Europe

The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Join TC In A Three City Polish Meetup Tour

    Join TC In A Three City Polish Meetup Tour

    If your plan this summer is to rock down to Electric Avenue why not swing by Gdynia, Warsaw, and Krakow first. I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting cities and I want to see you there. We are running the meetups from the July 28th until July 30th. Tickets are free and will sell out FAST so grab them quickly. July 28 – Gdynia Tickets
    July 29… Read More

  • SlimPay Grabs $16.6 Million To Build The Definitive Recurring Payment Solution

    SlimPay Grabs $16.6 Million To Build The Definitive Recurring Payment Solution

    French startup SlimPay just raised $16.6 million (€15 million) from Prime Ventures for its payment processing solution. SlimPay is all about making recurring payments in Europe as easy and seamless as possible. Read More

  • Join Us At Our TC Budapest Pitch-Off On Friday

    Join Us At Our TC Budapest Pitch-Off On Friday

    On July 10, 2015 I’ll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather’s name was actually Nagy!) We’ll be inviting eight startups on stage to compete to win a table at TechCrunch Disrupt or, for second place, two tickets to the event in SF on September 21-23. Here’s the problem: we’re sold out. Read More

  • Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    GlassesGroupGlobal, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A. The round was led by Caixa Capital and Nova Founders Capital, and angel investors including Toivos Annus, Uwe Kolb, and Siegfried Drueker. Read More

  • Talent.io Grabs $2.2 Million To Find Your Next Top Engineer

    Talent.io Grabs $2.2 Million To Find Your Next Top Engineer

    Meet Talent.io, a new take on engineer recruitment companies. Talent.io isn’t your average headhunting agency and has opted for a more scalable model that should work for both engineers and recruiting companies. Three months after its beta launch in France, the company just raised $2.2 million (€2 million) from Alven Capital, Elaia Partners, Ventech and a few business angels. Read More

  • The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital Crunch Network

    The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

    It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future. Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in Europe. (If it feels unfair to weigh an entire country against individual cities… Read More

  • Get Your Tickets To The TechCrunch 10th Anniversary Party At TOA Berlin

    Get Your Tickets To The TechCrunch 10th Anniversary Party At TOA Berlin

    Berlin, du bist so wunderbar! We’re hosting the Closing Party in honour of our 10th Anniversary at Tech Open Air Berlin! So please grab your tickets and come along. We will release public tickets step by step, starting with the first 500 today. In true Berlin style, we’ll be wrapping up this year’s festival at Chalet, an iconic Berlin venue set in a magic 150-year-old building… Read More

  • Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More

  • Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request

    Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request

    It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documents related to France and Germany. We learned that the NSA monitored French presidents and officials, spied on top French companies and eavesdropped Angela Merkel for sure. Read More

  • Zeta Interactive Works with Big Brands to Track Engagement

    John Sculley And David Steinberg Explain How Zeta Interactive Works with Big Brands to Track Engagement

    Last week we had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive, an online marketing service — which isn’t the first company that brought CEO David Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley together. Zeta Interactive focuses on using data-mining and analytics to basically track where a customer came from. The example the pair used was tracking a car test drive from… Read More

  • Geniac Raises £22M From Grant Thornton To Offer ‘Office As A Service’

    Geniac, which operates in the rarefied world of “business management” platforms, has raised £22 million from Grant Thornton UK, a big provider of assurance and tax advisory. To date, Geniac has been in beta. The London-based Geniac was founded by ex-Accenture consultants Michael Galvin and Eduardo Martinez to allow businesses to run themselves within one platform. The… Read More

  • On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internet’s Helpling

    On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internet’s Helpling

    According to multiple sources, the U.K. on-demand home cleaning startup Hassle.com, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both companies declined to comment. However, TechCrunch understands that this is now a done deal. Read More

  • Prêt d’Union Grabs $34 Million For Its Online Credit Marketplace

    Prêt d’Union Grabs $34 Million For Its Online Credit Marketplace

    French startup Prêt d’Union just raised $34 million (€31 million) from Eurazeo, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet as well as its existing investors. Prêt d’Union is a European online credit marketplace that matches lenders and borrowers without any financial institution in-between. You can call it a sort of Lending Club for Europe. Read More

  • HomeToGo, The European Metasearch Engine For Holiday Rentals, Raises €6M

    HomeToGo, The European Metasearch Engine For Holiday Rentals, Raises €6M

    HomeToGo, the European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is DN capital, and Acton Capital Partners, adding to the €2 million previously raised from various angel investors. Read More

  • Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant

    Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant

    Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change that via its ‘smart health assistant’ app for smartphones. Read More

  • One Weird Trick To Help Greece

    One Weird Trick To Help Greece

    It’s hard enough being a startup without the financial collapse of your country to contend with. For those in Silicon Valley who are used to Uber being worth more than 40x the debt payment that Greece just missed, capital controls — which are just what they sound like — are an alien concept. But this is unfortunately not so for startups in Greece, who, because of restrictions… Read More

  • Meet Crossroad, A Nifty Little App To Create Collaborative Photo Albums

    Meet Crossroad, A Nifty Little App To Create Collaborative Photo Albums

    Chances are you recently went back from a wedding, a road trip or any other meaningful social event, and all your friends took a bunch of photos with their phones. And yet, you won’t ever see these photos again, as they will stay in your friend’s camera roll forever. Crossroad is a new app for iOS and Android that lets you create collaborative albums in a few taps. It’s… Read More

  • Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off Next Week In Budapest

    Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off Next Week In Budapest

    On July 10, 2015 I’ll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather’s name was actually Nagy!) We’ll be inviting eight startups on stage to compete to win a table at TechCrunch Disrupt or, for second place, two tickets to the event in SF on September 21-23. You can grab tickets here. To apply for the… Read More

  • Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts

    Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts

    During patches of turbulence, pilots are trained to steer into the airborne trouble, much like when a driver encounters black ice. To increase the odds of coming out unscathed in either scenario, it’s critical to remain as calm as possible, even when all hell is breaking loose. Greece is now in a slide and her citizens, young and old, are looking for ways to keep their savings intact. One… Read More

  • Trucker Path Raises $20M To Claim The Uber For Truckers Moniker

    Trucker Path Raises $20M To Claim The Uber For Truckers Moniker

    Earlier this year Los Angeles-based Cargomatic, announced it had raised $8 million to expand its platform. Why was this interesting? Well, Cargomatic hopes to become an ‘Uber for truckers’, by connecting shippers and truckers who are available to help move their cargo. Truckers would get to make more money, but, in addition, the shipping would be routed more efficiently towards… Read More

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