Cazoo, an online marketplace for buying used cars in the UK, has acquired Imperial Car Supermarkets, one of the largest independent used car retailers in the UK. Just three weeks ago, the tech company reached unicorn status, its valuation passing $1 billion after a $31 million fundraising round. The chain has 18 retail sites selling […]
Cologne-based how.fm, creator of a digital training platform for manual workers, has raised $2.8 million in additional seed funding after emerging from stealth mode one year ago. The round was led by Kindred Capital and Capnamic Ventures, joined by tiny.vc, trivago founder Rolf Schrömgens, and the founders of Blinkist and Just Spices. Despite attempts to […]
UK enterprise software company Micro Focus has acquired the entirety of ATAR Labs, a Turkish cybersecurity company known for its security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technology. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1976, the London-based company has made over a dozen acquisitions to strengthen its offering for enterprise organisations, helping them […]
UK proptech Goodlord has acquired fellow software platform Vouch with the goal of creating an end-to-end solution for letting agencies. Founded in 2017, Vouch offers a fixed-cost hybrid referencing solution, saving agents time without the need for outsourcing, as well as providing access to commission-based revenue streams. Founded in 2014, Goodlord’s software allows agents to […]
These were the 10 European tech stories this week
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including six new funds for VCs, solarisBank raising €60 million and Transferwise looking to deal in investments. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Raph Crouan, partner of business development at VC firm C4 Ventures.
Opera Software, the Norwegian (but now Chinese-owned) company that’s been in the business of making browsers and applications since 1994, this morning announced that it will soon be launching its first consumer fintech offering for the European market. To enable that, the company has acquired the fully-digital neobank Fjord Bank, a Lithuania-based startup that was […]