The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Seedcamp named top European accelerator, with Startupbootcamp closing in

    Seedcamp, the London-based startup accelerator program which has been operating in Europe for the past four years, has been named the top European startup accelerator by a year-long independent study. However programmes run by Startupbootcamp in Europe took three of the remaining positions in the top eight named in the study. And three of the eight singled out are based in Ireland. The study… Read More

  • Guest post: Why I was disappointed in La Red Innova in Madrid

    This is a guest post by Guillermo Vigil, of Socialance For the last couple of days I’ve had the pleasure of attending “La Red Innova” for the first time. This is a web conference held in Madrid, Spain that aims to bring together high-profile speakers and leaders from different companies worldwide with emphasis on Spanish-speaking and Latin-American countries. Celebrated right… Read More

  • BookingBug starts powering redemptions for daily deals – Did someone say Groupon?

    A few days ago a small post appeared on the blog of BookingBug, the Shoreditch start up which raised an angel round back in April. That appears to have heralded a site relaunch today, and the new version contains some functionality tweaks which, as the post implies, points BookingBug towards a future as a full booking and management system for daily deals. For whatever you say about… Read More

  • Online gaming outfit Bigpoint points to some big numbers

    Bigpoint, the German online gaming outfit, is pointing to some big numbers today, claiming its 200 millionth registered user. This, says the company, puts it on par with Twitter, which is a bit like comparing apples with oranges but whatever. That said, 200 million users is no mean feat and to put it into context, Bigpoint says that 18 months ago it could only boast 100 million users and… Read More

  • Eagle Eye Solutions raises £1.5m Series A for its mobile coupon technology

    Eagle Eye Solutions, which claims to be the market leader in mobile voucher issue and redemption technology for retailers in the UK, has raised £1.5 million in a Series A round of funding. The round was led by Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco and who oversaw the introduction of the Tesco Clubcard, and city retail analysts, Bill Currie and Iain McDonald, who have… Read More

  • Game on – Bluefields scores angel funding to help amateur football teams get organised, a sort of ‘Groupspaces for amateur football’, has scored £100k from seven angel investors including Julian Ranger of iBundle and Jalin Somaiya, Google Sales Project Leader, although Somaiya’s involvement isn’t associated with Google. Both will join Bluefields’ board. The other five angels are Lee Strafford, co-founder of Plus.Net and ex-Chairman… Read More

  • Red Karaoke now lets you groove on Facebook

    Red Karaoke has been around for 4 years now, when based out of Spain, two brothers Miguel Angel y Richard Díez Ferreira first opened it’s online Karaoke doors. They probably had no idea that they were onto something. The service took very quickly and grew not only for the Spanish speaking public, but English and Japanese. Today, with 2 million monthly unique visitors and 1.5… Read More

  • String launches with 'fast, powerful' augmented reality platform for iOS

    A new augmented reality startup launches today. String Augmented Reality claims to be a fast and powerful augmented reality technology for iOS. String claims to be capable of live two-way broadcast AR capabilities using Kinect, something they developed with Norwegian company Labrat. An application for this might be watching a live concert projected into your living room, in full 3D… Read More

  • Groupon and Attribution: Is closing the loop worth $25 billion?

    A lot has been written about Groupon recently but have we missed the point? Rob Carter, Director at, gives his opinion on the value of what they have achieved. Despite articles to the contrary, many think that Groupon is valuable and still has big potential. I agree, but wonder if my reasons are different. I think that their deep discount model is unsustainable as… Read More