Belarusian FaceMetrics raises $2 million for its smart parental control app

FaceMetrics, a Belarus-founded startup working on an AI-powered parental app Nicola for the iPad, has raised $2 million from Belarusian VP Capital and Russian Larnabel Ventures. The application itself is set to be released by the end of summer. It will be available for free for users in Belarus, while customers elsewhere would have to […]

France’s Avolta Partners launches Volta ICO Syndicate to bring traditional investors closer to pre-ICO token sales

French investment bank and M&A advisor Avolta Partners has launched Volta ICO Syndicate, which would allow traditional investors to participate in pre-ICO token sales. The company envisions the service as part of a future suite of offerings within the crypto-economy sector. In an announcement, Avolta Partners stated that it has built a “network of contractors, […]

French refurbished electronics marketplace Back Market raises $48 million to double down on North America

French startup Back Market has secured a funding round of $48 million from Groupe Arnault, Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures, and Daphni. The company intends to use the money to grow its refurbished electronics marketplace globally, with a particular focus on the North American markets. Founded in 2014, Back Market works with certified refurbishers, distributors, and brands […]

Software AG acquires Belgian industrial big data startup Trendminer

Belgian startup Trendminer that provides analytics software solutions for large industrial companies has been fully acquired by Germany-based enterprise software giant Software AG, Tijd.be reported. The parties didn’t disclose the amount of the deal, mentioning only that is was a “significant multiple of the turnover,” which reached €6 million in 2017. The startup has yet […]

Swedish startup KRY raises €53 million to expand to France and UK

Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has secured a €53 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors: Accel, Creandum, and Project A. The company, which has raised a total of €79 million to date, is planning to use the money to fuel the expansion of its video consultation app […]