Munich, Germany-headquartered B2X Care Solutions, which specialises in customer care solutions for smartphones, has secured $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by Earlybird VC. The company has also acquired The Service Solutions (TSS), an Indian services company that provides managed care services to smartphone manufacturers across the world. A crucial part […]
Brainly, the Polish edtech startup that we recently paid a visit, has closed a $9 million round from lead General Catalyst Partners, Point Nine Capital and Runa Capital. The fresh cash will allow Brainly to accelerate its expansion to the US, where it launched operations earlier this year. Krakow-headquartered Brainly will be opening a new […]
Moscow-based VC firm Life.SREDA, who claim to be ‘good guys who are going to make it’, has raised $20 million from existing shareholders for what should eventually become a $100 million fund. The fund, Life.SREDA’s second, will serve to invest cash in ‘mature’ mobile and online fintech startups from around the world, but particularly in […]
After its success in London, Google is opening up new Campus spaces across Europe. Yesterday, the latest location was revealed to be Madrid, which will see a Campus open before June 2015.
Europe’s antitrust regulators have - as expected - given the green light for Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging apps maker WhatsApp, sans conditions. The decision was communicated on Friday morning, with European Competition CommissionerJoaquin Almunia commenting: “We have carefully reviewed this proposed acquisition and come to the conclusion that it would not hamper competition […]
Rovio Entertainment, the Espoo, Finland-based maker of Angry Birds and other games, will need to lay off up to 130 people in its home country as a result of slower-than-anticipated growth.
Rocket Internet, the massive German Internet startup incubator, has just made its debut on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange after raising 1.6 billion euros in the largest European IPO ever. The company’s shares didn’t ‘pop’ in the first trade - it opened at €42.5 a share (see below), the price Rocket Internet had set yesterday evening […]