Lavanda raises $5 million to legitimise short-term renting market

Lavanda, the UK rental platform enabling real-estate companies and landlords to lawfully profit from Airbnb-style rentals and homeshares, has raised $5 million to continue streamlining and legitimising the market. The Series A round was led by real-estate private equity firm and VC, Henley. After starting as a laundry sharing-economy company, Lavanda pivoted when it saw […]

SaaS e-learning platform LearnWorlds gets $1.1 million in seed money to spur growth

LearnWorlds, a Greece and UK-based edtech company that allow trainers and businesses to launch and monetise their branded online schools and training centers, has closed a $1.1 million seed round led by Marathon Venture Capital.  Panos Papadopoulos, a partner at Marathon Venture Capital, shares the reasoning behind the recent funding: “LearnWorlds is a rare breed of […]

Data governance tech scale-up Collibra acquires Czech SaaS startup SQLdep

Not long after raising $100 million at a $1 billion+ valuation, Belgium/US-based data governance technology company Collibra is today announcing the acquisition of SQLdep, a Prague-based SaaS provider of automated data lineage. The deal will help Collibra customers uncover faster and deeper insights from their data, the company says. SQLdep and Collibra announced a partnership […]