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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Finnish forestry tech startup CollectiveCrunch lands €600,000

CollectiveCrunch, a Helsinki-based forestry tech startup, has raised €600,000 from Thominvest, bringing the total amount secured by the company to €1 million. The product of CollectiveCrunch is the Linda Forest AI platform that “utilises climate, geo, and customer process data to arrive at better predictions of forest inventory,” the company said in a statement. With […]

London-based “online restaurant” startup Taster lands $8 million

The UK-founded delivery-only restaurant company Taster has secured $8 million in a funding round from Battery Ventures, Heartcore Capital, LocalGlobe, Marc Ménasé (Founders Future) and other existing investors. Founded in 2017 by Anton Soulier, one of the first employees at Deliveroo, Taster currently operates three delivery-only restaurant brands — Mission Saigon, O Ke Kai, and […]

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 […]