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 […]

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. […]

Firstminute closes $85 million fund backed by Tencent and Atomico

VC firm Firstminute Capital has closed its new $85 million fund to invest in early stage European startups with backing from Chinese giant Tencent. The London-based fund, cofounded by Brent Hoberman and Spencer Crawley, is also backed by VC firm Atomico and was oversubscribed beyond its original $60 million goal in June. It will invest […]