Dutch video game developer OrangeGames has taken over the Berlin-based game company Plinga. OrangeGames now holds all the shares in the startup, which was previously backed by Rocket Internet. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Austrian startup Playbrush, which turns toothbrushing into a game for kids, has raised $2 million. The investment comes from existing investors Speedinvest and Hansi Hansmann, and the former race car driver Harold Primat.
Berlin-based insurtech startup Coya has raised a $10 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley’s Valar Ventures, a VC firm backed by Peter Thiel, with participation from e.ventures and La Famiglia. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, is known for investing in European fintech startups, including the UK’s TransferWise and Germany’s N26.
German 3D printing company RepRap has received €1 million in funding from BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft.
French car-sharing startup Vulog has raised €14.5 million. The investment comes from the UK’s Frog Capital and the Czech Republic’s Inven Capital. The startup previously raised €8.4 million two years ago from the Ecotechnologies Fund and the Environmental Technologies Fund.
Irish IoT connectivity company Cubic Telecom has just closed a $47 million Series C round. The new funding comes from existing investors Qualcomm and Audi Electronics Venture, and new investors Valid Soluciones Tecnologicas and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). The startup has raised $88 million to date.
Malmö-based product information management startup inRiver has received €10.5 million. The funding comes from existing investors Verdane Capital, Industrial Development Fund, and Zobito, and partially through a loan from the EIB fund EFSI, the European Fund for Strategic Investments.