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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

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

    Here’s one from left left. Geniac, which operates in the rarified world of “business management” platforms, has raised £22 million from Grant Thornton UK, a big provider of assurance and tax advise. 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… Read More

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

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

    According to multiple sources, the U.K.’s 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

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