Today in European Tech: MessageBird scores $200 million, Web Summit goes fully online, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform MessageBird has become Europe’s newest unicorn after announcing a $200 million Series C round at a valuation of $3 billion. Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital led the Series C round, with participation from Bonnier, Glynn Capital, LGT Lightstone, Longbow, Mousse Partners […]

Today in European Tech: UK tech firm Envisics raises $50M, Vistaprint buys 99designs, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – British holographics company Envisics has raised around $50 million from several automotive companies for its tech used in augmented reality. Among the investors in the Series B round are Hyundai Mobis, General Motors’ GM Ventures, SAIC Capital, the venture arm of SAIC Motors, and […]

Today in European Tech: Ÿnsect raises $224 million more, Macy’s invest in Klarna, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Ÿnsect, a French startup farming insects to improve food production, has raised $224 million in further funding, bringing its Series C round to $372 million with Robert Downey Jr.’s tech funding initiative joining the round. – Tipalti, an Israeli enterprise software company that helps […]

Today in European Tech: Crowdcube and Seedrs merge (as do Nexi and Sia), NEC buys Avaloq for $2.2B, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Another European fintech giant is born: Italian payment technology service providers Nexi and Sia have reached an agreement to create what will be one of Europe’s largest fintech groups. After nearly two years of negotiations, the all-share deal will see Nexi receive 70% of […]

Today in European Tech: Cazoo raises £240 million, Sendinblue nabs $160 million, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Cazoo, the used-car sales platform, reached ‘unicorn’ status after raising a little over $31 million at a $1 billion+ valuation just three months ago. Today, the UK-based company revealed it has raised a further £240 million (€265 million) of funding at more than double […]

Today in European Tech: LogPoint raises $30M, Via buys Fleetonomy, TravelPerk opens up, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Copenhagen-based LogPoint, which provides cybersecurity automation and analytics solutions to help companies make better security, compliance and business decisions, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. – French fintech startup October (formerly Lendix) has raised some fresh capital in a non-equity funding round […]

Today in European Tech: Northvolt to raise $600 million, Uber eyes Germany’s Free Now, and other deals/stories that caught our eyes

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt is raising $600 million in fresh equity funds in a private placement joined by investors such as Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, Volkswagen, Baillie Gifford, Norrsken VC and Scania, as well as private backers such as Spotify founder Daniel […]