German on-demand photo startup LemonOne raises funding to “make stock pictures redundant”

Berlin-based startup LemonOne has landed a growth funding round led by Acton Capital, with participation from existing investor Redalpine. The startup didn’t disclose the exact amount of money raised. LemonOne has built a photo shoot booking platform that connects clients to more than 6,000 freelance photographers and videographers across Europe. For freelancers, LemonOne takes care […]

UK-based travel booking startup Duffel raises $21.5 million

London-founded travel booking startup Duffel has landed $21.5 million in a funding round from Benchmark, Blossom Capital, and Index Ventures. An interesting detail about the company, which has raised more than $25 million so far, is that it’s yet to make its product publicly available. Duffel, which was part of Y Combinator’s cohort in the […]

Paris-based AI-powered photography platform Meero raises $230 million

French professional photography platform Meero has landed $230 million in a funding round from Eurazeo, Prime Ventures, Avenir Growth, Global Founders Capital, Aglaé Ventures, Alven, White Star Capital, and Idinvest. This round comes less than a year after the startup’s previous $45 million capital injection and brings the total amount raised by the company to […]

British-American open banking startup Token raises $16.5 million

Fintech startup Token headquartered in the UK and the US has landed $16.5 million in a funding round from Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas, Octopus Ventures, and EQT Ventures. The startup plans to use the capital to further develop its open banking platform TokenOSTM. As the company puts it, the platform […]

Scottish vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions picks up £5.4 million

Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish-founded agritech startup, has reaped £5.4 million in a funding round led by the US-based S2G Ventures, with participation from AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB). IGS has built a plug-and-play vertical farming solution that it sells to indoor farms. The technology used in IGS’s products, according to the company, […]

UK-based radiation detection company Symetrica lands £3 million

Southampton-based radiation detection and identification hardware company Symetrica has raised £3 million to support its expansion in the US. Parkwalk and Nesta led the round, which also included follow-on investments from Tennants Ventures, Albion Investments, and Technology Venture Partners. Founded in 2002 by the former head of Physics and Astrophysics at Southampton University, Symetrica builds […]

London insurtech scale-up Zego secures $42 million in a round led by Target Global

London-based insurtech startup Zego has raised $42 million to boost its European expansion. The financing round was led by Target Global and joined by Balderton Capital and Transferwise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus, who is also joining the company’s board. Zego says it will use the fresh cash to expand operations throughout Europe and double its workforce […]