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 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 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 |
Luxembourg-based Talkwalker has secured €5 million in funding from the Dutch software investor Main Mezzanine Capital.
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.
Lending platform Funding Circle has raised $100 million (£82 million) in a fresh funding round led by Accel along with several other investors. Investors in the round include Baillie Gifford, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Rocket Internet, Sands Capital Ventures, Temasek, and Union Square Ventures – all previous investors. Funding Circle, based in London, […]
Julie Hansen, former president and COO of Business Insider, has joined Babbel as its CEO for the US. Hansen will be based in the New York office and will lead the language learning app as it continues its growth in the US market. Thomas Holl, previous head for the US, will be transitioning to the […]