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

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 for entrepreneurs, than

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

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 by creating faster and cheaper services for

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

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. Existi

European VC Creandum Closes New €180M Early-Stage Fund

I can barely keep up with the amount of new venture capital sloshing around Europe, as new funds are closed. And, if my sources are correct, we aren’t done yet. The latest to close a new fund is

Despite Shunning VC, Football Addicts Picks Up Secondary Investment From Creandum

"When VCs tried to give us money we asked: 'How would it help us democratize football and reach 200 million users?'" says Patrik Arnesson, co-founder and CEO of Football Addicts, the Swedish startup b

Brain Training App Peak Scores $7 Million Series A Round

Late last year I declared a penchant for so-called brain training games, which claim to be able to help you improve your cognitive ability, while also cleverly tapping into the casual mobile gaming ph

Xeneta Raises Further $5.3M To Bring Greater Transparency To Sea Freight Prices

Lacking transparency, rife with middlemen, and consisting of "total information asymmetry between buyers and sellers," is how Xeneta CEO and co-founder Patrik Berglund understatedly describes the murk

Finnish Game Studio PlayRaven Raises $4.1M To Bring Strategy Games To Touchscreens

Norwegian VC Northzone seems to have a penchant for investing in mobile gaming companies right now. After leading Space Ape Games’ recent $7 million Series C round, the venture capital firm has

Wi-Fi Sharing Community Instabridge Wants To Become Your Phone’s Default WiFi Manager

Instabridge, an Android app that wants to replace your phone's default Wi-Fi manager and give you access to a crowdsourced database of Wi-Fi hotspots, has bagged a $1 million seed round. Funding is be

Epidemic Sound Takes In $5M To Grow Its Rights-Streamlined Production Music Library

Swedish startup Epidemic Sound, founded back in 2009 with the idea of taking the hassle out of music licensing for broadcasters and online video producers by building a library of songs it wholly owns

Planday Raises $3.75M To Take Employee Shift Planning Software To U.K. And U.S.

<a target="_blank" href="">Planday</a> is another startup that wants to help companies <a href="">wean themselves off</a> the us

Vint, The P2P Marketplace For Training And Fitness Instructors, Raises $1.8M Led By Creandum

Hoping to pick up the slack left by people who want to get fit but find gym memberships too expensive or unproductive, Sweden's Vint is an iPhone <a target="_blank" href="">

As Software Eats The World, Agile Tool Provider Hansoft Raises $8.4M To Steal Competitors’ Lunch

<a target="_blank" href="">Hansoft</a> provides tools to help teams collaborate and manage the development of products and services using "Agile software development" -- the <a t

Dexplora, Started By Founders Of BlackBerry-Acquired TAT, Raises $1.2M To Fix The CRM Experience

Swedish startup <a target="_blank" href="">Dexplora</a> is on a mission. Through its <a target="_blank" href="">GetSalesDone</a> mobile app and suppor

Nordic VC Creandum Closes Its New €135M Fund Targeting 25-30 Seed To Series A Investments

More VC money <a href="">sloshing</a> around Europe. <a target="_blank" href="">Creandum</a>, the Stockholm-based VC best known for

Xeneta Raises $1.6M To Crowdsource Price Comparisons For Sea Freight

<a target="_blank" href="">Xeneta</a>, which offers a crowdsourced price comparison service for sea freight, has raised a €1.2 million (~$1.6m) seed round led by the Stockholm V

Videoplaza secures €3.5 million from leading Nordic VCs

<img alt="" src="" title="Videoplaza" class="shot" width="138" height="150" />[Sweden] Stockholm-based <a href="