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Robin Wauters /
Jolla is in big trouble: funding delay results in ‘temporary lay-offs’ as startup files for debt restructuring   —  Finnish mobile devices and OS maker Jolla hits a major snag.  The company just announced that its latest financing round has been postponed.  —  Finnish mobile devices and operating system maker Jolla's woes continue.
Nov 20, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
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Skype, Spotify, and others create European Tech Alliance lobbying group to influence policy-making   —  European tech companies create new EU lobbying group, headed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström  —  Today sees the launch of the European Tech Alliance, which aims …
Oct 27, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context
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EverythingMe, which raised $35M+ and made an Android launcher with 15M installs, shuts down after failing to find a business model, lays off all 36 employees   —  Israeli startup shuts down, despite $35 million in funding and 15 million app installs
Oct 25, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
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Naspers acquires majority stake in Russian online classifieds group Avito in $1.2 billion transaction   —  South African Internet and media company Naspers has become the largest shareholder in Avito, the leading online classifieds platform in Russia with more than 35 million unique monthly visitors …
Oct 23, 2015, 9:55 AMIn context
Robin Wauters /
My advice for startups: don't attend Web Summit, which relies on deceptive sales and marketing practices   —  Is Web Summit a scam?  Well, if you have to ask ...  After Neil's opinion piece about some of Web Summit's practices, the event organiser responded on its blog.  In a way that triggered this response from us.
Oct 1, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Robin Wauters /
Spanish location data visualisation startup CartoDB scores $23m in growth funding from Accel, Salesforce and others   —  CartoDB, the Madrid/New York-based startup that specialises in location data analysis and visualisation software, has secured $23 million in Series B funding to support its international growth.
Sep 10, 2015, 8:20 AMIn context
Robin Wauters /
Rocket Internet is reportedly raising a €1 billion growth fund for late-stage investments   —  The word on the street is that Rocket Internet, the publicly-listed ‘Internet company builder’ out of Germany, is raising money for a growth fund of which the size could amount up to €1 billion.
Aug 14, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
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Catching up with Viber CMO Mark Hardy; 600 million users, 300 employees and one acquisition later   —'s Victoria Vzyatysheva recently caught up with Mark Hardy, the chief marketing officer of Viber, a popular messaging, calling and now gaming app.  Check out her Q&A with the executive below:
Aug 11, 2015, 6:00 AMIn context
Robin Wauters /
Dialed down: Spain's Geeksphone exits the smartphone business   —  Founded in 2009, Madrid, Spain-based Geeksphone is saying adiós to the smartphone business, after having developed six phones in less than six years.  It's not really a surprise, given that the small company …
Jul 10, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
Robin Wauters /
Berlin-based on-demand cleaning startup Helpling, backed by Rocket Internet, acquires UK-based rival for €32M, about $35M   —  A clean exit: Helpling acquires for €32 million to dominate on-demand cleaner space  —  Rocket Internet-backed Helpling …
Jul 2, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context

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