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Holded, the ‘business operating system’ for SMEs, gets €6M in Series A funding led by Lakestar –

Holded, the Barcelona-based startup that offers a SaaS to help SMEs with a range of business tasks, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lakestar, with previous backers Nauta Capital and Seedrocket 4Founders Capital following on. Founded in 2016 by Bernat Ripoll and Javi Fondevila, Holded describes itself as […] → Read More

Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A

Weengs, the U.K. logistics startup for e-commerce businesses that need a more convenient way of getting online orders to customers, has raised £6.5 million in Series A funding. → Read More

Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud

Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud. → Read More

Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B

Aidoc, the Tel Aviv startup using AI to analyse medical scans, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Square Peg Capital and brings total funding to date to $40 million. → Read More

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises €2.5M seed to scale patient communication and improve outcomes

Engaging Care, the Swedish heathtech startup founded by Annica Belfrage and Charlotta Tönsgård (who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min Doktor), has raised €2.5 million in seed funding. → Read More

Enterprise events management platform Bizzabo scores $27M Series D

Bizzabo, the New York and Tel Aviv-based events management platform, has raised $27 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Viola Growth, along with new investor Next47. → Read More

Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution

Cytora, a U.K. startup that had developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. → Read More

Medbelle raises $7M to build out its ‘digital hospital’

Medbelle, the London and Berlin-based startup offering what it calls an “end-to-end platform” for medical procedures, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. → Read More

LumApps raises $24M Series B for its ‘social intranet’

LumApps, the “social intranet” for the enterprise, has closed $24 million in Series B funding. → Read More

Trint, the AI-powered translation service, closes $4.5M Series A

Trint, the London-based translation startup co-founded by Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. → Read More

Shedul, the booking platform for salons and spas, raises $20M Series B at a $105M valuation

Shedul, the online booking platform for salons and spas, has raised $20 million in Series B investment of, valuing the company at $105 million. → Read More

Personio acquires Spanish payroll startup Rollbox

Just three months after raising $40 million in a Series B funding, German HR and recruiting platform Personio is announcing that it has acquired Rollbox, the Spanish startup that offers an API-based payroll solution. → Read More

Leadfeeder raises €3.1M Series A to turn website visitors into leads

Leadfeeder, a Helsinki-based startup that helps B2B companies generate new leads from website analytics, has closed a €3.1 million in series A funding. → Read More

Target Global, the Berlin-headquartered VC, opens London office

Target Global, the Berlin-headquartered VC that has backed the likes of Auto1, Delivery Hero, Omio (formerly GoEuro) and Wefox, is opening up its first U.K. office — undeterred by Brexit uncertainty. The U.K. → Read More

Sources: Y Combinator’s growth fund to back challenger bank Monzo

Just 5 months after announcing £85 million in Series E funding, Monzo is already gearing up to raise additional funding, which would almost double its valuation. As reported in the Sunday Times yesterday, the U.K. → Read More

Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

Veratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. → Read More

European VC firm Octopus Ventures launches £83M growth fund

Octopus Ventures, the European venture capital firm that’s part of Octopus Group, is launching an £83 million growth fund to further invest in its most promising portfolio companies. → Read More

Swedish fintech Zaver has raised $1.2M seed for its P2P payments platform

Zaver, a Swedish fintech that has built a payments platform to facilitate peer-to-peer trades and more, has picked up just over $1.2 million in seed funding. → Read More

Nauta Capital launches €55M ‘sidecar’ fund to double-down on its later-stage portfolio

Nauta Capital, the pan-European VC that invests in “capital-efficient” B2B software companies and consumer tech, has announced the closing of a new €55 million “sidecar” fund dedicated to backing its existing later-stage portfolio companies. The VC firm, with offices in Lond… → Read More

Early-stage VC byFounders closes €100M fund to back Nordics and Baltics startups

ByFounders, a relatively new early-stage venture capital firm targeting the Nordic and Baltic regions of Europe, is officially launching its first fund today. → Read More