The Chinese internet behemoth Tencent has signed what appears to be a massive deal with Amsterdam-based HERE, which will now provide map and location data for its products — including WeChat and QQ — outside China. “We’re delighted to expand our work with Tencent by supporting its large user base with fresh global maps and […]
London-founded startup Admix has landed $2.1 in funding for its advertising platform for AR and VR applications. The round was led by Speedinvest, with participation from Suir Valley, Force over Mass, and Founders Factory. Admix markets itself as a monetisation platform for AR/VR developers that allows placing what it calls non-intrusive programmatic ads (see an […]
Finland-based smartwatch gamedev startup Everywear Games has raised €5 million from Supercell Ventures, the investment arm of the mobile gaming giant Supercell. Supercell Ventures has also bought out the previous investors in Everywear Games to become the sole stockholder in the company, Talouselämä reports. Founded in 2015, Everywear Games has been specialising in games for […]
Dutch app-only supermarket Crisp has officially launched and raised €3 million from “Dutch entrepreneurs and private investors,” the company stated in a press release. Crisp offers next-day delivery six days a week across the Netherlands and focuses on quality food from local producers. Riding the wave of the popularity of healthy food, Crisp promises to deliver […]
British startup Pirate Studios, which operates 24/7 self-service recording studios across the UK, Germany, and the US, has raised $20 million from Talis Capital, a London-based VC family office. Founded in an abandoned police station in Bristol, Pirate Studios started as a rehearsal studio that the founders David Borrie and Mikey Hammerton offered to music […]
This week we’re discussing the recent insolvency filings from two European startups, France’s plans to “embed” researchers into Facebook, Kenyan workers who make the AI magic, and more.
Riga-based peer-to-peer lending marketplace startup Mintos has raised a €5 million Series A funding round from the existing investor Grumpy Investments (formerly known Skillion Ventures), a local VC firm. The company plans to use the funding to add personal IBAN accounts and debit cards to its offering in the near future; in order to do […]