Inventure

Developing a global financial architecture

The movement of capital around the globe is of paramount importance to an increasingly globalized society. As companies, workers and jobs become more fluid across permeable borders, it will become inc

IroFit Scores $600K Seed Round For “Internet-Free” Mobile Payment Tech Targeting Emerging Markets

In a sea of ‘me too’ mobile payment startups/dongles à la Square, Finnish startup IroFit actually looks like it has an interesting proposition. The soon-to-launch Helsinki company offers

Lingvist Raises €1 Million To Reduce The Time It Takes To Learn A New Language

Estonian startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lingvist.io">Lingvist</a>, which is developing "adaptive" language learning software that it claims significantly reduces the time it takes to lear

InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals

here are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that there’s no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is lo

Web Of Trust, The Crowdsourced Safe Surfing Tool, Raises Further $1.3M Led By Inventure

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.mywot.com">Web of Trust</a> (WOT), the safe surfing tool/browser add-on which is powered by the crowd, has raised a fresh €1M (approx. ~$1.3M) led by Finland/Chin

Startup Sauna Puts Some Money Where Its Mouth Is, Secures Inventure Backing

<a target="_blank" href="http://startupsauna.com/en/">Startup Sauna</a> has always been a slightly puzzling thing. It acts ike an accelerator but does not fund startups. It simply offers European (mos

Freespee raises €1.1m for its call tracking and pay-per-call solution

<img alt="" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0008/4811/84811v2-max-250x250.png" title="Freespee" class="shot" width="250" height="66" /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.freespee

Thinglink, the product tagging startup, raises $1m for its in-image ad network

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-442.png" alt="" title="Picture 44" width="181" height="53" class="shot" /><a href="http://www.thinglink.com/">Thinglink</a>, the prod