Andrii Degeler

Journalist, podcast host, and public speaker based in Amsterdam. Covering all things technology since 2007 for Tech.eu, Engadget, TNW, Ars Technica UK, the Kyiv Post, and more.

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French fraud detection startup Bleckwen secures $10 million

Paris-based payment fraud detection startup Bleckwen has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Ring Capital, with participation from existing investors, including TempoCap, Bpifrance, and Ineo. Bleckwen, which is a spin-off from the French cybersecurity firm Ercom, specialises in real-time analytics and fraud prevention in payments within the wider anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism […]

Belgian insurtech startup Qover lands €8 million to expand across Europe

Brussels-based insurtech startup Qover has raised €8 million in a funding round led by Alven and Portag3 Ventures, with participation from the existing investor Anthemis. The idea of Qover is to offer insurance products via “open APIs and white-label front-ends,” the company said in a statement. It claims that its non-life insurance products can be […]

Dutch digital top-up startup Creative Group secures €22 million

Creative Group, a fintech startup headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has landed a €22 million in funding from Prime Ventures, which was the sole investor in this round. Creative Group’s main focus is digital top-up in the areas like call credit, entertainment, and prepaid gaming cards. The company’s consumer-facing labels are Recharge.com and Rapido.com, while […]

French video indexing startup Newsbridge raises €1.5 million

Paris-based video indexing and analysis startup Newsbridge has landed a €1.5 million funding round led by Elaia. Newsbridge’s product is targeting journalists, audiovisual production companies, and digital rights holders. The company claims that it can reduce the production costs by 30 to 80 percent by providing a more efficient way of finding and selecting the […]

The UK-based personalised supplement startup The Nue Co. raises $9 million

British startup The Nue Co. that provides subscription-based meal supplements has landed $9 million in a funding round led by Waldencast, with participation from Unilever Ventures, Redo Ventures, and Columbia Care. The company develops formulas that come in the form of capsules, liquid meal supplements, or even fragrance. It offers subscription-based supplement plans divided into […]

London-based food discovery app nez raises £2 million

London-founded food and drinks discovery app nez has landed a £2 million funding round from several investors including Martin Robinson, chairman of Burger King UK. nez is an app that aggregates “hyperlocal, real-time offers in London,” namely is in Soho, Bank, Covent Garden, Holborn, Farringdon, Liverpool St, Old Street, St Paul’s and Chancery Lane. “I […]