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$1.74 billion acquisition deal: China’s biggest online travel company agrees to acquire Edinburgh-based Skyscanner

Ctrip.com, China’s biggest online travel company, announced yesterday evening that it agreed to buy travel search website Skyscanner in a deal valuing the Scottish company at about $1.74 billion. Ctrip is a publicly traded company and its share price went … Continue reading

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Sweden’s iZettle acquires the UK-based point of sale startup intelligentpos

iZettle, one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Europe, today announces it has acquired intelligentpos, one of the UK’s leading cloud based point of sale solutions for shops, bars and restaurants. The finacial terms of this deal were not … Continue reading

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Milestone: Skyscanner’s flight ​app reaches 10m downloads​

Skyscanner’s highly rated travel search app, which allows users to find the cheapest flights on the go, has just reached the milestone of 10 million downloads. The free app was first launched on the iPhone in February 2011 and is now available … Continue reading

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Skyscanner app hits 5m downloads in just 10 months

The Edinburgh based travel company Skyscanner has today announced that it achieved a total of five million downloads of its app in just ten months. The Skyscanner app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and the Windows Phone. It’s basically a free flight … Continue reading

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Event dashboard Eventasaurus raised an angel round

The London and Edingburgh based startup Eventasaurus has just raised an undisclosed angel round from some well known investors/entrepreneurs out of London. Hussein Khanji, a former Accel VC we interviewed back in July, has also joined the startup as an … Continue reading

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FanDuel receives $4 m in a round led by Piton Capital

The Edinburgh based Hubdub Ltd, which is the developer and operator of FanDuel, has just closed a $4 million Series B investment round. Aside of Piton Capital, the venture capital firm which led this recent round, existing investors like the … Continue reading

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Cupid plc acquires a German online dating business

Cupid plc, the Edinburgh (UK) based online dating company, has announced the acquisition of 75% of the German OnlineLiebe GmbH and the WomenWeb GmbH earlier this week - for a total of €2.75m. The two companies are run together by the same Munich … Continue reading

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Skyscanner acquires London based Zoombu

The London based Zoombu was recently bought by the Edinburgh based travel company Skyscanner. Zoombu was founded in 2008 and specialized itself in linking up trains, buses and airline time tables. So the startup fits perfectly to the airline ticket-seller Skyscanner that is … Continue reading

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