Dan Taylor

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Berlin-based online language learner Lingoda raises €57 million

Berlin’s online language learning school Lingoda has raised €57 million in a round led by Summit Partners and saw participation from existing investor Conny Boersch, founder of Mountain Partners, an early investor in Lingoda. As part of the deal, Summit Partners’ managing director Matthias Allgaier will join the Lingoda board of directors. The capital is […]

Warsaw-based steaming sponsorships platform inSTREAMLY raises €1.1 million

Warsaw-based inSTREAMLY has raised €1.1 million in a seed round in an effort to allow all streamers, regardless of size, access to brands to the ability to participate in and execute sponsorships. The round was led by Supernode Global, and saw participation from Colopl Next and PKO TFI. Notably, pre-seed funding was provided by SMOK […]

Berlin’s connected home shopping platform tink raises €40 million in Series D round

Berlin-based smarthome/IoT comparison and shopping platform tink has raised €40 million in a Series D round. The funding round was led by Cadence Growth Capital, Rocket Internet, and ProSieben’s SevenVentures. “As an international and customer-oriented technology company, tink fits in very well with our investment focus with its IoT commerce platform, growth history and healthy […]

Berlin-based logistics platform Hive raises €6.6 million

Berlin’s direct-to consumer logistics platform Hive has raised €6.6 million in a seed funding round. Led by Earlybird Venture Capital, the round also saw participation from Amplifier and existing investors Picus Captial and founders from Flixbus and Forto. The capital raise is expected to expand the company’s product offerings, enter new markets, and naturally, grow […]

Danish fintech Cardlay secures €8 million, former Mastercard Europe president Javier Perez joins board

Danish white label fintech Cardlay has secured €8 million in financing from newly minted Global PayTech Ventures. As part of the financing, Global PayTech Ventures founder, and former president of Mastercard Europe, Javier Perez, will join the Cardlay board as vice-chairman. The funding is expected to fuel Cardlay’s next phase of expansion and cooperation with […]

Dublin’s hosptech platform Nory raises $2 million in pre-seed round

Dublin-based Nory has raised $2 million in a pre-see round in an effort to help restaurants manage their entire workflow. The round was led by Cavalry Ventures and Playfair Capital and saw participation from Enterprise Ireland and a number of unnamed angel investors from both the U.S. and Europe. “We always pay immediate attention when […]