UK-based enterprise software firm Peak closes $12 million Series A extension

(Editor’s Note: this is an article from Crunchbase News by Christine Hall, syndicated with permission as part of a new content and data partnership.) Enterprise software firm Peak received a $12 million extended Series A investment to help businesses that want to become artificial intelligence (AI)-driven. Existing investors MMC Ventures and Praetura Ventures led the funding round for the […]

Swedish database management company DbVis Software lands €5.3 million from Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital

Stockholm-based database management and analysis startup DbVis Software has secured a €5.3 million funding round led by Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital. The company also announced that it’s appointed Martin Engdahl — who used to be a director at Salesforce Sweden — as its new CEO. Founded in 2003, DbVis had not raised any funding before the […]

Pauliina Martikainen, Maki.vc: The role of marketing and branding is often overlooked by early-stage deep-tech startups

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Over the past couple of years, the Nordics have seen an influx of new early-stage VC firms that entered the market fueled by the success of local startups, from Supercell to Spotify. One of […]

Irish voice tech startup Soapbox Labs lands $6.5 million in Series A funding

Dublin-based SoapBox Labs, which develops speech recognition technology that can model the distinctive voice and speech behaviours of young kids, has announced a Series A investment of $6.5 million from Elkstone Capital, Astia, and a number of unnamed private investors. Soapbox Labs was founded in 2013 by speech engineer and scientist Dr. Patricia Scanlon, and […]

UK fintech startup Previse scores $11 million to help suppliers’ invoices get paid speedily

UK-based fintech startup Previse, which helps companies get their invoices paid instantly, has raised $11 million in a fresh funding round led by Temasek and Kuehne + Nagel-founded investment firm Reefknot, alongside Mastercard. Also chipping in to the round: existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Hambro Perks and Augmentum Fintech. Previse says its AI-powered platform currently […]

Digitized ID verification startup Onfido lands $100 million

Editor’s note: this is a syndicated article from Crunchbase News, written by reporter Sophia Kunthara Identity verification startup Onfido has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. Onfido uses artificial intelligence to analyze a person’s facial biometrics and compare it to government-issued IDs to verify his or her identity. This round, which was […]