Berlin-based location marketing startup Uberall acquires Navads, raises $25 million

German location marketing company Uberall has acquired an Amsterdam-based location data management startup Navads for an undisclosed amount. Uberall also announced extending its Series B funding round announced in February by $25 million, bringing the total amount to $50 million. The new capital was led by HPE Growth Capital, with participation from Uberall’s existing investors, […]

Swedish digital health startup Joint Academy raises $7 million

Malmo-based healthcare startup Joint Academy that provides “digital care” for osteoarthritis patients in Sweden has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Alfvén & Didriksson. The startup plans to use the money to scale up its offering to countries outside Sweden. Joint Academy’s digital health platform connects osteoarthritis patients with physiotherapists […]

Dutch sea freight logistics startup Shypple raises €1.7 million

Rotterdam-based startup Shypple that markets itself as the “Booking.com for sea freight” has raised €1.7 million in funding from a regional development fund Brabantse Ontwikkelmaatschappij (BOM), August Ventures, and private investors. Patrick Kerssemakers from August Ventures will also join Shypple as an advisor. “Shypple solves a problem a lot of importers and exporters experience daily: […]

Dutch startup Hardt Hyperloop raises “up to €5 million” to bring European Hyperloop launch closer to reality

The Netherlands-founded startup Hardt Hyperloop has raised “up to €5 million” from InnoEnergy, a long-term public-private partnership supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The investment is part of a bigger funding round that Hardt Hyperloop has yet to close. Hardt Hyperloop is working on an implementation of Hyperloop, a potentially more […]

German HR software company Softgarden sells to Investcorp

Berlin-founded HR platform company Softgarden has been acquired by Investcorp, an investment fund headquartered in Bahrain, for an undisclosed amount. This is the fourth deal from Investcorp’s fourth Technology Fund. Softgarden’s main product is an applicant tracking system (ATS), which comes as a SaaS solution and is there to cover and streamline corporate recruitment processes. […]

Digital training startup Growth Tribe expands to Sweden, Denmark, and Finland

Dutch-founded education startup Growth Tribe has announced the opening of three new “academies” in Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki under its franchise, in addition to an existing campus in Amsterdam and an office in London. The company claims to be the first “academy” in Europe to deliver courses in growth hacking and AI for growth and […]

UK-based lending platform Funding Circle plans a £300 million London IPO

Funding Circle, a UK-founded peer-to-peer lending platform for small businesses, has announced its intention to raise £300 million by listing on London Stock Exchange. The IPO would value the company at up to £2 billion, the Financial Times reported earlier this year. Founded in 2010, Funding Circle offers loans of £50,000 to £500,000 to small […]