The Financial Times acquires a controlling stake in The Next Web

The Financial Times, a major news organisation headquartered in London, has acquired a controlling stake in The Next Web (TNW), Amsterdam-based media and digital company with a range of products and services for the tech community. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “TNW continues to operate independently and its management and the […]

Dutch tax software startup TaxModel raises “around €1 million” from Newion

International tax software provider TaxModel has landed a Series A round of “around €1 million” from Newion Investments. Founded in 2005 in the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, TaxModel automates international direct tax workflows, including “transfer pricing, tax provisioning, forecasting, and supporting tools,” it stated in a press release. The startup claims to have over 80 customers, […]

Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup dott raises €20 million

Amsterdam-founded e-scooter startup dott has landed €20 million in a funding round co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers, with participation from Axel Springer Digital Ventures, DN Capital, Felix Capital, FJ Labs, U-Start Club, and angel investors. The company will use the cash injection to launch a pilot version of its shared e-scooters and e-bikes at […]

Ethical smartphone company Fairphone raises €20 million in debt, crowdfunding, and VC financing

Dutch ethical smartphone manufacturer Fairphone has raised a total of €20 million in funding and debt over the past few months. Back in August, the company closed a €2.5 million equity crowdfunding campaign, which was followed by a €4.5 million funding round from social impact investors DOEN Participaties, PYMWYMIC, PDENH, and Quadia. In addition to that, […]

Primalbase — A coworking space in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London where blockchain actually makes sense

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it’s independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, Primalbase.  The number of coworking and community spaces of all forms and shapes has been growing rapidly across Europe over the past few years. It’s a popular opinion that there’s little […]

Amsterdam-based hotel booking platform Bidroom raises €15 million

Dutch zero-commission hotel booking platform Bidroom has raised €15 million from several family offices, Emerce reported. The company will use the fresh capital for international expansion and hiring. Founded in 2014, Bidroom is a closed platform that charges its users membership fees for access to hotel deals. This model supposedly allows Bidroom to get lower […]