Annie Musgrove


Dutch martech company Spotler Group buys Webpower, its fourth acquisition of 2020

Spotler Group, a marketing software provider hell-bent on expansion, has acquired Dutch email service provider (ESP) Webpower, which will expand Spotler’s market reach and product suite. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but it follows a few months after three other acquisitions, Measuremail and Tripolis in June and Flowmailer in March. Two years […]


Bitcoin banking app Mode successfully listed on London Stock Exchange

Bitcoin banking app Mode, a UK company that announced a month ago it would file a £40 million IPO to float on the London Stock Exchange, is today officially listed on the Main Market with the ticker “MODE”. In a press release, the company says it raised the sought £7.5 million (before expenses) by placing […]


Kindred closes £81 million fund, will return £5 million to founders through equitable investing program

London VC Kindred Capital has closed its second seed fund at £81 million and announced that, through its ‘Equitable Venture’ program, about £5 million is going back to the entrepreneurs rather than Kindred’s general partners. The firm gives seed-stage founders co-ownership in the fund that invested in their businesses. The second fund has been active […]


Helsinki-based HappySignals raises €4.7 million for platform that helps employees adopt new tech

Helsinki-based HappySignals, an employee engagement platform designed to guide teams through digital transformation, has raised €4.7 million in Series A round led by Nauta Capital, with participation from Vendep Capital. The company, which has raised €6.2 million to date, will scale operations in Europe and the US with hopes of helping enterprise leaders build “happy, […]


Oslo edtech unicorn Kahoot! acquires Actimo to expand into corporate learning

Norwegian edtech unicorn Kahoot! has acquired Actimo, the Danish startup behind an employee engagement platform. To be exact, the Oslo-based company is buying 100 percent of the shares in Actimo for a total consideration reflecting an enterprise value of $26-33 million on a cash and debt-free basis. The transaction will be settled in a combination […]