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Finnish medtech Nightingale enters Japan and opens new funding round to bring blood test to masses

Nightingale Health, the Finnish medtech which bills itself as “Europe’s answer to Theranos,” has received undisclosed investments from two Japanese giants, Mitsui & Co and Kirin Holdings Company. The new partnerships will introduce the pioneering blood test to the Japanese market as a consumer-facing wellness product called “My Nightingale.” The startup has also opened a […]


With £10 million seed, Uncapped is Europe’s first revenue-based financing model, offering capital without taking control

Uncapped, Europe’s first revenue-based finance provider, has set out to help European founders raise working capital without giving up control of their business or going deep into debt. Based in London with an office in Warsaw, the new financing firm has raised a £10 million seed round from White Star Capital, Global Founders Capital, and […] bokio

Swedish startup Bokio books €4 million to expand its SMB accountancy software across UK

Bokio, the Swedish startup applying AI to small business bookkeeping, has raised a €4 million round, led by Stockholm-based VC firm, creandum, with support from Svea and Chris Adelsbach. For small businesses, sole traders, and freelancers, Bokio supports a wide range of administrative tasks including invoicing, employee expenses, reporting and VAT returns. The interface is […]

Sage Group acquires London-based CakeHR to strengthen its SaaS offering

CakeHR, the London-based provider of cloud HR solutions, has been acquired by Sage Group, a legacy business software company in the UK that is transitioning to SaaS. Founded in 2012, CakeHR allows companies, particularly small businesses, move key areas of HR management to the cloud. For the 27,000 users around the world, the SaaS suite […]

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French BI startup Toucan Toco raises first funding: €12 million from Balderton Capital

Toucan Toco, Paris-based data storytelling startup, has raised its first-ever funding with a €12 million led by Balderton Capital. Since its launch in 2014, the French startup has self-financed its way to profitability. Toucan Toco is a data visualisation software that makes business intelligence easy to understand for non-technical decision makers, including CxOs, HR directors, […]