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For obvious reasons, financial teams can spend a great deal of time on corporate treasury management, accounting and bank reconciliation, so anything that speeds up that process usually garners a…

Spain’s Embat, which has raised $16M, plans to compete with Trovata in real-time accounting

In recent years, tools such as Figma, TLDraw, Apple’s Freeform and Arc browser’s Easel functionality have tried to sell the idea of using an “infinite canvas” for capturing and sharing ideas. French…

Meet Kosmik, a visual canvas with an in-built PDF reader and a web browser

Ivy, an API for instant bank payments, has secured €7 million ($7.7 million) in a seed investment round led by European VC Creandum. Payment and transaction fees can accrue because…

Instant bank payments startup Ivy secured $7.7M in seed round led by Creandum

Despite the investor caution narrative permeating the startup world throughout the economic downturn, certain startup-types have been a little more impervious to market conditions. The global supply chain was one…

Prewave pulls in $20M as supply chain tech investments remain on VC radars

Project Eaden produces edible plant-based protein fibers, similar to those already being used to create textiles, that mimic the texture and appearance of animal-based meats.

Project Eaden’s fiber technology poised to spin threads into whole cuts of ‘meat’

The wheels of global commerce continue to turn, through wars, pandemics and economic downturns; and today a startup taking a new tech approach to improve the workings of one of…

Xeneta makes a splash with $80M on a $265M valuation to scale its crowdsourced sea and air freight analytics

A new company is looking to do for B2B hardware sales what a growing number of companies have been doing in the consumer sphere, by making it easier for businesses…

Topi raises $45M to power hardware subscriptions for B2B merchants

In the software industry, observability tools provide businesses insights on the health of their production apps. At best, observability tools can flag when apps are performing under par and help…

Observability startup Better Stack lands $18.6M in new cash

Ben Franklin once famously said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. But that doesn’t make dealing with either particularly natural and…

Taxfix, the Berlin-based mobile tax filing app, raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation

Meet Topi, a Berlin-based startup that raised a $4.5 million pre-seed funding round co-led by Index Ventures and Creandum. The company is working on a payment solution that is both…

Topi is building a new payment solution designed for B2B transactions

Abacum, a SaaS maker geared toward upgrading midsized companies’ financial planning and analysis tools, has fast-followed the $7 million seed it raised in April with a $25 million Series A…

Abacum, a SaaS for finance teams, adds $25M in Atomico-led Series A

Berlin-based Yababa only started its same-day grocery delivery business this summer, selling products geared toward the tastes of the capital’s sizeable Turkish and Arabic communities shortly afterward, but in a…

Berlin’s Yababa snags $15.5M to scale a multicultural grocery delivery biz across Europe

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…

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

SaaS to support mid-sized companies’ financial planning with real-time data and native collaboration isn’t the sexiest startup pitch under the sun but it’s one that’s swiftly netted Abacum a bunch…

YC-backed Abacum nets $7M to empower finance teams with real-time data and collaboration tools

Launched in only November last year, the Craft Docs app — which was built from the ground up as an iOS app for collaborative documents — has secured an $8…

Collaborative iOS app Craft Docs secures $8M, led by Creandum and a ‘Skyscanner Mafia’

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8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem

“I think there is a lot of interesting stuff coming out of Stockholm and accelerating with all recent success stories,” said VNV Global’s Bjorn von Sivers.

11:31 pm PST • February 18, 2021
8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem

If you’re at all interested in wine, chances are you’ve turned to Vivino at least a few times for recommendations. The app and the company behind it have been helping…

Vivino raises $155 million for wine recommendation and marketplace app

Meet Swan, a new French startup that wants to let other companies offer financial services by issuing cards, bank accounts and IBANs with just a few lines of codes. The…

Bank-as-a-service startup Swan helps other companies issue cards, accounts and IBANs

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us in ways that stretch well beyond our physical health, and one side effect of that in the tech world has been a surge…

Meditation app Meditopia secures $15M Series A co-led by Creandum and Highland

In the U.S., Robinhood has led the charge in upending the stock investing model through its mobile-first, minimal-step, commission-free trading platform. Now a startup out of Germany built on a…

Trade Republic, a German Robinhood, raises $67M led by Accel and Founders Fund

In the last week, VC firms based in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland announced €1.2 billion in fresh funds to invest.

Today’s startup investment trends for top Nordic VCs

Berlin rose as one of Europe’s leading startup hubs over the last decade, featuring unicorns N26, Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and Auto1 Group. Berlin attracts developers from Eastern Europe and elsewhere…

What Berlin’s top VCs want to invest in right now

Billie, the Berlin-based fintech startup that offers a B2B invoicing and payments platform, has raised €30 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Creandum, alongside SpeedInvest, Rocket Internet’s…

Billie raises €30M for its B2B invoicing and payments platform

“No bad conversations between companies and their customers is what we’re shooting for,” Kair Käsper tells me. He’s the head of Growth of a relatively new startup called Klaus, which…

Klaus, the ‘conversation review’ tool for support teams, picks up $1.9M seed

As one European VC raises a fund to double down on bigger growth rounds in Europe, another has closed a fund to continue focusing on early-stage investments. Stocklhom-founded Creandum, an…

Creandum closes $300M fund for early-stage investments out of Europe

Social game developer Zynga will initially acquire 80 percent of Small Giant Games for $560 million.

Zynga to acquire Small Giant Games, the maker of Empires & Puzzles, for $700M

One of the biggest problems for the mainstream adoption of crypto is the need for memorizing seed phrases, the inability to get your cryptocurrency back if something goes wrong, the…

Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs

Pet services can be serious startup business. Witness the likes of dog walking startups Rover and Wag, for example. At the same time digital health is a major area of interest…

FirstVet swipes $6M to expand its pet advice telehealth service

Europe has seen a large wave of startup banks pop up in the last few years — companies like N26, Atom and Monzo that are taking on the big incumbents…

UK’s Tide raises $14M to challenge big banks with a mobile-first service for SMBs

Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existing investors Index Ventures, Creandum and Project…

Accel leads $22.8M Series A in Swedish telehealth startup, KRY