Dan Taylor

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Paris-based edtech OpenClassrooms raises $80 million, partially backed by Zuckerberg

Paris-based edtech OpenClassrooms has raised $80 million in their third round and saw participation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a project Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg established with his wife Priscilla Chan in 2015. The round also saw participation from Lumos Capital, GSV Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures. Founded in 2012, OpenClassrooms is an edtech platform that […]

Amsterdam-based neobank bunq reaches €1 billion in user deposits

Amsterdam’s challenger bank bunq has announced that they’ve reached €1 billion in user deposits. This milestone outlines a steep hockey stick curve, with the amount of money deposited by users more than doubling for the second year in a row. 2019 with €433.4 million, 2020 with €837 million deposited. With the rapid growth, bunq is […]

French spacetech Unseenlabs raises €20 million in Series B round, all systems go on constellation deployment

Rennes, France-based Unseenlabs has raised €20 million in a Series B round. The funding is expected to accelerate the company’s commercial growth as well as further deploy their existing satellite constellation. The round was led by Avolta Partners, with new investors 360 Capital Partners, Omnes Capital, and Blue Oceans Partners joining, as well as existing […]