UK startup Poplar scores $2.1 million to capitalise on AR momentum

UK startup Poplar, which provides a platform meant to significantly lower the bar for the production of 3D and AR campaigns, has secured $2.1 million in seed funding to boost growth. The round was led by Fuel Ventures, and joined by Haatch Ventures, Ascension Ventures and Super Ventures. The fledgling company was founded, and incubated […]

Compass Pathways secures $80 million Series B to boost depression clinical trial

(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.) Compass Pathways’ work on treatment-resistant depression received a big backing from investors. The London-based mental health care company closed a funding infusion of $80 million as part of a Series B […]

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 […]

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Truphone secures £30 million in funding at a £410 million valuation

Truphone, the London-based global mobile network provider, has raised £30 million from existing investors to further develop its eSIM software and expand business in North America and Asia Pacific. The company’s valuation now sits at £410 million. Among other products, the telecommunications company offers an eSIM technology stack for mobile operators, device makers and chip […]

London’s DeepCrawl scores $19 million for its SEO platform

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 […]

London-based insurtech startup INSTANDA raises $19.5 million

The UK-founded no-code insurance customer and policy management platform INSTANDA has landed $19.5 million in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Assembly Capital Partners and will be used to support the company’s expansion effort in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. INSTANDA claims to be the “insurance industry’s first no-code […]