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Shaheen Samavati /
Tech funding in Europe dropped 17% YoY to €3.4B in Q3 2016; decreased activity in UK and Germany to blame; number of total deals across Europe jumped 21% to 752   —  Tech investment activity notably declined in the UK and Germany during Q3 2016, leading overall investment volume to decrease by 17% to €3.4 billion YoY.
Oct 16, 2016, 7:50 PMIn context
Jonathan Keane /
Antivirus software firm AVG acquired by Avast Software for $1.3 billion   —  Antivirus software company AVG Technologies has been acquired by rival Avast Software for $1.3 billion.  —  Both companies were founded in the Czech Republic and expanded globally with AVG going public in 2012.
Jul 7, 2016, 4:05 AMIn context
Jonathan Keane /
UK startup EngageSciences acquired by Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy's Wayin   —  UK-based marketing platform EngageSciences has been acquired by US company Wayin, which is headed up by Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy.  —  No financial details have been disclosed …
May 4, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Robin Wauters /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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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