Shoppable videos: London-based Smartzer raises $400k

Smartzer-logoSmartzer, the London-based startup that makes videos shoppable, has secured $400k in funding from business angels. The funding was partially used to launch the product, in partnership with The British Fashion Council, at Continue reading

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Rocket Internet day: Helpling expands, ShopWings launches

ShopWings-Helpling-logosNo, we are not the PR agency of Rocket Internet. But our readers seem to be interested in everything Rocket Internet is announcing – and today they announced a lot!

The first announcement of the day was that Rocket’s property portal Lamudi celebrates its one year anniversary.

The second announcement was that Helpling, the online platform for booking local cleaners, has expanded its operations to Brazil, Italy and Spain. The location Continue reading

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Leading property portal Lamudi celebrates one year anniversary

Fast-growing property portal Lamudi this week celebrates its first birthday, with the global real estate network more than doubling in size in six months. Continue reading

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MESH, the marriage of Huns and Vikings

I met Kriszti when I arrived to Oslo in May 2014 for the Grand Finale of Nordic Startup Awards and visited MESH, where Startup Norway, the local organizers of the event are headquartered. It was a great pleasure to see a Hungarian girl amongst the co-founders of this amazing initiative, which turned out to be a pioneer of the startup culture in this Nordic country.

What is your story, how did you get to Oslo from Budapest?

I arrived to Oslo on 1st August 2011, following my boyfriend who had relocated a year earlier to join Energy Micro as an embedded SW development Continue reading

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

Truecaller-logoTruecaller, 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 of financing will be used to fuel product development, hire new Continue reading

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RNTS Media acquires Fyber, a leading advertising technology company

Fyber, a leading advertising technology company, announced today that it is being acquired by RNTS Media, a global digital media company, in a cash-and-stock transaction. As a result of the agreement, Fyber will become a subsidiary of RNTS Media and will continue to operate as an independent business unit under its existing leadership team. Continue reading

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Boku Acquires mopay, Creating a Market Leading Mobile Payments Platform

Boku, the global leader in mobile payments, yesterday announced the acquisition of Germany-based mopay, one of the largest carrier billing companies in the world and one of Boku’s leading Continue reading

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#CPHFTW Raises USD 150,000 from 83 Startups

Yesterday will definitely be remembered as a day of where the Danish startup community echoed more than it has done ever before as the grass root initiative #CPHFTW has now taken a serious step in its efforts to unite the startup community in Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark. Continue reading

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Medtech startup Preventicus secures funding for its mission to prevent your heart attack

Preventicus-logoPreventicus, a Jena-based medtech startup, just secured seed funding from the German High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Born2Grow. Founded earlier this year, Preventicus is developing smartphone-driven solutions to capture and analyze patients’ vital parameters for early preclinical Continue reading

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Campaigneurs: The new matchmaking service for charities and businesses launched today

Campaigneurs-logoCampaigneurs, a Gothenburg-based startup which officially launched today, aims to help charities and nonprofits worldwide develop partnerships with responsible business partners.

The online platform offers a new kind of matchmaking service for charities and businesses - based on their online profile description. This way, Campaigneurs helps to reduce unnecessary time and costs spent by charities looking for corporate funding. Continue reading

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