Georgia Pilots and Sweden Ponders – Is Blockchain the Future for Europe’s Land Registries?

Blockchain, the secure, “trustless” database, has until recently been best known as the technology underpinning cryptocurrency bitcoin. Now, though, officials are realizing that it can be much, much more. The platform, created…

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Iceland’s Startup Scene Punches Above its Weight

For Iceland, size is rarely an issue – just ask England’s overpaid soccer stars, who were roundly and embarrassingly beaten by Strákarnir Okkar (‘Our Boys’, the national team’s nickname) at this year’s European…

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Scopely Scoops $55m in Funding

Scopely, a mobile entertainment network, has closed a $55 million financing round led by Greycroft Partners. The company will use the Series B funding for its product slate and developer ecosystem. Elephant…

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Paris’ Station F to Become Europe’s Largest ‘Tech Campus’

Located in a former freight station, in an industrial corner of central Paris, sits what is soon to become the world’s biggest startup campus. When completed early next year, the huge space…

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Indigo Closes $100m Series C Funding Round

Indigo, a startup using technology to help sustainable agriculture, has closed a $100 million Series C funding round. Alaska Permanent Fund led the financing, with participation from previous investors, including Flagship Ventures…

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Italy’s Startup Scene: Will Slow Growth Continue?

Italy has the fourth largest population in the E.U. and its fourth biggest economy. Ask anyone in the tech industry, however, which countries they’re most excited about this year, and few will…

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Lifesum Raises $10m in Funding

Digital health startup Lifesum has raised a $10 million funding round led by Nokia Growth Partners. The Stockholm-based company will use the funds for new staff and product development, as it expands…

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Endotronix Secures $32m Series C for Heart Failure Solutions

Endotronix, a medtech company providing solutions for patients with advanced heart failure, has closed a $32 million Series C funding round. BioVentures Investors, SV Life Sciences, Lumira Capital, Aperture Venture Partners and…

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Armenia’s TUMO Center Looks Beyond the Caucasus

On a hot day in Yerevan, Armenia’s compact capital, a new generation of tech professionals is being put through its paces at the city’s flagship education center. Some kids are running a…

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Codecademy Secures $30m Series C Funding Round

Codecademy, a digital skills education company, has closed a $30 million Series C investment round led by Naspers. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Index Ventures and Sir Richard Branson…

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