qLearning launches new online platform allowing users to create their own study materials

With the support of its latest investor, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), qLearning has launched an online platform that enables students and teachers of any discipline to create and share their own study materials. qLearning‘s platform is designed to Continue reading

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Dutch IoT startup ULU receives €500k funding from Chinese investor

Ulu-Investment-2015Today the Dutch startup ULU, which offers connected cars services, announced an investment of €500k from the Chinese Fang Group. ULU will use the investment to accelerate sales in the Benelux market, further optimizations and development of the system and growth of the partner ecosystem.

Eindhoven-based ULU started early 2014 and aims to create a more safe and better Continue reading

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Doc booking platform Zesty secures $7.2M to expand across Europe

Zesty-logo-2015Zesty, a leading platform in the UK for consumer healthcare, today announced the successful completion of its $7.2 million Series A financing. As if we knew it: In January 2014 we introduced you to Zesty as one of 5 UK-based startups to look out for in 2014. The funding round was led by Innovation Capital and supported by Qualcomm Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners Continue reading

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Automile secures $5 Million, to make ‘All Cars Connected’

Automile_LogoAutomile, the platform that connects cars and their data to the cloud founded by serial entrepreneur Jens Nylander, has closed $5 million in Series A funding. With this new investment, Automile will expand its global presence and continue developing new services for car owners. The funding was led by Dawn Capital and Point Nine Capital. Continue reading

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Neteven and B2C Europe sign a global partnership

Neteven, the leading marketplaces management solution, and B2C Europe, Europe’s number one in cross-border logistics, signed an international partnership today with an objective to provide enterprises with a complete e-commerce platform including distribution and return solutions.

Neteven, founded in 2005 by former eBay employees and internet technology experts, is the leading marketplace trading platform optimised to deliver incremental Continue reading

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5 unexpected things Rocket Internet’s annual report for 2014 reveals

Rocket-Internet-Oliver-SamwerYesterday, Rocket Internet published its first full year financial report since the IPO in 2014. Although revenues grew significantly (volume weighted net revenue growth of 82%) compared to 2013, Rocket Internet also announced a total loss of €20,2 million for 2014. Both the revenue growth and the net loss were not really unexpected.

But the 174 pages of the anual report also revealed some interesting and unexpected things about the inner workings of Rocket Internet – a European Continue reading

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iAdvize adds social media brick to its real-time customer engagement platform with the acquisition of Bringr

iAdvize, European leader in real-time customer engagement, acquires Bringr, a social media publishing, monitoring and analytics tool. The solution now becomes a real-time customer engagement platform which enables its users to interact with their customers wherever they are. Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding deals of April – invest in the African Starbucks or SaaS for farmers

Crowdfunding-2015Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way to raise capital or invest in young companies, often along with experienced angel investors. This alternative funding opportunity is becoming sexy also in Europe. Below I feature some campaigns that I Continue reading

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10 key take-aways of Tech.eu’s M&A and IPO report for 2014

Tech-Exits-EuropeLast Thursday, Robin Wauters, the founding editor of Tech.eu, published a report zooming in on all the mergers, acquisitions and IPOs in the European tech industry that happened in 2014. The European Tech Exits report is the result of 18 months of monitoring M&A activity across the board, and weeks of number crunching, analysis and writing. Below you’ll find 10 key take-aways Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: Hem and Kreditech

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

hem-logoHem is building a new global home for design. The latest startup of the famous serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg creates original, timeless furniture and interior accessories together with the most exciting and Continue reading

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