This week, we’ve got two interviews to share with you. The first one is with Kirill Bigay from Preply, a language learning startup from Ukraine that’s got pretty big news to share. The other is with Hjalmar Nordegren from Karma, a Swedish startup that fights food waste globally.
This week, Andrii Degeler, Natalie Novick, and Robin Wauters discuss how VCs change their way in the challenging times, and whether it’s a good idea for founders to come forward and name the names of those trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs. Also expect to hear the latest on how e-scooter companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak and enjoy a beautiful music track from Finland.
Finnish health tech startup Oura, well known for its wellness-tracking ring and app, has secured $28 million in Series B funding from Forerunner Ventures, Jack Dorsey’s Square and Gradient Ventures. Interestingly, American neuroscientist Matthew Walker, the best-selling author of ‘Why We Sleep’, will be joining the company as Chief Science Advisor. Founded in 2013, Oura […]
German business banking startup Penta has raised €18.5 million in the first closing of a fresh funding round backed by new and existing investors, about half a year after securing €8 million. The fintech company has added RTP Global, which has just closed a new $650 million fund, as well as two bank-backed investment firms […]
The European Commission is calling on innovators – whether they be startups or ‘regular’ SMEs – to apply for fast-track funding from the European Innovation Council Accelerator program in an effort to combat COVID-19. At present, the Commission has set aside a budget of €164 million in what it refers to as a “bottom-up call” […]
Indico Capital Partners, the Portuguese investment firm that has backed the likes of Tier Mobility and Unbabel, says it has recently completed fundraising for its latest fund. Having already deployed €17 million across 9 companies after a year in business, Indico has now closed €54 million in financing from a group of 46 rather diverse […]
DeepCrawl, a London startup that has built a cloud-based SEO platform, has secured $19 million in a Series B funding round led by Kansas City, US-based Five Elms Capital and joined by prior backer Beringea. In total, the company has now raised close to $26 million. The fresh cash will be used primarily for R&D […]