Author Archives: Steve O'Hear

Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Eats Its Way Into Central And Eastern Europe With Two Acquisitions

 Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service that’s raised a whopping $55 million in VC, is adding a presence in Central and Eastern Europe by means of two local acquisitions. Read MoreRead More…

Shipbeat Is A “Logistics-As-A-Service” To Solve E-Commerce Delivery Woes

 Denmark’s Shipbeat plans to offer an API that aggregates the services of leading parcel delivery companies, such as UPS, Fedex, Royal Mail, Deutsche Post, and DHL etc., in a bid to solve the delivery woes of small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses and enable them to give customers all of the delivery options they desire. Read…Read More…

Meedoc, The Video Conferencing App For You And Your Doctor, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

 Why can’t you Skype your doctor? That was the question Mikko Kiiskilä asked before co-founding Meedoc, an app and service that lets patients connect with their doctor online via the medium of video. Read MoreRead More…

Startupbootcamp Launches Barcelona-Based IoT Accelerator

 Hola Internet of Things! Startupbootcamp, the pan-European accelerator based loosely on the Techstars model, has opened applications for a new program in Barcelona dedicated to accelerating IoT and related ‘Big Data’ startups. Read MoreRead More…

Online Letting Service OpenRent Scores ‘Multi-Million’ Media-For-Equity Deal From Northern & Shell Ventures

 The UK’s OpenRent, an online letting service that operates as an alternative to traditional letting agents, has secured a “multimillion pound” media for equity investment from Northern & Shell Ventures, which operates Express Newspapers. Read MoreRead More…

Flash Sales Site SportPursuit Hires Former UK Adidas And Reebok MD As Chief Sales Officer

 The UK’s SportPursuit, a 1 million member-strong flash sales site for sports and outdoor gear, appears to have made somewhat of a hiring coup. It’s recruited Kath Smith, ex UK managing director for both Adidas and Rebook. Read MoreRead More…

Alfvén & Didrikson Invests In Cloud-Based Workforce Management Software Quinyx

 Just a few months back, Planday raised $3.75 million from Nordic VC Creandum. And today another European company in the workforce management software space has picked up fresh capital. Quinyx, headquartered in Stockholm, has received backing from Alfvén & Didrikson. Read MoreRead More…

UK Edtech Startup Wambiz Wants To Solve Problem Of Student Drop Out

 Turn on, tune in, drop out. Well, minus the dropping out. That’s — give or take a bit of poetic license — the premise of UK edtech startup Wambiz, which offers colleges and other education providers, tools for online communication that are more akin to the apps students already use. The aim being to increase…Read More…

Flytrex Live Is An Internet-Connected ‘Black Box’ For Your Personal Drone

 Personal drone enthusiasts — specifically, those who like flying quadcopters — have a new way to make the experience a lot more social. Meet the Flytrex Live: a ‘black box’-style flight recorder that connects to the Internet in real-time to unlock a burgeoning online community of drone hobbyists who can follow each other’s flight paths,…Read More…

CyberLightning Raises $4.2M To Bring 3D Interface To Industrial ‘Internet Of Things’ Monitoring

 When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) you likely think of consumer hardware products like smart thermostats, WiFi lightbulbs or Quantified Self gadgets, such as various fitness trackers and other gizmos. CyberLightning, however, is an…Read More…