Dan Taylor

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Sofinnova Partners closes crossover fund at €445 Million

Paris, London and Milan-based Sofinnova Partners has recently announced the closing of their oversubscribed late-stage healthcare crossover fund at €445 Million. This now comprises the largest crossover investor dedicated late-stage biopharma and medtech fund in Europe. Sofinnova is expected to Maintain their focus on European companies in need of scale-up capital, but will also support […]

Munich-based IDnow acquires identity Trust Management

Munich-based IDnow is on a mission to become one of Europe’s leading identity platforms. With the announcement of their acquisition of identity Trust Management, the second within the last six months, the mission is clearly progressing. No financial details were provided. For the past decade identity Trust Management has been a key player in the […]

Y Combinator backed Tel-Aviv-based Jiga launches B2B marketplace for manufacturers

Launching today, Tel-Aviv based Jiga opens the doors to the public on their B2B marketplace. The service aims to make it three times faster for manufacturers to produce physical products. Part of the current Y Combinator batch, Jiga has received $125,000 in funding and was previously bootstrapped. Jiga is coming out strong, with over 30,000 […]

Tel Aviv/Amsterdam-based Rewire raises $20 million, secures Dutch license, and expands Israeli financial asset service provider

Expat focused, cross-border online banking fintech startup Rewire has just announced a sweet $20 million in series B funding and a “significant” line of credit from a “leading” bank. The round was led by OurCrowd, and included new key investors Renegade Partners, Glilot Capital Partners (via their early growth fund Glilot+), and Jerry Yang, former […]

Mobile advertising platform Vungle acquires Helsinki-based GameRefinery

Mobile advertising platform Vungle has recently announced the acquisition of GameRefinery. The primary target of the acquisition being GameRefinery’s Game Intelligence platform, a service which helps point developers to optimal user retention and monetisation through a series of insights. Previous GameRefinery clients include Zynga, King, Rovio, and Ubisoft, and the company has compiled contextual data […]

Men’s health platform Numan acquires Stockholm-based medtech firm Vi-Health

Men’s health startup Numan has recently announced their acquisition of Stockholm and Malmö medical science and healthcare technology firm Vi Health. Vi Health offers advanced e-consultation tools (collaborative chat, and voice and video consultations), workflow automation tools, and is a registered Class I medical device that includes an AI-powered symptom checker. With the addition of […]