UK-based Secret Escapes acquires EML, Irish hospitality marketplace that runs

British online travel booking company Secret Escapes Group has acquired Empathy Marketing Limited (EML), Ireland-based marketplace for hospitality and e-commerce offers, for an undisclosed amount. EML is the owner of the brands,,,,, and The news comes a few months after Secret Escapes acquired and relaunched TravelBird, an Amsterdam-based online […]

France’s Jobijoba acquires recruitment chatbot startup JAI

Paris-based recruitment solutions company Jobijoba has acquired JAI (The Jobs Artificial Intelligence), a startup that develops chatbot technologies for recruiters. Jobijoba plans to integrate JAI’s product into its offering. JAI’s pre-trained chatbot is there to talk to handle the first contact with an applicant, asking the usual questions and replying to whatever the candidate has […]

Palo Alto Networks in talks to acquire information security automation firm Demisto

Editor’s note: This exclusive article from CTech (Meir Orbach) was syndicated with permission. Palo Alto Networks Inc. is in talks to acquire information security firm Demisto Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter. Demisto co-founder Dan Sarel declined to comment on the matter. “The company is now experiencing significant growth in both sales and number of […]

Swedish cybersecurity startup Baffin Bay Networks acquires US-based Loryka

Stockholm-founded cloud-based cybersecurity startup Baffin Bay Networks has announced its expansion to the US by acquiring Loryka, which focuses on botnet and IoT research. The acquisition follows a $6.4 million funding round Baffin Bay raised in June 2018. Launched in 2013 as a research project, Loryka has grown into a research data platform and a […]

Belgium’s APROPLAN and Denmark’s GenieBelt merge into a new construction tech startup, LetsBuild

Brussels-based APROPLAN and Copenhagen-based GenieBelt have announced a merger. The newly created company, LetsBuild, will employ 120 people and be active in construction space in 35 countries across the world. In addition to that, the new company has just raised an undisclosed amount from existing investors, including Fortino, Inventures, Enern, Solar A/S, and Nordic Makers. […]

Estonian online authentication startup Veriff acquires BrowserID

Tallinn-based online identity verification startup Veriff has acquired BrowserID, an Estonian network intelligence company, for an undisclosed amount. BrowserID will continue providing its services to existing clients, while its founder Argo Mändmaa will stay at Veriff as the fraud product manager. Founded in 2015, Veriff is an anti-fraud startup, which provides real-time ID, photo and […]