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Category: Europe

November 30, 2020
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London HQ’d Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the first fund of $100M, giving Firstminute $211M assets under management, investing across […]

November 30, 2020
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Primer, the U.K. fintech that wants to help merchants consolidate their payments stack and easily support new payment methods in the future, has raised £14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Accel, who I understand were quite proactive in persuading Primer  to take the VC firm’s money. The young company wasn’t actively fund-raising, […]

November 20, 2020
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AllRight is a platform for English language learning, aimed at children four years or older, which combines lessons with real teachers and homework with ‘AI-powered’ tutors. It’s now raised a $5 million Series A round led by Genesis Investments, with participation from TMT Investments, TerraVC, and existing investors Flashpoint and Misha Lyalin. The Ukraine-based startup will […]

November 17, 2020
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PingCAP, the open-source software developer best known for NewSQL database TiDB, has raised a $270 million Series D. TiDB handles hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP), and is aimed at high-growth companies, including payment and e-commerce services, that need to handle increasingly large amounts of data. The round’s lead investors were GGV Capital, Access Technology […]

November 17, 2020
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Amsterdam-based Cooper is building a network that’s all about making and receiving introductions. It announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. “Everything that happens in the network is based on on the foundation of introductions,” CEO Robert Gaal told me. “You should never get an unwanted message, and there’s no such thing as a […]

November 13, 2020
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We have witnessed a massive sweep of digital transformation happening within financial services companies and amid the growing number of non-financial outfits that are also adding financial products to their offerings. The outfit just closed its debut fund with $75 million in capital commitments, exceeding their original $60 million targets, and even one of their […]

November 12, 2020
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Railsbank, the London-headquartered Banking-as-a-Service platform, has raised $37 million in new growth funding. Leading the round is MiddleGame Ventures and Ventura Capital, which are both existing investors in Railsbank . Also participating is Anthos Capital, Global Brain, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Moneta VC, Mitsui Fudosan and Firestartr. Nigel Verdon, co-founder and CEO of Railsbank, tells the injection of […]

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