French classifieds platform Leboncoin acquires second-hand fashion marketplace Videdressing

French classifieds giant Leboncoin has acquired fashion marketplace Videdressing for an undisclosed price. Founded in 2009, Videdressing is a marketplace for buying or reselling second-hand fashion and luxury items, connecting all parties and offering a payment system, anti-fraud measures and more. Last year, the company achieved a turnover of approximately 35 million euros from sales […]

London-based game developer Tripledot Studios raises $8 million

Tripledot Studios, a casual gamedev startup with offices in London and Minsk, Belarus, has raised $8 million in a funding round led by Velo Partners. The company plans to use the capital injection to assemble an all-star team and focus on mobile games. “We are building the ‘Apollo Program’ of mobile games,” said Lior Shiff, […]

German e-commerce platform Westwing sells its Russian subsidiary to Elbrus Capital

Editor’s note: This post from East-West Digital News was syndicated with permission. Westwing, a German e-commerce company selling furniture and designer home accessories, has sold to one of the funds of Elbrus Capital its subsidiary covering Russia and Kazakhstan. This full acquisition was closed in mid-November, Elbrus Capital Senior Partner Dmitry Kryukov told Russian business daily Kommersant. The amount of the […]

Amsterdam-based hotel booking platform Bidroom raises €15 million

Dutch zero-commission hotel booking platform Bidroom has raised €15 million from several family offices, Emerce reported. The company will use the fresh capital for international expansion and hiring. Founded in 2014, Bidroom is a closed platform that charges its users membership fees for access to hotel deals. This model supposedly allows Bidroom to get lower […] Podcast #57: Songkick and Samlino's funding rounds, the CEE region is on the rise again, eFounders and WIRED 100 Podcast #96: BlaBlaCar’s partnership with SNCF; what the Brexit draft agreement means for startups; interview with Draper Esprit’s Simon Cook; and much more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss what BlaBlaCar is going to do with the bus operator Ouibus, what the Brexit draft agreement means for the tech ecosystem in the UK, and much more. Also featured in the episode is a great and insightful interview with Simon Cook, the CEO of Draper Esprit.