishing business.

AX Semantics will use the fresh capital to continue to develop its product. This Continue reading

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NOAH Conference Berlin successfully connected the corporate and startup world

NOAH-Conference-BerlinNOAH Conference, one of Europe’s top business events, took place in Berlin earlier this month. The list of speakers included CEOs of Uber, Zalando, Rocket Internet, Scout24, Delivery Hero, Daimler and Axel Springer. There was also a startup pitching part at the event.

The CEOs of Daimler and Uber discussed the future of mobility and the car industry. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that UberPool, a cheaper and greener version of Uber’s standard Continue reading

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

Pier-01-BarcelonaAfter 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 from Barceloneta beach, that will be the new house of around 1,000 workers, comprehending about 70 startups, as well as incubators, accelerators and the Barcelona Tech City, the city’s association of companies Continue reading

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Berlin-based fintech company builder FinLeap secures €21 million in funding

FinLeap-logoOnly three months after successfully launching solarisBank, FinLeap announces its next milestone. The Berlin-based company builder secures a total of € 21 million equity capital from existing and new investors.

Next to the founding shareholder, HitFox-Group, new institutional investors from the insurance industry took a stake in the Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Join BorderGuru, Ginmon, Paranoid Internet or 3dTrust

eu-startups-jobboardYour boss is an idiot and you are desperately looking forward to the weekend? Quit your boring job now and join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the Continue reading

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Nextlaw Labs partners with Seedcamp to identify the top legal tech startups

Nextlaw Labs – the innovative legal tech venture development platform launched by global law firm Dentons – has signed a partnership with the early-stage startup fund Seedcamp. The aim is to co-sponsor a global call for the most promising legal tech startups (early stage). Selected startups will receive training, mentorship and investment from both Nextlaw Labs and Seedcamp. Representatives of Continue reading

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Smart company payment cards Pleo launched in beta

Pleo-logoPleo – 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 companies from the UK and Denmark to join as they open it’s beta with 10,000 users in the UK and Denmark already on board. Pleo was founded by Jeppe Rindom and Niccolo Perra in 2015.  already covered success story of Pleo team – they have received the “Pioneer of the Year 2016″ Continue reading

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BOOKR Kids, an interactive library app for kids, won the Women Startup Competition

Women-Startup-CompetitionLast weekend, the city of Budapest hosted another edition of the Women Startup Competition. The Hungary-based startup BOOKR Kids, an interactive library application for children, won the competition. The application inspires kids to read classic and modern children’s stories even in our digitalized world. Kids Friendly Media, a Finnish startup, came Continue reading

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Dutch fintech startup InvoiceFinance secures € 3.4 million from venture capital fund Peak Capital

InvoiceFinance-logoThe Dutch fintech startup InvoiceFinance has raised €3.4 million from venture capital fund Peak Capital and fintech entrepreneur Kalo Bagijn. InvoiceFinance is an online marketplace where SMEs can get financing on their outstanding invoices from professional and institutional investors. The funding will be used Continue reading

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