Truecaller secures $18.8M in a round led by Sequoia Capital

Truecaller-logoTruecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community today announced a $18.8 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital.

The Stockholm-based company already counts more than 45 million users who currently utilize the service to block spam calls to their mobile phones and help identify unknown phone numbers. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand its list of product features, Truecaller is also announcing an integration of Yelp API data as part of its new product launch on Android and iOS, which allows users to identify millions of reviewed businesses globally. The new Truecaller release incorporates new Continue reading

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5 Swedish startups to look out for in 2014

Sweden-2014Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at some major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2014. After France, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany, we’re now going to present you our selection of 5 Swedish startups to look out for in 2014. All of the listed startups entered the market within the last three years and each of them has something special to add to this year’s web and mobile experience.

OpenRatio-logo1. OpenRatio: Founded in 2011, OpenRatio Technology provides a unified cloud based mobile application CMS interface. The open framework of OpenRatio offers an easy way to create mobile and web applications Continue reading

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foodpanda raised additional $20M to continue global roll out

foodpanda-logofoodpanda and its affiliated brand hellofood, a fast growing online food delivery marketplace, received another $20 million in funding from a group of investors including Phenomen Ventures. With the new investment foodpanda is aiming to continue its global ambitions and roll out to over 40 markets by the end of Q1. The food delivery startup, which was founded in 2012 by the Berlin-based company builder Rocket Internet, is currently operating in four continents. Continue reading

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Mojn secures $4M funding in a Series A round led by Northzone

mojn-logoMojn, an innovator in real time retargeted emails, today announced that it has raised $4 million in Series A financing. This comes following the launch of its unique email retargeting solution for e-commerce businesses. The funds will be used for continued global expansion following the recent opening of a new office in London. The funding round was led by Northzone participation from Notion Capital and Zoar Invest.

The Copenhagen-based startup Mojn was founded in 2009 with the goal to create the simplest retargeting solution in the market. While email as a Continue reading

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5 German startups to look out for in 2014

Germany-2014Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2014. After France, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Poland and the Netherlands, we’re now going to present you our selection of 5 German startups to look out for in 2014 – and it’s been hard to narrow this list down to 5. All of the listed startups entered the market within the last two years and each of them has something special to add to the web experience in 2014.

trip-me-logo1. Trip.me: A promising startup out of Berlin which offers an easy way to connect directly with local tour providers in any country you wish to visit. Trip.me’s goal is to bring the best from every country together Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Kreditech, GameDuell, Visual Meta

Be part of the success stories of some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. Each week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

Kreditech-logo-standaloneKreditech is an online consumer finance company which provides easy and fast access to online loans to customers worldwide through its web and mobile services. The promising startup is also a real-time scoring technology provider that applies big data analysis to thousands of data points in credit applications over individuals. Kreditech, which is based in Hamburg, is one of the fastest growing startups in Continue reading

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Fitbay.com raises $400K from Jesper Buch and Creandum

The Copenhagen-based startup Fitbay.com today announced that it raised $400K from Jesper Buch (Founder of Just-Eat) and Creandum. The investment will be used to further develop Fitbay’s service – which makes it easy for people to discover and buy clothes in the right size online.

Founded in 2013, Fitbay.com creates a clothes discovery experience personalized to the user’s body shape. Fitbay is a Continue reading

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5 Dutch startups to look out for in 2014

Netherlands-2014Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at some major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2014. After France, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece and Poland, we’re now going to present you our list of 5 Dutch startups to look out for in 2014. All of the listed startups entered the market within the last two years and each of them has something special to add to the web experience in 2014.

3dhubs-logo1. 3D Hubs: Founded in 2013, 3D Hubs is a collaborative production platform for makers and 3D printer owners. Using the platform, anyone with a 3D printer can bring customized, locally produced goods to those Continue reading

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5 Polish startups to look out for in 2014

Poland-2014Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at some major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2014. After FranceItalySpain, UK and Greece, we’re now going to present you our list of 5 Polish startups to look out for in 2014. All of the listed startups entered the market within the last three years and each of them has something special to add to the web experience in 2014.

estimote-logo1. Estimote: Founded in 2012 in Krakow, Estimote is building a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform. Their main product is Estimote Beacons. These are small, beautifully designed Continue reading

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GoEuro secured a “multi-million $” investment from Lakestar

GoEuro-logoMulti-mode travel website GoEuro has today announced that it has received a “multi-million dollar” investment from Lakestar. In addition to Lakestar, GoEuro has also welcomed Charles Petruccelli, former President of Global Business Travel for American Express, as a new investor. The investment will be used to accelerate GoEuro’s expansion to seven markets by summer 2014, firmly establishing it as the Continue reading

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