Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8 M

Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8 M

With the expansion of subscription services, integrated with our lives becoming almost 100% digital, there’s an increasing requirement to be able to handle these services. A lot of banks do not have much of an answer. Action in Minna Technologies, which offers in its subscription management services into banking apps. It has actually now raised $18.8 million (EUR15.5 […] Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2016, Minna enables customers to manage subscription services by means of their existing bank’s app. The typical European is investing ₤ 301 (EUR333) a month on 11 subscriptions, which is predicted to increase to ₤ 459 (EUR508) a month on 17 subscriptions by 2025. …

GetAccept raises $20M Series B, led by Bessemer, to broaden its sales platform for SMBs

GetAccept raises $20M Series B, led by Bessemer, to broaden its sales platform for SMBs

In 2015 all-in-one digital sales platform GetAccept raised a $7 million Series A financing round. The platform, which wraps in video, live chat, proposal style, document tracking and e-signatures, has now raised $20 million in Series B funding, led by Bessemer Endeavor Partners, as the business broadens its platform targeted at SMBs. The financing comes […] The platform, which covers in video, live chat, proposal style, document tracking and e-signatures, has actually now raised $20 million in Series B funding, led by Bessemer Endeavor Partners, as the business expands its platform intended at SMBs. …

Equity Monday: Excellent vaccine news, 3 rounds and why IPOs are trending

Equity Monday: Excellent vaccine news, 3 rounds and why IPOs are trending

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unload the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, talks about the coming week, goes into some recent financing rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the personal markets. You can […] This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the newest huge news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent financing rounds and mulls over a larger style or narrative from the private markets. What did we get into this morning? This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the newest big news, talks about the coming week, digs into some current financing rounds and mulls over a bigger theme or narrative from the personal markets….

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy

Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and exactly opposite background that you ‘d expect to see from two people constructing a way for creators to develop a sustainable economy for their fans to take part in. Coinbase, crypto-hack tasks at university, KPMG, Merrill Lynch. But where’s the art? “Believe it or not, I utilized […] That starts with empowering artists and developers to create and own the culture they’re producing. All too often creators are involved in gaining the rewards for their work just as soon as, but the secondary economy continues to produce worth out of their reach. As a developer, they catch the value from offering on a cost curve as well as getting a take on trading fees from the market which they now own. The future of Zora most immediately involves spinning up a self-service variation of the marketplace, enabling creators and business owners to release their products without a direct partnership and onboarding. …

Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

It’s happening gradually however surely. With every passing week, more endeavor firms are starting to announce SPACs. The veritable blitz of SPACs formed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya regardless of, we’ve now seen a SPAC (or plans for a SPAC) exposed by Ribbit Capital, Lux Capital, the travel-focused endeavor company Thayer Ventures, Tusk Ventures’s creator Bradley Tusk, […] With every death week, more endeavor companies are beginning to announce SPACs. If you’re curious about starting a SPAC or investing in one or simply want to understand how they relate to endeavor companies, we hope it’s beneficial reading. AJ: That’s a fascinating and really intriguing concept and you could take that more and say, possibly they’ll form a distribute of SPACs. And while there are a lot of headings around the SPAC, if you believe about technology-focused people with deep tech backgrounds, that pool gets extremely, very limited, really quickly. With every death week, more endeavor companies are starting to reveal SPACs….

Caroline Brochado and Sophia Bendz on the boom in Europe’s growth-stage and early startups

Caroline Brochado and Sophia Bendz on the boom in Europe’s growth-stage and early startups

As part of Disrupt 2020 we wished to look at the contrasting positions of both early and later-stage investing in Europe. Who much better to unpack this subject than 2 highly experienced operators in these fields? After a career at Spotify and after that as a VC at Atomico
, Sophia Bendz has actually quickly acquired a reputation in […]
Brochado led investments in a number of appealing business at Atomico, consisting of logistics business OnTruck, health tech company Hinge Health and restaurant supply chain app Rekki. With that, in combination with my angel investing, I think I’m better fit to be in the earlier phases of investing. Brochado thinks 10 years ago it was tough for European founders as a lot of the talent to scale companies was still in the U.S.”What you’ve seen is a lot of big business grow up in Europe, a lot of people come back from the U.S., and so I think that pool of skill now is bigger, which is very valuable. I don’t think it’s yet at the scale of where the U.S. is. Bendz thinks we will “see a much slower spring, however … I believe it has actually been in general a great exercise for some business, and I have not seen a slower deal flow….

Atlassian acquires property management business Mindville

Atlassian acquires property management business Mindville

Atlassian today revealed that it has actually gotten Mindville, a Jira-centric business possession management company based in Sweden. Mindville’s more than 1,700 clients consist of the likes of NASA, Spotify and Samsung. With this acquisition, Atlassian is entering a brand-new market, too, by adding property management tools to its lineup of services. The company’s flagship product […] Mindville’s more than 1,700 customers include the likes of NASA, Spotify and Samsung. Co-founded by Tommy Nordahl and Mathias Edblom, Mindville never raised any institutional financing, according to Crunchbase., the business was currently an Atlassian partner and successfully selling its service in the Atlassian Market. The Mindville group states it will continue to support existing customers and that Atlassian will continue to build on Insight’s tools while it works to incorporate them with Jira Service Desk. …

Start-ups and vcs think about HaaS model for customer devices

Start-ups and vcs think about HaaS model for customer devices

” If it’s providing continuous worth, then it needs to be worth spending for,”Y Combinator Partner Eric Migicovsky tells TechCrunch. If I’m fortunate, I see a customer hardware product when or two times a year that appears fairly capable of interfering with an industry, and Nura’s custom-made noise profiles fit that bill. Hardware as a service (HaaS) has been a popular idea in the IT/enterprise area for some time, however it’s still relatively unusual in the customer classification. Backers HAX/SOSV have been proponents of the model for some time now….

Contentful raises $80M Series E round for its headless CMS

Contentful raises $80M Series E round for its headless CMS

Headless CMS business Contentful today revealed that it has actually raised an $80 million Series E financing round led by Sapphire Ventures, with involvement from General Driver, Salesforce Ventures and a variety of other brand-new and existing financiers. With this, the company has now raised a total of $158.3 million and a Contentful spokesperson tells me […] In addition, the business likewise today revealed that it has actually worked with Bridget Perry as its CMO.

Image Credits: Contentful/ Perry also noted that kept in mind is something she saw at Adobe, too, as it built its digital experience business. Contentful’s existing financiers approached the company around the vacations due to the fact that they wanted to make a larger financial investment in the company to sustain its long-term development. We went back to our experts and stated, ‘hey, we’re going to think about really moving in our timeline for raising capital,” Sloan told me. …

Grow Credit, which develops credit scores by paying for online subscriptions, gets Mucker money

Grow Credit, which develops credit scores by paying for online subscriptions, gets Mucker money

Grow Credit, the start-up that introduced last year to help customers build out their credit rating by offering a credit limit for online memberships like Spotify and Netflix, has actually added Mucker Labs as a financier and closed its seed round with $2 million in overall commitments. The Los Angeles startup founded by serial business owner Joe […] Using the Mastercard network for payments, and Marqeta’s tools to limit payment access, Grow offers credit centers to its customers to pay for their regular monthly memberships. The initial tier is totally free for access to $15 of credit, when a user links their bank account.”Everything is less expensive, you can get access to a credit card with lower interest rates and much better rewards,” he said. …