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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile

    Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile

    Adblock Plus has built a business out of helping web users ditch overly annoying ads and other unwanted digital content on the desktop by taking money from companies willing to conform to its “acceptable ads” manifesto in order to be whitelisted and have their marketing let through the gate. Downloads of its desktop extensions remain at a “steady clip” of millions per… Read More

  • Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

    Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have been courted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. Now another one of those stars is putting his money where his mouth is. David Beckham, the well known athlete and megabrand, has become a founding investor in a new British startup which plans to take… Read More

  • Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another £2.5M Funding

    Personalised shopping app and U.K. startup Mallzee has raised new funding. The so-called ‘Tinder of fashion’ — in reference to its Tinder-esque UI that invites you to swipe right if you like and swipe left if you don’t as you shop for clothes through its mobile app — has swiped £2.5 million in additional investment. Read More

  • Mirakl Closes $20M Series B From VCs That Love Online Marketplaces

    Mirakl Closes $20M Series B From VCs That Love Online Marketplaces

    Who says France can’t produce startups? Online marketplace startup Mirakl has just closed a $20m Series B round of funding led by 83North with participation from new fund Felix Capital, and Dave Strohm, Partner at Greylock and a founding investor and advisor to 83North. The cash will be used to take its platform to more B2C and B2B retailers globally. Why? Well, Mirakl claims it… Read More

  • Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    “Journalism is clearly in big trouble. The business of the news media. And we think we have a model that has potential and could really help certain forms of journalism — niche topics, local journalism, investigative journalism, impassioned campaign-type journalism, war reporting perhaps even,” says Tudor, laying out the Byline pitch, after I ask whether it’s building… Read More

  • Snag Your Ticket For PragueCrunch IV Now

    Snag Your Ticket For PragueCrunch IV Now

    PragueCrunch IV is almost here! This annual celebration of all things startup will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so get them… Read More

  • Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of

    Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of

    It’s been a long time coming. French startup Lima is shipping its device to its 12,840 Kickstarter backers two years after raising $1.2 million on the crowdfunding platform. This showcases the long and windy road for many hardware startups that launch a crowdfunding campaign too early. Read More

  • The Best Song Is Tinder For Music Discovery

    The Best Song Is Tinder For Music Discovery

    Do you end up listening to the same song over and over on your favorite music streaming service? Meet The Best Song a nifty little app to quickly discover new songs and add them to your Spotify or Deezer collection. This app combines free music samples and curated playlists with Tinder-like gestures to quickly grind through dozens of songs. Read More

  • After Raising $275M, FanDuel Acquires App Developer Kotikan

    After Raising $275M, FanDuel Acquires App Developer Kotikan

    Only last week fantasy sports startup (although it was started in 2007…) FanDuel raised $275 million in a Series E round, taking the total capital raised to date to $363 million. That put it into the $1 billion valuation bracket, making one of the few startups out of Scotland to achieve the ‘unicorn’ status. Read More

  • Revolut Raises $2.3 Million For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    Revolut Raises $2.3 Million For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    British startup Revolut just raised $2.3 million (£1.5 million) from Balderton Capital to make you pay less exchange fees when you travel around the world. Also backed by Seedcamp, Revolut provides an app to seamlessly exchange or send money, and an optional debit card to pay around the world or online. Read More

  • Fidelity Growth Partners Becomes Eight Roads Ventures, Announces New £150M Fund

    Fidelity Growth Partners Becomes Eight Roads Ventures, Announces New £150M Fund

    Fidelity Growth Partners Europe arrived on the European scene with a $150 million fund back in 2010 and you could say it’s been busy. Building on Fidelity’s 40-year heritage of venture investing, the firm has since invested in Seatwave, Wahanda, GoodData, and Notonthehighstreet to name just a few. As a private equity and venture capital firm, it’s also played in the early… Read More

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