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UK-based Learning Technologies Group announces plans to acquire US-based GP Strategies for $394 million

File this one under “something you don’t see every day,” UK-based edtech Learning Technologies Group has announced its plans to acquire NYSE-listed, Colombia, Maryland-based GP Strategies for $394 million. LTG is an e-learning and associated technologies provider that was founded in 2013 and is a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange. This will be […]

Online course creation and marketplace LearnWorlds raises $32 million

Billing itself as, “the shopify for online courses,” Cyprus-based LearnWorlds has seen the demand for its offering skyrocket overnight. Building on a 3x growth rate, the firm has raised $32 million via Insight Partners. The funding is slated to be used to accelerate the company’s product roadmap, as well as foster customer success efforts. Founded […]

Bavarian Government flips the switch on €200 million ScaleUp fund

In a strong show of support for the local ecosystem, the Bavarian State Government has announced a new €200 million scale-up fund to be managed by Bayern Kapital, a wholly owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria’s development bank). The fund is targeted at Bavarian-based growth stage startups focusing on life sciences, software and […]

Sustainable consumer goods startup Bower Collective raises £2.1 million

London’s home and personal care startup Bower Collective has raised £2.1 million in seed stage funding. The startup offers a closed loop, plastic waste-free subscription plan of refillable products delivered directly to the consumers’ doorstep. Once empty, subscribers simply need return the empty containers via a pre-paid envelope. The fresh funding is slated to accelerate […]

Industrial materials marketplace Vanilla Steel raises $4 million

Berlin-based industrial materials marketplace Vanilla Steel has raised $4 million. The platform helps match up excess steel with buyers via weekly auctions and reportedly reduces the negotiation period. The seed round was led by June Fund and saw participation from Seedcamp and Mustard Seed Maze. Launched just last year, Vanilla Steel is operating in a […]

Collaborative research and insights platform Avrio raises €700,000

As any founder will tell you, the bigger you scale, the bigger the silos become. Dashboards, docs, threads, knowledge in your co-founders head, it can quickly spin out of control and manage what’s what and where is where. Avrio is a browser extension that helps keep everyone on the same page, is always accurate, up-to-date, […]