Paris-based FlexyBeauty, which has developed a SaaS software suite for hairdressers and beauty institutes, has raised €1.5 million from the French investment fund Newfund.
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.
UK-based proptech startup Nested, an online real estate agent, has closed a round of £8 million. The investment was led by Passion Capital and GFC, with participation from Tim Bunting.
French adtech startup Databerries, a mobile advertising platform for offline retailers, has announced a $16 million Series A round, led by Index Ventures. Existing investors also took part in the latest round following a Seed round in December 2015, including ISAI and Mosaic Ventures, and angels such as Pascal Gauthier and Greg Coleman.
UK-based Sentric Music has received an investment of £3 million from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to help advance the music publisher’s international expansion plans. BGF is an independent company backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered.
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.
Swiss data science company KNIME, which offers open-source solutions, announced it has received €20 million from the equity investor INVUS.