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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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DPL raises £1.3 million to expand its AI-driven personality-based marketing

DPL, the London-based provider of “personality-based” marketing solutions, has raised £1.3 million. The round, led by the Angel CoFund, comes with personnel changes at the top level of management as well as a new advisory board. The UK martech startup provides an automated marketing product based on behavioural science. Combining that data with AI, the […]

The Reverse Pitch: True

True is a venture investor with a difference– the firm uniquely specialises in supporting companies in the retail and consumer sector. This focus allows the firm to support its portfolio companies far beyond seed funding, through their industry sector expertise and an extensive network of corporate partners. True was founded by Matt Truman and Paul Cocker […]