Andrii Degeler

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

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British-American open banking startup Token raises $16.5 million

Fintech startup Token headquartered in the UK and the US has landed $16.5 million in a funding round from Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas, Octopus Ventures, and EQT Ventures. The startup plans to use the capital to further develop its open banking platform TokenOSTM. As the company puts it, the platform […]

Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions picks up £5.4 million

Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish-founded agritech startup, has reaped £5.4 million in a funding round led by the US-based S2G Ventures, with participation from AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB). IGS has built a plug-and-play vertical farming solution that it sells to indoor farms. The technology used in IGS’s products, according to the company, […]

UK-based radiation detection company Symetrica lands £3 million

Southampton-based radiation detection and identification hardware company Symetrica has raised £3 million to support its expansion in the US. Parkwalk and Nesta led the round, which also included follow-on investments from Tennants Ventures, Albion Investments, and Technology Venture Partners. Founded in 2002 by the former head of Physics and Astrophysics at Southampton University, Symetrica builds […]

Paris-founded HR and payroll startup PayFit secures €70 million

French HR tech startup PayFit has landed €70 million in a funding round led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance, with participation from prior investors Accel, Frst, and Xavier Niel. This capital injection brings the total amount raised by the company to €83 million. PayFit has developed a SaaS payroll and HR platform that’s focussed on the […]

Paris-based pizza robot startup Pazzi raises €10 million and plans to launch its first restaurant

French foodtech startup Pazzi has landed €10 million in a funding round led by the Singaporean investment fund Qualgro, with participation from Eutopia, Partech, and daphni. Founded in 2017, Pazzi is building robotic pizzaiolos in collaboration with chef Thierry Graffagnino, 3-time world champion of pizza. In September, the startup plans to open its first restaurant […]

Stockholm-based cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill raises $2 million

Swedish cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has landed $2 million in a fiat funding round led by Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. The startup expects to use the funding to expand its development and marketing teams. Bitrefill, which builds its products for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, states its mission as to help […]