Europe

Australian ID verification startup OCR Labs raises $15M Series A to expand into UK/Turkey/Europe

With the gig economy came the need for ID verification, thus startups like OnFido appeared, alongside several others. But this sector is by no means done yet. Now, OCR Labs, which emerged from Austral

Upflow raises $15 million to manage your outstanding invoices

French startup Upflow has raised a $15 million Series A round. The company wants to help you chase late payments. It optimizes how you collect payments from your customers in order to improve your cas

Could Claap, an asynchronous video meetings platform, end the tyranny of Zoom calls?

Because of the pandemic, we’re all a lot more familiar with remote working than we used to be, whether we like it or not. But the remote tools of the pre-pandemic era — Slack, Trello, Zoom, As

Europe needs to back browser-level controls to fix cookie consent nightmares, says privacy group

European privacy group noyb, which recently kicked off a major campaign targeting rampant abuse of the region’s cookie consent rules, has followed up by publishing a technical proposal for an au

Motorway’s auction platform for second-hand cars raises $67.7M Series B led by Index Ventures

Motorway is a U.K. startup that allows professional car dealers to bid in an auction for privately owned cars for sale. The startup has had rapid success by removing a lot of friction in the process.

Cybersecurity training platform Immersive Labs closes $75M Series C led by Insight Partners

Immersive Labs, a platform which teaches cybersecurity skills to corporate employees by using real, up-to-date threat intelligence in a “gamified” way, has closed a $75 million Series C funding ro

Lydia partners with Cashbee to add savings accounts

French startup Lydia is better known as the dominant app for peer-to-peer payments. But the company has been adding more features, such as a debit card, account aggregation, donations, money pots and

Google won’t end support for tracking cookies unless UK’s competition watchdog agrees

Well this is big. The U.K.’s competition regulator looks set to get an emergency brake that will allow it to stop Google ending support for third-party cookies, a technology that’s current

Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of COVID-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises

Ledger raises $380 million for its crypto hardware wallet

French startup Ledger has raised a $380 million Series C funding round led by 10T Holdings. Following today’s funding round, the company has reached a valuation of $1.5 billion. Other investors in t

Macron says G7 countries should work together to tackle toxic online content

In a press conference at the Élysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his focus on online regulation, and more particularly toxic content. He called for more international cooperat

Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’

Productivity analytics startup Time is Ltd. wants to be the Google Analytics for company time. Or perhaps a sort of “Apple Screen Time” for companies. Whatever the case, the founders recko

Fuel Ventures launches its new $63.6M early-stage VC fund, aiming for 60 startups inside 12 months

You may have heard of payments startup Paddle, which has raised $93.3 million. Or perhaps Heroes, which raised $65 million to become the “Thrasio of Europe.” But you might not have heard so mu

Balderton launches $680M ‘early growth’ fund to lure startups looking for a different kind of capital

Investors placing capital in earlier and earlier tech deals has been a historical trend for the last few years, but this strategy was generally reserved for the traditional, “high-growth”

Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to fixed-term funds

TreasurySpring is a fintech startup that is now opening up access to its ‘Fixed-Term Funds’ platform. It’s raised a $10 million Series A investment round co-led by MMC Ventures and A

Payments giant Stripe launches Stripe Tax to integrate sales tax calculations for 30+ countries

On the heels of acquiring sales tax specialist TaxJar in April, today Stripe is making another big move in the area of tax. The $95 billion payments behemoth is launching a new product called Stripe T

Yousign raises $36.6 million to build a European alternative to DocuSign

French startup Yousign has raised a $36.6 million Series A funding round (€30 million). Lead Edge Capital is leading the round and eFounders is investing once again in the company. Yousign, as the n

Voice AIs are raising competition concerns, EU finds

The European Union has been digging into the competition implications of AI-powered voice assistants and other Internet of Things (IoT) connected technologies for almost a year. Today it’s put o

Carlyle acquires 1E.com, an endpoint and hybrid working specialist, in $270M deal

Remote work was the order of the day for the past 16 months, but as we (fingers crossed) move out of the pandemic, it’s looking like a lot of people may move into a new era of hybrid work: less

ProtonMail gets a slick new look, as privacy tech eyes the mainstream

End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has refreshed its design, updating with a cleaner look and a more customizable user interface — including the ability to pick from a bunch of themes
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