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Everstores, an OpenStore-style D2C Shopify aggregator out of Europe, emerges from stealth with €18 million

The funding will be used to continue investing in its data science and operational tools, and to buy up and consolidate D2C brands. → Read More

Ocelot, an engagement platform aimed at college students, raises $117M in its first outside funding

Higher education, at its best, aims to be less elitist and more accessible to people from all walks of life. Today, a startup called Ocelot is announcing a big round of funding to build more tools to help in that effort. The company, which provides an AI-based platform to facilitate easier communications between universities and […] → Read More

Italy’s Satispay raises €320M at a €1B+ valuation with backing from Block, Tencent and more for its indy payment network

This European fintech has raised a massive round for its popular payments network that bypasses financial incumbents and promises lower fees and other perks to users. → Read More

Calendly, the $3B+ scheduling startup, acquires Prelude to drive into the recruitment sector

Calendly, the scheduling startup that landed with a splash last year when it raised a huge round out of nowhere at a $3 billion+ valuation, has made a name for itself for tools that are used by more than 10 million people to book appointments, arrange meetings, and plan any event that involves two or […] → Read More

Penpot inks $8M as signups for its open source spin on Figma jump 5600% after Adobe’s $20B acquisition move

Penpot, an open source platform for designers and developers, got a big spike after the Adobe-Figma deal. Now it's raised $8M in funding. → Read More

IFC and other impact investors return to backing Ukraine startups, with new $250M fund aimed at founders under the gun

Funding sources for Ukraine tech startups have gone off a cliff this year. Now the IFC is backing a $250 million fund to turn that around. → Read More

DataGuard locks down $61M for data protection as a service

Data privacy makes headlines today for all the wrong reasons. DataGuard's raised funding for SaaS to help companies manage it better. → Read More

Ledgy, a Carta for European startups to manage equity and cap tables, raises $22M from NEA, Sequoia and more

Managing equity at high-growth companies can be messy business. A startup building to fix that has now snapped up funding to fuel its own growth. → Read More

DTCP taps SoftBank as an anchor LP for its next $500-600M fund

SoftBank's investment strategy going forward in Europe is taking shape: partner up with more local players as an LP. → Read More

Sequence orders up $19M led by a16z for a new approach to B2B fintech

When it comes to fintech, consumers have commanded the most attention in the last decade. But there's been a growing trend for building more for the B2B market, and today a hopeful in that space is announcing high-profile funding ahead of GA in Q4 this year. → Read More

General Atlantic buys out SoftBank’s 15% stake in edtech Kahoot, now valued at about $152M vs the $215M SoftBank ponied up 2 years ago

The deal comes as Kahoot, like many other tech companies, continues to feel the pinch of the general downturn in tech stocks and the wider tech market. → Read More

Adobe snaps up Figma for $20B, taking out one of its biggest rivals in digital design

Big news in the world of digital creative technology: Adobe today announced that it would acquire Figma for $20 billion, taking out one of its biggest rivals in the realm of digital design. Both the WSJ and Bloomberg reported earlier this morning that Adobe was close to announcing the deal to acquire Figma. In the […] → Read More

Dig scoops up $34M to tackle the fragmented world of cloud data security

In 2022, the amount of corporate data stored in the cloud (versus on-premise servers) reached 60%, a signal of how the world of enterprise IT is evolving. But lest you think that cloud=modern=more efficient, when it comes to security, the picture is more complicated: multiple silos mean multiple challenges to visibility, creating security vulnerabilities and […] → Read More

Cyrebro, a specialist in cloud-based security ops, locks down $40M

The cloud, and the growing number of assets that are held and used within cloud services, have become a major focus in cybersecurity over the years. Today, a startup that’s leveraging the cloud in a different way — to run a security operations center within it — is announcing a round of funding to expand […] → Read More

Liquid Instruments hooks up with $28.5M to upend the engineering testing market with software-defined instrumentation

Liquid Instruments has built a new take on testing equipment by translating much of the process into software that sits on hardware. → Read More

Xeneta makes a splash with $80M on a $265M valuation to scale its crowdsourced sea and air freight analytics

Xeneta applies innovations in crowdsourcing to the fragmented and often murky world of shipping to build transparent data and analytics for the industry. → Read More

Stockholm’s EQT Growth closes $2.2B to fund scaling European startups like Vinted, Mambu and Epidemic Sound

EQT has closed a €2.2 billion ($2.2 billion) fund for EQT Growth, which it will be using for investing in European and Israeli founders and startups. → Read More

Amazon is buying Cloostermans, a mechatronics specialist in Belgium, to ramp up its robotics operations

Cloostermans has been building technology to move and stack heavy palettes and totes, and robotics used to package products for customer orders. → Read More

UK’s FocalPoint raises $17M for its software-based approach to repairing the flaws of GPS

GPS in its many regional flavors has become a ubiquitous feature in phones, smart watches, cars and other connected devices, but for all the location-based features that it helps enable (mapping being the most obvious) it has a lot of shortcomings: it can be slow and inaccurate, it can contribute to faster battery drain, and […] → Read More

Carbyne snaps up $56M to speed up emergency services

Emergency services, long run on legacy platforms, are now getting a big boost of technology, and today one of the bigger players in that space is announcing a round of funding to better target the opportunity. Carbyne, a startup that designs systems used by emergency services to handle calls for medical, public safety, transportation and […] → Read More