Connect Ventures

Tempus fugit, as Virgil once put it. It was a full 11 years ago that I first noted the appearance of Connect Ventures, one of the early “new kids on…

Connect Ventures hits $80M for its next fund, says the Bear market means ‘Product is back, baby!’

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park and various other media over the years, have raised $20 million to continue work on their professional deepfake studio for creators,…

South Park creators’ deepfake video startup Deep Voodoo conjures $20M in new funding

Meet Plain, a new startup that wants to reinvent support tools. While the customer support space is a competitive industry with big tech companies like Intercom and Zendesk, Plain believes…

Plain is a new customer support tool with a focus on API integrations

People in the Global South are often subject to terrible fluctuations in their currencies, as well as hyperinflation. At the same time, many are unbanked, but still able to access…

Cheq hopes an easy-to-use app for stablecoins will appeal to inflation-wracked countries

Evaluating and keeping an eye on the suppliers to your business is crucial, and fantastically complicated. Contingent leaps to the rescue, armed with a freshly printed $8.2 million check from…

Contingent targets broken procurement processes

It’s been several years since Barcelona-based Typeform tapped investors to grow usage of its “conversational data collection platform”, as it bills the customizable form/survey/quiz builder software it sells. Actually it’s…

Typeform takes $135M to tickle more marketers

Gaming has been one of the most popular entertainment categories in the last two years of pandemic living. Now, a gaming startup that’s building a new kind of platform that…

PortalOne raises $60M as it levels up to launch its hybrid, immersive gaming platform later this year

Because of the unpredictable nature of the fashion industry, fashion brands often have to “guestimate” demand for their products, and if they get that demand wrong, they have to deal…

Purple Dot, a waitlist and preorder platform for the fashion industry, raises $4M

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U.K.-based open banking bulk payment startup Comma has raised £4.34 million ($6 million) in a seed round of funding led by Octopus Ventures and Connect Ventures. They were joined by…

Bulk payments startup Comma raises $6M seed round led by Octopus and Connect

Thursday, a dating app that wants to solve problems created by, well, too much time spent using dating apps, had raised a £2.5 million (~$3.5M) seed investment — a few…

Thursday snags $3.5M for a dating app that’s live once a week

In recent times startups have appeared offering credit at an e-commerce basket checkout so that a customer can buy a product without needing to pay right away. Klarna or Clearpay…

Funded by Connect Ventures, Purple Dot plans to take on Klarna-style purchase debt

Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders. Launched…

How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders

New Enterprise Associates has launched a new investment initiative with the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency. The new partnership, called Connect Ventures, said it will identify and accelerate the…

New Enterprise Associates goes to Hollywood and launches a venture firm with CAA

Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform — and more recently backed scaling startups such as Curve and TrueLayer — is announcing…

Connect Ventures outs $80M third fund to back ‘product-led’ seed-stage founders

Genie AI, a legaltech startup and Entrepreneur First alumni, has raised £2 million in funding. The round is a combination of equity and a U.K. government grant, and will be…

Legaltech startup Genie AI scores £2M seed for its ‘intelligent’ contract editor

Engaging Care, the Swedish healthtech startup founded by Annica Belfrage and Charlotta Tönsgård (who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min Doktor), has raised €2.5 million in seed funding.…

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises €2.5M seed to scale patient communication and improve outcomes

When BGF Ventures, the London-based early-stage venture fund of BGF, had a change in “strategy” in early 2018, seeing partners Harry Briggs, Rory Stirling and Wendy Tan White step down,…

Rory Stirling, ex-BGF Ventures, has joined London seed VC Connect Ventures

On July 19 we’re hosting the London TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off — it’s our chance to formally connect with the UK’s great entrepreneurs and showcase some new up-and-coming startups. We have a…

Meet the judges for the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-off

Marvel, the U.K. startup that lets you turn sketches into mobile app “prototypes”, has picked up a new $2 million ‘seed extension’ round of funding. The company is also rolling…

Index And Connect Ventures Back Marvel To Let You Turn Sketches Into Mobile App Prototypes

Knyttan, the London-based on-demand fashion startup and graduate of Techstars London, has picked up £2 million in seed funding to help it disrupt the garment production industry. London-based Connect Ventures,…

Knyttan Raises £2M To Disrupt Garment Production With 3D Printer-Styled Knitting Machines

Space Ape Games, the London-based mobile games developer behind Samurai Siege — a game that has seen 10 million downloads since launch just over a year ago and netted the…

Space Ape Games, Maker Of Samurai Siege, Grabs $7M Series C

Back in April, Marvel — the UK startup that lets you turn sketches into app “prototypes” — had just one and half month’s runway left after burning through the majority…

After Surviving A Wonga Loan, Marvel Raises $820K To Let You Turn Sketches Into App Prototypes

A bit like waiting for a London bus, you wait forever to pitch a London VC, and then eleven turn up at once. In what appears to be somewhat unprecedented,…

London VC Love-In: Index, Balderton, Eden, Passion Capital & Others Holding Joint Office Hours This Week

To date, Facebook has focused the majority of its revenue efforts on ads, and, to a lesser extent, payment services around apps that run on its social platform. But Facebook…

Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up €500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys

Make way for another VC firm in Europe: Today sees the launch of Connect Ventures, a new London based fund that will focus on seed and Series A stages in…

European VC Connect Ventures Launches With $22M Fund. Secret Sales Gets The First Helping: $487K