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Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding. Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper Esprit, with participation from European VCs Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures, and Seventure Partners. It brings
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Ohpen, a Netherlands-based company that has built cloud-based core banking software, has raised €15 million in Series B funding, which I understand gives it a valuation of €100 million. Private equity firm Amerborgh has led the round, with the new financing pegged for accelerated growth, including expansion to the U.K. where it recently opened an
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The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has finally shared the results of its lengthy investigation into DeepMind’s original deal with the NHS. According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Law with its deal with Google’s DeepMind. The Trust originally agreed to share 1.6 million
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We’re holding a micro meet-up tomorrow in Warsaw. We’ll be holding it at Campus Warsaw, 33C Ząbkowska, 03-736 Warszawa, Poland. The fun starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm with some after-event drinks nearby. Much merriment will be had. Please RSVP here. Space is limited, so make sure to join us early. The companies pitching
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On Thursday evening, the world’s biggest startup campus officially opened. Around 3,000 people are going to work in this huge building. TechCrunch walked around the building with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and other officials. “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes [ed. note: women in French], Station Founders or
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Swedish digital healthcare startup KRY has closed a €20 million ($22.8M) Series A round of funding to grow its on-demand video-call-a-doctor business, including expanding into new markets. Existing investors Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A also participated in the round. The startup, which was founded in 2014, aims to supplement traditional healthcare systems with an on-demand (paid) service for
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The description of the Petya infections hitting computers worldwide as “ransomware” may be a misnomer, security analysts suggest. The malicious software’s code and other evidence indicate that the profit motive may have been a camouflage for an act of cyber-espionage targeting Ukraine. Ransomware fundamentally works on the idea that if you pay the attacker, you
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Berlin-based GoEuro, the well-funded European travel planner platform, is looking to the Far East for business growth, announcing today that it’s inked a distribution partnership with Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar. Its hope: to capture some of the spending power of Chinese tourists wanting to take less well-traveled routes around Europe. The startup confirmed to TechCrunch this
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Almost every year my buddy Jack Deneut has helped set up PragueCrunch, our kind-of-semi-annual celebration of Czech startups. And it’s happening again this year! The event is on July 13, 2017 at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. You can RSVP here. We’ll have Kozel and Gambrinus beer all night and traditional Czech pub food for purchase
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The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €2.42 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to its Google’s Shopping search comparison service — in what is widely considered the most significant antitrust ruling in Europe since the 2004 Microsoft decision. Its finding states that: Google has systematically given prominent placement to its own comparison shopping service: when
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Capnamic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin and Cologne, is announcing the final closing of a new €115 million tech fund. The VC says it will invest in tech companies predominantly in the German-speaking region of Europe, with a focus on “B2B solutions, digital infrastructure, and digital transformation”. Specifically, Capnamic plans to
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Oxford University continues to be a hotbed of AI talent, fuelling not just academic research into AI but also the ambitions of startups and large technology companies alike. The latest Oxford-based AI startup to make headlines is Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out that is applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to software development. The young company
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