Cruise booking platform Dreamlines secures €45 million in Series E funding

Cruise booking platform Dreamlines has raised €45 million in Series E funding. The investment was led by Princeville Global, with participation from existing investors including Holtzbrinck Ventures, Target Global, Dimaventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, TruVenturo and Global Founders. Based in Hamburg, Dreamlines offers the largest portfolio of cruises around the world. The travel tech startup has […]

Italy’s Freeda Media raises $10 million Series A

Italian startup Freeda Media raised a $10 million Series A round led by Alven Capital with participation from U-Start. The round was also supported by several business angels including Khaled Helioui, Stefano Sala, Paloma Castro Martinez, Sebastian Picardo, and Henri Moissinac. Freeda Media produces content aimed at millennial women, primarily distributed on social platforms such […]

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 […]

Parisian luxury vacation rental platform Le Collectionist raises $10 million

French startup Le Collectionist, a vacation rental platform for luxury homes, has raised $10 million in a Series B round. Half of the investment comes from the new Red River West fund, backed by the Pinault family, which is known for its investment in luxury companies. The startup previously raised a round of €2 million at the end of 2015.

French ecommerce company Racetools acquired by Bricoprivé

Toulouse-based Bricoprivé, and ecommerce company that sells DIY, gardening, and home improvement produces, has acquired another French ecommerce company, Racetools, which specialises in selling tools and hardware. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.