Earlybird Venture Capital

  • Ascribe Raises $2 Million To Ensure You Get Credit For Your Art

    Ascribe Raises $2 Million To Ensure You Get Credit For Your Art

    Digital scarcity is an oxymoron. Unless it isn’t. Thanks to a recently funded startup called Ascribe, artists and writers can now create unique copies of their work that can be bought and sold and cannot, in theory, be duplicated. The founders, Bruce Pon, Trent McConaghy, and Masha McConaghy have experience in banking, hardware, and curation. Masha, a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, curated at… Read More

  • German Online Loans Platform Smava Raises $16M

    German Online Loans Platform Smava Raises $16M

    Here comes some more funding for a European financial tech company specialising in online loans. Germany’s Smava — a peer-to-peer lending platform where investors provide the funds to loan money to borrowers — has raised $16 million in funding led by Phenomen Ventures, along with existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners. Phenomen’s track record in… Read More

  • Number26 Grabs $10.6 Million To Bring Its Bank Of The Future To Everyone

    Number26 Grabs $10.6 Million To Bring Its Bank Of The Future To Everyone

    It feels like Number26 opened its doors yesterday, but the young startup just raised a $10.6 million Series A round (€10 million) from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, with Daniel S. Aegerter and existing investors Earlybird and Redalpine also participating. This represents Valar Ventures’ second investment in a European fintech startup — the VC fund also participated in… Read More

  • Earlybird invests $2 million in social media analytics firm Socialbakers

    Social media analytics company Socialbakers, previously known as Facebakers, has raised $2 million in funding in a round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. The funding will enable Socialbakers, which was founded in 2009 and says it is already profitable, to extend its offerings for social media monitoring. Read More

  • Earlybird Invests $2 Million In Social Media Analytics Firm Socialbakers

    Earlybird Invests $2 Million In Social Media Analytics Firm Socialbakers

    Social media analytics company Socialbakers, previously known as Facebakers, has raised $2 million in funding in a round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. The funding will enable Socialbakers, which was founded in 2009 and says it is already profitable, to extend its offerings for social media monitoring. Read on at TechCrunch Europe. Read More

  • Earlybird Hatches The Term “European Comeback”

    Earlybird Hatches The Term “European Comeback”

    I just couldn’t keep my big Tweeter shut. When I publicly dismissed the soundness of his widely hailed report on European VC, Jason Whitmire of Earlybird Venture Capital challenged me to openly discuss the facts in a dialogue exceeding 140 characters. So I guess I owe him a response. Based on the work of their summer intern, Jason and his partner Hendrik Brandis have published a… Read More

  • Mobile ad network madvertise secures series A round

    [Germany] Berlin-based mobile ad network madvertise has closed a series A round from Earlybird Venture Capital and the startup’s previous investor and co-founder Team Europe Ventures. The actual amount isn’t being disclosed but is said to be in the “medium single-digit million Euros” range. The new funding will be used by madvertise to leverage its strong position in… Read More