Jonathan Keane

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

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Germany’s Comatch raises €8 million for its consultants marketplace

Business consultants platform Comatch has raised €8 million in Series B funding led by Acton Capital Partners with participation from Atlantic Labs and btov. Comatch is an online platform for connecting with business consultants and industry experts. The funds will be invested in further product development as well as strengthening the German company’s standing in […]

Finnish startups raised €349 million last year according to new data

Investments in Finnish startups reached €349 million in 2017 with a noted increase in the number of foreign investors, according to a new report. Of these investments in 2017, €208 million came from foreign investors, up 33% from 2016 and a tenfold increase since 2010. The report is based on data from the Finnish Business […]

Belgian translation startup TextMaster acquired by Technicis for undisclosed amount

TextMaster, a Brussels and Paris-based translation startup, has been acquired by French translation agency Technicis. No terms for the deal have been disclosed. TextMaster, which has raised more than $8 million in funding, was founded through the eFounders startup programme in Brussels and Paris; this marks the programme’s first major exit. The platform connects companies […]

The Hotels Network raises $3.7 million for its suite of hotel industry software

The Hotels Network, a Barcelona-based startup making software for hotels, has raised $3.7 million led by Seaya Ventures with the participation from SeedRocket 4Founders and NFX. The company develops software for hotels to increase direct bookings, manage reviews and prices with access to tools for predictive analytics and personalising their websites and booking services. According […]

Norwegian design startup Wake acquired by InVision

Wake, a Norwegian-founded design platform, has been acquired by US digital design software firm InVision. No terms were disclosed. Wake develops tools for product designers to share their work and updates with others in the same organisation to keep each other abreast of work in progress and what might need to change. Its customers include […]

Israel’s Verbit raises $11 million for its AI transcription software

Verbit, a transcription software startup from Israel, has announced a $11 million seed round from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and Orzyn Capital. The company, founded last year, develops software for transcribing audio and video content using AI; though it also uses human editors to make corrections and help refine the algorithms. It claims that […]

Medtech startup UgenTec raises €7.5 million for its DNA analysis software

Belgian medtech startup UgenTec has raised €7.5 million from investment firm LRM, IMEC, KU Leuven Gemma Frisius Fund, KU Leuven, and biotech investors Annie Vereecken and Herman Verrelst. The startup develops software using AI, called FastFinder, for analysing polymerase chain reaction, a common method of analysing DNA for infectious diseases and in oncology. According to […]