Tag: Europe

Start Ups

Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online

 Spotahome, a Madrid-based startup that lets you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online, has closed €13.6 million in Series A backing. This brings the total raised to €20.7 million since the ‘proptech’ company was founded in 2014. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures

 Supersolid, a London-based mobile games developer with more than 50 million downloads under its belt, is best known for the smash hit games like ‘Super Penguins’, ‘Adventure Town’ and ‘Pororo Penguin Run’. It was created by a team of highly experienced mobile and social games veterans with backgrounds in EA, Playfish, Glu and Macrospace. That…

Mobile

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

 iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data. According to its analysis, iOS is up 3.7 percentage points year-over-year, to achieve 35 percent market share,…

Gadgets

pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers

 U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It’s another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they’ve reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as well as adding a slider keyboard design so the Qwerty panel can be pulled out to provide access to a rail for mounting and tinkering…

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LocalGlobe-backed BuffaloGrid lets people charge their smartphone in off-grid locations

 BuffaloGrid, a London and New Delhi startup that recently picked up backing from LocalGlobe and Kima Ventures, offers something akin to mobile phone charging as a service in remote parts of the world that are either without electricity or where power supply is sporadic. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

 Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful)…

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Used car buying site Carspring goes quiet after Rocket Internet pulls investment

 Carspring, the London and Berlin-based startup that makes it easy to buy a used car, has gone quiet, amid reports that its recent £5 million in Series B funding fell through. According to sources, Rocket Internet has pulled its investment in the company, which it co-founded with ex-McKinsey management consultants Peter Baumgart and Maximilian Vollenbroich….

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Verve scores $18.5M to reward you for selling tickets to friends

 Verve, the U.K, startup formerly known as StreetTeam that offers a sales platform to enable brands to easily run advocacy programs, has picked up $18.5 million is Series B funding. The round is being led by publicly-listed VC Draper Esprit, with participation from previous investors Kindred, Frontline Ventures, and Backed. Read More Read full post…