Venture Capital für Epidemic Sound, Lingvist, Klevu, Pockit und Boomlagoon

By on Mai 19, 2014
  • Stockholm’s Epidemic Sound raises $5 million Series A – Leadinvestor is Creandum –
  • Pockit, the leading prepaid card provider, is poised for a major consumer launch following the completion of a first round of funding which has attracted a number of high profile investors including Sir Alex Ferguson and Mark Newton-Jones, the interim CEO of Mothercare. The online business was founded by Danny, Yuvraj and Virraj Jatania in late 2011. Since then it has raised over £1million from a group of external investors which comes on top of an initial £1million seed funding by Danny Jatania, co-founder of Lornamead. –
  • Inventure completes the first seed investments in Lingvist and Klevu. Both of the investments are part of the Inventure Fund II, the new EUR 50 million venture capital fund launched earlier this year. Lingvist is a language learning service, helping people to reduce the time to learn a new language by 10 times. Founded in December 2013, Lingvist is currently part of the Techstars London program. The EUR 1 million round of funding was completed together with Estonian SmartCap, an investment arm of Estonian Development Fund, and several angel investors. The funding will be used to support the launch of the service and expand the team to prepare for the faster growth. –
    Klevu is a Helsinki-based startup, with a mission to make online shopping a super-rich experience through lightning fast, natural language search. Klevu helps its clients in Europe, US and India boost search-led conversions to sales in their online stores. The EUR 250 thousand investment was completed together with Finnish seed investor and accelerator KoppiCatch and several Finnish and Russian angel investors. The funding will be used to accelerate the growth of the company and continue the development of the product. –
  • Boomlagoon, a Finnish game studio created by former Angry Birds creators, has raised $3.6 million in funding to build mobile games. The funding comes from European investors Northzone, Inventure, and 360 Capital Partners. They join existing investors that include angel investor Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners, who also participated in this round. –

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