Greek-founded InAccel announces $600,000 seed investment from Marathon VC

InAccel Inc., a provider of FPGA cloud hardware accelerators, announces the completion of a $600,000 seed investment from Athens-based Marathon Venture Capital. The investment comes from Marathon’s recently closed €32 million seed fund. Big data and computationally intensive applications such as data analytics, machine learning and genomics require new solutions to manage increased demands on […]

Barcelona-founded social-commerce fashion startup 21Buttons secures $17 million to expand to the US

Barcelona-based 21Buttons, a fashion-centred social shopping app, has raised $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Idinvest Partners. The company’s existing investors, including Kibo Ventures, Breega, Samaipata, JME VC, 360 Capital Partners, and Sabadell VC, also participated in the round. 21Buttons app looks similar to picture-focused platforms like Instagram or Pinterest, except […]

Earlybird closes €175 million fund to invest in early-stage European startups

Berlin-headquartered VC firm Earlybird has closed its €175 million “Digital West” fund that will focus on deep tech startups in German-speaking countries, Nordics, UK, Benelux, France and Southern Europe. The latest fund brings the total capital under management of the firm to €1 billion. “We see a steadily growing number of promising deep tech startups […]

Willem Sundblad and Peter Brand, co-founders of Oden Technologies

UK-founded industrial IoT analytics startup Oden Technologies raises $10 million

London-founded industrial IoT (IIoT) analytics startup Oden Technologies has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors including EQT Ventures and Inbox Capital. Niklas Zennström, Atomico CEO and co-founder of Skype, will join the company’s board. The startup claims that its cloud-based data analytics platform for IIoT […]

Dutch medical research data startup Castor EDC raises €5.3 million

Castor EDC, an Amsterdam-based healthtech startup, has raised €5.3 million in a funding round led by INKEF with participation from several angel investors. The company is planning to use the fresh capital to expand its research data platform in the US. Founded in 2012, Castor EDC is working on an Electronic Data Capture (that’s what […]