Dublin-based WhatClinic buys UK dental appointment booking startup Toothpick.com

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 […]

Sports venue booking site Eversport raises $1 million in seed funding

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 […]

Skyscanner opens three new offices (in London, Sofia and Budapest), nabs former Amazon exec to head up global engineering

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 […]

Naspers acquires majority stake in Russian online classifieds group Avito in $1.2 billion transaction

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 […]