Icelandic startup GRID raises $3.5 million to “free the spreadsheet”

GRID, a Reykjavik-based SaaS startup that translates spreadsheets into web reports, has landed a $3.5 million funding round led by BlueYard Capital, with participation from strategic investors such as Slack Fund, Acequia Capital, and angel investor Charlie Songhurst. There isn’t much public information about GRID’s product, but the main idea that powers it is to […]

UK-based Spektrix lands £5 million for its arts-focused SaaS platform

British arts and entertainment software provider Spektrix has raised £5 million in funding from two venture capital trusts (VCT) of Foresight Group, Foresight VCT plc and Foresight 4 VCT plc. The company plans to use the fresh capital to fuel its international expansion, with a particular focus on North America. Spektrix’s SaaS platform includes solutions […]

Finnish digital workplace platform Happeo scores $8 million seed

Finnish software startup Happeo has raised $8 million from international investors including UK and Silicon Valley-based DN Capital, and Helsinki-based Maki.vc and Vendep Capital. Happeo is an all-in-one digital workplace platform that brings together intranet, collaboration, and social networking into one unified solution for employees. “Traditional employee intranets are dead, because they host static and […]

Xara raises €3 million to help businesses create professional documents

Berlin-based Xara, a document design platform, has raised a €3 million round from Bellevue Investments & Co. The company’s new software, Xara Cloud, is a browser-based document editor that allows businesses to easily create a range of professional-looking business documents and content, including presentations, social media advertisements, catalogs, web banners, and even e-books. No design […]

French startup Station raises €3.25 million for its work-oriented browser

Paris-based Station, the startup behind a new browser that unifies work applications in a single interface, has raised €3.25 in a seed round from Accel Partners, with participation from Webb Investment Network and Kima Ventures. Only six months old, the startup is an alumni of Y Combinator and already has 12,000 users. Station was designed […]

Belgian translation startup TextMaster acquired by Technicis for undisclosed amount

TextMaster, a Brussels and Paris-based translation startup, has been acquired by French translation agency Technicis. No terms for the deal have been disclosed. TextMaster, which has raised more than $8 million in funding, was founded through the eFounders startup programme in Brussels and Paris; this marks the programme’s first major exit. The platform connects companies […]