Annie Musgrove


Berlin-based BEAT81 scores €6.4 million to strengthen fitness communities

BEAT81, one of Europe’s fastest growing fitness tech companies, has raised a €6.4 million Series A funding round led by EQT Ventures. Tim Dettman, a professional badminton player and former national champion, founded the company in 2017 to help people improve physically and mentally ⁠— through a combination of technology and community. BEAT81 set out […]


Funderbeam gets go-ahead to expand private investment marketplace in Asia

UK-based Funderbeam, the trading platform to buy and sell equity in private companies, has obtained new financial licenses from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The two licenses, one for Capital Market Services and the other as a Recognised Market Operator, facilitate the platform’s next stage of growth: the creation of a global secondary market […]


Israeli design platform Duda raises $25 million to offer Website-as-a-Service

Duda, a leading web design platform for digital agencies and SaaS platforms, has raised a $25 million growth equity round from Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), doubling their overall funding to date. Duda provides a web design platform for all types of customers, from freelance web professionals and digital agencies, to large hosting companies, SaaS platforms, […]


London-based Fidel raises $18 million Series A to power its fintech API

Fidel has announced an $18 million Series A round, its first major funding to make card payment data both more secure and more accessible, so that the fintech ecosystem can develop faster. The round was led by US-based fintech funds Nyca Partners and QED Investors, along with support from many others, including: Citi Ventures, Commerce […]


BlaBlaCar offers to acquire Busfor to expand bus service through Russia

BlaBlaCar, the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, announced that it has offered to acquire Busfor, Russia and Ukraine’s largest online bus ticketing platform. Just last year, BlaBlaCar expanded beyond car sharing to incorporate bus service, aiming to increase its hold on road mobility and satisfy more passengers. With 7,000 bus carriers, Busfor will cement BlaBlaCar’s […]

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Crypto Quantique raises $8 million to make its cutting-edge IoT security the new normal

London-based Crypto Quantique has raised $8 million in seed funding to pursue its mission of making end-to-end IoT security the new standard for all devices. The round was led by Accelerated Digital Ventures with support from Entrepreneur First and others. Crypto Quantique uses quantum-driven cybersecurity design to provide the world’s most advanced security solutions. The […]