Swiss employee communication app Beekeeper raises $8 million

Zurich-based employee communication platform Beekeeper announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Keen Venture Partners, with participation from Fyrfly Venture Partners, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, and b-to-v Partners. Several business angels also joined the round including Niklas Zennström, Skype co-founder and founding partner at Atomico; Ariel Lüdi, former CEO of hybris and founder at Hammer Team; and Niklas Ostberg, co-founder and CEO Delivery Hero. Robert Verwaayen, a general partner at Keen Venture Partners, has joined the Beekeeper Board of Directors.

Israeli medtech startup EyeYon raises $6.5 million for its synthetic corneas

Israeli medical equipment company EyeYon Medical announced that it has completed a Series B financing round of $6.5 million. The round was led by the Chinese fund Rimonci Capital, a joint venture representing China’s largest private ophthalmology network, and the Chinese distribution company Gauss Medical. Previous investors TriVentures and Pontifax also participated in the round. The company’s total investments now amount to $10 million.