UK-based equity management startup Capdesk raises £1.5 million

London-based equity management platform Capdesk has landed a £1.5 million funding round from Fuel Ventures. Launched in 2015, Capdesk provides private companies with a convenient way of managing employee shares. The startup claims to have attracted “thousands of users,” including Nutmeg, Secret Escapes, and Tab Media. “Private companies are not equipped to handle employee share […]

Israeli arcade machine management startup Tigapo raises $1 million

Israeli startup Tigapo that specialises in arcade and vending machine management has landed a $1 million funding round led by Chazen Capital Partners. The company also announced the establishment of a new office in the US. Tigapo’s mobile-first platform connects vending and coin-operated machines to the cloud and analyses data coming from them in real […] Podcast #110: Spotify vs. Apple, solar power funding on the rise, ethics in AI, unicorn M&A trends, interview with the EC’s Carlos Moedas, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss Spotify’s complaint against Apple, the rise in funding for solar power projects, Google Docs as the new hot chat app for schoolkids, the ethics in AI, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation.

French-founded digital health startup Doctolib raises €150 million at a €1 billion valuation

Let’s all welcome a freshly-minted European unicorn: Paris-based booking and scheduling platform for the healthcare industry Doctolib has just raised €150 at a valuation of €1 billion. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, with participation from Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Kernel, and Accel, as well as several German healthcare entrepreneurs. The company has been expanding […]

London-based pricing optimisation startup BlackCurve raises £1.5 million

British startup BlackCurve, which helps retailers optimise the prices of the items they sell, has raised £1.5 million in a funding round led by Nauta Capital. Carles Ferrer, Nauta Capital’s general partner, will join BlackCurve’s board. The platform developed by BlackCurve analyses data from different sources, from sales history and website page performance to competitor […]