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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Xara raises €3 million to help businesses create professional documents

Berlin-based Xara, a document design platform, has raised a €3 million round from Bellevue Investments & Co. The company’s new software, Xara Cloud, is a browser-based document editor that allows businesses to easily create a range of professional-looking business documents and content, including presentations, social media advertisements, catalogs, web banners, and even e-books. No design […]

Israeli retail automation startup Trigo Vision emerges from stealth and raises $7 million

Tel-Aviv-based Trigo Vision, a retail automation platform, has emerged from stealth and raised $7 million in a seed funding round led by Hetz Ventures and Vertex Ventures Israel. Trigo Vision’s platform eliminates the need for store checkouts by combining an extensive ceiling-based camera network with machine vision algorithms that can accurately identify items selected by […]

The top European exits of 2018

In the first two quarters of 2018, we’ve seen three European unicorns go public, with a much-anticipated IPO for Spotify on the NYSE, as well as an oversubscribed IPO for the Dutch payments startup Adyen, and one of the LSE’s biggest ever tech IPOs for the Czech cybersecurity company Avast. Here’s a breakdown of some […]

European tech funding starts out strong and steady in first half of 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a strong and steady year for European tech funding, with €5.8 billion raised in each of its first two quarters. This means European tech startups raised €11.6 billion total for H1 2018, which is exactly the same amount that was raised in H1 2017. However, don’t expect tech funding […]