Annie Musgrove


Sinch buys Wavy for €60 million, will grow customer engagement platform across Latin America

Stockholm-based customer engagement platform Sinch has bought Wavy, a Brazilian business messaging tool, to expand the Swedish company’s influence in Latin America. The deal, which should close next quarter, includes a total cash consideration of BRL 355 million (nearly €60.5 million) and 1,534,582 new shares in Sinch. Two elements of Brazilian company were valuated separately: […]


Dutch startup Kaizo seals $3 million seed round to gamify performance of remote customer service teams

Dutch startup Kaizo, formerly known as Ticketless, has raised a $3 million seed round to expand its gamified performance management platform for customer service teams.  The round was led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Partech Partners, and a group of angel investors. Christoph Auer-Welsbach, former partner at IBM Ventures, is joining as co-founder […]


London-based VoxSmart raises £5.5 million to expand communications surveillance software for financial market

VoxSmart, a London-based fintech company providing communications surveillance, has landed a £5.5 million Series B investment from UK bank NatWest. Also billed as a telecommunications software company, VoxSmart claims over 100 blue chip financial market customers. The company claims its suite of surveillance services helps financial institutions comply with regulations. The service tracks communications across […]

startups against corona

No longer business as usual: Corporations seek solutions from Startups Against Corona, new platform from 27pilots

Munich-based venture client consultancy 27pilots has launched Startups Against Corona, a support network where startups can offer solutions to larger companies struggling from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exchange of problems and solutions has already kicked off. BMW, Bosch, SAP, Airbus, Bayer, Siemens and other large corporations (aggregating over 1.5 million employees) have […]


Leuven-based miDiagnostics gets €14 million to commercialise remote clinical testing

miDiagnostics, a Belgian health tech startup developing silicon chip technology for clinical tests, has raised €14 million from existing investors, plus Dr. Rudi Pauwels and Dr. Ir. Urbain Vandeurzen. MiDiagnostics aims to make “diagnostic information as readily accessible as digital information on a smartphone,” according to CEO Nicolas Vergauwe. Combining a nanofluidic processor on a […]