Geneva’s SonarSource buys German code security startup RIPS Technologies

(Editor’s Note: this is an article from Crunchbase News by Sophia Kunthara, syndicated with permission as part of a new content and data partnership.) Geneva-based startup SonarSource is buying German code security startup RIPS Technologies, the companies announced. SonarSource has open-source and commercial code analyzers to help developers manage code quality. RIPS is the company’s first acquisition to […]


Swedish insurtech startup Omocom gets €3.7 million to insure the circular economy

Omocom, a Swedish startup that provides on-demand microinsurance for the circular economy, has raised €3.7 million in a round co-led by Inventure and Lisbon-based social impact fund Mustard Seed MAZE. Alma Mundi Insurtech Fund, Luminar, and some angels also participated. The circular economy encourages sharing products that otherwise sit unused or get thrown away. Business […] Podcast: How France, the Netherlands, Latvia, and the EU support startups

Welcome to a new series of special episodes of Podcast, made in collaboration with The Next Web. Over three shows, we’ll talk to VCs, governmental organisations, and startups about the changes in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in times of crisis and the ways for founders to navigate it. Today, we’ll hear from Katerina Borunska (European Commission), Kat Borlongan (La French Tech), Olga Barreto Goncalves (LIAA), and Nils Beers (Techleap).

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Praetura Ventures announces new evergreen fund to invest in northern England and across UK

Manchester-based VC firm Praetura Ventures has announced its first evergreen fund, the Praetura EIS Growth Fund, with an annual target of £30 million. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is an HMRC-run investment scheme that’s designed to help early-stage, high-risk businesses raise capital by offering investors tax reliefs. Founded in 2011, the firm invests in British […]