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London-based MyOptique Group secures £8 million

MyOptique Group, on of Europe’s leading online optical retailers selling prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, today announced it has secured £8 million in funding to bolster its aggressive international expansion plans and potential acquisitions. The round was led by … Continue reading

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Recipe box delivery: Gousto secures $2m in a round led by MMC

Following their angel round a few months ago, Gousto – the London-based recipe box delivery startup, has now closed a $2 million investment round led by MMC Ventures. The funding will be used to build up Gousto’s team of chefs and … Continue reading

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Relocation helper MOVE Guides receives $1.8m in seed funding

MOVE Guides announced today that it has closed a $1.8 million seed funding round from Notion Capital, NEA and a number of angel investors bringing its total funding to $2.4 million. The mission of the London-based startup is to transform the $40bn employee … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: SponsorPay, CupoNation, w0o0t

Be part of the sucess stories of some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. From now on, we’re going to introduce you each week to great career oportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview, make sure to check … Continue reading

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Social data platform DataSift raises $42 million

DataSift, the platform that powers the social economy, announced today it has secured $42 million in Series C financing led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding platform Seedrs announces European expansion

The London-based crowdfunding platform Seedrs can now be accessed by entrepreneurs and “crowd” investors throughout Europe. To help support the European expansion, Seedrs is raising £500,000 using its own platform, in return for an 8.81% equity stake in the growing business. Seedrs … Continue reading

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Lifecake raises $1.1m in seed funding led by Balderton Capital

Lifecake, a London-based startup that helps busy parents quickly organize and privately share photos and videos among family and friends, today announced it has raised $1.1 million in a seed funding round led by Balderton Capital. Since its creation in … Continue reading

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Student accommodation startup Uniplaces secures £700K

Uniplaces, the international website for student accommodation, has been backed with seed funding of just over £700,000 by Octopus Investments and the angel investors Alex Chesterman (Founder and CEO of Zoopla Property Group) and William Reeve (Chairman of Graze.com). Uniplaces … Continue reading

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Mapping startup what3words raises $500k and launches API

what3words today announced the closing of a $500k seed funding round from prominent angel investors including Guy Westlake – the Head of Marketing at shutl. The investment will be used to develop new ecommerce applications and other business opportunities. The London-based mapping startup … Continue reading

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TransferWise now transferring about €1.2 million a day

TransferWise, the international money transfer platform, has today revealed it is transferring over £1m a day for consumers and small businesses determined to bypass banks and their “hidden fees”. TranserWise was founded in 2010 by the two Estonian entrepreneurs Taavet Hinrikus … Continue reading

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