UK-based R&D analytics startup PatSnap raises $38 million

R&D analytics startup PatSnap has raised a Series D funding round of $38 million led by Sequoia Capital and Shunwei Capital, with participation from Qualgro. All three firms have invested in previous funding rounds of the startup, which to date has raised more than $100 million. PatSnap is working to solve the problem of decreasing […]

Estonian-founded Pipedrive raises $50 million to grow its sales CRM and explore acquisition possibilities

Sales CRM startup Pipedrive has secured a $50 million Series C round led by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Atomico. Pipedrive plans to use the money to further scale and develop its product, as well as “explore strategic acquisitions,” the company stated in a […]

British spacetech startup Oxford Space Systems raises £6.7 million

Oxford Space Systems (OSS), a British startup that builds deployable space antennas and structures, has landed £6.7 million in funding from IQ Capital, Longwall Ventures, Foresight Williams, Midven, and Wren Capital. The startup will use the new funding to move to its new purpose-built headquarters in the Harwell Space Cluster outside Oxford, which is said […]

Belarusian FaceMetrics raises $2 million for its smart parental control app

FaceMetrics, a Belarus-founded startup working on an AI-powered parental app Nicola for the iPad, has raised $2 million from Belarusian VP Capital and Russian Larnabel Ventures. The application itself is set to be released by the end of summer. It will be available for free for users in Belarus, while customers elsewhere would have to […]

France’s Avolta Partners launches Volta ICO Syndicate to bring traditional investors closer to pre-ICO token sales

French investment bank and M&A advisor Avolta Partners has launched Volta ICO Syndicate, which would allow traditional investors to participate in pre-ICO token sales. The company envisions the service as part of a future suite of offerings within the crypto-economy sector. In an announcement, Avolta Partners stated that it has built a “network of contractors, […]