Düsseldorf-based commodities trading platform Metalshub hammers home $11 million, pulls entire industry to the 21st-century forge

Metal industry digital trading and price intelligence platform Metalshub has raised $11 million in a Series A round in their move to kill email and spreadsheet commercial trading for good. The round was led by Acton Capital and saw participation from existing investors Point Nine, Chrome Invest, and several angel investors. The funding will be […]

London’s Sprout raises £8 million, responds to global demand, presses forward with R&D

London-based insurance platform Sprout.ai has raised £8 million in a Series A round. Led by one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, Octopus Ventures, existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Playfair Capital, and Techstars participated. The funding is expected to further propel R&D projects as well as recruit additional talent. “Sprout.ai’s technology has gained traction fast […]

Munich-based StudySmarter raises $15 million in Series A round

Munich’s edtech startup StudySmarter has raised $15 million in a Series A round with ambitions to become the world’s central hub for learning. The investment arrives via Owl Ventures and Left Lane Capital, as well as individual investors Lars Fjelsoe-Nielsen and existing investor Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures. The capital is expected to accelerate StudySmarter’s scale-up […]