Starship Technologies raises $17.2 million for its autonomous delivery robots

Starship Technologies, a London company that’s building autonomous robots for deliveries, has raised $17.2 million (€16.5 million) in a seed round led by automotive giant Daimler. Shasta Ventures, Matrix Partners, ZX Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, Grishin Robotics, Playfair Capital also participated in the round. Lead investor Daimler, through its Mercedes-Benz company, had previously begun a partnership […]

Language learning app busuu teams up with Uber for English course for drivers

Language learning app busuu has announced a partnership with Uber to offer free English language lessons for its drivers in London. The optional course has been designed by the London-based startup with drivers in mind, focusing on conversation topics like discussing routes and handling customer service. The course will involve a mix of speaking, listening, […]

French data analysis company Eulerian Technologies raises €5 million

French company Eulerian Technologies, which specializes in the collection and analysis of data, completed a financing round of €5 million. The funding comes from ISAI Management, through its equity growth fund. ISATIS Capital also participated in the round in the form of bond financing. At the same time, Olivier Mathiot, co-founder and CEO of PriceMinister, and Paul Strachman, ISAI’s Venture Partner in New York, joined the board. | Twitter |

UK-based e-book platform Perlego has raised £500,000

London-based Perlego has secured a £500,000 seed round for its e-book platform, which is meant to help students with expensive textbook prices. Private angels from the United Kingdom, Belgium and France participated in the round. The company had previously raised an angel investment round in August 2016.