Tide, an SME banking app, has secured a $14m Series A investment from Spotify and iZettle investor Creandum and fintech fund Anthemis.
Former Top Gear hosting trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are at the helm of DriveTribe, a new digital media platform for motorists and adventure seekers, and the business has raised a $5.5m Series A ahead of official launch in November 2016.
Segura Systems, the retail technology provider of Debenhams, has received a £2m Series A investment from VC firm Octopus Ventures to fight modern slavery and encourage ethical supply chains.
Octopus Investments has boarded public transport app TRAFI, having led a $6.5m Series A round into the business which supports journey planning in emerging market cities.
Drone company Sky-Futures has secured a £2.5m Series A funding round from venture capital firm MMC Ventures, which marks the largest investment of its kind in Europe.
Simon Menashy, investment director at MMC Ventures, shares his experience and insight with Real Business to provide interested businesses with guidance on getting a deal done.
Peer-to-peer currency exchange marketplace CurrencyFair has announced a €10m funding round, led by venture capital investors Octopus Investments.
Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, founder of London-based VC firm AngelLab, shows the scale of the “No Man’s Land” between seed and Series A funding in Europe and argues that despite appearances, it is actually good news for the ecosystem.