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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Dojo Raises £800K To Scale Up Its Curated Guide To London

    Dojo Raises £800K To Scale Up Its Curated Guide To London

    Dojo, an app that curates “cool” places to eat, drink and visit in London, has raised an £800,000 seed round to help it scale up. This will include the imminent roll out of version 2 of the app, powered by a completely new backend that will enable Dojo to plug into a new city “in a matters of weeks,” says co-founder Robin Shimmin. Read More

  • Partech’s New $240 Million Growth Fund Will Close France’s Funding Gap

    Partech’s New $240 Million Growth Fund Will Close France’s Funding Gap

    2014 was the year of seed funding, 2015 will be the year of late stage funding for Partech Ventures. The French venture capital firm just raised $240 million to launch the Partech Growth fund. This new fund will back late stage startups in Partech’s traditional industries and areas. But this time, the firm will invest between $12 million and $50 million per round. Three new general… Read More

  • Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group leading the suit now with 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the case. The class action covers a number of areas ranging from data use… Read More

  • A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business

    A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business

    TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance services, has raised a large tranche of funding led by one of the social network’s earliest backers. Andreessen Horowitz is heading up a new investment of $58 million, a Series C round with participation also from previous backers Sir Richard Branson… Read More

  • More Than 200,000 Photographers Have Participated In EyeEm’s “Missions” For Brands

    More Than 200,000 Photographers Have Participated In EyeEm’s “Missions” For Brands

    Whenever a new social network or online community springs up, it seems pretty inevitable that brands will eventually try to build a presence there. Naturally, this can cause lots of handwringing and eye-rolling — that’s why emphatically ad-free social networks like Ello attract a lot of interest, but also seem rather quixotic. So I was glad to get an update on what EyeEm is doing… Read More

  • Classified Startup Saltside Technologies Raises Another $40M Led By Hillhouse

    Last year we covered how emerging markets like Africa were exploding with classified ad sites as the population comes online and begins the process of getting into marketplaces. Saltside Technologies is deep into this game, and last year raised $25 million in equity funding, backed by Investment AB Kinnevik, a listed Swedish investment house specializing in emerging markets. Read More

  • Kredo Helps You Make Your Portfolio Fancy

    Kredo Helps You Make Your Portfolio Fancy

    You may be fancy and everybody already knows this, but does your portfolio reflect that? Kredo, a new portfolio app, will help you and those around you find out just how fancy you are. Created by Lukas Dryja and Tyler Rooney, Kredo was built after the pair realized their artist friends had no online portfolios. A good, custom website cost money so they decided to bootstrap a cheap solution. It… Read More

  • UN Launches Powerful, First Ever, VR Film following Syrian Refugee Girl

    UN Launches Powerful, First Ever, VR Film following Syrian Refugee Girl

    A young girl, a Syrian refugee, suddenly appears before you, sitting on the floor of a cramped room. She describes her family, and takes you on a journey through the refugee camp in which she lives. You sit beside her in her makeshift school classroom and watch children tramp through the muddy streets in the encampment. You feel as if you can smell the bread being baked in front of you at… Read More

  • France’s Orange Launches Digital Ventures, A $23M Fund For Early Stage Investments

    France’s Orange Launches Digital Ventures, A $23M Fund For Early Stage Investments

    Orange, the big French carrier with 240 million customers formerly known as France Telecom, is today unveiling its latest bid to get closer to little startups, and appear a little cooler in the process. Or, as some might think of it, Orange wants to be the new black. It has unveiled a new fund called Digital Ventures, with the aim of finding, strategically funding and then working with… Read More

  • Apple Extends Its Crimea Block To Products And Services

    Apple Extends Its Crimea Block To Products And Services

    This past weekend, Crimea made tech news when it emerged that Apple and Valve had sent out notices to developers in the region informing them their accounts would be cut off, in line with U.S. sanctions against the region. Now Apple has extended that further, ordering retailers to halt all shipments and sales of products like the iPhone and Mac computers and services in the region… Read More

  • Displio Is A Tiny E-Ink Display That Runs Programmable Widgets

    Displio Is A Tiny E-Ink Display That Runs Programmable Widgets

    I seem to be developing a penchant for these things. The Displio is the latest in a line of Internet-connected ‘displays’ designed to sit on a desk, or perhaps on a shop counter, and exhibit various online information, such as Facebook ‘Likes’, weather, number of unread email, and so on. However, although similar to the LaMetric, a fully-programmable but simple… Read More

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