Tallinn-based Cachet collects over €1 million to cut insurance rates for gig workers and expand in Europe

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, the round included previous investors like Techstars, Barclays and Lemonade Stand, plus some angel investors. Cachet’s […] raises largest travel tech seed round, $14 million, to help millennials house swap and jet set, 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 […]

Helpper raises €1 million to bring the sharing economy to care services

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 […]

Wingly raises €2 million for its carpooling for flights service

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 […]