Annie Musgrove

Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero promises two weeks’ pay to quarantined freelance riders, with €3 million financial support program

German food delivery company Delivery Hero has announced a €3 million financial support program to enable its subsidiaries, across 43 countries, to protect riders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Berlin-based company says the funds will “cover up to 15 days of compensation for lost income for freelance riders who have been positively diagnosed with COVID-19 […]


Sustainable foodtech startup Choco raises $30.2 million, launches D2C produce delivery in face of COVID-19

Choco, a Berlin-based food sustainability company, has raised $30.2 million in new funding led by Coatue Management. Previous investors joined the round as well, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlantic Labs, Target Global and Greyhound.  By providing digital tools for both restaurants and food suppliers, Choco aims to streamline the global food supply chain, thereby reducing […]


London’s Natterbox snags £7.5 million to expand cloud-based telephony software for customer service teams

Natterbox, a London-based provider of voice cloud services, has secured £7.5 million in growth equity funding from Octopus Investments, an existing investor from 2018. The telephony software is a phone system that operates within Salesforce, so customer service teams can work efficiently. The UK company touts the service’s flexibility: the “Freedom” interface lets users work […]

Crypto Finance

Swiss startup Crypto Finance banks €13.3 million Series B, building fintech bridge with Asia Pacific

Swiss startup Crypto Finance has secured a €13.3 million Series B round led by Swiss investor Rainer-Marc Frey and Beijing-based Lingfeng Capital, with support from Hong Kong’s QBN Capital and others. The fintech startup will use the funding to continue expanding internationally, where the majority of its clients reside. Based in Zug, the company offers […]


London-based data analysis software Count launches with $2.4 million seed funding to help early-stage startups

Count, a London-based data analysis platform designed for early-stage startups, has announced a $2.4 million seed round led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Global Founders Capital and some angel investors. The software is an all-in-one data warehouse, visualisation tool, and reporting platform. The startup, which was founded in 2016 but just launched today, took some […]