Today in European Tech: Draper Esprit to raise £111 million, Immersive Labs nabs $75 million, IPO plans for OVH and Mister Spex

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Germany-based online optician Mister Spex has confirmed its plans to go public on the stock exchange. The eyewear retailer targets a Q3 IPO to raise roughly €225 million. – European online fashion platform ABOUT YOU has set the final offer for its private placement at […]

Scaling up internationally from France: le good, la bad and l’ugly

France’s tech sector has been on a tear for years now, even before French president Emmanuel Macron announced his ambition to transform the country into a “unicorn nation,” launching a bunch of tech business initiatives to foster home-grown startups and attract foreign ones.  In its 2020 French Venture Capital Barometer, consultancy EY said that during […]

Bristol-based cybersecurity skills trainer Immersive Labs raises $75 million in Series C round

Bristol’s Immersive Labs, which measures and helps companies improve cybersecurity skills across technical and non-technical teams has raised $75 million in a Series C round led by new investors Insight Partners The round also saw participation from Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures, and existing investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Immersive Labs is reporting that the new […]