SatoshiPay’s nanopayments aim to solve adblocks problem and save the media industry

SatoshiPay-FounderThe city of Prague, the heart of Europe, recently hosted the Bitcoin Conference, which covered the latest and hottest topics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. I finally met Meinhard Benn, founder of Berlin and London-based SatoshiPay. Earlier this year, SatoshiPay launched of a platform for web publishers, offering a new way to monetise content through frictionless micropayments. SatoshiPay’s payment technology allows to transact amounts as small as €0.01 or less—which the company refers to as “nanopayments” – by leveraging blockchain technology. Now, the startup is looking for media partners to work with. A good opportunity for a little Continue reading

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EQT Ventures leads Verto Analytics’ Series B funding – one of the largest this year in Finland

Verto-Analytics-logoThe Finnish-American startup Verto Analytics has joined EQT Ventures family. EQT Ventures team – focused on both data measurement and screens – was leading the $ 16.1 million Series B round, which is one of the largest rounds this year in Finland.

Launched in 2013, Verto Analytics provides single-source audience measurement solutions for monitoring the complex behavior of today’s consumer on every device, app and platform they use throughout the day. Continue reading

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Lost My Name: Project A invests €4 million alongside Google Ventures, Greycroft and Allen & Co

Lost-My-Name-logoThe London-based startup Lost My Name, one of the leading creators of personalized children’s content, extended its Series A round and secured €4 million from Project A. The Berlin-based VC joins the circle of renowned international investors, including lead investor Google Ventures, Greycroft and Allen & Co. Project A’s founding partner Florian Heinemann will also join the company’s board.

Lost My Name’s first personalized children’s book “The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name” was one of the bestselling children’s book globally in 2015. With their second book, “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Continue reading

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Here are the winners of Nordic Startup Awards

nsa_logoThe Grand Finale at the leading award show for startups in the Nordics took place Tuesday evening in the beautiful Harpa Concert Hall in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. The Startup of the Year of the Nordics in 2016 is

It was an impressive lineup of the absolute top of startups in the Nordics that competed against each other Tuesday evening. The jury has carefully chosen among the 800+ nominees and more than Continue reading

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25 awesome people you’re going to meet at the EU-Startups Conference 2016 on June 24th in Berlin

EU-Startups-Conf-AttendeesSure, we’ll have some exciting speakers and an electrifying pitch competition, but what makes a startup event exceptionally good, are the people you meet and connect with. We’ll have about 200 of them. Below you’ll find a short intro to 25 awesome people you’ll meet at this year’s EU-Startups Conference on June 24th Continue reading

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Barcelona-based ABA English raises $12 million in growth capital led by Kennet Partners

ABA-English-2016ABA English, the online English language academy with over 10 million users worldwide, has raised $12 million in growth capital in a round led by Kennet Partners. Existing investor Nauta Capital also participated in this second round of financing.

The Barcelona-based startup was founded in 2013. This new funding will allow ABA English to further develop its unique and award-winning methodology for teaching English, based on the use of film-quality videos specifically developed to enhance the student experience and encourage engagement.

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Industrial wearable startup ProGlove closes $2.2 million Series A financing round

ProGlove-2016The Munich-based industrial Internet of Things startup ProGlove, which specializes in wearables for industry, today announced it has successfully closed a Series A funding round of $2.2 million. Intel Capital led the round with participation of GETTYLAB and Bayern Kapital. Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: TAVIQ, twago and Masabi

Week after week, we’re introducing you to exciting career opportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one 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:

Taviq-logoFinnish fintech company TAVIQ Oy is looking for a skilled, outgoing, and experienced Sales and Business Developer to be responsible for building relationships and sales for TAVIQ’s products and services in Sweden. Preferred location is Stockholm. Includes travel. Sounds interesting? Apply now! Continue reading

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Sibling Startups – The Way Forward?

Justas-Tomas-Andrius-WhatagraphWhat does Rocket Internet, Slideshare, DailyDeal and Stripe all have in common? Besides their phenomenal success and collectively securing over millions in funding, each venture was founded by siblings. Are sibling powered startups the way forward?

According to Lithuanian startup Whatagraph, launching a startup amongst three siblings came naturally. A pre-existing bond between siblings beats days if Continue reading

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London-based DAD secures £2 million to launch DIY video visit service

DAD-logoDAD, the service that helps consumers to fix up their home, just secured £2 million in seed funding from its strategic partner HomeServe to launch its video visit service.

DAD was founded in 2015 and helps busy young professionals by connecting them with a DAD Expert who provides DIY tips and expert advice to help them fix anything from a dodgy door handle, to mould in the bathroom, or a broken boiler.

The introduction of DAD means that consumers no longer have to endure expensive call outs or wait for plumbers, electricians and handymen to turn up at their home. Continue reading

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