Belgian startup StoryChief gets €1.1 million seed for its content distribution system, already used in 70 countries

StoryChief, the Belgian creator of a content marketing tool, has raised 1.1 million, led by Peak Capital, to continue scaling around the world. Since launching in 2017, more than 25,000 content teams across 70 countries have started using the SaaS platform. After running a creative agency for 8 years, Storychief founders Valeri Potchekailov, Gregory Claeyssens, […]


Front quadruples its valuation with $59 million Series C for team-based email platform

Front, the French-born company developing a collaborative work email platform, has raised a $59 million Series C round, led by several technology executives: Atlassian co-CEO and co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes; Atlassian President Jay Simons; Okta COO and co-founder Frederic Kerrest; Qualtrics co-founders Ryan and Jared Smith; and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan. Sequoia Capital, Initialized Capital, Anthos […]


Tallinn-based Katana raises $3.9 million to help direct-to-consumer manufacturers scale smartly

Katana, the Tallinn-based “smart manufacturing” software, has raised $3.9 million to help direct-to-consumer manufacturers scale their business. The financing includes $2.2 million from Munich-based seed investor 42CAP, as well as existing investors. It also includes the conversion of a $1.7 million pre-seed convertible note from late 2018, financed by angel investors. For many small or […]


Swedish marketing platform Funnel raises $47 million Series B to expand into US

Funnel, a Swedish platform for marketing data analysis, has raised a $47 million Series B round led by Eight Road Ventures and F-Prime Capital, with support from existing investors Balderton Capital, Oxx, Zobito, and Industrifonden, as well as Kreos Capital. With so many data sources available to digital marketing teams, the Stockholm-based startup set out […]


One year after launch, Harvestr snags $650,000 to grow product management tool from Paris

Harvestr, the French developer of product management solutions, has raised a $650,000 funding round led by investment bank BPI France. 360Learning co-founders Nicolas Hernandez and Guillaume Alary, Station F Director Roxanne Varza and other strategic business angels also participated in the round. “All companies want to be customer-centric but few ones have a product organization […]


Dublin-based Pointy sold to Google for an alleged $160 million

Pointy, the Dublin-based e-Commerce B2B SaaS platform, has been acquired by Google for an officially undisclosed amount, though other outlets report the sum at around $160 million. This is Pointy founder and CEO Mark Cummins’ second acquisition to Google. Cummins sold his previous startup, a visual search engine called Plink, in 2010. Founded in 2014, […]