White Star Capital closes first fund at $70 million, looks for Series A deals in Europe and North America

White Star Capital, the ‘transatlantic’ VC firm co-founded by former Google and Facebook executive Christian Hernandez Gallardo, has announced the final close of its first institutional fund. The investment firm was established in 2013, but only recently fully closed its first fund, coming in at $70 million. White Start has already deployed $25 million of […]

Polish private equity firm MCI Management invests in iZettle

iZettle, the Swedish fintech company that offers merchants across Europe and Latin America the ability to process card payments via its mobile card readers, has another new investor. Warsaw-based private equity and venture capital firm MCI Management has invested in iZettle, just months after the latter landed €60 million in funding from Intel Capital, Zouk […]

Salesforce plans to invest up to $100 million in European enterprise cloud startups in the next few years

Salesforce Ventures, the American cloud behemoth’s corporate investment arm, has earmarked $100 million to back promising European enterprise cloud software startups, TechCrunch reports. The news comes right after Salesforce Ventures was revealed to be the latest investor in the Series A round of Portugal’s Talkdesk. Just over a year ago, Salesforce announced that it had […]

Accel injects €18 million into French medical appointment booking software startup Doctolib

After raising €5 million in funding in the past, Paris-based Doctolib has scored a €18 million Series B financing round led by Accel Partners to internationally expand its growing booking and management software suite for doctors. Also chipping in are some notable angel investors, namely Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, founder and CEO of PriceMinister (acquired by Rakuten) […]