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 […]
Austrian sports facility booking platform Eversport has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by Point Nine Capital and RTAVentures, along with Techstars and a number of angel investors. Eversport, not to be confused with the US-based sports streaming service, was founded in 2013 and provides a platform for athletes to search for and book […]
Travel search juggernaut and ‘Eunicorn’ Skyscanner has announced three new offices – two engineering hubs in London’s Moorgate and Bulgarian capital Sofia, and a new mobile-focused office in Budapest – as part of “ambitious development plans”. Skyscanner was originally started in 2003 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has gone through a period of accelerated growth in […]
South African Internet and media company Naspers has become the largest shareholder in Avito, the leading online classifieds platform in Russia with more than 35 million unique monthly visitors, acquiring shares from existing shareholders including Northzone, Accel Partners and Kinnevik. Naspers, which initially invested in Avito back in 2013, has increased its stake in the […]
Denmark-based Drivr, which develops technology that helps taxi and private hire companies counter Uber and its ilk, announced on Friday that it has scored €3 million in additional funding. The financing round was led by new backer The Danish Growth Fund, the Danish state’s investment fund, with participation from existing investors. The Copenhagen startup has […]