Vinted, a Vilnius, Lithuania-based e-commerce startup that’s been seeing a lot of interest in its peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand fashion items, has raised $27 million in Series C funding in a round led by international media company Hubert Burda Media. VC firms Accel Partners and Insight Venture Partners also participated in the round, which brings […]
Amsterdam-based StuDocu, better known in The Netherlands under its original name, StudeerSnel, has scored €1.35 million in seed funding from local VC Peak Capital and Berlin-based Point Nine Capital to expand internationally. StuDocu is an edtech startup that basically enables students to study faster and more efficiently, by providing them with an online platform on […]
Swiss ICT provider Swisscom has acquired a majority stake in Mila, a sharing economy startup based in Zurich, Switzerland, for an undisclosed price. Swisscom was already quite familiar with Mila, which basically enables users to discover, book and pay for local services from other customers and small businesses online, having partnered with the startup two […]
Relatively under the radar, Schibsted Group has been building a network of online marketplaces around the world. It’s now ramping up hiring tremendously.
MyOptique, the leading online eyewear retailer in Europe, has made yet another acquisition in its quest to dominate the market and battle Mister Spex. After snapping up UK premium online eyewear business Eyewearbrands.com and Germany’s 4Care (Lensbest.de), the company is today announcing that it has acquired ‘Scarlett of Soho’ (also based in the UK). Terms […]
Estonian language learning startup Lingvist has scored $8 million in new funding from its previous investors and, notably, Japanese online giant Rakuten.
UK-based dental appointment-booking startup Toothpick has been acquired by Dublin, Ireland-based healthcare marketplace and comparison site WhatClinic. The price was not disclosed. Launched in 2013 and backed by investors like Passion Capital and EC1 Capital, Toothpick says it has facilitated more than 1 million bookings to date. The acquisition will introduce Toothpick’s software to more […]