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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Octopus Ventures De-Cloaks — Reveals Its ‘Evergreen’ £60m Early Stage Fund

    Octopus Ventures De-Cloaks — Reveals Its ‘Evergreen’ £60m Early Stage Fund

    Octopus Ventures (CrunchBase listing) has become one of the most active early stage investors in the UK, backing many early individuals and businesses which went on to greater heights. These include backing Alex Chesterman all the way from Screen Select to LOVEFiLM and then from the early stages of Zoopla through to IPO. Another example is William Reeve, also from Screen Select and the… Read More

  • Virtual Fitting Room Startup Metail Raises Further $12M — Shunning UK VC Money Along The Way

    Virtual Fitting Room Startup Metail Raises Further $12M — Shunning UK VC Money Along The Way

    “To be brutally honest, I’m not enamored with the UK VC scene and don’t rate it very much if at all from a technology business success perspective,” says Tom Adeyoola, co-founder and CEO of Metail. “The big UK tech business successes weren’t founded on VC money.” His company, which offers virtual fitting room tech to major clothes retailers so that… Read More

  • Playlists.net Acquired By Warner Music Group

    Playlists.net Acquired By Warner Music Group

    In early July we reported exclusively that Spotify community and playlist sharing site Playlists.net was in acquisition talks, with one suitor — a prominent music industry company — in the lead. Well, today comes official confirmation that the UK startup has indeed been acquired by WEA, the artist and label services company owned by major record label Warner Music Group. Terms of… Read More

  • Mailcloud Raises $2.8m For Real-Time Email And Messaging For Teams

    Mailcloud Raises $2.8m For Real-Time Email And Messaging For Teams

    Mailcloud, where users connect their email account and organise their entire history of emails, files and content into folders sorted by person, has raised seed funding, bringing its total funding to $2.8 million. The funding is from Octopus Investments, with Bessemer Venture partners completing its first seed round in Europe. The round also includes Xavier Niel’s Kima Ventures… Read More

  • Arago Secures $55M From PE Firm KKR To Automate Enterprise IT

    KKR, a private equity firm, is investing about $55 million in Arago AG, a company that develops artificial-intelligence software that companies can use to cut costs. The Germany based company is headed up by tech legend Chris Boos and Dr. Bernhard Walther. The main competitor to Arago is IPSoft. Boos says the market opportunity is $1.2 trillion. Read More

  • Google’s Schmidt Stands Firm On Not Applying Europe’s Search De-Listing To Google.Com

    Google’s Schmidt Stands Firm On Not Applying Europe’s Search De-Listing To Google.Com

    Google’s Eric Schmidt has held the line against extending European search de-listing requests to Google’s .com domain. As it stands successful requests made by private individuals under the ruling for information to be de-indexed by Google in a search associated with their name are only implemented by Google on European sub domains, such as Google.co.uk or Google.de, not on Google.com. Read More

  • Join Me In Wroclaw And Krakow Next Week

    Join Me In Wroclaw And Krakow Next Week

    As you prepare for your flight to London for TC Disrupt I will encourage you – nay, implore you – to join me in Wroclaw and Krakow before and after the main event in the UK. I will be speaking at TechSaturdays in Wroclaw on Saturday, October 18 where we’ll hold a small pitch-off. The winner will get a Start-up Alley table at TC Disrupt in any city (including London if you… Read More

  • To Stay In The Game, European VCs Wake Up To Offering Services And Software

    To Stay In The Game, European VCs Wake Up To Offering Services And Software

    As the European tech startup market becomes yet more crowded with investors and accelerators, those investors are realising they are – gasp! – going to have to start working harder to differentiate themselves from their peers in the venture community. For some, that means offering more seed stage investment, for instance. But money, famously, can’t buy you all the love, so… Read More

  • WonderLuk Is Using 3D Printing To Power An On-Demand Fashion Accessories Marketplace

    WonderLuk Is Using 3D Printing To Power An On-Demand Fashion Accessories Marketplace

    Custom 3D printed clothes that fit like a glove and mean you’ll never have the tedium of traipsing into a changing room ever again are still likely years out. But the fashion space is dabbling with 3D printing technology. And there are other moves afoot to harness the power of on-demand additive manufacturing to produce custom designs. Read More

  • BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media. The BBC today started a new account on Facebook-owned WhatsApp to update people with the latest information about Ebola. The BBC says its service is aimed primarily at reaching WhatsApp… Read More

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