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Cashless event solutions providers PlayPass and Weezevent join forces to conquer the reemerging live event sector

Announced this morning, the two biggest names in cashless payment solutions, PlayPass and Weezevent have combined forces, and are eyeballing the reemerging leisure and entertainment sector, read: live events. Together, the group now comprises six offices around the globe including Paris, Madrid, Antwerp, Lausanne and Montreal and has a headcount of over 100 employees. Pre-pandemic, […]

Starling Bank confirms £272 million in new funding, claims unicorn status.

The UK has a new darling in Starling. The digital bank has confirmed its Series D round funding totalling a healthy £272 million, their largest ever. Led by Fidelity Management and Research the round was oversubscribed by £72 million, and now gives the company at £1.1 billion pre-money valuation. Rothschild acted as the exclusive financial […]

London-based Dija guarantees groceries delivered in 10 minutes or less*, opens doors with a $20 million seed funding from Blossom Capital, Creandum, and Index Ventures.

Launching today, Dija promises Londoners in South Ken, Fulham and/or Hackney groceries delivered to their door in under 10 minutes. If not, three months of free deliveries. Guaranteed*. *For the first month of operation, that is. Blossom Capital, Creandum, and Index Ventures are fueling the $20 million seed funding round. Founded by former Deliveroo executives, […]

London-based crypto assets insurance firm Unslashed raises $2 million

Crypto assets insurance provider Unslashed Finance has recently closed a $2 million funding round. Investors included Lemniscap, P2P Capital, Bitscale Capital, Chainlayer, and several angels. To date, Unslashed has sold coverage for the amount of $400 million and collected $90 million in capital deposits with no marketing spend. With these numbers, Unslashed could very well […]

London-based Virtual Events platform Hopin raises $400 million in series C funding

If you’re in the event business, you already know Hopin. If you’re not in the event business, you’re about to know Hopin thanks to a $400 million series C funding round. Co-led by new investors Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst and existing investor IVP, the round also saw participation from returning investors Coatue, DFJ Growth, […]

TytoCare doubles valuation with an additional $50 million in series D funding round

AI powered, on-demand remote medical exam firm TytoCare has recently raised and additional $50 million in an oversubscribed series D funding round. Led by Insight Partners and joined by new major growth investors Tiger Global and Qumra Capital, this $50 million doubles the company’s valuation, as just 10 months prior, TytoCare raised a previous $50 […]