Apr
19
2017
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Nauta Capital closes out $170M third fund

 Early stage VC firm Nauta Capital, which has offices in London, UK, Barcelona, Spain and Boston in the US, has closed out a 2016 fund raising — capping it off at $170 million. Read More

Apr
05
2017
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83North closes $250M fourth fund focused on European, Israeli startups

 European VC firm 83North (formerly Greylock IL), which since 2008 has focused on backing startups in Europe and Israel, has closed its fourth fund — taking $250M in a raise that it says was both oversubscribed and its largest to date, and bringing its total capital under management to $800M. Read More

Mar
23
2017
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Lystable takes $10M top-up to tackle freelancer payments

 Lystable, a startup that makes a workflow management platform aimed at businesses needing to manage lots of freelancers, has topped up its Series A again — this time with an additional $10 million, which founder and CEO Peter Johnston says will be used to fund a change of business model with a payments focus. Read More

Feb
16
2017
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Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

vize Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More

Feb
07
2017
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Hootsuite acquires AdEspresso as it moves into paid content, social ads

hootsuite Hootsuite, the startup and platform that lets marketers manage a company’s interactions across a range of social media networks, is getting into the business of paid content. Today, it is announcing that it has acquired AdEspresso, a company that has built a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements on Facebook and Instagram. It will sit in a relaunched version of… Read More

Jan
24
2017
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Secret Double Octopus nabs $6M for a stronger, easier alternative to regular 2FA

8093376393_713fb93477_k Israel is home to around 450 active startups in the field of cybersecurity, according to a recent report in Reuters. Now, the one with perhaps the most distinctive name of them all is announcing some funding for a novel approach to authentication. Secret Double Octopus — which borrows a concept from the world of nuclear launch codes to build extra-secure, but simple, keyless… Read More

Jan
24
2017
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Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception

generic_code_hack_security Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity startup based out of Israel that protects networks by building “deception” frameworks to identify and trap malicious hackers, is today announcing that it has added Microsoft Ventures — the software giant’s young investment arm — as its newest strategic investor. In keeping with the its name and purpose in this world, Illusive… Read More

Jan
18
2017
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Collibra nabs $50M at reported $650M valuation led by ICONIQ

big data words Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply with data retention policies — has raised $50 million in its latest round of funding. The company is not disclosing the valuation, but we heard that it is in the region of $650 million (which is… Read More

Jan
11
2017
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Financial comparison site CompareEuropeGroup scores $21M from Thiel, ACE and more

moneypaths As consumers have shifted to the web to order and pay for services like broadband and insurance, price comparison sites have become one of the main ways that they search for the best deals to cover what they need. Today, one of the bigger companies in the space in Europe, CompareEuropeGroup, announced it has raised €20 million ($21 million) to expand and move ahead of the pack. The… Read More

Jan
10
2017
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iZettle raises $63M more at a $500M valuation to expand from mobile payments

izettle_6sept_001 The world of mobile payments continues to consolidate and mature, and today one of the leading players among European mobile payments startups has raised a significant round of money to help keep itself on top. iZettle, the Swedish company that offers a card reader that works with your smartphone or tablet, plus a suite of financial services for the small businesses, is announcing that it… Read More

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