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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Festival Travel Site Festicket Raises $2.7M Series A

    Festival Travel Site Festicket Raises $2.7M Series A

    Festicket, the UK startup that offers a travel booking and discovery site for festival goers, has closed a $2.7 million Series A round. The new funding, which adds to a $680,000 seed round raised in March 2013, is being led by European VCs, Wellington Partners and PROfounders Capital. Previous investors, Windcrest Partners, Playfair Capital, and Jacques-Antoine Granjon (founder of… Read More

  • Looop, An Online Learning Platform For Employees, Raises $2M To Enter The UK

    Looop, An Online Learning Platform For Employees, Raises $2M To Enter The UK

    Australia’s Looop provides a mobile-friendly platform to enable small-to-medium sized business to deliver training online. Today, the company is disclosing a $2 million seed round from an undisclosed education investor, specifically raised to fuel expansion into the UK. Read More

  • Mapping Startup CartoDB Raises $8M To Aim At Being A Geospatial Standard

    Mapping Startup CartoDB Raises $8M To Aim At Being A Geospatial Standard

    Mapping and geospatial platforms are crucial to the web and app world we live in today. Remember the craziness when Apple Maps launched with a sub-standard product? Yeah, that. So companies trying to take on mapping continue to play in a fascinating and important space because dynamic or real time maps and visualisation is still a big problem to solve. Thus today, ‘all-in-one’… Read More

  • SwiftKey Shows Off Its iOS 8 Keyboard For The First Time

    SwiftKey Shows Off Its iOS 8 Keyboard For The First Time

    SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard startup that was embedded on more than 100 million Android devices last year, and more than 200 million cumulatively, has demoed its software working on iOS 8 for the first time here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. SwiftKey’s machine learning software learns its users’ syntax, slang and social language usage to offer intelligent next word predictions… Read More

  • Rocket Internet Confirms It Will Hold An IPO Later This Year

    Rocket Internet Confirms It Will Hold An IPO Later This Year

    After much speculation, German super-incubator and clone factory Rocket Internet has confirmed that it plans to launch an initial public offering later this year on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Rocket Internet intends to raise up to $970 million in the IPO and plans to use the proceeds to “finance its future growth through the launch of new businesses and [provide] further equity capital… Read More

  • WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

    WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

    I’ll confess, I know very little about wine, except that too many glasses of cheap red plonk can make you very sick as a 14-year-old child. WhatWine, a new app from serial entrepreneurs Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner, who previously founded AllPeers together, could help fill in a few of my gaping sommelier blanks. Read More

  • Tempo’s Smart Calendar Launches Further Into Europe With Local Languages

    Tempo’s Smart Calendar Launches Further Into Europe With Local Languages

    The calendar app market has been getting crowded with apps like Cue, Sunrise, Timeful, Accompli, Lowdown and others vying for attention. One that I’ve been using has been Tempo, mainly for its fully-integrated approach, such as Uber integration and automated call dialling. The maker, Tempo AI, is now doing a push into Europe with localised language support in Spanish, French, Italian… Read More

  • Sciencebite: Freelancing for Scientists

    Sciencebite Is Metasearch For Scientific Expertise

    A great startup idea often has a chunk of science at its core. But getting the discrete worlds of industry and academe to combine is not as easy as it could be. So says Berlin-based Sciencebite: a startup co-founded by Oxford and Cambridge educated scientist, Samson Rogers, who spent ten years working in academia and consulting for industry before deciding to make a business out of… Read More

  • Property Partner Secures Seed Cash For Its Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

    Property Partner Secures Seed Cash For Its Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

    A new startup that lets users invest as £50 in the booming buy-to-let housing market in the UK has launched with £1.25m seed funding led by Octopus Investments. The investment round in Property Partner also includes participation from a number of high profile European funds and investors. These include venture accelerator Seedcamp; Betfair co-founder and Funding Circle Board member Ed… Read More

  • Amazon Fire Phone Up For Pre-Order In The U.K.

    Amazon Fire Phone Up For Pre-Order In The U.K.

    Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is now available on pre-order in the U.K. on carrier O2. The phone will ship to U.K. buyers on September 30. It’s being offered for no upfront cost for customers signing up to for a two-year £33 per month tariff on O2. Read More