GRID, a Reykjavik-based SaaS startup that translates spreadsheets into web reports, has landed a $3.5 million funding round led by BlueYard Capital, with participation from strategic investors such as Slack Fund, Acequia Capital, and angel investor Charlie Songhurst. There isn’t much public information about GRID’s product, but the main idea that powers it is to […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the freshly approved Copyright Directive, the new €1.49 billion fine for Google, the concept of cloud kitchen, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Martin Villig, co-founder of Bolt, formerly known as Taxify.
Toronto-based investment company OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of the pension fund OMERS, has launched in Europe with a dedicated €300 million fund to invest in startups across the continent. The firm’s new London office will be led by Harry Briggs, a British entrepreneur-turned-investor who used to work at Balderton Capital and BGF Ventures. The […]
Axeleo Capital, a venture arm of the French enterprise-focussed startup accelerator Axeleo, has closed its €45 million fund. Officially launched back in July 2017, the fund has made 20 investments in 20 months. From the freshly closed fund, Axeleo Capital aims to invest in seed and Series A rounds with tickets ranging from €500,000 to €4 […]
This is the second batch of interviews the team of Tech.eu recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that. In this episode, we’ve talked to Elizabeth Varley from TechHub; Andris Berzins of Change Ventures; and Rolands Mesters from Nordigen.
Copenhagen-based VC firm The Nordic Web Ventures has raised its second fund to invest in pre-seed and seed-stage startups across the Nordics. The exact size of the fund has not been disclosed, but the firm plans to make some 20 investments from it over the next 1.5–2 years, with an average check of $50,000 to […]
This week, Natalie Novick, Robin Wauters, and Andrii Degeler discuss the trend of multi-modal transportation apps, the new Japanese-backed fund that will invest in European startups, the UK’s new investigation into Facebook, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Riccardo Donadon, founder of the innovation platform H-FARM in Italy.