Join Data Natives on October 26th-28th in Berlin and learn about how data is tranforming our world (Sponsored)

Data-Natives-2016Data is part of our new cultural identity, transforming the way we communicate, learn and interact. Data Natives explores the key areas of technology that are driving innovation, and creating the next wave of billion dollar startups. To attend the exciting conference on October 26th-28th in Berlin, make sure to secure your ticket now! Continue reading

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K Fund: A new €50 million VC firm that aims to invest in the best and brightest Spanish startups

K-FundK Fund is a new €50 million Venture Capital firm that wants to accelerate the Spanish VC industry. The Madrid-based firm follows an entrepreneur-centric philosophy and has the objective of providing value to technology companies with global ambition.

K Fund plans to invest in early stage Internet and mobile companies. The team is Continue reading

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Malware and threat analysis provider VMRay secures €3.5 million Series A investment

VMRAY-logoVMRay, a German tech company and provider of 3rd generation agentless threat analysis and detection, today announced it has closed €3.5 million in Series A funding with eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). VMRay will use the fresh capital to accelerate its product development roadmap and expand its sales and marketing worldwide.

Since VMRay’s entry to market at the beginning of 2015, many of the world’s largest global enterprises and leading technology vendors have come to rely on VMRay for automated evasion-resistant threat analysis and detection that works on-premises or in the cloud. With this round of funding, VMRay will establish a U.S. office in Boston for North American customer support and worldwide sales and marketing. The Bochum (Germany) Continue reading

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Startup Jobs of the Week: Join payever in Hamburg, zeotap in Berlin, Memrise in London or Realo in Ghent

eu-startups-jobboardGrab your chance to 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.

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Growth hacking traditional media: Sign up for SCALE16 on November 3 in Berlin (Sponsored)

SCALE16You think online marketing is the best approach for promoting your startup to the world? Think again!

A new conference set out to explore how startups and other digital companies are making use of offline channels like TV, print and radio to scale their businesses. Prominent speakers from, OLX, Gamevil, Foodora,, Glossybox and more will share their Continue reading

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Swedish media giant MTG invests in InnoGames and enters online gaming market

MTG-InnoGames-acquisitionMTG has entered into an agreement with Eight Roads Ventures and the company’s founders to acquire 35% of the global online games developer and publisher InnoGames. The investment is in line with MTG’s digital strategy to invest in relevant, complementary and scalable digital content and communities. It creates a third digital entertainment vertical for MTGx alongside its esports and MPN businesses. The transaction is based on the company’s value that is estimated to €260 million. MTG now also has an option to acquire a further 16% of Continue reading

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London-based RegTech startup ComplyAdvantage secures $8.2 million in Series A funding

ComplyAdvantage-logoComplyAdvantage, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help firms manage compliance obligations and reduce costs, announced today an $8.2 million Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital. The fresh capital will allow the London-based RegTech startup to realise its ambitious growth strategy, and increase product penetration across Europe and North America, with the New York office officially opening this week.

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Rising North: New €1.5 million fund to boost Nordic startup ecosystems

Rising-North-logoThe Nordic Council just launched a new €1.5 million fund to support the internationalisation of the Nordic startup ecosystem. The launch has been announced today in New York shortly before the Nordic startup delegation was ringing the Nasdaq bell.

The mission of Rising North is to accelerate and enable the internationalization of Nordic startups and entrepreneurs and to form Continue reading

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Berlin-based FinTech startup Bitbond secures BaFin Licence to make small business financing and investing globally accessible

Bitbond-logoAs the very first blockchain-based financial services provider, the FinTech startup Bitbond received its own licence by German financial regulator BaFin. The startup from Berlin connects small business owners who need a loan with investors and uses the bitcoin blockchain for payment processing.

The last time we wrote about Bitbond was when we mentioned the Continue reading

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Koukoi Games secures $1M in funding and moves toward licensed IP mobile games

Koukoi-logoKoukoi Games from Oulu (Finland) has formed a new investment partnership with media focused VC fund IPR.VC and TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Koukoi is going to enter Intellectual Property (IP) based game development market through licensing, developing and publishing a mobile game based on the IP.

Contributions by the media focused VC fund IPR.VC and the Finnish innovation funding agency TEKES bring the total sum of the investment to more than € 1 million. Koukoi has already started first licensed IP production, based on an upcoming “Hollywood” title. The young company will also continue to expand in the market by searching for new partners for future cooperation.

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