Thermondo, one of the pioneers of the digital revolution in the heat solution and installation market, raises fresh capital (€6 million) from Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet as well as from the existing investors E.ON, IBB and Grey Corp.
The Berlin-based startup digitizes the process of the HVAC exchange – from lead generation, sales, installation to after-sales. Continue reading
Risk capital funds have been closing more deals in Europe recently. Investment activity in VC-backed European tech companies reached a four-year high in both deals and dollars in 2014. Also, U.S. venture-capital investment in Europe is increasing steadily, a recent report by Germany’s Earlybird Venture Capital has found. I was curious to know if this is a trend. I questioned Dörte Höppner, the boss of European Venture Capital Association (EVCA). The EVCA covers full range of private equity activity, from early-stage venture capital to the largest private equity firms, investors such as pension Continue reading
Talentry, a Munich-based startup with the goal to make your life as a recruiter as easy as possible, has successfully completed another financing round. With Allgeier Group, Talentry won an important strategic investor for their future development. ProSiebenSat.1’s Accelerator program, which was the first to invest in Talentry, and has supported the startups early development, sold its stake to Allgeier Group as part of this move. However, ProSiebenSat.1 will remain loyal Continue reading
Europe’s leading conference for campaigning, the Campaigning Summit, reaches Germany for the first time. The Campaigning Summit Berlin takes place on May 22nd and is dedicated to “The Art of Mobilization and Engagement. Trends, Tools, Cases”. The core questions, which will be discussed during the event, are how people can be mobilized and activated, what makes campaigns successful and which trends in the field of campaigning will be important for the next months Continue reading
Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in March. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US market.
Russian billionaire and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich continues to invest in Israeli start-ups: through Continue reading
Dear readers, Hereby I would like to inform you, that I’m on vacation till the 13th of April. Somewhere far away where I only have very limited access to the Internet. This means, that EU-Startups.com almost entirely pauses for the next ten days. Emails won’t be checked as well. For the time being, I wish all our readers some nice and successful days, as well as happy Easter!
London-based market intelligence and information discovery platform Signal today announced a seed funding round of $1.8m from top tier investors. The funding, led by Frontline Ventures, will be used to grow Signal’s team of data scientists, and further develop the platform ahead of a global launch. Continue reading
Carmudi began the year with the launch of its iOS app, secured a $25 million round of funding, set a record of over 400,000 downloads and expanded into 20 countries. Pretty awesome start of the year, isn’t it?
Carmudi, which was founded in 2014, is a vehicle marketplace that offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.
Learn more about the young business that made it from Berlin to Asia and even further. We just did an interview with Stefan Haubold, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Carmudi. Continue reading
The online auction house Auctionata completed its series C financing round with a total new investment of €42 million. The round is led by stock-listed MCI Management from Warsaw. Auctionata also welcomes Hearst Ventures from New York, leading growth investor Kreos Capital from London and Yuan Capital from Hong Kong as new investors. All existing investors participated in the round.
Auctionata brings the world of unique works of art, antiques and luxury collectibles to the internet via its frequent Continue reading