After Grenfell disaster, UK proptech Coadjute partners with housing associations to make construction safer and more transparent

Coadjute, a UK proptech startup, is partnering with housing associations L&Q, Notting Hill Genesis, Bromford and Origin to build a blockchain platform that will increase safety, efficiency and accountability in housing construction. The London-based cloud software company has already developed a decentralised workflow platform for businesses and customers involved in any element of real estate […]


Coople snags $32 million to disrupt staffing industry, expand on-demand platform into Netherlands

Coople, the largest European platform for on-demand hiring, has raised a $32 million Series C round led by One Peak Partners and the growth equity arm of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking. Founded in Switzerland, Coople wants to disrupt the $470-billion traditional recruitment industry. The company’s platform uses an algorithm that matches its flexible workforce with […]


E-mobility startup Greyp partners with blockchain groups to build automatic payment system

Greyp, electric bike manufacturer and mobility tech startup, has teamed up with two blockchain groups, and the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), to develop an automatic payment system for IoT vehicles.  Such payments will begin as machine-to-machine transactions, such as tolls, rentals, and renewable charging services, and will include cryptocurrency options. Proofs of concept for […]


Fabric raises $110 million to transform retail with on-demand fulfillment for any business

Fabric, the Israeli startup formerly called CommonSense Robotics, has raised a $110 million Series B led by Corner Ventures, with support from various other investors: Aleph, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Innovation Endeavors, La Maison, Playground Ventures, and Temasek. Founded in Tel Aviv back in 2015, Fabric provides “last-mile logistics” to help retailers of all […] podcast #10: Three new funds, Europe's relationship with failure, an update on BlaBlacar, and a look at Kima Ventures Podcast — Interview special: Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of Dott

This interview special episode includes a conversation with Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of the e-scooter startup Dott, recorded in Amsterdam earlier this year. Among the topics we discussed in this interview are Dott’s rumoured launch in the Netherlands, the profitability of e-scooter startups, the problem — or lack thereof — that Dott is solving, the actual levels of theft and vandalism in the industry, and much more.

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ATI Boeing Accelerator takes off, accepting aerospace startups from around the world

The Aerospace Technology Institute, Boeing, and European accelerator Ignite have teamed up to launch a brand new aerospace acceleration programme, with the aim of strengthening the UK’s aerospace industry.  Applications for the inaugural round of the ATI Boeing Accelerator are now open and will be accepted until November 15. GKN Aerospace is this batch’s corporate […]