’s Mariam Naficy will join us at TechCrunch Early Stage

At Early Stage, the first event of its kind from TechCrunch, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds in the tech world across categories like fundraising, scaling, operations and marketing. Alongside these VCs, lawyers, growth marketers, operators and recruiters, we’ll also be hearing directly from entrepreneurs who have charted […]

French traveltech Explora Project raises €1.7 million to expand its positive-impact adventure tourism

Annecy-based traveltech Explora Project has raised €1.7 million to boost its vision of tourism with a positive impact on humans and their environment. The round was participated in by Kima Ventures, Crédit Agricole Alpes Development and French business angels. It’s also worth mentioning that the startup has also been supported by the 50 Partners accelerator […]

British biotech Freeline secures €106 million for its curative liver gene therapies

UK-based Freeline, a biotechnology startup focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, has announced the closing of an around €106 million extended Series C financing. This round includes a previously announced €35.4 million from Syncona, in addition to a more recent additional amount of around €70.8 million led by Novo Holdings A/S, Eventide Asset Management […]

Zurich-based Oper secures €500K pre-seed funding to expand its digital credit launch pad across Europe

Zurich-based fintech Oper has raised €500K in a pre-seed funding round. The round was participated in by Barclays and Pitchdrive, as well as three angel investors, and will be used to scale up the startup’s solution across Europe. Digitalisation is a huge trend currently across all sectors, with the current COVID-19 crisis has reinforced further […]

British BotsAndUs secures €5.3 million and partners with Heathrow and British Airways

Middlesex-based BotsAndUs has secured around €5.3 million, including an equity funding round led by Kindred Capital and Capnamic Ventures, with angel investors from the UK and the US also participating in the round. The company was also awarded funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme as well as Innovate UK. BotsAndUs (2015) focuses […]

Irish traveltech ROVE lands €450K seed funding for its cloud-based booking platform

Dublin-based ROVE, a cloud-based booking technology for the adventure and experience-based travel sector, has closed an early seed round led by Zoosh Ventures and Enterprise Ireland. The investment will position ROVE to take advantage of a growing market segment following the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions. ROVE was founded in 2019 by Brian Kearney, former […]

French proptech Unlatch raises €5.2 million expand its real estate sales platform to Spain and the UK

Today Unlatch, a French pioneer in digital real estate sales, has announced raising €5.2 million in a round led by AXA Venture Partners. The funds will be used to add new services and features and accelerate the internationalization of the business, particularly in Spain and the United Kingdom. Unlatch (2018) is a B2B software solution […]

Paris-based traveltech Okarito raises €2.1 million to manage post-COVID business trips for startups and SMEs

French traveltech Okarito, a digital platform for companies to organise and optimize their business trips while ensuring the well-being of their employees, has closed a fundraising round of €2.1 million, led by Axeleo Capital, and accompanied by Kima Ventures and various business angels including Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux (President of Notus  Technologies). The startup will […]

Intel to invest $253.5 million in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Intel said on Friday it will invest $253.5 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook and Silver Lake that have backed India’s top telecom operator in recent months. The chipmaker’s investment arm said it is acquiring a 0.39% stake in Jio Platforms, giving the Indian firm a valuation of $65 […]