This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss eating insects, fixing employee ownership regulation in Europe, the mourning (or lack thereof) of CEBit, and more.
Hospitality recruitment startup Hosco headquartered in Barcelona has raised €5.4 million in a funding round led by Nauta Capital, with participation from Athos Capital and several business angels. Founded in 2011, Hosco bills itself as a three-sided platform that connects the hospitality industry’s professionals, employers, and educational centres. In addition to job openings and resumes, […]
Danish-founded NIL Technology (NILT) has raised €6.3 million in a funding round co-led by Jolt Capital and NGP Capital. Founded in 2006, NILT specialises in nanopatterning and nanoimprint lithography for industrial customers. The company plans to use the funding to develop full optical systems for sensor solutions to use in IoT, AR/VR, displays, and automotive […]
Norwegian-founded vision technology company Huddly has acquired a local AI startup Epigram in order to further develop its “intelligent camera” tech. The deal will see Epigram’s “tools, IP and all [seven] AI engineers” move over to Huddly, the company stated in a press release. Founded in 2017, Epigram has developed a set of tools for […]
VC firm Atomico together with Slush and Orrick have released The State of European Tech, a free yearly report covering the venture tech activity across the continent. According to the report, a total of $23 billion has been invested in the industry in 2018, up from just $5 billion in 2013. Generally speaking, the report […]
German edge database developer ObjectBox has raised $2 million in a funding round led by Vito Ventures, with participation from Calvary Ventures and several business angels, including Chris Adelsbach, Lucas von Cranach, and Andreas Mihalovits. ObjectBox is a database that’s optimised for use in small devices, from a smartphone to a router to a Raspberry […]
Finnish telecommunications company Nokia has secured a €250 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for its research and development related to 5G products until 2020, concentrating particularly on “developing new 5G-related end-to-end product offerings for different business areas,” the company stated in a press release. The loan has an average life of five […]