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Heileman Ventures and Earlybird VC join forces to launch new €150 million fund called Earlybird Digital West

Heilemann Ventures, a provider of seed and early stage funding, and Earlybird Venture Capital, a European venture capital firm, merge their digital tech teams to launch a new Earlybird Digital West Fund. Following Earlybird’s previous strategy, the new Digital West … Continue reading

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpooling.com and Autohop

BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, yesterday announced the acquisition of carpooling.com, the second-largest service, as well as Hungary-based Autohop. It will integrate the businesses into its existing service to create a unified ridesharing

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Enevo: The waste collection system which just collected $8 million in funding

Enevo today announced $8 million of international funding to grow its sensor-based waste collection system to global markets. The fresh capital comes frome Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and others. Founded in 2010 out of Espoo (Finland), … Continue reading

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RapidMiner secures $5m to help businesses mine Big Data

RapidMiner, a predictive analytics platform built on an open stack, today announced it closed a $5 million Series A funding round, led by Earlybird Venture Capital and Open Ocean Capital. The young company will use the capital to expand domestic … Continue reading

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Online live auctions: Auctionata raises $20M for global expansion

The online fine art and auction house Auctionata has just raised $20.2M for global expansion, recruiting and technology platform growth. The financing comes from Earlybird, Bright Capital and Kite Ventures as well as HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners and the … Continue reading

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Videdressing.com raises $6 million in Series A funding

Videdressing.com, a Paris-based social marketplace dedicated to fashion, announced today that it raised $6 million in Series A funding from DN Capital, Earlybird, Piton Capital and Generis Capital. This round of financing will allow Videdressing to further accelerate its growth … Continue reading

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Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

Earlybird Venture Capital today announced the $100 million first close of its fourth venture fund. The target fund size is $200 million. Earlybird’s new fund will be dedicated to early-stage investments in disruptive global consumer and enterprise internet and technology … Continue reading

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madvertise secures $10m in a Series B round

With over $10 million in funding (from Blumberg Capital and Earlybird), Berlin based madvertise has today announced plans to further expand aggressively into the European market. Within just two years, madvertise, with 1.4 billion monthly page impressions, has built one of … Continue reading

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Why returns in Europe are now outpacing the U.S.

The venture capital firm Earlybird has recently published a 40-page report demonstrating that European venture capital funds have actually generated comparable or better returns than their U.S. counterparts over the period of the last two years.

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