On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A

Universal Avenue founders Universal Avenue, the Stockholm-headquartered startup that lets companies access a local sales force on demand, has closed a deal of its own. The company has raised $10 million in fresh Series A funding, adding to the $5 million “extension” to its seed round a little under a year ago and bringing total funding to $17 million. Read More

Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

Molotov-iPad-9 French startup Molotov has been working on redefining the way we watch video content for a few years now. But after a long period in stealth, it’s time to open the service once and for all. I’m not going to write another product review. I’ve been using Molotov for months already on my Apple TV, iPad and laptop. It’s by far the best Apple TV app I’ve ever used.… Read More

The Brexit hangover has left UK startups drained — Are the brains next?

tech4eu As the UK referendum result dropped in that fateful Friday morning, the tech startup world didn’t immediately grind to a halt. Websites kept loading. Apps kept opening. But what left UK technology entrepreneurs aghast was not just that Britain had chosen to leave the European Union after 40 years, but that all those years of trying compete with the giants of Silicon Valley would now… Read More

Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of europe

The Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical centre of Vienna. It is named after its most prominent building, the Stephansdom, Vienna's cathedral and one of the tallest churches in the world. To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and, with it, the aspirations this landlocked, Central European nation of 8.5 million had to control the global stage. Perhaps that’s why the Austrian startup scene has been so easy to overlook. Read More

Surf Air is expanding its “all-you-can-fly” service to Europe

surfair Surf Air, the travel startup that offers “all you can fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, the company announced today. Specifically, Surf Air’s European routes will include multiple daily flights between UK’s London Luton Airport, and other business hubs like Cannes, Geneva and Zurich. The company also intends to offer… Read More