Jonathan Keane

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Online booking system BookingBug raises $13.4 million in Series C funding

BookingBug, a London-based appointments booking platform, has raised $13.4 million in a Series C round from PeakSpan Capital and Downing Ventures. The platform allows businesses, like retailers and financial institutions, and public-sector agencies to manage their appointments with customers and partners and view data generated from that. The funds will be invested in further business […]

Open Cosmos raises $7 million to make satellites more affordable

UK satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by BGF Ventures alongside LocalGlobe, Entrepreneur First, Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise cofounder) and Charlie Songhurst (former head of corporate strategy at Microsoft). The company, which is based at the ESA Business Incubator in the UK and was founded through the Entrepreneur […]

Rocket Internet sells off shares in HelloFresh for €150 million

UPDATE: The placement has concluded with Rocket Internet selling 12.2 million shares of HelloFresh at €12.30 a share, totalling a little above the target of €150 million. The transactions are expected to close on April 23. Startup builder Rocket Internet has announced that it will sell shares in meal kit delivery company HelloFresh for proceeds […]

Aula raises $4.2 million for its student communications platform

Edtech startup Aula has secured $4.2 million in seed funding from Project A, Brighteye Ventures, Sunstone, and Nordic Makers. The startup is building a communication tool for university students – or a “digital campus” – with the Aula platform. According to the founders, Anders Krohn, Adrian Franklin, and Oliver Nicolini (all formerly of Oxford), the […]

Denmark’s OrderYOYO raises €5.4 million for its takeaway ordering software

OrderYOYO, a Danish startup developing software for online takeaway ordering, has announced a €5.4 million Series A round led by VF Venture, a branch of Denmark’s state investment fund, with participation from SEED Capital, Preben Damgaard, and Jesper Johansen. The company, which also has a base in London, builds a platform for restaurants to manage […]