German HR tech company Personio raises $125 million at $1.7 billion valuation

Personio, an all-in-one HR platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, has announced $125 million of Series D funding in an investment round that values the German business at $1.7 billion. With last year’s $75 million Series C in the bank, plus the pandemic-induced rise in remote work, the software company was able to double revenues […]


Finnish startup Surgify raises €1.4 million to make bone surgeries safer

Finnish startup Surgify Medical has raised €1.4 million to bring its safer surgical drill to market. The funding came from Innovestor Ventures, Swedish investor Peter Lindell and Finnish angel investor and healthcare entrepreneur Leena Niemistö, as well as existing backers from previous rounds. Founded in Espoo in 2017, the startup says its device helps prevent […]

Stealth Black

Helsinki’s Stealth Black raises €1.1 million for AI that ‘negotiates better than a human being’

Helsinki-based AI startup Stealth Black has raised €1.1 million to continue developing its technology “that negotiates better than a human being.” The funding came from Finnish VC Inventure and Denmark’s byFounders, as well as angel investors Mikko Hyppönen and Ali Omar. Founded this year, the company has trained its AI technology to see routine negotiations, […]

Today in European Tech: Liberis secures £70 million, Italy’s watchdog eyes TikTok, Dubber buys Speik for $38 million, and more

Hello! Here is what happened today in European tech: Deals – Liberis, a London-based company that helps small businesses get the financing they need, has secured £70 million in financing for itself. The mix of equity and debt comes from long term partners British Business Investments, Paragon Bank, BCI Europe, as well as new partner […]

Revolut Qover

Revolut partners with Belgium’s Qover to offer digital insurance within its banking app

Neobank Revolut is partnering with Belgian insurtech startup Qover to provide an embedded insurance solution to subscribed account holders. The announcement comes just after Revolut shook up its subscription plans, adding in a mid-tier option, ‘Plus’. The new digital insurance option is fully integrated into the banking app, giving users real-time access to three products […]