Overview of the best coworking spaces in Riga

Co-working-RigaA coworking space is often the next step for solopreneurs or small startups that grew out of their home offices. Flexible as well as affordable terms make it possible to rent an office desk for one day, one months or more. Riga, the capital of Latvia, also offers some cool coworking spaces. Here are Riga’s Top 4:

TechHub creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet. It has its own space in Riga located in the heart of the city – in Old Town. TechHub Riga is a co-working space and Continue reading

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

SteamaCo-logoManchester- 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 2010. SteamaCo meters Continue reading

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Chivas The Venture: Join the public voting now! (Sponsored)

Chivas-The-Venture-CoolarCoolar, the winner of the German finals of The Venture pitch competition, is currently competing with other startups for $250.000 in the public voting of Chivas The Venture.

At the German finals in January of this year, the Berlin-based startup won over a jury of well known entrepreneurs and investors. Coolar enables and guarantees the cooling of medication and food away from a stable power supply system. The technology of Coolar cools with heat instead of electricity, which makes it an ecologically sustainable cooling system.

As we explained in the beginning of this year, The Venture offers expert support and a total of $1 million in funding Continue reading

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FundedByMe raises €1 million through its own crowdfunding platform

FundedByMe-2016Today the Scandinavian crowdfunding platform FundedByMe launched its very own crowdfunding round with the goal is to raise €1 million. Within just a few hours, the company already raised about 45% of its goal. Last week FundedByMe got approval from the Swedish Companies Registry Office to become a public company. This might be your last chance to become a crowdfunding investor in Continue reading

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The MY-WAY map: Europe’s startup ecosystems indexed in a visual map

MY-WAY-MapMY-WAY, a Startup Europe project with the goal to help more young adults to become successful web entrepreneurs, recently launched a visual mapping system to index Europe’s startup ecosystems. It provides aspiring entrepreneurs and young people thinking about starting up with a ton of information and contact details from VCs, angel investors, accelerators, service providers and other players in their local startup scene. Continue reading

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Shipitwise: The first syndicate on Funderbeam reaching 100% of their funding goal

Shipintwise-funderbeamAs you might know, Funderbeam recently launched a marketplace for equity based crowdfunding through syndication. Today, the Estonian startup Shipitwise became the first syndicate to reach it’s minimum investment interest goal of €100k, but they are still taking in investments up to their maximum of €250k.

The Funderbeam team stated, that they are super excited to see the success of Shipitwise. In the end, this was able due to the existence of the Funderbeam marketplace, but also because of the great job Shipitwise did in attracting interested investors. Continue reading

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Online travel marketplace Evaneos secures $21M in funding to become a global leader

evaneos-logoEvaneos, the first online marketplace in Europe that allows travellers to book holidays directly with local travel agents, has just completed its third round of investment, raising $21 million from Serena Capital, Fonds Ambition Numérique managed by Bpifrance, ISAI, and XAnge.

This latest investment round will contribute towards technological innovation and international expansion, with plans to launch Evaneos Continue reading

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Some highlights from Money2020 – one of the biggest fintech conferences in Europe

Money-20-20-ConfWith more than 3,500 attendees, 420 speakers, 200+ sponsors and 100+ media partners, the MONEY 2020 EUROPE, which was happening in Copenhagen last month, was one of the biggest Fintech events of the year.

As we all know, Fintech (Financial technology) is a hot topic these days and investors Continue reading

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London-based IoT device management solution DevicePilot secures $900k in an Angel round

DevicePilot-logoDevicePilot today announced the successful completion of its Angel fund-raising round, securing $900k of fresh capital that allows the company to focus on delivering its DevicePilot service for Internet of Things (IoT) device management. DevicePilot was founded in 2013 and continuously monitors and manages connected products over their complete life-cycle as more IoT projects move from pilot stage to deployment at scale, with thousands or millions of devices.

The list of investors in this round include Skyscanner‘s founders Gareth Williams and Bonamy Grimes as well as Continue reading

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Berlin’s Auctionata and New York’s Paddle8 unite to form the leading auction platform for art, collectibles and vintage luxury

Auctionata-Paddle8-mergerAuctionata and Paddle8 announced today that they are joining forces to create the leading online auction house for art, collectibles and vintage luxury. The joint company will immediately become one of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China.

Paddle8 and Auctionata share a vision of being the destination of choice for the 21st century collector as well as art dealers. Founded in 2012, Auctionata has already established a presence in Europe as one of the leading Continue reading

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