Annie Musgrove


Spanish proptech startup Badi grows 450 percent year-over-year, gaining insight into European rental market

Barcelona-based rental platform Badi has surpassed 300,000 room listings in Europe and released insights from its rapid growth since launching in 2015. Based on the data of nearly two million users, the proptech startup’s findings hint at the urgency and transience of the European rental market, reflecting the nomadic nature of millennials. With 450 percent […]


Belgian startup StoryChief gets €1.1 million seed for its content distribution system, already used in 70 countries

StoryChief, the Belgian creator of a content marketing tool, has raised 1.1 million, led by Peak Capital, to continue scaling around the world. Since launching in 2017, more than 25,000 content teams across 70 countries have started using the SaaS platform. After running a creative agency for 8 years, Storychief founders Valeri Potchekailov, Gregory Claeyssens, […]


Belgian startup Proxyclick raises $15 million to help enterprise companies securely manage visitors

Proxyclick, the Belgian provider of enterprise visitor management software, has raised a $15 million Series B round led by Five Elms Capital, with participation from Series A investor JOIN Capital. Founded in Brussels in 2008, the company helps enterprise companies manage visitor access to offices and production sites. Proxyclick has thought about the entire “visitor […]


UK edtech company Busuu acquires Verbling to expand its language learning platform

Busuu, the London-based leader in language learning, has acquired Verbling in a double-digit million dollar deal. In the $60 billion language learning industry, Busuu aims to be the most comprehensive product on the market, which is why the business is buying Verbling, a live-video tutoring platform. So far, the London-based edtech company offers AI-powered grammar […]


Front quadruples its valuation with $59 million Series C for team-based email platform

Front, the French-born company developing a collaborative work email platform, has raised a $59 million Series C round, led by several technology executives: Atlassian co-CEO and co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes; Atlassian President Jay Simons; Okta COO and co-founder Frederic Kerrest; Qualtrics co-founders Ryan and Jared Smith; and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan. Sequoia Capital, Initialized Capital, Anthos […]


LumApps snags $70 million, led by Goldman Sachs, to grow enterprise intranet

LumApps, the French company developing an intranet SaaS for enterprise, has secured a $70 million Series C round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $100 million. The round was led by Goldman Sachs with participation from Bpifrance, through its Growth Fund Large Venture, alongside Idinvest Partners, Iris Capital, and Famille C. Founded in Paris in […]