Finnish healthcare marketplace Lääkärihinta acquired by subsidiary of The Orange Company

Finnish healthcare marketplace Lääkärihinta, or “Doctorprice”, and also known as eMedi Innovations, has been acquired by Palvelutili, a subsidiary of The Orange Company. No terms were disclosed. Palvelutili is a company providing services for government-issued digital vouchers and personal budgeting solutions used by public bodies to refer to and fund health services for people. Through […]

Social robotics company Furhat Robotics raises $2.5 million

Stockholm-based Furhat Robotics has raised $2.5 million in a seed round from Balderton Capital and LocalGlobe. Founded by researchers from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, Furhat is building machines with “social intelligence” that resemble human personality, gesture, and intonation. The human-like robot face, which is a 3D projection, mimics human expression and is built on […]

Online fashion retailer Lesara raises €30 million in Series C funding

German online fashion retailer Lesara has closed a €30 million Series C round from existing and new investors including Northzone, Mangrove Capital, Vorwerk Ventures, Armat Group, and Marshfield Associates. The fashion ecommerce site was founded in 2013 by Roman Kirsch, Matthias Wilrich and Robin Müller and has now raised a total of €55 million. The […]

Automated staffing agency Zenjob raises €8 million in Series A

Zenjob, based in Berlin, has raised a further €5 million in Series A funding bringing the total funding round to €8 million. The round was led by Acton Capital Partners with participation from Redalpine and Atlantic Labs. The company has built an automated digital staffing agency. It employs and insures staff and deploys them to […]

Logistics startup Localz raises Series A investment from Notion Capital

Last mile delivery startup Localz, based in London, has closed a Series A funding round from Notion Capital with participation from parcel delivery giant GeoPost. No figures were disclosed. The “multi-million pound” funding round will be invested in the service for last-mile delivery and tracking. It expects to double in size by next year. The […]

SOPHiA Genetics raises $30 million for its AI-powered genome analysis tech

SOPHiA Genetics, a company deploying AI for genomic analysis, has announced a $30 million funding round led by Balderton Capital. 360 Capital Partners, Invoke Capital, and Alychlo also participated in the Series D round. SOPHiA has built a data-driven AI service that works with existing sequencing technologies for diagnostics in oncology, hereditary cancer, metabolic disorders, […]

Financial management startup Zeitgold raises €10 million in Series A funding

Berlin-based Zeitgold has announced a Series A round of €10 million from Battery Ventures and Holtzbrinck Ventures. Zeitgold creates financial management tools using artificial intelligence for small businesses that can forecast liquidity shortages so that businesses can stay on top of any shortfalls that may emerge, as well as identify areas for costs saving or […]