Annie Musgrove


New pan-Nordic venture Mainframe Industries joins the game with €2 million seed

Mainframe Industries, a pan-Nordic game venture with studios in Helsinki and Reykjavik, launched today with a €2 million seed round from early-stage tech and gaming investors such as Maki.vs, Play Ventures, Crowberry Capital, and Sisu Game Ventures. Thirteen veteran game developers bound together to create Mainframe Industries, with a shared mission to create the first […]

Pitch launches invite-only beta as it raises an extra $30 million

Pitch, a collaborative presentation software from the creators of Wunderlist, is now available to select companies and teams. Thrive Capital invested $30 million in the new company, extending its original support for Wunderkind to the creators’ new venture. This investment comes just a year after a $19 million round from Index Ventures, BlueYard, Slack, and […]


Grover gets €41 million to take tech rental global

Berlin-based Grover, an electronics rental company and subscription service, secured new funding that is a mix of equity investors and debt capital. The €11 million equity is led by Augmentum Fintech, with support from existing investors coparion, Circularity Capital, Main Incubator (of Commerzbank Group), and Samsung Next. The €30 million debt is an addition to […]


Berlin-based jobpal gets €2.5 million to transform corporate recruiting with its AI chatbot

jobpal has announced €2.5 million in funding from InReach Ventures, an AI-powered VC fund investing in early-stage European startups, and Acadian Ventures, a new early-stage VC firm founded by Jason Corsello, ex-CEO of Cornerstone.  In an age when AI is making customer interactions more intuitive and user-centric, the world of recruitment is getting its own upgrade. […]


AMBOSS gets €30 million Series B to share medical knowledge around the world

Berlin-born AMBOSS, a knowledge platform for medical professionals, has raised a €30 M Series B to fuel its international rollout and app development. Investment firms Partech and Target Global led the round, with support from existing investors Cherry Ventures, Wellington Partners, and Holtzbrinck Digital. Since its last funding in 2017, AMBOSS has evolved from an […]


Hungarian startup Shapr3D raises $6 million to make 3D modeling mobile

Shapr3d, the first mobile 3D modeling app for iPad Pro, announced a $6 million series A round from Point Nine Capital and Creandum, two European early-stage VC firms. To keep up with modern design and 3D printers, Shapr3D developed the first mobile app for 3D computer-aided design (CAD). Commenting on the need for Shapr3D’s technology, […]

Smart Protection

Spanish startup Smart Protection gets €5.2 million to combat online piracy

Madrid-based Smart Protection, an AI platform that combats online piracy and counterfeiting, has raised a €5.2 million Series A. The investment round, led by Nauta Capital, will help the business keep companies and their assets safe online. According to the International Trademark Association, global losses due to online piracy amounted to $760 billion in 2017, […]