Norway’s Opera acquires Estonian startup PocoSys to expand its fintech operations

Opera, a global browser provider with headquarters in Norway, has acquired the Estonian startup PocoSys, which has developed a banking-as-a-service software. Opera, as a consumer technology company with over 50 million monthly active users in Europe, sees a lot of potential in the fintech space. By acquiring PocoSys, the company seeks to foster future collaboration […]


Bloc Ventures raises £20 million to invest in early-stage deep tech startups throughout Europe

Bloc Ventures, the London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage European deep technology investments, has raised over £20 million in equity funding from industry leaders throughout the UK. The latest funding round was led by Michael Spencer’s investment company IPGL and supported by other individuals, including Warren East, Christopher Miller, Gavyn Davies, Stuart Roden, and […]


Belgian blockchain startup SettleMint raises €1.9 million to expand internationally

SettleMint, a Belgium-based blockchain platform-as-a-service company, has raised €1.9 million from KPN Ventures, a strategic investor and now commercial partner of the blockchain startup. US-based investor Medici Ventures also participated in the round. With its scalable low-code, infrastructure-agnostic solution, SettleMint is filling a gap for enterprise organisations that want to adopt and deploy blockchain. “SettleMint’s […]