French fintech startup Pennylane raises €4 million from Global Founders Capital, Partech and Kima Ventures

Paris-based fintech company Pennylane, which brings together accountants and tech to help startup founders and small business owners manage their admin, has scored €4 million in funding from Global Founders Capital, Partech and Kima Ventures, the investment vehicle of Xavier Niel. The company was started by the founders of PriceMatch – acquired by Booking.com in […]

UK startup Sonantic raises €2.3 million to bring realistic yet artificial voices to games studios worldwide

London-based on-demand ‘artificial voices’ provider Sonantic has secured €2.3 million in seed funding with a lofty goal to upend the global game and entertainment voice industry. The round was led by EQT Ventures with prior backers such as Entrepreneur First, AME Cloud Ventures and Bart Swanson of Horizons Ventures chipping in. Founded by two speech […]

The Reverse Pitch: Concentric

Concentric was founded by Kjartan Rist and Denis Shafranik in 2013. The firm invests across many different industries, looking for the best opportunities that use technology to drive efficiency and empower consumers. Concentric views investment as a partnership, and the team endeavors to challenge paradigms of venture capital firms that rely too heavily on management […]