AR startup Blue Vision Labs lands $14.5 million led by GV

UK augmented reality company Blue Vision Labs has raised $14.5 million led by from GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. Accel, Horizons Ventures, and SV Angel also participated in the investment in the company, which has announced that it is officially coming out of stealth. It is developing an SDK for sharing AR experiences across […]

Romanian-founded automation firm UiPath raises $153 million

UiPath, an automation software company originally founded in Bucharest, has raised $153 million in a Series B round led by Accel with participation from CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Earlybird, Credo Ventures, and Seedcamp. The company, which is now headquartered in New York, develops enterprise robotic process automation (RPA) software for automating business processes […]

Fintech startup Anyfin raises €4.8 million for loan refinancing app

Swedish fintech startup Anyfin has raised €4.8 million led by Accel and Northzone with Global Founders Capital and angel investors participating in the Series A round. Launched late last year, Anyfin is a mobile app for consumers refinancing loans. The app uses AI to allow users to take a picture of their loan statement with […]

Germany’s Instana raises $20 million for its application monitoring solution

Application monitoring solution Instana, based in Germany, has secured $20 million in a Series B round led by Accel with participation from Target Partners. Instana develops a monitoring solution that applies automation and artificial intelligence to the APM (application performance management) process. It has clients in financial services, automotive, healthcare, and retail, including Audi,, […]

Insurance tech company Shift Technology raises $28 million

French insurance tech SaaS firm Shift Technology has raised $28 million in a Series B round led by Accel and General Catalyst with participation from Elaia Partners and Iris Capital. Shift develops software that automates fraud detection processes using artificial intelligence and recently launched a version of the software for the healthcare sector. According to […]

Communications platform MessageBird raises first funding round of $60 million

Cloud communications platform MessageBird has raised $60 million in a Series A round led by Accel with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The Amsterdam-based MessageBird, a rival of Twilio, provides a platform for companies to send and receive voice and text messages through its APIs. The company recently launched its new Voice API product. […]

GoCardless raises further $22.5 million from Accel and more

London fintech firm GoCardless has raised $22.5 million led by Accel with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Notion, and Passion. GoCardless is an international payments solution for businesses to accept recurring payments globally and in any currency. The injection of new cash will be used to enable more markets to make and accept payments […]