Orbital Systems raises £15M Series B for ‘NASA-inspired’ tech to save water when showering

 Orbital Systems, a ‘clean-tech’ startup out of Sweden, has raised £15 million in Series B funding. The company’s founder and CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has developed new re-purification technology, in collaboration with NASA, that significantly reduces the amount of water and energy used when taking a shower. The same technology can also be used to save water in other domestic… Read More

FretLink raises $6.4 million to make trucks run like clockwork

 Don’t you love it when there’s a fragmented market with many different actors and outdated tech products? French startup FretLink is using all the tips in the startup handbook and applying them to a neglected industry — the trucking industry. FretLink a software-as-a-service marketplace connecting companies that need to send big piles of stuff with thousands of… Read More

Char.gy taps into lampposts to charge your electric car

 If you have a garage with a power socket, an electric car makes an awful lot of sense. If you park on the street, however, the infrastructural challenge of keeping your electron-powered vehicle topped up becomes complicated enough that perhaps sticking to driving on squished dinosaurs makes sense for a while longer. Until Char.gy comes along, that is. Read More

How BlaBlaCar faced growing pains and had to change its focus

 And just like other big tech companies, BlaBlaCar recently faced some challenges and had to define a new strategy for the coming years. In a surprisingly candid interview, BlaBlaCar co-founder and CEO Nicolas Brusson looked back at the past few months and shared everything. The markets In 2014 and 2015, BlaBlaCar grew massively. All the news coming out of the company were about new… Read More