Jonathan Keane

Freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland covering tech news, funding, and exits

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Fat Lama raises $10 million Series A round for its rental marketplace

Peer-to-peer rental marketplace Fat Lama has raised $10 million led by Blossom Capital, the new VC firm helmed by former LocalGlobe partner Ophelia Brown, with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The UK startup’s sharing economy model allows users to rent goods – from cameras to drones to bikes – for a daily fee. It […]

UK startup Pusher raises $8 million for its real time APIs

London-based API startup Pusher has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital with participation from developer support organisation Heavybit. More than 200,000 developers are using Pusher, according to the company, sending 40 billion messages daily across eight billion devices monthly. The majority of these customers are in the US (including […]

Belgium’s Cowboy raises $3 million in seed funding for its electric bikes

Belgian e-bike startup Cowboy has announced a $3 million seed round to coincide with the launch of its product. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from Hardware Club, Kima Ventures, and a number of invidiual investors including BlaBlaCar cofounder Francis Nappez. Cowboy’s cofounders are Adrien Roose, Karim Slaoui, and Tanguy Goretti. Roose […]

Macedonia’s Cognism raises £2 million for its AI marketing solutions

Macedonian AI startup Cognism has raised £2 million led by South Central Ventures with participation from Newable Private Investing, the London Co-Investment Fund, and Start-up Funding Club. The company, with offices in London, develops AI tools for extracting sales and recruitment leads from big data and has 80 paying customers. “This latest round is central […]

ClauseMatch raises $5 million to help businesses stay compliant

UK regulation tech startup ClauseMatch has landed $5 million in new funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Talis Capital, Speedinvest, and angel investors. ClauseMatch is in the burgeoning field of regulation tech, or regtech, and has developed a solution for financial services and other sectors that automates compliance by managing huge swathes of […]

Slite raises $4.4 million to make better team collaboration tools

Slite, which develops a collaboration software platform, has raised $4.4 million in funding led by Index Ventures. The Paris-based company launched via the eFounders startup programme last year and recently participated in Y Combinator. The startup said it is developing an alternative to Google Docs and Evernote that’s targeted at teams for collaborating on content, […]