Tag Archives: London

Hair and beauty marketplace Wahanda acquires Treatwell for €34 million

Wahanda, Europe’s largest hair and beauty marketplace (headquartered in London), is continuing to deliver on its ambitious growth plans with the €34 million acquisition of its Dutch equivalent Treatwell. The deal is the fourth European acquisition by Wahanda in the … Continue reading

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Deutsche Bank to open three innovation labs for fintech startups

The Deutsche Bank innovation labs opening towards the end of the year will be supported by Microsoft in Berlin, HCL in London and IBM in Silicon Valley. This coincides with the bank’s “Strategy 2020″. The digital element of which the … Continue reading

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Monese, a banking app for immigrants and expats across Europe, raises $1.8m

The European acceleration fund Seedcamp today announced that Monese has raised $1.8 million and joined the Seedcamp family. Monese is a London-based fintech startup that allows you to open up a UK bank account in less than 3 mins on … Continue reading

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Pocket concierge GuestU receives $1.1m seed funding from Portugal Ventures

Founded in the beginning of this year by Euclides Major, London-based GuestU provides apps with personalisation algorithms to help hotels/hostels, guesthouses and short term rentals create their own concierge service. Today, the young company announced it has raised $1.1 million … Continue reading

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Podcasting platform Acast secures Series A funding to boost its growth and expasion plans

Acast, the Stockholm and London-based full service podcast platform that allows users to discover and share on-demand audio content enhanced with videos, images and links, announced today the closing of its Series A funding round. This includes an investment of … Continue reading

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Doc booking platform Zesty secures $7.2M to expand across Europe

Zesty, a leading platform in the UK for consumer healthcare, today announced the successful completion of its $7.2 million Series A financing. As if we knew it: In January 2014 we introduced you to Zesty as one of 5 UK-based … Continue reading

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London-based brain training app Peak closes $7M Series A Round

Peak, the fast-growing mobile-first brain training company, today announced the closing of a $7 million Series A funding round led by early investors of Spotify Creandum, alongside existing investors DN Capital, London Venture Partners (LVP) and Qualcomm Ventures. As Apple’s … Continue reading

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Techstars backed Barclays Accelerator enroll second cohort

Ten companies will begin the intensive thirteen-week Barclays Accelerator programme in London this week. Aimed at fintech companies, the programme will consist of mentoring, networking and development. ​The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, received applications from over 60 countries worldwide. … Continue reading

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VoIPstudio – a powerful and easy to use cloud telephone system (Sponsored)

Over the weekend I took some time to check out VoIPstudio, a cloud telephony service enabling flexible yet secure connections between users and business entities. You might think there are better things to do on weekends, but the time was definitely … Continue reading

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5 British startups to look out for in 2015

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 watch out for in 2015. In the case of the Great Britain, … Continue reading

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