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London-based Quiqup secures funding from Delivery Hero and Global Founders Capital

Quiqup, a London-based on-demand delivery startup, has finalised a “multi-million pound” Series A funding round, with lead investors Delivery Hero and Global Founders Capital (investment fund of Rocket Internet). The decision for Quiqup to select Delivery Hero and Rocket Internet … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs raises £10M to accelerate growth

Seedrs, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, has announced a £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital. Seedrs will use the capital raised in this fundraising round to expand significantly … Continue reading

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Busuu secures €6 Million from McGraw‐Hill Education

Busuu, one of the world’s largest social networks for language learning with over 55 million users, today announced that McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, acquired a minority stake of busuu for €6 million. The deal also authorises McGraw-Hill exclusive global … Continue reading

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Helpling acquires Hassle.com to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, Rocket Internet’s on-demand home services platform, officially announced today the acquisition of Hassle.com, the European pioneer of this business model and market leader in the UK. According to our colleagues at tech.eu, Helpling has dropped €32 million on the … Continue reading

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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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