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London’s insights and consulting company Kantar acquires Dutch cross-media tracker MeMo2

London-based data-driven insights and consulting company Kantar has acquired Amsterdam-based cross-media effectiveness tracking specialist MeMo2. Through the acquisition, Kantar will welcome 50 specialists into the fold and strengthen its position in the Dutch market via MeMo2’s client base. No staffing changes are reported, and the terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. Founded […]

Berlin/Stuttgart-based transformation management firm Field 33 secures 7 figure investment in seed round

Berlin/Stuttgart-based complexity and transformation management company Field 33 has raised a seven-figure amount in a seed round led by Atlantic Labs. The raise also saw participation from Angel Investor Marcus Ruebsam, former strategy head at SAP. The exact amount of the raise remains undisclosed. Founded in 2019 by Sebastian Wohlrapp, Field 33 helps large companies […]

London-based automated life insurance advice platform Anorak raises £5 million

London’s fully automated life insurance advice platform Anorak has raised £5 million in a funding round led by Outward VC. Triple Point Ventures and existing investor Kamet Ventures also participated in the raise, as did a number of Angel Investors including Nic Kohler, Paul Evans, Charlie Delingpole, and Will Neale. The fresh funding is expected […]

London/Tallinn-based commission-free investment platform Lightyear raises $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Split between London and Tallinn, Europe’s first commission-free investment platform Lightyear has raised £1.5 million in pre-seed funding led by Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Wise and Sten Tamkivi, co-founder of Teleport as the duo’s first portfolio investment, along with Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype. A cohort of Angel Investors including Ott Kaukver, Wander Rutgers, and […]

Psychedelic healthcare fund Neo Kuma sees early success amid sector growth

The UK’s first investment fund dedicated solely to psychedelic healthcare, Neo Kuma is reporting that a number of its early investments are returning yields between 180% and 680%, with three of the seven companies in its portfolio planning an IPO later this year. Founded in 2020 by Clara Burtenshaw and Sean McLintock, Neo Kuma launched […]

Munich’s FlixMobility raises over $650 million, achieves $3 billion valuation

Munich-based FlixMobility, the group behind FlixBus and FlixTrain has raised over $650 million in a mix of equity and debt financing, giving the company a valuation of $3 billion. The Series G round included activity from new investor Canyon Partners, as well as existing investors including General Atlantic, Permira, TCV, HV Capital, Blackrock, Baillie Gifford, […]