UK social enterprise builder Zinc raises over £3 million in seed funding

London-based Zinc, a company builder that helps tech entrepreneurs tackle social issues, has raised more than £3 million from Atomico, LocalGlobe, LSE, and several angel investors including Martin Leuw and Michael Norton. Zinc’s programme (broken down into “missions”) takes 50 entrepreneurs at a time and matches them with experts in social science, technology, design and […]

Fat Lama raises $10 million Series A round for its rental marketplace

Peer-to-peer rental marketplace Fat Lama has raised $10 million led by Blossom Capital, the new VC firm helmed by former LocalGlobe partner Ophelia Brown, with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The UK startup’s sharing economy model allows users to rent goods – from cameras to drones to bikes – for a daily fee. It […]

Swedish mapping firm Mapillary raises $15 million led by BMW

Mapillary, the Swedish mapping platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Samsung Catalyst Fund, NavInfo, Atomico, and Sequoia Capital. The startup maintains a database of more than 260 million street-level images and works with companies in mapping, automotive, and urban development as well as […]