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B-Social, the UK fintech building a ‘social bank’, raises additional £7.8M ahead of rebrand

B-Social, the London-based fintech building what it calls a “social bank,” is announcing that it has raised a further £7.8 million in seed funding. Once again the injection of capital comes from “high-net-worth” individuals. They include Rudy Karsan from Karlani...

VC firm Oxx says SaaS startups should avoid high-risk growth models

Oxx, a European venture capital firm co-founded by Richard Anton and Mikael Johnsson, this month announced the closing of its debut fund of $133 million to back “Europe’s most promising SaaS companies” at Series A and beyond. Launched in 2017...

What’s the right pace for raising capital?

Shin Kim Contributor Share on Twitter Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and earned a Master’s in EECS...

As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities

David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for alternatives to venture capital. Indeed, since forming debt-lending company Runway Growth...

Most tech companies aren’t WeWork

Shin Kim Contributor Share on Twitter Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and earned a Master’s in EECS...

Lighter Capital secures $100M to grow its equity-free financing business

Lighter Capital announced today that it has secured access to $100 million to lend to growing startups. The firm is best-known for its work with revenue-based financing, in which expanding companies repay borrowed funds out of future receipts. Lighter...

Ophelia Brown’s Blossom Capital raises new $185M European early-stage fund

Blossom Capital, the early-stage VC firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown, is announcing a second fund, less than 12 months since fund one was closed. The new fund, which is described as “heavily oversubscribed,” sits at...

Dublin’s economic resurgence continues despite international threats

This is according to the latest issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor which has been launched today. A joint initiative of the four Dublin local authorities, the Monitor focuses on the Dublin region, and tracks 15 key economic indicators. It...

Dublin economy continues to grow despite housing pressures

This is according to the latest edition of Dublin Economic Monitor, a quarterly publication which is a joint initiative of the four Dublin local authorities to track developments in the capital’s economy.  The Monitor looks exclusively at the Dublin region, and...

House prices fall

Prices of residential properties fell again in Dublin in the month of June. Latest figures released this month from the CSO, show property prices fell by 0.4% in the capital. Still prices are 11.1% higher than in June of...
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Radomir Antic, the Serbian who promoted strength and solidarity in football

The former technical director of Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona passed away this Monday at the age...
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The Spanish town that lives on the coffins, overflowed with work by the coronavirus

Coffin makers in Piñor, Spain, have not stopped making coffins since the pandemic touched national soil. Their work has been overwhelmed in recent weeks,...

FIFA Gate: alleged cases of bribes by Russia and Qatar come to light

Two former executives of the American giant Fox were accused of corruption, bank fraud and money laundering in New York on Monday. In a new...

Facebook provides more data to COVID-19 researchers

The social network has been providing researchers fighting Covid-19 with information about whether people stay home and the probability that communities in one area...

The Vatican expresses its satisfaction at the acquittal of Cardinal Pell

George Pell, a former Vatican treasurer and number three of the Holy See were acquitted of a sentence for sexual abuse and released in...