Spotify acquires Swedish music recording startup Soundtrap

Spotify has acquired Swedish startup Soundtrap, an online platform for recording and collaborating on music. No figures were disclosed. The Stockholm-based startup was founded in 2012 and has raised more than $8 million in funding from investors including Industrifonden and former Spotify CFO Peter Sterky. According to the announcement, the startup’s team will continue to […]

French parking app Onepark raises €12 million from SNCF-backed fund

Onepark, an app for booking parking spaces, has raised €12 million in funding from Keolis, the investment fund majority owned by French national railway service SNCF. Paris-based Onepark is a site and app for finding and booking available car parking spaces in cities and airports; the data is made available through the startup’s partnerships with […]

UK eye care tech startup Aston EyeTech raises £5 million in Series A

Aston EyeTech, a Birmingham-based tech startup developing solutions for ocular care, has raised £5 million in Series A funding from Mercia Technologies and an unnamed “Asian-based investment syndicate”. Mercia invested £1.8 million in the round for a 19.4% stake in the company, which will use the funds for product development. The firm previously backed the […]

Bird.i raises $2.6 million to make satellite images more accessible

Satellite imaging and intelligence startup Bird.i, based in Glasgow and London, has raised $2.6 million led by Accelerated Digital Ventures with participation from Concrete VC, Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult Services, and the Scottish Investment Bank. The startup provides real-time imaging and intelligence to businesses taken from satellites and now plans to scale the business […]

Coworking space platform OfficeR&D raises $1 million seed round

OfficeR&D, a coworking space management platform, has raised $1 million in seed funding from LAUNCHub Ventures with participation from Constant Tedder, the co-creator of video game Runescape, and the cofounders of Bulgarian software firm Telerik. The startup is based in both London and Sofia. It plans to triple its staff and invest in further product […]

Apartment rental platform Wunderflats raises €3 million

Wunderflats, a property tech – or “proptech” – startup from Berlin has raised €3 million from Creathor Venture, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Econa AG, and a number of family offices. Wunderflats, founded in 2015, is a platform for renting furnished apartments for a minimum of 31 days. The service, it said, acts as alternative accommodation for medium-length […]