German cryptocurrency startup Bitwala raises €13 million in Series A funding

Bitwala, a Berlin-based provider of crypto banking services, has raised €13 million in Series A funding from a group of international investors in a round led by Sony Financial Ventures/Global Brain and NKB Group. Half the round comes from prior backers Earlybird and coparion. Founded in 2015, Bitwala says it is currently the only provider […]

Cogito Capital completes first closing of its fund at €55 million, backs London-based MarketInvoice

Warsaw-based Cogito Capital has reached the first closing of its Cogito Fund I with €55 million in commitments. The fund is focused on late- and growth-stage enterprise software, fintech, insurtech, and mobility companies operating mainly in Central Europe.  Cogito Capital was founded in 2018 by Sylwester Janik and Martin Jasinski, venture capital and corporate executives […]

Berlin-based AI startup XAIN secures funding in crypto from a strategic investor

XAIN, a Berlin-based AI company known for partnering with Porsche to become the first to put blockchain technology into a car, has raised funding in cryptocurrency from IOTA co-founder Dominik Schiener. Schiener’s contribution is one of the first major crypto investments of its kind and adds to the trend of venture capital funding through cryptocurrency. The […]