Video conferencing company StarLeaf raises $40 million in first external round

StarLeaf, a cloud-based video conferencing platform, has raised $40 million in its first round of external capital. The funding comes from Highland Europe, Grafton Capital, and the company’s founders. The new funds will be used to grow the Cambridge company’s customer base and bolster its position in the European and North American markets while it […]

LoveCrafts raises £26 million for its crafts social site

LoveCrafts, a social platform for crafts, has raised £26 million in a round led by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) with participation from previous investors Balderton and Highland Europe. London-based LoveCrafts is an online community for makers to interact, buy supplies, and sell designs. With this new investment, which is one of the biggest in a […]

Art marketplace JUNIQE lands €14 million led by Highland Europe

JUNIQE, an online marketplace for curated art, has raised €14 million in a round led by Highland Europe with participation from Vorwerk Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Redalpine. The Berlin startup, launched in 2014, connects artists and sellers with buyers. The company experienced a year on year revenue growth of 500% in 2015 it said, with […]

Highland Europe raises €332 million fund to back growth-stage startups

Highland Europe has raised a new €332 million investment fund focused on growth-stage European tech startups. The European arm of Highland Capital Partners intends to invest between €10 and €30 million per deal. It has previously invested in Amsterdam’s WeTransfer and Germany’s Finanzcheck. The firm’s European partners Fergal Mullen, Laurence Garrett, Irena Goldenberg, Sam Brooks, […]