Kahoot acquires Poio to expand its learning platform

Oslo-based Kahoot! appears to be on a bit of an acquisition spree as it attempts to build out its popular learning platform. Last week, it announced its purchase of DragonBox, a startup that builds math apps, for $18 million. Today, the Norwegian company is announcing its acquisition of Poio, also based in Oslo, for an […]

FenestraPro from Dublin raises €1.2 million for its building design software

Irish startup FenestraPro has landed €1.2 million in funding from Pi Labs, Enterprise Ireland, and US AEC software distribution firm Applied Software. FenestraPro’s range of products — add-ins for Autodesk Revit or a web-based platform — supposedly allow designing more energy efficient building façades. It’s already used by several major architectural firms like Aecom, Gensler, and […]

Cologne-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup gridscale raises €7 million

German provider of infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solutions (IaaS and PaaS), gridscale, has landed a €7 million funding round led by Endeit Capital and EnBW New Ventures, with participation from BLSW Seed and Growth Fund and High-Tech Gründerfonds. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Cologne, gridscale offers scalable infrastructure-as-a-service solutions billed per minute, such as distributed […]

Dutch medical AI startup Aidence raises €10 million

Amsterdam-founded medical imaging AI startup Aidence has landed a €10 million funding round led by INKEF Capital and Rabo Ventures, alongside existing investors Northzone, HenQ, and Health Innovations. This investment brings Aidence’s total funding to date to €12.5 million. The company was founded in 2015 and is focused on early recognition of lung cancer by […]

“A goldmine of tech talent:” Two reports highlight growing software export capacities in four Eastern European countries

Editor’s note: This article from Ukraine Digital News was syndicated with permission. Two industry reports have been released this week, bringing fresh data and analysis about the software development industry in Eastern European countries. The first report was issued by a consortium of leading local investment firms (AVentures Capital, Aventis Capital, and Capital Times) in partnership with IT service […]

Danish fintech startup Spiir raises €5.2 million from a duo of banks to boost PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics

Danish fintech company Spiir, the company behind the eponymous personal finance management app as well as the Nordic API Gateway, has secured €5.2 million in fresh funding. Two of Scandinavia’s largest banks, DNB and Danske Bank, strategically invested jointly in the startup to attempt to building the leading PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics and make […]

French classifieds platform Leboncoin acquires second-hand fashion marketplace Videdressing

French classifieds giant Leboncoin has acquired fashion marketplace Videdressing for an undisclosed price. Founded in 2009, Videdressing is a marketplace for buying or reselling second-hand fashion and luxury items, connecting all parties and offering a payment system, anti-fraud measures and more. Last year, the company achieved a turnover of approximately 35 million euros from sales […]