Could Claap, an asynchronous video meetings platform, end the tyranny of Zoom calls?
Because of the pandemic, we’re all a lot more familiar with remote working than we used to be, whether we like it or not. But the remote tools of the pre-pandemic era — Slack, Trello, Zoom, As
Celebrity video request site Cameo reaches unicorn status with $100M raise
Cameo, the celebrity video site you’re probably familiar with if you’ve celebrated a birthday in the last three years, announced this morning that it’s raised a $100M Series C. The round, which
Hyper casual game publisher Homa Games raises $15 million
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 prototype to App St
Brazilian lending company Creditas raises $255 million as Latin America’s fintech explosion continues
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
E.ventures opens new office in Paris
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, is joining e.
Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking
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 can o
Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million
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 Labs.
Carewell raises $5M for a vetted e-commerce platform aimed at family caregivers
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, they have been in gre
Square acquires European peer-to-peer payment app Verse
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, eVent
Codota picks up $12M for an AI platform that auto-completes developers’ code
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 my fat-thumb
China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut
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 offering from 3.6 mi
What Berlin’s top VCs want to invest in right now
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 elsew
DeadHappy, the UK pay-as-you-go life insurance provider, raises £4M Series A
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 e.vent
Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels
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. Lea
E.ventures, the global early-stage venture fund, has raised $400 million more from investors
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
Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5M
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, he a
Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors
Several weeks after a sudden shutdown that left vendors and customers in the lurch, Munchery has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.
After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver
On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is shutting down, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday.
Braavo raises $6M for its app financing business
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 the $70 million that Braav
Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”
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 m