Apply to Blockstart! New funding opportunity for blockchain startups and end-user SMEs (Sponsored)

Until 26 May 2021, startups can apply to BlockStart’s Partnership Programme, partner with end-user SMEs, and receive up to €20K to validate and pilot their blockchain solutions BlockStart is a pan-European blockchain/DLT acceleration programme. Its main objective is to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between blockchain/DLT solution providers and end-user SMEs. In its 3rd and final […]

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Berlin-based Lingoda announces €57 million to expand its online language school to new markets

Lingoda, a leading online language school, today announced it has raised €57 million in growth equity led by global growth investor Summit Partners, with participation from existing investor Conny Boersch, founder of Mountain Partners, which first invested in Lingoda in 2015. The new funding will support Lingoda’s expansion into new markets, further enhance the company’s […]

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London-based Cado Security nabs €8.3 million for its cloud-native digital forensics platform

Cado Security, provider of the one of the first and only cloud-native digital forensics platform, today announced that it closed an approx. €8.3 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total capital raised to around €9.6 million. Led by Blossom Capital with participation from existing investors including Ten Eleven Ventures, the new funding comes […]

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“The only formula of success is Business = Life”: Interview with Ajax Systems’ CEO, Aleksandr Konotopskyi

Often called the ‘Apple of security systems’ because of their innovative proprietary technologies and beautiful design, Ajax Systems is an IoT company that develops high-tech security systems with smart home capabilities. Their product line includes 33 devices for the ultimate protection of premises from burglary, fire and flood – all manufactured in Kyiv, Ukraine where […]

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Berlin-based Wire closes €17.4 million Series B funding to continue expansion of its secure collaboration platform

Today Wire, one of the most secure collaboration platforms, has announced it has closed a €17.5 million Series B funding round led by VC firm UVC Partners. This investment comes off the back of Wire’s 3x annual revenue growth in 2020, and a number of significant customer wins across sectors such as energy, financial services […]

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Estonia-based logistics startup Waybiller raises €500K to make transportation truly paperless

Estonian logistics startup Waybiller announced today that they have raised €500k in funding to make transport truly paperless. This backing comes from Estonian based Thorgate Ventures and Vestman Energia alongside Norwegian angel investors Espen Harstad and Nicklas Haslestad. Founded in 2019 by a team with a strong logistics industry background, Waybiller is an e-waybill software […]

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Meet the 15 finalists of the pitch competition at this year’s EU-Startups Summit!

On the 28th-30th of April, we’re hosting the 7th edition of the EU-Startups Summit – this year as an online event. This 3-day event will give you the chance to (virtually) connect and network with over 1,500 participants, learn from around 70 expert speakers, listen to educational talks with internationally successful founders, and, of course, bite your nails […]

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Les Nouvelles Fermes raises €2 million to build one of the largest aquaponic farms in Europe

Les Nouvelles Fermes, a Bordeaux-based startup, has announced that it has raised €2 million to build one of the largest urban aquaponics farms in Europe. A well-established player in the territory, Les Nouvelles Fermes already benefits from a successful experience in this sector. In 2019, the 5 founders launched “Pauline”, their experimental farm located in […]

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Dublin-based Nory raises €1.6 million to bring AI and automation to restaurants around the world 

Dublin-based startup Nory has raised a pre-seed round of €1.6 million to help restaurants manage the full-suite of their operations with the tap of a button. The round was led by Cavalry Ventures and Playfair Capital, with additional participation from Enterprise Ireland and leading angel investors from Europe and the US. Founded in 2020, Nory calls itself the […]

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British startup GENIE closes €1 million funding for its post-COVID employment technology

Today GENIE, an automated talent agent for the creative industry, announces the closing of its second funding round, taking their total funding to-date to over €2 million. GENIE also announces appointing Sir John Hegarty as Chairman, as the team look to disrupt the ways companies hire talent in the post-COVID world. Founded in 2019, GENIE […]

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