Belgium’s Esoptra raises €2.4 million to help companies turn data into value

Belgian tech startup Esoptra, which develops and markets a DataOps platform for reusable business applications, has secured €2.4 million in total funding. The startup was founded in 2017 by Paul Carpentier and Jan Van Riel – serial entrepreneurs who previously established Gnosis, Wave Research, FilePool (acquired by Dell EMC) and Caringo – and had already […]

OpenOcean VC: Funding the future of European data companies

Big data, has been called by some to be the “new oil“. While others challenge that association, it is abundantly clear that innovations that harness the power of big data have an incredible opportunity to build some of the most exciting technologies of tomorrow. OpenOcean VC is a European investor working to propel companies in […]

London-based Crane Venture Partners closes $90 million seed fund for enterprise startups across Europe

The UK’s Crane Venture Partners, an early-stage VC that focuses on data-driven enterprise startups, has closed its first $90 million institutional fund, Crane I. Crane’s founders, Scott Sage and Krishna Visvanathan, have previously invested as a team in companies like Icera, H2O.ai, Netronome, Onfido, and Trustpilot. The firm’s partner Andy Leaver brings 20 years experience […]

UK-based data privacy startup Privitar raises $40 million

London-based data privacy software startup Privitar has secured a funding round of $40 million led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Partech, Salesforce Ventures, 24Haymarket, and IQ Capital. Seth Pierrepont, partner at Accel, will join Privitar’s board of directors. Founded in 2014, Privitar provides data protection software for large organisations, including the NHS, HSBC, […]

Belgium’s icometrix raises $18 million to boost development of its brain imaging AI solutions

Leuven, Belgium-based icometrix has secured $18 million in funding from Forestay Capital, Optum Ventures and prior backer Capricorn Venture Partners. The company claims its technology has the potential to transform care for patients with brain injuries and disorders, by extracting clinically meaningful information from brain MRI and CT scans of patients. Its ‘icobrain’ software platform […]

“Life is Growth” – A new Tech.eu + Stripe report on how, where and when European tech companies start scaling up

Today, Tech.eu and Stripe have released the (free) “Life is Growth” report, a deep dive into the state of play for growth-stage technology companies in Europe. This is the second report Tech.eu and Stripe release after “Seed the Future” (November 2018), which looked specifically at early-stage investment in Europe. What’s clear from the report is […]