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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Rocket Internet raises $420M for its new Europe-focused startup fund, contributing $50M of the total   —  Rocket Internet raises $420 million in first close of its new giga-fund  —  The new ‘Rocket Internet Capital Partners’ today successfully held its first closing, Rocket Internet announced this morning …
Jan 20, 2016, 4:40 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
SoundCloud raises €32 million in debt funding with an option for additional loans   —  According to Swedish technology news site DiGITAL, Berlin-based SoundCloud has raised 300 million Swedish krona (a little more than €32 million, or about $35 million) in debt funding.
Jan 11, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
French-based LinkedIn rival Viadeo exits Chinese market, where it claimed to have 25M members, citing lack of capital it needs for growth   —  French professional social network Viadeo exits Chinese market, closes data center in California  —  The publicly listed French company behind …
Dec 26, 2015, 1:50 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Peer-to-peer insurance company Lemonade raises $13 million from Aleph and Sequoia Capital   —  Lemonade, a NYC-headquartered peer-to-peer insurance startup founded by Israeli entrepreneurs Daniel Schreiber (formerly the president of Powermat) and Shai Wininger (a co-founder of Fiverr) …
Dec 8, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Google Ventures will merge its EU and US funds into a single global fund, keep teams in place   —  Google Ventures to discontinue its $125 million European fund  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Ventures is dialling down seed deals.  The FT reports that Google's venture capital arm is on a ‘bumpy ride’.
Dec 7, 2015, 2:00 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
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
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
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
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
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 Everything.me shuts down, despite $35 million in funding and 15 million app installs
Oct 25, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
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 / Tech.eu:
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

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