UK-based festival ticket platform Festicket raises $10.5 million

London-based festival ticketing portal Festicket has landed $10.5 million in a funding round led by Beringea, with participation from Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund InMotion Ventures, Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, Lepe Partners, U-Start and the former CEO of Spinnin’ Records Eelko Van Kooten. The company plans to use the fresh capital to fuel […]

German luxury watch marketplace Watchmaster raises €13 million

Berlin-based startup Watchmaster has raised €9 million in equity funding and €4 million in debt financing to expand its pre-owned fine watch marketplace across Europe. The company also announced the appointment of Tim-Hendrik Meyer, the former co-founder and COO of a table-booking startup Quandoo, as the new CEO. Founded in 2015, the startup currently employs […]

Barcelona-based marketplace builder Shopery raises €1.2 million

Shopery, a SaaS startup for marketplace building, has landed a €1.2 million funding round from Antai and K Fund. The company is targeting the 112,000 small businesses across Spain that aren’t represented online due to lack of knowledge and experience, setup and maintenance time, and budget constraints. Instead of helping merchants to build separate online […]

Russian peer-to-peer service marketplace YouDo raises $17 million

Russian-founded service marketplace YouDo has raised $17 million in a funding round led by the country’s largest telecommunication service provider, PJSC MTS, which contributed $12 million. With the fresh capital injection the company plans to launch new service categories in the near future, as well as begin an international expansion. Earlier this year, Russian newspaper […]

London-based trade finance distribution startup Tradeteq secures $6.3 million

British startup Tradeteq has raised $6.3 million in a seed extension funding round led by ADV. The company intends to use the money to further develop its marketplace platform that connects trade finance originators with institutional investors. Founded in the UK in 2016, Tradeteq wants to establish trade finance as an alternative asset class, said […]

French refurbished electronics marketplace Back Market raises $48 million to double down on North America

French startup Back Market has secured a funding round of $48 million from Groupe Arnault, Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures, and Daphni. The company intends to use the money to grow its refurbished electronics marketplace globally, with a particular focus on the North American markets. Founded in 2014, Back Market works with certified refurbishers, distributors, and brands […]