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  • Pact Coffee founder steps down as CEO as London startup looks to B2B for growth

    Pact Coffee founder steps down as CEO as London startup looks to B2B for growth

    Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans to focus more on the B2B side of its business. After 5 years running Pact, TechCrunch understands that founder Stephen Rapoport has stepped down from his role as CEO and instead will act as Chairman going forward. Read More

  • Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

    Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

    Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised £6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backers, including LocalGlobe and unnamed angel investors in the insurance sector. The company plans to use the new capital to increase engineering and other… Read More

  • GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace

    GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace

    GoCater is a marketplace with hundreds of catering companies accessible from a single platform. It makes it much easier to organize events in your company. As for caterers, it’s a great way to find clients and optimize your workflows. The startup first started as a spinoff from La Belle Assiette. I’ve covered La Belle Assiette multiple times over the years. and the company is… Read More

  • Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

    Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

    Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers. Read More

  • Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

    Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

    There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and most of the startup’s existing investors are putting more money into Axios. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures are co-leading today’s founding… Read More

  • MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

  • Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

    Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

    Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company, based in Stockholm, is the maker of a freemium (paid and free) cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio that… Read More

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