Estonian insurtech startup Cachet, which has thus far offered financial services to gig workers on ride-hailing platforms, secured €1.1 million in seed funding to expand to other sectors of the sharing economy and into new markets. Led by Icebreaker.vc, the round included previous investors like Techstars, Barclays and Lemonade Stand, plus some angel investors. Cachet’s […]
Stasher, the London-based creator of a sharing economy network for storing luggage, has raised a $2.5 million funding round led by VentureFriends, along with various angels. The traveltech startup developed an app and network that allows travelers to find a secure location to store their bags, so they can keep exploring until departure. Since the […]
Leavy.co, a Paris-based travel community and marketplace, has raised $14 million in seed funding to launch its app for travel-hungry, cash-strapped millennials. Dutch firm Prime Ventures led the round with the participation of angel investor Dominique Vidal, partner at Index Ventures. The startup claims it to be the largest seed funding round in travel tech […]
Paris-based startup Click&Boat has raised €4 million in funding from its existing investors, OLMA Private Equity Fund and unnamed business angels, to further expand its “Airbnb for boats” platform. The company plans to use the money to expand into the markets of Russia, Middle East, and South America, as well as strengthen its positions in […]
Helpper, a Belgian sharing economy startup for care services, has raised €1 million in funding from Carevolution, a fund that backs care services. The Antwerp-based startup said it is bringing the sharing economy model to the care sector where it connects the elderly and people with disabilities in need of help and support with people […]
Flight sharing platform Wingly has raised €2 million in a seed round from former German vice chancellor Philipp Rösler, former Daher Socata CEO Stephane Mayer, and VC firm Howzat Partners. Sometimes described as carpooling for flights, the UK-based startup connects private pilots with passengers. Pilots list routes that they are flying and available seats. The […]
The Swedish app connects restaurants to users to sell surplus food, has launched in London this week. Tech.eu chats to COO Elsa Bernadotte to find out more about the company.