Porto-based startup Barkyn has raised €1.7 million in seed funding for its subscription service for dogs. The round was led by Indico Capital Partners, with participation from All Iron Ventures, Shilling Capital Partners, and 7 Graus. Barkyn offers its customers a monthly pack that contains food, snacks, and, optionally, toys; it also includes the services […]
Swedish startup Stravito founded by former executives of the local unicorn iZettle has landed €5.6 million in funding for its search engine for market intelligence. The round was carried out by Amsterdam-based VC firm henQ, together with existing investors Inventure (Finland) and Creades (Sweden). Stravito’s product is akin to an internal search engine that makes […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the accidental votes against a Copyright Directive amendment, Spotify executing the playbook of Netflix, the scooter wars of the early 20th century, and more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Nicolas Brusson, the co-founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar.
Red Points, a startup from Barcelona that focuses on brand and IP protection online, has secured $38 million in fresh funding. The round is led by Summit Partners, with additional participation from existing investors Northzone, Mangrove, Eight Roads Ventures, and Banco Sabadell. This round brings the total amount raised by the startup to $64 million. […]
Tel Aviv-founded startup Aqua Security has landed a $62 million funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Microsoft’s M12, TLV Partners, and Shlomo Kramer. This fresh capital injection brings the total amount of money raised by the company to over $100 million. Aqua Security specialises in enterprise-grade security solutions for […]
Gyula Fehér, the founder of the video streaming startup Ustream that was acquired by IBM and subsequently renamed to IBM Cloud Video, has left the corporation to launch a new VC firm, Oktogon Ventures. The new company is co-founded by Veronika Pistyur, the CEO of a Hungarian entrepreneurs community Bridge Budapest, Forbes reports. Oktogon has […]
London-founded derivative analytics startup OpenGamma has landed a $10 million funding round led by Dawn, with participation from Accel, CME Ventures, and ex-SunGuard CEO Cristóbal Conde. OpenGamma claims that its solution allows “the world’s banks, hedge funds and asset managers to dramatically reduce the cost of trading derivatives.” The startup stated that it’s seen a […]