5 good reasons to follow @EU_Startups

EU_Startups-TwitterTwitter users usually love lists, and since there are many reasons to follow @EU_Startups, we thought it might be a good idea to list some of them. In addition we’re now also announcing a sweapstake: Among all our followers who retweet this article we’ll be giving away 3 good looking EU-Startups-polo-shirts. The winners will the announced on the 12th of October. And here is our Continue reading

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Big Data: Ghent-based NGDATA raises $3.3 million

NG-DATA-logoNGDATA, a “customer-intelligence-management-solutions-company” (what a word…), today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million investment round led by Capricorn Venture Partners with participation from existing investors. The investment will be used to advance the development of the NGDATA’s customer intelligence solution, Lily, and build upon the company’s revenue growth.

Over the past 12 months, NGDATA has expanded its global presence, opened multiple offices throughout the United States, and executed a number Continue reading

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App building software Mobincube raises € 700K

Mobincube-logoMobincube, a Valencia-based company which provides a software to develop apps, today announced a seed round of € 700,000 led by Inveready. Other investors include Bankinter and “The Crowd Angel”.

Mobincube’s mobile software allows users without programming skills to easily create apps based on simple templates and a variety of functionalities. Mobincube’s users do not need to create an app for each marketplace in which they want to publish it as the software automatically Continue reading

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Content monetization platform Kiosked secures $6.9m

Kiosked-logoKiosked, a Finnish startup in the field of content metization, today announced that it has raised a further $6.9m funding from private investors. This new round of funding was led by Kevin Wall of Craton Equity Partners, who will also join Kiosked’s Board of Directors, and John Lindfors, Partner at Digital Sky Technologies. The fresh capital will be used to support Kisoked’s expansion into the U.S. and Asian markets as well as to launch a mobile content monetization solutions.

The Espoo-based startup Kiosked was founded in 2010. The Kiosked platform enables “Smart Content” by turning any branded or editorial visual Continue reading

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Paper.li secures $2m in a new round of funding

paperli-logoPaper.li, a project of the Lausanne-based startup SmallRivers, has just attracted additional $2 million of new financing. The fresh capital comes from Debioinvestment and Polytech Ventures, along with existing investors, and pushes Paper.li’s total investment to about $7.2 million.

The ambitious Paper.li project, which launched in 2008, enables its users to find, engage and build communities of like-minded individuals through content Continue reading

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Online tyre retailer Delticom acquires Tirendo for €50m

Delticom-TirendoEurope’s leading online tyre retailer Delticom AG has today agreed with the shareholders of Tirendo to purchase all shares in the Berlin-based online tyre retailer and its subsidiaries. The purchase price, including acquired shareholder loans, amounts to around € 50 million.

As a first-mover, Delticom opened ReifenDirekt.de in the year 2000 as one of Germany’s first online tyre shops. With more than 6 million customers in 42 Continue reading

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Eindhoven-based Withlocals raises $500K from Greenhouse Group

Withlocals-logoWithlocals.com, a marketplace for local travel experiences, has recently raised $500,000 in funding from the Greenhouse Group. According to the Eindhoven-based startup, the seed investment will be used to launch out of beta version soon and to target Southeast Asia.

Withlocals was founded earlier this year to connect travellers with locals through food and experiences and to enable a more authentic travel experience for Continue reading

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Boulogne-based Talentsoft secures €15m in growth financing

Talentsoft-logoTalentSoft, a leading provider in cloud-based Integrated Talent Management, today announced it has secured €15 million in growth financing from Highland Capital Partners Europe and the FSN PME French National Fund for Digital Society.

By the way: To find out what “cloud-based Integrated Talent Management” actually means, make sure to check out Talentsoft’s product video below this Continue reading

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Lars Hinrich’s HackFwd closes its doors

HackFwd-endThree years, three months and three days after the start of HackFwd, a pre-seed fund for passionate geeks out of Europe, its founder Lars Hinrichs today officially announced the end of the program.

Since its foundation, HackFwd received over 3,000 applications and invested in 16 European startups. Hinrichs, who is also the founder of the European Linkedin competitor XING, today stated in a good bye article on the HackFwd blog: “I invested in Continue reading

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TechCrunch Italy: Startup Competition finalists announced

TechCrunch-ItalyThe names of the 8 finalists of the TechCrunch Italy’s Startup Competition, that will compete to win the final total prize of 50.000€, have been announced today.

At the end of September these pre-selected finalists will move to Rome where they will pitch at the Startup Competition stage, engage in a round of Q&A, and be judged by a team of top level venture capitalists and angel investors. Here Continue reading

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