SafetyWing, an Norwegian-founded startup that offers health insurance solutions for the growing remote workforce, has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by early Spotify and Klarna investor Creandum with participation from previous investors Rocketship and byFounders. The founders’ vision is to “replicate the Norwegian social safety net globally,” particularly as remote work […]
Helsinki-based AI startup Stealth Black has raised €1.1 million to continue developing its technology “that negotiates better than a human being.” The funding came from Finnish VC Inventure and Denmark’s byFounders, as well as angel investors Mikko Hyppönen and Ali Omar. Founded this year, the company has trained its AI technology to see routine negotiations, […]
Garden, the Berlin-based creators of an open source-based development automation platform, has sprouted with €3.1 million in seed and pre-seed funding. With the aim of reimagining cloud-native developer workflows, the German company will use the capital to build out its engineering, sales and marketing teams. Defining the problem, the startup’s CEO and co-founder Jon Edvald […]
Bob W, a Helsinki-based hospitality startup, has raised €4 million in a seed round led by byFounders and joined by real estate investors NREP and Estonian firm Kaamos. Additional investors include Baltic VCs Superangel and United Angels, and other angels from Germany and the Nordics. The Finnish startup offers an accommodation hybrid between hotels and […]
Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). With €100 million raised for its first fund, byFounders bills itself as a VC firm created by founders and for founders. We sat down with Tommy Andersen at the TechBBQ conference last […]
Contractbook, the Danish platform for end-to-end contract management, raised €3.5 million in funding, led by Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), byFounders, and a group of angel investors, including Tim Schumacher. The legal tech startup plans to add even more flexibility and functionality to its product, so that it’s best positioned to take over an ever-ripening […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about XING’s acquisition of Honeypot, new VCs shaking up the European scene, the sad story behind Amazon’s acquisition of Eero, Elon Musk’s new rap song, DOOM speedrunning records, and more. Also included is an interview with Alice Zagury from The Family.