Dan Taylor

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Munich-based home climate management startup Tado° raises €38 million, partners with noventic

Munich’s smart home climate startup Tado has raised €38 million from Hamburg-based proptech firm noventic and undisclosed existing investors. This investment marks a strategic partnership between the two companies, specifically aimed at developing and distributing energy-efficient products for the commercial housing market. The funding is also earmarked for further product developments and market expansion. Founded in […]

Axel Springer’s job marketplace StepStone, acquires conversational AI Mya

Düsseldorf-based job marketplace StepStone has acquired San Francisco-based conversational AI tech Mya. The award-winning Mya technology will be incorporated into StepStone’s autonomous matching platform, effectively matching job opportunities to candidates who may not actively be searching for them. The full engineering and developer team, including co-founders Eyal Grayevsky and James Maddox are expected to stay […]

Helping lay blueprints for early-stage startups, Liège-based Rise PropTech launches €20 million fund

Change is never easy, and the construction and property industry hasn’t exactly been the fastest when keeping up. To help accelerate new adoptions, as well as attract more entrepreneurship in the field, Liège, Belgium-based Rise PropTech has launched a €20 million fund. Founded by Frédéric Driessens, Gaëtan Baudelet, and Jérôme Constan, the fund has already […]

Like, OMG! Stockholm’s live streaming social commerce platform Bambuser acquires influencer marketing agency Relatable

Stockholm-based live video shopping platform Bambuser has acquired cross-town influencer marketing agency Relatable for approximately $24 million. The synergy is expected to further enable brands and retailers to scale live streaming shopping, culminating in more sales. The duo has previously collaborated on a number of projects for brands including Samsung, Ted Baker, and Klarna, and […]

Dutch food delivery startup Bistroo aims to take on the industry giants by returning ‘power to the people’

Eindhoven-based Bistroo is on a mission to offer a sustainable alternative to the predatory food delivery marketplace. They’re seeking to do this through a collective shift away from the giants, namely Just Eat Takeaway.com, formerly Thuisbezorgd.nl, and/or Uber Eats in the Netherlands, over to a more restaurant owner and consumer-friendly platform. The young company has just raised $10 […]