Annie Musgrove


Griffin gets £6.5 million to build banking-as-a-service platform and seek banking license

London-based Banking-as-a-Service provider Griffin has raised a £6.5 million round led by EQT Ventures. This investment follows the company’s previous £3 million seed round announced earlier this year. Seedcamp, Tribe Capital and a handful of angel investors — Paul Forster (co-founder, Matt Robinson (co-founder Go-Cardless/Nested) and Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas (COO GoCardless) — also joined the […]


German IoT startup KINEXON secures €15 million loan to fuel global expansion

KINEXON, a Munich-based IoT company that develops hardware and software, has signed a €15 million venture debt loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan, which is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, will be meted out in three chunks upon completion of some pre-defined milestones. The financing will help the German […]

Objective Platform

Amsterdam-born Objective Platform raises €2 million to expand in Europe and Asia

Dutch SaaS startup Objective Platform has raised €2 million in a round led by Amsterdam-based B2B investor Newion. The Hatch Firm and Robbert Visser also participated. Founded in 2014, Objective Platform lets companies track their omnichannel marketing and advertising activities, both online and offline. The insights allow teams to make smarter budgeting decisions and optimize […]

The EIT Digital Challenge Final names five winners in the European deep tech scene

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it is independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, EIT Digital. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts on, read this and contact us if you are interested in partnering with us. The EIT Digital Challenge Final just named […]


Estonian-born Pipedrive achieves unicorn status with $1.5 billion valuation

Pipedrive, a CRM platform for sales and marketing teams, has signed an agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, Texas-based VC firm –  which puts the company’s valuation at about $1.5 billion. With this, the Estonian-born startup reaches unicorn status. Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Atomico, DTCP, and Rembrandt Venture […]