Annie Musgrove

Kibo Ventures

Kibo Ventures announces third fund with target of €100 million

Kibo Ventures, an early stage fund with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, has announced the first close of Fund III, targeted at €100 million, which will go to European startups raising pre-A and series A rounds. Founded in 2012, the Iberian firm will bring its assets under management above €220 million once its third […]


Belgian startup Sensolus gets €3.5 million to expand IoT throughout the supply chain with stick-on sensors

Belgian industrial IoT startup Sensolus has raised €3.5 million to develop and expand its logistics system, which helps companies track non-powered assets (or devices and equipment that aren’t ‘smart’) in supply chains and industrial manufacturing. The investment came from btov Partners, Annie Vereecken, Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth. The latter two investors led […]


Dutch martech company Spotler Group buys Webpower, its fourth acquisition of 2020

Spotler Group, a marketing software provider hell-bent on expansion, has acquired Dutch email service provider (ESP) Webpower, which will expand Spotler’s market reach and product suite. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but it follows a few months after three other acquisitions, Measuremail and Tripolis in June and Flowmailer in March. Two years […]


Bitcoin banking app Mode successfully listed on London Stock Exchange

Bitcoin banking app Mode, a UK company that announced a month ago it would file a £40 million IPO to float on the London Stock Exchange, is today officially listed on the Main Market with the ticker “MODE”. In a press release, the company says it raised the sought £7.5 million (before expenses) by placing […]


Kindred closes £81 million fund, will return £5 million to founders through equitable investing program

London VC Kindred Capital has closed its second seed fund at £81 million and announced that, through its ‘Equitable Venture’ program, about £5 million is going back to the entrepreneurs rather than Kindred’s general partners. The firm gives seed-stage founders co-ownership in the fund that invested in their businesses. The second fund has been active […]


Helsinki-based HappySignals raises €4.7 million for platform that helps employees adopt new tech

Helsinki-based HappySignals, an employee engagement platform designed to guide teams through digital transformation, has raised €4.7 million in Series A round led by Nauta Capital, with participation from Vendep Capital. The company, which has raised €6.2 million to date, will scale operations in Europe and the US with hopes of helping enterprise leaders build “happy, […]