Rocket Internet-backed GoButler closes $8 million round for its free ‘SMS concierge service’

Rocket Internet-incubated GoButler, the German-born but currently NYC-headquartered startup behind an epynomous virtual assistant, has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, Lakestar, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup and Cherry Ventures. GoButler provides a free, text […]

European online auction house Catawiki raises $82 million in Series C funding to spur growth

Amsterdam-based Catawiki, Europe’s fastest-growing online auction house for unique objects, has closed a $82 million Series C round of financing from international investors to support its growth. Founded in 2008 by René Schoenmakers (CEO) and Marco Jansen (CTO), Catawiki was originally conceived as a community for collectors to buy and sell collectibles such as comic […]