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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Stockholm-based HRtech startup Alexis raises €1.2 million in seed funding

Alexis, a Stockholm-based SaaS company that offers medium-sized companies people management software, has raised €1.2 million in a seed funding round led by Alliance Venture, paving the way for new hires and further scaling in the Nordics. Since its start in February (just before the pandemic hit European economies), the company has grown 50 percent […]

Swedish consumer e-commerce giant BHG acquires online retailer Nordic Nest in €175 million deal

Nordic e-commerce powerhouse BHG has acquired 97.6% of Scandinavian design e-tailer Nordic Nest, it announced on Sunday (hat tip: Breakit). The deal values Nordic Nest, which was founded in Sweden back in 2002 (under the name Designonline), at approximately €175 million. The sellers of Nordic Nest include Nordstjernan, Philian Invest, Stella Capital, Jörgen Bödmar, its […]