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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • PieSync, The Belgium Startup That Syncs Contacts Across Cloud Apps, Raises $1.6M

    PieSync, The Belgium Startup That Syncs Contacts Across Cloud Apps, Raises $1.6M

    Riding the coattails of a ‘small pieces, loosely joined’ approach to the enterprise, Belgium startup PieSync offers a platform that connects a plethora of cloud applications and syncs contacts stored in those apps two-way. That’s no mean feat considering the risk of data corruption or overwriting an important contact’s information, which is why, says PieSync, companies… Read More

  • Urban Transport App Citymapper Snags $40M From Index, Benchmark, Yuri Milner, Others

    Urban Transport App Citymapper Snags $40M From Index, Benchmark, Yuri Milner, Others

    People who don’t take Uber frequently take the bus. And those Europeans folks now include some rather high profile investors in London-based urban transport startup Citymapper — who have just poured $40 million into a new Series B round for its app which algorithmically knits together different transit options to help city dwellers quickly figure out how to get from A to… Read More

  • FreedomPop Raises Another $50M, Launches “Free” Global Data Hotspot And SIM

    FreedomPop Raises Another $50M, Launches “Free” Global Data Hotspot And SIM

    FreedomPop, the startup disrupting the businesses of traditional mobile carriers by giving people ways to use mobile devices free of any charges, is today adding another sizeable round to its coffers. The company has raised $50 million to continue its global rollout beyond its home market of the U.S. and to help launch new international products. The products include a new “free… Read More

  • Big Win For Uber In London As Regulator Drops Major Rule Changes

    Big Win For Uber In London As Regulator Drops Major Rule Changes

    London’s transport regulator TfL has concluded a review of a public consultation into changes to the rules for private hire vehicles, dropping a raft of measures that would have substantially impacted ride-hailing app Uber. Read More

  • Food Waste Smart Meter Winnow Bags $3.3M Further Funding

    Food Waste Smart Meter Winnow Bags $3.3M Further Funding

    Who would have thought there’s money in measuring how much food a professional kitchen throws away? Food waste smart meter maker Winnow has bagged a further $3.3 million in funding. Investors in what the startup is talking up as an “oversubscribed” Series A round include previous backers Mustard Seed, and Axel Johnson’s digital venture capital fund D:Ax, along with a… Read More

  • MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

    MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

    MyState wants to solve the pesky problem of knowing when it’s good to call. The mobile app, launching for iOS and Android today, provides what is essentially a smarter contacts book, with icons next to each contact letting you know their current communications status. The great hope of Internet calling was to provide ‘presence’ — knowing the availability or status of… Read More

  • Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Coinsetter To Expand To The U.S.

    Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Coinsetter To Expand To The U.S.

    According to Bitcoinity, Kraken is the largest EUR bitcoin exchange in the world with Bit-x and Gatecoin not far behind. But Kraken has one weakness — there isn’t much volume when it comes to other currencies. The company is trying to fix that by acquiring Coinsetter to expand to the U.S. and Canada — for real this time. Read More

  • London’s Entrepreneur First Expands To Singapore

    London’s Entrepreneur First Expands To Singapore

    London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) — the self-described “talent first” investor that backs (mostly) technical founders, often straight out of university, “pre-team, pre-idea” — is expanding internationally, setting up shop in Singapore. The new programme, which will see 400 technical individuals recruited and helped to found startups over the next 4 years… Read More

  • Paul Smith Steps Down As CEO Of U.K. Accelerator Ignite

    Paul Smith Steps Down As CEO Of U.K. Accelerator Ignite

    In what seems like an end of an era, Paul Smith is stepping down as CEO of Ignite, the U.K.-based accelerator he founded almost five years ago. He’ll be replaced by Tristan Watson, current Ignite MD. In that time, Ignite has run 7 programs, raised several funding rounds, seen a number of its alumni exit, and most recently expanded beyond its Newcastle base in the North East of England to… Read More

  • EU-US Safe Harbor Data Flow Talks Still Sticking On Surveillance

    EU-US Safe Harbor Data Flow Talks Still Sticking On Surveillance

    As the three-month deadline for Europe and the U.S. to agree a new transatlantic data transfer deal looms, EC officials are briefing that the U.S. needs to do more to improve transparency around its government mass surveillance programs in order to secure an agreement. Read More

  • Online Seller Profiling Startup eRated Raises $1.7M

    Online Seller Profiling Startup eRated Raises $1.7M

    Techstars London alumni eRated is another startup taking aim at the online reputation problem, specifically relating to online sellers. Targeting online marketplaces, it lets sellers of a product or service create one online profile to rule them all that consolidates and makes portable their seller history and reputation imported from all of the disparate marketplaces and social sites… Read More

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