Online fashion marketplace Depop secures $62 million in funding

UK-based Depop, which operates an online fashion marketplace for ‘Generation Z’, has raised $62 million in a Series C round led by General Atlantic, a US-based investor. That ties into the startup’s ambitions, which is to accelerate its growth across the Atlantic, where it boasts stores in NYC and Los Angeles. In fact, Depop says […]

Student housing marketplace Student.com raises $10 million

Global student accommodation marketplace Student.com has secured $10 million in funding from China’s CITIC Capital, which brings the total amount raised by the company to $80 million. Student.com was launched in 2011 and aimed mostly at students coming to Europe from Asia. Today, the marketplace lists accommodation for more than 1,000 universities across some 400 […]

Spanish luxury watch marketplace Chronoexpert raises €800,000

Bilbao-founded luxury watches marketplace Chronoexpert has landed €800,000 in a funding round led by K Fund, with participation from several business angels. The startup plans to use the capital injection for product development and expanding its team. The company has stated that about half of its sales come from international markets and mentioned Rolex, Cartier, […]

French-founded accounting marketplace Fred de la compta raises €4 million

French SaaS startup Fred de la compta that connects entrepreneurs with accounting firms has raised €4 million from New Alpha, Go Capital, and existing shareholders. The marketplace platform of Fred de la compta, which started as a service that helped entrepreneurs to send documents to their accountants, employs AI to match small businesses with accounting […]

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 […]