French online art seller Artsper raises €2 million

French Artsper, an e-commerce platform dedicated to contemporary art, has raised €2 million euros from Frédéric Jousset, co-founder of Webhelp and owner of Beaux Arts magazine. The startup intends to use the funding to double its workforce and expand internationally.

Germany’s 21sportsgroup secures €15 million debt round to boost its sporting goods sales business

21sportsgroup, a German online and offline seller of sports clothing and accessories, has raised €15 million in debt funding to grow both its e-commerce operations and its network of physical stores (via Gründerszene). The company’s new backer is ESO Capital, a ‘special situations investment management group’, and the round complements an earlier equity funding round […]