Dan Taylor

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Holded now held by Visma for more than €120 million

Scandinavian accounting and admin software maker Visma has acquired Holded, an ERP and accounting platform hailing from Barcelona for more than €120 million (with the traditional accompanying earn out numbers). With the acquisition, Holded will continue to operate as an independent entity, with founders Javi Fondevila and Bernat Ripoll staying on board. An interesting development […]

There’s a new accelerator on the block, meet Cambridge’s Deeptech Labs

When the words deep tech and the University of Cambridge end up in the same sentence, chances are there’s going to be a pretty good show. And as it would appear, newly launched Deeptech Labs has been fine-tuning the orchestra. Based in, you might have already guessed, Cambridge, Deeptech Labs is a newly launched post-seed […]

Volt charges up with open banking industry record-breaking $23.5 million Series A raise

Open payments gateway Volt has raised $23.5 million to fuel global expansion plans as well as further product development efforts. Founded in late 2019, Volt provides a real-time payment support mechanism for merchants and payment service providers. The firm has quickly established itself as a major player in the European open banking industry, already connecting […]

JPMorgan steps up the game, snaps up longtime fintech stalwart Nutmeg

Subject to regulatory approval, JPMorgan Chase, the fourth-largest bank on the planet (in total assets) has confirmed its intent to acquire London’s longtime fintech player, Nutmeg. The purchase is slated to “compliment” the UK launch of JPMorgan Chase’s digital bank planned for later this year. Financials and terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Founded in […]

London-based talent operating platform Beamery raises $138 million in Series C funding, helps fuel AstraZeneca’s rapid scaling

London’s talent acquisition, engagement, and retention platform Beamery has raised $138 million in Series C funding led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’), through its Teachers’ Innovation Platform (TIP). The raise also saw participation from Accenture Ventures as well as existing investors Index Ventures, EQT Ventures, Microsoft’s M12, and Workday Ventures. Beamery […]

AI-powered insurance pricing automation platform Akur8 raises $30 million

Akur8, who uses a proprietary “Transparent AI” to automate insurance pricing, has landed $30 million from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital in order to help actuaries and pricing teams make better, faster decisions. To date, Akur8 has raised $42 million. Founded in 2018 by Guillaume Beraud-Sudreau and Samuel Falmagne, Akura8 automates the generation of pricing […]

Berlin’s “bring your suitcase, we’ll handle everything else” coliving platform Habyt closes €20 million Series B round, acquires Frankfurt-based homefully

It’s a banner day at Berlin’s coliving platform Habyt, as they’ve closed a Series B round totaling €20 million, and have announced their third acquisition in six months, this time Frankfurt’s homefully. Let’s unpack. The €20 million Series B round saw HV Capital, Vorwerk Ventures, P101, and Picus Capital, participating, but no lead was indicated. […]