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Wirepas nabs $22M to expand IoT business based on distributed, mesh technology

Wirepas, a startup out of Finland that is building out an Internet of Things business based on a novel approach — using mesh networking, rather than cellular or Wi-Fi to connect thousands of obj

Oritain raises $57M for its forensic, big-data science approach to tracking the origin of goods

Global supply chains have made the world smaller by enabling us to have virtually anything we want at the tap of a finger. But when it comes to things like verifying a physical object’s origin o

Carl Pei’s Nothing raises something – $96M – ahead of the launch of its Phone (2)

Smartphone sales are in decline as handset makers grapple with saturated markets and a tough consumer economic climate. But some are betting on a future where new approaches in design and tech will st

Oro, an open source B2B e-commerce platform from Magento’s co-founder, raises $13M

Oro, an open source e-commerce platform co-created by Magento’s co-founder and former CTO, today announced it has raised $13 million in a strategic growth round of funding. Founded in 2012, Los

Plant-based food brand Huel valued at $560M following Idris Elba-backed round

Much of the company’s sales are outside the UK today, with U.S. “Hueligans,” the company’s loyal fans, representing Huel’s second-biggest market.

Deepki grabs $166 million to help real estate investors reduce carbon emissions

French startup Deepki has raised a $166 million Series C funding round (€150 million). The company is building a software-as-a-service platform for the real estate industry. It’s a monitoring and

Frontline worker HR platform Snapshift raises $45M round led by Highland Europe

With the so-called “Great Resignation” many frontline workers (nurses, truck drivers, etc.) are re-assessing their lives in the wake of the pandemic, while older companies are struggling with this

Germany’s SoSafe raises $73M Series B led by Highland to address human error in cyber

As we’ve learned in the last few years, “human error”-led cybersecurity breaches are the ones companies often find hardest to guard against. Surveys suggest some 85% of attacks can be tr

Signal AI, a ‘decision augmentation’ startup, raises $50M for a platform that extracts insights from the internet and other public content

Signal AI, an artificial intelligence startup that trawls the vast sea of internet and other publicly available data to provide organizations with sentiment insights and other information to make bett

Reachdesk wraps up $43M to expand its B2B gifting marketplace

Gifting has become a major lever in the world of building business relationships in the last 20 months. With in-person meetings reduced to a trickle, sending a gift to a colleague or business associat

Plentific cements $100M to expand its property management SaaS

London based Plentific, which operates a marketplace SaaS platform targeting the property management space, has closed a $100 million Series C. The funding round is led by new investors Highland Europ

Yoobic raises $50M for its chat and communications app aimed at frontline and service workers

Slack set the standard in many ways for what knowledge workers want and expect out of a workplace collaboration app these days, but a lot has been left on the table when it comes to frontline workers.

London-based insurtech hyperexponential closes $18M round led by Highland Europe

London-based insurtech hyperexponential (“hx”) — which has a mathematical modeling software for the commercial insurance sector — has closed an $18 million funding round led by growth capital

Brandwatch is acquired by Cision for $450M, creating a PR, marketing and social listening giant

Online consumer intelligence and social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring and media contact database services, for $450 million, in a

Wolt closes $530M round to continue expanding beyond restaurant delivery

Wolt, the Helsinki-based online ordering and delivery company that initially focused on restaurants but has since expanded to other verticals, has raised $530 million in new funding. The round was led

Tech growth fund Highland Europe raises €700M to ‘double-down’, strengthens team

Highland Europe — the tech growth fund best known for backing high profile late-stage startups like GetYourGuide, Huel, WeTransfer, Wolt and Zwift — has closed its fourth fund, raising €700M in

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, California-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D-generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment f

Decrypted: Uber’s former security chief charged, FBI’s ‘vishing’ warning

A lot happened in cybersecurity over the past week. The University of Utah paid almost half a million dollars to stop hackers from leaking sensitive student data after a ransomware attack. Two major A

Supermetrics raises €40M to bring all your marketing data together

Supermetrics, the data management and analysis tool for marketers, has raised €40 million in new funding. Leading the round is Highland Europe, with participation from IVP; the injection of capital

Cobalt.io grabs $29M Series B to continue building out pentesting platform

The promise of SaaS has always been about taking tedious, expensive manual tasks and finding a way to build a platform to automate them. Cobalt.io is doing that with pentesting, the process of testing
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