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10 Standout Startups From The Netherlands

The Netherlands startup scene is thriving with several notable success stories under its belt such as payments processor Adyen. Here we take a look at the 10 most-interesting startups in the Netherlands. 1. Adyen Payment processing is huge, as shown by...

Read More15 Jul 16
Data Startup Data.world Nabs USD14m

Data.world, a Texas-based data startup, has nabbed USD14m in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Capital Factory, Chicago Ventures, Floodgate, Fyrfly Venture Partners, Homebrew, Lead Edge Capital, LiveOak Venture Partners,...

Read More12 Jul 16
BlaBlaCar Takes USD200m For Ride-Sharing Service

Paris-based intercity ridesharing firm BlaBlaCar has closed a USD200m Series D investment round. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners and Lead Edge Capital, with Vostok New Ventures also participating. The round makes BlaBlaCar one of the...

Read More17 Sep 15
Online Auction House Catawiki Bags USD82m

Catawiki, an Amsterdam-based online auction house, has landed EUR75m (USD82m) in a round of funding led by Lead Edge Capital. Other participants in the round include Project A Ventures and angels. This marks one of the largest investments in a Dutch...

Read More30 Jul 15
Chinese Carpool Service Bao Pinche Picks Up USD8.3m

Chinese car-pool app Bao Pinche picked up USD8.3m in a Series A round led by Lead Edge Capital. The round comes after taxi giant Didi Kuaidi (a merger of Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache) announced its own free carpool feature, but Bao Pinche hopes to find a...

Read More10 Jun 15
Search-as-a-Service Provider Algolia Nets USD18.3m

Search-as-a-Service provider Algolia nets USD18.3m in its latest fundraising round. The round was led by Accel Partners, whose Phillippe Botteri will join Algolia’s board, with Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital, Storm Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, and a...

Read More21 May 15
Kapost Lands USD10.25m For Content Marketing Engine

Kapost, a Colorado-based content marketing engine, has raised USD10.25m in funding. The capital comes from Access Venture Partners, Cue Ball Capital, Iron Gate Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Lead Edge Capital and High Country Ventures. The company claims...

Read More13 May 15
Xamarin Raises USD54m To Help Companies Develop Apps

Xamarin has raised USD54m to help companies develop apps. The Series C round's investors were Charles River Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. Xamarin’s software development tools enables developers...

Read More21 Aug 14
BlaBlaCar Lands USD100m For Long-Distance Ride Sharing

BlaBlaCar has landed what is touted as France’s largest-ever venture capital round, landing USD100m for its long-distance ride sharing service. The round was led by Index Ventures with additional participation from Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge...

Read More02 Jul 14
Spredfast raises USD32.5m for social marketing tools

Spredfast, a social marketing company, has raised USD32.5m in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Lead Edge Capital, with participation from Austin Ventures, InterWest Partners, and OpenView Partners. The company has now raised approximately...

Read More03 Jan 14
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