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Capchase raises $280M to scale its financing platform for subscription businesses

Almost overnight, platforms that offer non-dilutive capital for recurring revenue businesses have become white-hot. It was only in March that Pipe — which aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” —

Speedinvest launches second $70.8M fund aimed at specialist marketplaces and consumer startups

Pan-European early-stage VC Speedinvest has reached the final close for its second fund aimed at specialist marketplaces and consumer startups. Aside from institutional LPs, the €60 million / $70.8

Norway’s electric car subscription service imove closes $22.3M Series A led by AutoScout24

The “subscribe to your car” movement has been taking off in recent years, with the appearance of Fleks in the U.K., Cazoo (after its acquisition of Drover) and Care by Volvo Hertz, to name just a

Collectiv Food raises $16M Series A to connect food producers directly with kitchens

In the modern world, we tend to like to know where our food comes from, and this has massively influenced professional kitchens. For decades, food suppliers have sat on one side and distribution chann

Carlyle confirms acquisition of live video streaming company LiveU; sources tell us for over $400M

Following our report yesterday of an impending sale of LiveU — one of the big developers of livestreaming hardware and software, used by some 3,000 major media organizations — today the co

Bielefeld survey highlights an emerging B2B, crypto, deep tech ecosystem

Welcome to the city survey of Bielefeld, Germany, part of our ongoing survey into European cities.

With open banking on the horizon, the fintech-SME love story is just beginning

In order to understand the changes that are sweeping fintech and reconfiguring the way that the industry works with small businesses, it’s important to understand open banking.

Nym gets $6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5 million seed round in 2019. The founders als

Ireland must ‘swiftly’ investigate legality of Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing, says EDPB

Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union must “swiftly” investigate the legality of data sharing related to a controversial WhatsApp policy update, following an order by the E

Leap, a ‘social learning’ platform aimed at over 55s, raises a $3.1M seed round

Leap, a platform for people over 55 to learn via social interaction, has raised $3.1 million in a seed round led by European early-stage investor Creandum and SF-based South Park Commons. Also partici

Revolut confirms a fresh $800M in funding at a $33B valuation to supercharge its financial services superapp

The fintech funding continues to roll in at a rapid pace, a result of the huge shift underway in how consumers spend and manage their money. In the latest development, Revolut — the London-based

Events platform Bevy acquires Egypt’s Eventtus to scale its offering for enterprises

It’s been fascinating to watch the development of Eventtus, a startup I came across many years ago in my travels in the Middle East, finding them at the Rise-Up Summit in Cairo in 2012. Then, it was

YuLife nabs $70M at a $346M valuation for its gamified, wellness-oriented approach to life insurance

Life insurance — financial protection you buy against your death — may not read like the liveliest of industries on paper. But a life insurance startup that believes it can turn that stigm

Railsbank raises $70M to build out its fintech-as-a-service platform

Financial services as a service — where entities like neobanks, retailers and others can create and sell their own financial products by way of a few lines of code and APIs — has been one

Anyone is building a marketplace for advice, one 5-minute call at a time

Anyone, an audio app that’s building a “marketplace for advice” one five-minute phone call at a time, is launching new versions of its iOS and Android apps today* and beginning large

Wecasa raises $17.7 million for its home care and wellness marketplace

French startup Wecasa has raised a $17.7 million funding round (€15 million). Blisce is leading the funding round with existing investors Serena, ISAI and Frédéric Mazzella also participating. The

Russian insurtech and telemedicine startup BestDoctor raises $26M B from Winter Capital Partners

Last year we covered BestDoctor’s series A round when the Russian insurtech startup raised $4.5 million for its online medical insurance platform for corporates, which also offers telemedicine servi

Gourmey is a cell-based poultry startup working on lab-grown foie gras

Meet Gourmey, a new French startup that recently raised a $10 million founding round in equity and debt. The startup is working on meat grown in laboratories from animal cells. In particular, the comp

Remote raises $150M on a $1B+ valuation to manage payroll and more for organizations’ global workforces

For many of us, going to work these days no longer means going into a specific office like it used to; and today one of the startups that’s built a platform to help cater to that new, bigger wor

Google fined $592M in France for breaching antitrust order to negotiate copyright fees for news snippets

France has hit Google with a fine of half a billion euros after finding major breaches in how it negotiated with publishers to remunerate them for reuse of their content — as is required under a
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