Bulgarian AI-powered chat bot startup Connecto acquired by marketing startup Leanplum

San Francisco-based mobile marketing startup Leanplum has acquired the Bulgarian startup Connecto, which creates AI-based conversational interfaces. Leanplum will use the acquisition and Connecto’s technology to enable brands to engage their customers in real-time, and to fuel innovation in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and advanced algorithms across the its platform. Using Connecto’s conversational […]

Digital used car broker abracar raises €11.5 million Series A

German digital used car marketplace abracar has raised €11.5 million in Series A financing from Allianz X, the digital investment arm of the insurance company Allianz. Founded in 2016, abracar manages all aspects of selling used cars including writing listings, taking photos, pricing and negotiation, and finalizing the transaction with a used car warranty and […]

UK-based radio wave breast imaging company Micrima raises £4.4 million

Micrima, a breast imaging company based in Bristol, has landed £4.4 million in a funding round led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), and Venture Founders. This round brings the total amount raised by the company to £10.7 million. Founded in 2005, Micrima has developed a technology that it sees as an alternative […]

UK-based private blockchain startup Gospel Technology secures £1.4 million

Gospel Technology, a London-based startup working on keeping supply chain records on a private blockchain, has raised £1.4 million in funding from LocalGlobe. The company plans to use the money to increase its team of 25 people twofold within the next 18 months. The startup, which markets itself as one of the few blockchain companies […]

French developer tool startup Zenaton raises €2 million

Zenaton, a French startup founded in September 2017, has raised €2 million in a funding round led by Accel and Point Nine Capital for a toolkit that helps developers build workflows. The other participants in the round were the Slack Fund, Kima Ventures, and business angels including Julien Lemoine, CTO and co-founder of Algolia, and […]

UK-based enterprise email analysis startup Tessian raises $13 million

The UK-based startup Tessian, formerly known as Checkrecipient, has raised $13 million in a funding round led by Balderton Capital and Accel, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures, and Walking Ventures. The company intends to use the capital injection to expand its product offering and grow the sales and marketing teams. […]