Mary Loritz

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

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UK-based market research company GlobalWebIndex raises $40 million in Series A funding

London-based market research company GlobalWebIndex has announced a $40 million funding round from New York-based Stripes Group. GlobalWebIndex is a market research company that provides consumer insights data in 44 countries to the world’s largest brands, marketing agencies and media organizations, drawing on a base of 22 million consumers. “The demand we’re seeing on a […]

UK-based rental deposit startup Reposit has raised £500,000

London-based proptech and insurtech startup Reposit has announced a new £500,000 funding round. Reposit offers an alternative way for tenants and landlords to handle deposits, easing cash flow problems for renters by enabling them to secure a property with just one weeks rent. The investment is backed by Andrew Weisz of Weisz Investments and Michael […]

Finnish digital workplace platform Happeo scores $8 million seed

Finnish software startup Happeo has raised $8 million from international investors including UK and Silicon Valley-based DN Capital, and Helsinki-based and Vendep Capital. Happeo is an all-in-one digital workplace platform that brings together intranet, collaboration, and social networking into one unified solution for employees. “Traditional employee intranets are dead, because they host static and […]

German digital marketplace Scout24 buys online loan portal for €285 million

Scout24, an operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany, is acquiring, a German online loan comparison portal, for €285 million.’s platform provides consumers with real-time comparison of consumer loans. With an easy-to-use online query, credit offers and loan-related products from different providers can be compared within […]

London-based TrueLayer scores $7.5 million to help developers build financial apps

London-based startup TrueLayer, which provides financial APIs, has raised a $7.5 million Series B funding round. The investment was led by the venture capital fund Northzone, with participation from existing investors Connect and Anthemis. Truelayer provides an interface for developers to create financial services and applications. Since launching in 2016, TrueLayer has secured a series […]

Spanish delivery startup Glovo raises €115 million Series C

Barcelona-based delivery startup Glovo has raised €115 million in a Series C funding round from Idinvest and AmRest. The startup is now valued at over €300 million. Glovo’s app allows customers to order any item, which is then purchased and delivered by couriers in an hour or less. Through Glovo’s geolocating system, customers can also […]