Augmenta, an Athens-based agritech startup, has raised $2.5 million seed funding to improve the life of farmers through automated precision software that retrofits to existing farming equipment. The round was led by Hardware Club, the first global VC focused on hardware and full-stack startups, with support from Marathon Venture Capital. Agriculture is one of the […]
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam will list its next fintech accelerator on the Rabo&Crowd funding platform, which is powered by Nxchange, a next generation stock exchange. The broader public can now invest in the first publicly-traded startup accelerator, SBC Fintech Amsterdam 1921. Would-be investors are eligible for tickets of €37.500, for which they receive 1000 depository receipts which […]
Coadjute, a UK proptech startup, is partnering with housing associations L&Q, Notting Hill Genesis, Bromford and Origin to build a blockchain platform that will increase safety, efficiency and accountability in housing construction. The London-based cloud software company has already developed a decentralised workflow platform for businesses and customers involved in any element of real estate […]
Coople, the largest European platform for on-demand hiring, has raised a $32 million Series C round led by One Peak Partners and the growth equity arm of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking. Founded in Switzerland, Coople wants to disrupt the $470-billion traditional recruitment industry. The company’s platform uses an algorithm that matches its flexible workforce with […]
Greyp, electric bike manufacturer and mobility tech startup, has teamed up with two blockchain groups, slock.it and the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), to develop an automatic payment system for IoT vehicles. Such payments will begin as machine-to-machine transactions, such as tolls, rentals, and renewable charging services, and will include cryptocurrency options. Proofs of concept for […]
Fabric, the Israeli startup formerly called CommonSense Robotics, has raised a $110 million Series B led by Corner Ventures, with support from various other investors: Aleph, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Innovation Endeavors, La Maison, Playground Ventures, and Temasek. Founded in Tel Aviv back in 2015, Fabric provides “last-mile logistics” to help retailers of all […]
This interview special episode includes a conversation with Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of the e-scooter startup Dott, recorded in Amsterdam earlier this year. Among the topics we discussed in this interview are Dott’s rumoured launch in the Netherlands, the profitability of e-scooter startups, the problem — or lack thereof — that Dott is solving, the actual levels of theft and vandalism in the industry, and much more.