Europe

The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Germany’s Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs

    Germany’s Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs

    Germany’s Penta is the latest European startup to throw its banking wares into the ring. The burgeoning company is launching a new digital bank account targeting SMEs. Read More

  • Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car

    Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car

    High-end speaker maker Devialet is branching out of home speakers. The company announced a partnership with Renault for its first ever car audio system. You can’t buy a Renault car with Devialet speakers just yet, but there’s a Renault concept car with those speakers. Devialet has always said that it wasn’t just a speaker manufacturer. The French startup has worked on its… Read More

  • N26 partners with Younited Credit to launch credit offering in France

    N26 partners with Younited Credit to launch credit offering in France

    German startup N26 is now live in 17 European countries, but many features first launched in Germany and never made their way to other markets. The startup is slowly expanding core features to other key markets. That’s why the company is partnering with Younited Credit to launch consumer credit in France. It works pretty much like the existing credit feature in Germany. In the app, you… Read More

  • Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising

    Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising

    Advocacy marketing — the idea of getting existing customers to talk about your company and its products — is nothing new, but as marketing spend has shifted online, a number of startups have tried to figure out ways of making it more scalable. One such company is Zyper, founded by Amber Atherton, who previously featured in British reality TV show “Made in Chelsea”. Read More

  • Paris asks Airbnb to delist 1,000 apartments

    Paris asks Airbnb to delist 1,000 apartments

    The city of Paris’ officials told the AFP that they have asked Airbnb and competing platforms to comply with new regulation. The Mayor’s Office has flagged around 1,000 apartments that are not registered with the city. Since December 1st, you have to register your apartment with the city if you want to list it on an online renting platform. This way, city officials can more… Read More

  • LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US

    LimeBike, the cycle-sharing startup, expands to Europe as it hits 1M rides in the US

    LimeBike, one of the many startups hoping to steal a march in the crowded bike-sharing market, is today taking its first step to scale internationally. The Bay Area-based company — which lets people use an app to find and ride “dockless” bikes for $1 for 30 minutes (or $0.50 for students) and then leave them parked on sidewalks for future customers to use — is expanding… Read More

  • Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

    Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

    Update: this story has now been confirmed. As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film or advert in seconds, by listening to an audio clip or (in the case of, say, an ad) a visual… Read More

  • MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology

    MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology

    MishiPay, a London startup that has built mobile self-checkout technology that promises to put an end to queuing to pay, has raised £1.65 million in seed funding. The round is led by European VC Nauta Capital and will be used to further grow the burgeoning company as it persuades high street retailers to adopts its wares. Read More

  • Chattermill raises £600K to use ‘deep learning’ to help companies make sense of customer feedback

    Chattermill raises £600K to use ‘deep learning’ to help companies make sense of customer feedback

    Chattermill, a London-based startup that uses ‘deep learning’ to help companies make better sense of customer feedback, has raised £600,000 in seed funding. Backing comes from Entrepreneur First — Chattermill is an alumni of the company builder — and Avonmore Developments, along with a number of angel investors, including Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs. Read More

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