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  • Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another €350M Fund

    Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another €350M Fund

    The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a big drop in startup investments up ahead, but that’s not the message coming from one of the region’s biggest VC firms. Index Ventures has just announced a new fund of €350 million ($442 million), which it intends to use for early-stage investments in the tech sector covering seed, Series A and Series B… Read More

  • Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

    Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

    Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics, believes that robots – personal robots, not boring ones like the Mars Rover – are the future. “It has been very difficult to do something really big in robotics for the last 20 years. So much technology innovation has been web-based and with computers. It’s been very expensive and hard to do to build a prototype, never… Read More

  • Exclusive: French tech firms which raised over €1 million in 2009

    [France] As my first post on Techcrunch Europe I thought it could be interesting to give you some insights on the French market, and especially the situation regarding fund raising. So here is a list of (almost all) French companies in the web industry that have raised more than €1 million in 2009. Divided into three categories (Web, Mobile & E-Commerce), they are ranked by… Read More