German professional social network XING acquires Honeypot for “up to €57 million”

German business social network XING has acquired the Berlin-based IT job platform Honeypot for €22 million, with another €35 million in earn-outs to be paid within the next three years if the company hits the unspecified “ambitious operating targets.” Honeypot operates an “inverted job board” for technical talent, in which companies send applications to candidates, not […]

Disruption for Positive Impact: Hatch CoLab’s Inaugural Demo Day

Startups have long endeavored to be disruptive, pushing established boundaries of business models. Increasingly, a growing number of companies have sought to disrupt more than just markets, turning their attention to some of today’s most pressing global challenges. With entrepreneurial vision, a creative approach and a network that often requires crossing business, political and economic […]

Irish medtech startup CroíValve lands €3.2 million to treat heart valve issues

Dublin-based medtech startup CroíValve has raised €3.2 million in a funding round led by HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) MedTech and Irrus Syndicates, alongside Atlantic Bridge University Fund, Enterprise Ireland, SOSV and a group of cardiologists. A spinout from the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, CroíValve has developed a minimally invasive treatment for tricuspid regurgitation (TR), […]

Icelandic startup GRID raises $3.5 million to “free the spreadsheet”

GRID, a Reykjavik-based SaaS startup that translates spreadsheets into web reports, has landed a $3.5 million funding round led by BlueYard Capital, with participation from strategic investors such as Slack Fund, Acequia Capital, and angel investor Charlie Songhurst. There isn’t much public information about GRID’s product, but the main idea that powers it is to […]