Mary Loritz

Freelance journalist and researcher covering tech and business topics for Tech.eu. I've formerly worked for NGOs in the US as a reporter, editor, researcher, organizer, and entrepreneur.

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Norwegian online grocery retailer Kolonial.no raises €31.4 million from Kinnevik

Norwegian online grocery retailer Kolonial.no has raised €31.4 million from Kinnevik, which in turn will receive a 15% stake in the company. Kolonial.no was founded in 2013 and offers grocery delivery to approximately 40% of Norwegian households. The company’s revenues grew by 88% in 2017, to €83.7 million. “Kinnevik is a dream partner for us,” […]

AI-based stress management app BioBeats raises $3 million

London-based AI medtech startup BioBeats has closed a $3 million funding round. The round was led by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), White Cloud, and IQ Capital. BioBeats features a wellbeing course and app that helps one to understand where their stress one comes from, and how to cope with and reduce it. By harnessing user […]

Israeli emergency response startup Carbyne raises $15 million Series B

Tel Aviv-based public safety startup Carbyne has raised $15 million in series B financing. The round was led by Elsted Capital Partners and joined by Founders Fund. Carbyne’s emergency response ecosystem provides a 21st century upgrade for standard public safety and emergency response infrastructure, revolutionizing the outdated emergency technologies still used in most cities around […]

Belgian invoicing startup POM raises €830,000

Antwerp-based fintech startup POM, which develops payment solutions to simplify invoice processing, has raised €830,000 in new capital. Investors in the financing round include Be Angels and BAN Vlaanderen, as well as existing shareholders including the management of POM and B2BOOST, and business angels Jean-Marc Toussaint and Steve Vantorre. The total capital raised by POM […]

London-based on-demand fashion software company Unmade scores $4 million

Unmade, a UK-based fashion software company, has raised $4 million in new funding. The investment was led by Felix Capital, with participation from Connect Ventures, LocalGlobe, Carmen Busquets, Backed VC and C4 Ventures. Unmade offers clothing that customers can customise through its software platform, and is manufactured on-demand. The startup is partnering with lifestyle and […]

BlaBlaCar acquires Russian carpooling platform Beepcar

The popular French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar is acquiring the Russian startup BeepCar, a carpooling platform launched in 2017 by Mail.Ru Group. The acquisition was announced along with a partnership between the Mail.Ru Group, which is the largest internet business in Russia, and BlaBlaCar. BlaBlaCar launched in Russia in 2014 and quickly became the largest carpooling […]