Swedish-American fintech startup Willa is today announcing that it has raised $3 million from EQT Ventures to help creative professionals and freelancers spend less time worrying about admin and chasing (or even missing) payments. Founded by four entrepreneurs with a background at Spotify and influencer marketing agency Relatable (picture down below, but don’t hold your […]
Axeleo Capital, a venture arm of the French startup accelerator Axeleo, has announced its second fund, aiming to invest €50 million in seed-stage proptech startups across Europe. So far PropTech 1 has seen a first close at €35 million. “This project is a response to the strong momentum affecting the European property market.Driven by demographic […]
Belgian mobility-as-a-service (or MaaS) startup Skipr has secured €7 million in Series A funding to bolster its products and expand into new markets. The round was led by Belgian bank Belfius alongside existing investor Lab Box, the startup studio of automobile distributor D’Ieteren. Founded in 2018 by CEO Mathieu de Lophem (previously Benelux GM at […]
Symmetrical, a fintech startup based in Warsaw and London, has raised €5.6 million of seed funding to help employees gain more control over their finances. The round is a combination of equity and debt. The equity side is led by Global Founders Capital and Partech, with participation from existing investors Finch Capital, Market One Capital […]
Israeli cybersecurity scale-up Cynet has raised $18 million in Series B+ funding to further product development and expand internationally, particularly throughout the US and into Asia. The round was led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore-based venture capital fund that specifically helps Israeli tech companies expand into APAC. Deutsche Telekom (a Cynet customer) and Merlin International […]
London-born investment firm GP Bullhound has announced its fifth fund, €125 million for growth-stage European software companies. The team just closed Fund IV at €113 million last year. The firm’s co-founder Per Roman, who acts as head of asset management and exclusive investment advisor to the new fund, commented, “We are passionate about supporting great […]
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, like the ongoing downfall of Wirecard, a couple of big financing rounds, and Facebook’s legal trouble in Germany. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Steve King, CEO of UK-based artificial intelligence technology startup Black Swan.