France’s MWM scores €50 million in Series B funding to become the ‘Adobe of creativity apps’

France-based music application publishing powerhouse Music World Media (MWM) has raised €50 million in Series B funding to expand its scope to other creative outlets. The company had previously raised €10 million, and after racking up more than 400 million app downloads has now added investors such as blisce/, Idinvest Partners, Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund, […]

UK startup Sonantic raises €2.3 million to bring realistic yet artificial voices to games studios worldwide

London-based on-demand ‘artificial voices’ provider Sonantic has secured €2.3 million in seed funding with a lofty goal to upend the global game and entertainment voice industry. The round was led by EQT Ventures with prior backers such as Entrepreneur First, AME Cloud Ventures and Bart Swanson of Horizons Ventures chipping in. Founded by two speech […]

French govtech startup Manty scores €2.4 million to improve local administration management

Manty, a France-based govtech startup, has raised 2.4 million euros to accelerate the deployment of its ‘Vision’ platform to reach 100 local administrations by year’s end (via Les Echos). Launched in January 2017 by Mathieu Nohet, Lucas Gaillard and Joseph-Marie Valleix, the startup’s platform essentially aims to help public officials make decisions, and optimises the […]

London-based Anthemis raises $90 million for its new, insurtech-focused fund

London-based fintech investment platform Anthemis has closed $90 million for its latest, insurtech-focused fund with the participation of Aflac Global Ventures, Sumitomo Life, Nürnberger Versicherung and Daido Life Insurance Company. Anthemis has also announced the appointment of Kate Sampson as the Managing Director. She previously held the position of VP of Risk Solutions at Lyft […]

Sweden’s digital health tech scale-up KRY raises €140 million in financing

And the first mega round for a European tech company in 2020 is a fact, with Stockholm-based digital healthcare provider KRY scoring €140 million in funding as it gears up for further expansion in Europe. The Series C round was led by Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan (Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) through its Teachers’ Innovation […]