Hungarian success story: Prezi secures $57 million in a round led by Spectrum Equity

Prezi-logoPrezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences, announced today that it has received a $57 million investment from Spectrum Equity with participation from existing investor Accel Partners.

Founded back in 2009 in Budapest, Prezi plans to use this investment to accelerate its rapid global growth. The company also announced today that it has Continue reading

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Bitcoin poker platform Bitnplay to bolster security with Veridu’s help

Whenever money is exchanged online, most governments require the enabling service to know both parties in the transaction. This is primarily to avoid money laundering. In anticipation of this, Bitnplay has teamed up with Veridu and will be using the company’s social identification platform to help avoid money laundering and fraud going forward. Continue reading

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Copenhagen-based AllUnite raises €3 million from Northzone and Coop

AllUnite-logoAllUnite, the Copenhagen-based startup which offers free Internet and location-based marketing for retailers, has announced a €3 million Series A funding round led by Northzone and Coop.

Founded in September 2013 and launched in January 2014, AllUnite provides free Wi-Fi in commercial locations, such as supermarkets, shops and restaurants, in exchange for advertising space on customers’ mobile devices. Located at the base of the devices’ web browsers, Continue reading

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Oppex raises $1.5M and launches a search engine for sales opportunities

Oppex, a Helsinki-based startup company building a search engine for sales opportunities, launches with an announcement of $1.5M seed funding at the Slush 2014 conference.

Yesterday, Oppex, the world’s largest search engine for sales opportunities in the public sector that aggregates thousands of new tenders each day Continue reading

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Sharetribe raises $1M to help you create your own p2p marketplace

sharetribe-logoThe Finnish startup Sharetribe, which officially launches today at the Slush Conference, makes it easy for people to build their own marketplace and let their community buy, sell or rent any type of product or service. In addition to the launch, Sharetribe announced that it secured $1 million Continue reading

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Hamburg-based cruise portal DREAMLINES secures €20M for its global expansion

Dreamlines-logoThe Hamburg-based startup DREAMLINES today announced it secured €20 million in a C Round financing. Not quite three years after launching, DREAMLINES, a globally operating cruise portal, has now attracted backing from further investors to fund the company’s rapid growth. The major proportion of the €20 million raised in this round comes from the investors Altpoint Ventures and Target Continue reading

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StartupYard Triples Seed Investments to €30,000 and Commits €250,000 For Best Startups

StartupYard, a tech startups accelerator based in Prague, and focused on Data, Mobile, and Analytics projects from across Europe,  announced a call for applications to its next accelerator round, backed by a combination of private and European Commission funds. This effectively triples funds available to new applicants to StartupYard over previous rounds. Continue reading

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Based in London and Copenhagen, the fashion startup plans to use the funding to grow its platform and expand to other countries in Northern Europe Continue reading

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Meet Liftago, the Prague-based startup that won our pitch competition

Liftago-logoDuring our EU-Startups Conference last Friday in Munich, we hosted a pitch competition with eight awesome startups out of Belgium, the UK, the Czech Republic, Finland and Germany. The startup that eventually won the contest is called Liftago!

Ondrej Kratky, Co-Founder and Marketing Chief of the young company, convinced the jury with Liftago’s business model and with his entertaining pitching Continue reading

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Simplified flight search engine PaperFlies expands internationally

PaperFlies-logoThe optimized flight search and booking website PaperFlies today announced its global expansion to the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, Germany and Spain. The Amsterdam-based startup is now active in the virtual travel market of 8 countries.

With a large base following in the Netherlands, PaperFlies aims to offer the easiest way to find Continue reading

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