French medtech startup Robocath raises €4.7 million for its cardiovascular device

Medical tech startup Robocath has raised €4.7 million led by M Capital and Normandie Participations along with Go Capital and NCI. Robocath, based in Rouen, develops a robotics device called R-one for treating cardiovascular disease that protects physicians from exposure to X-rays while still interacting with the patient. R-one, which is protected by 20 patents, […]

UK-based proptech agency YOPA raises £15 million Series B

UK-based proptech startup YOPA has raised £15 million in a Series B round led by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT). The round included funding from Grosvenor Hill Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Savills. This comes after the firm raised £16 million last year in a Series A round, bringing its total to £31 million.

Marketplace for retail space Appear Here has raised $12 million to expand internationally

London-based Appear Here, an online marketplace for short-term rental space, has secured $12 million in Series B funding. Octopus Ventures led the round with participation from Simon Venture Group as well as previous investors Balderton, MMC, Meyer Bergman and Playfair Capital. Rebecca Hunt from Octopus Ventures has been added to Appear Here’s board. The company has raised $21.4 million in funding to date.

Spotify acquires Paris-based AI search startup Niland.io

Spotify has acquired Niland.io, a Paris-based machine learning startup specialising in music search and recommendations. No terms for the deal were disclosed. The team from Niland.io will be joining Spotify’s New York R&D office where they will work on music discovery features. According to Spotify, Niland.io has “changed the game” for AI in search. “Over […]