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French startup Homa Games has raised a $15 million seed round led by e.ventures and Idinvest Partners. The company has built several in-house technologies that can take a game from…

Hyper casual game publisher Homa Games raises $15 million

Creditas, the Brazilian lending business, has raised $255 million in new financing as financial services startups across Latin America continue to attract massive amounts of cash. The company’s credit portfolio…

Brazilian lending company Creditas raises $255 million as Latin America’s fintech explosion continues
Startups

E.ventures opens new office in Paris

10:24 am PDT • October 30, 2020

VC firm e.ventures is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new office in Paris, as well as a new Paris-based partner. Jonathan Userovici, who previously worked for Idinvest Partners,…

E.ventures opens new office in Paris

Fintech startup Wise has raised a $12 million Series A round. The company offers business bank accounts with an interesting go-to-market strategy. Wise partners with other companies so that they…

Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking

Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, has raised an additional $9.3 million in Series A funding from E.ventures, Michael Ovitz, Abstract, Algae Ventures, Porsche Ventures and FJ…

Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million

Caregivers, both paid and unpaid, have been in the spotlight this year as one of the key categories of front-line workers helping cope with the coronavirus pandemic. On one hand,…

Carewell raises $5M for a vetted e-commerce platform aimed at family caregivers

Square acquired Verse, a Spanish peer-to-peer payment app that works across Europe. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. According to Crunchbase, Verse had raised $37.6 million from Spark Capital, eVentures,…

Square acquires European peer-to-peer payment app Verse

Thanks to smartphones and their downsized keyboards, autocomplete has become a nearly ubiquitous feature of how we write these days. To save us precious seconds composing and (at least in…

Codota picks up $12M for an AI platform that auto-completes developers’ code

36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its…

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

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

DeadHappy, a U.K.-based insurtech startup that wants to offer more flexible life insurance and remove the taboo surrounding death, has raised £4 million in Series A funding. Backing comes from…

DeadHappy, the UK pay-as-you-go life insurance provider, raises £4M Series A

Cosi, a new Berlin-based startup operating in the hospitality space with an alternative to boutique hotels and managed short-stay apartments, has picked up €5 million in seed funding pre-launch. Leading…

Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels

The firm e.ventures, a 20-year-old, early-stage venture outfit that has historically invested out of dedicated funds in numerous geographies, including the U.S., Russia, Germany, Asia and Brazil, has raised $400…

E.ventures, the global early-stage venture fund, has raised $400 million more from investors

Bump, the Y Combinator-backed marketplace for streetwear, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. Bump’s Jack Ryder told me that even before starting the company,…

Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5M

Several weeks after a sudden shutdown that left vendors and customers in the lurch, Munchery has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday.

After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver

Braavo, a startup that provides financing to mobile app developers, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The might not seem like much compared to…

Braavo raises $6M for its app financing business

European startup Natural Cycles is pushing to establish its EU-certified “digital contraceptive app” as a globally accepted contraception option — and compete with tried and tested options used by millions of…

Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”

CodeFights brings together coding challenges and skills-based recruiting. The company, which competes with the likes of HackerRank, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round led by…

CodeFights raises $10M Series A round for its skills-based recruiting platform

There’s more evidence of European VC stocking up before a potential LP winter. This time it’s e.ventures, which has closed a new $150 million early-stage fund to invest in European startups.

E.ventures closes new $150M early-stage fund to invest in European startups

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Aptoide, a third-party app store with a focus on emerging markets, has raised $4 million to offer an alternative for Android, undoubtedly the world’s most popular mobile operating system with…

Aptoide Lands $4M To Grow Its Alternative Android App Store In Emerging Markets

Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by…

Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

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