In just a few years, London has flourished as a tech hub with abudent startups, co-working spaces, and angel investors. The Internet economy now accounts for 8 percent of the UK’s GDP.
Editor’s Pick In the U.S. startup landscape, there is no shortage of business-focused startups. From a cursory look, it appears Europe also has enterprise-startup fever.
Travel startups are some of the most fun and easy-to-relate-to businesses for consumers. These European startups are tapping that and showing people the best things to do while they travel.
Moscow is known for many things: majestic architecture, politics, and its concentration of the world’s billionaires. Another thing it is becoming known for: its burgeoning tech scene.
Ticketea, a Spain-based startup that helps event organizers sell tickets, has closed a $4 million funding round.
Weemo’s team claims its unique approach will give it an edge over the competition. The company has also developed a set of APIs, which can be leveraged by developers to add live video tools to any application.
Cofounder Avi Meir said he was inspired to start the company after realizing that most hotels still relied on “expensive, outdated, server-based technology.”
The Samwer brothers just invested in Kreditech, a German startup that uses thousands of data points to determine how creditworthy you are.
The Europas European startup awards just held in Berlin may not have been an unqualified success (the bone-cracking temperatures didn’t help), but the event did shine a welcome light on tech startups from across the continent and beyond. The full list of winners is a long one, so here’s an entirely subjective list of interesting startups spotted at the event.
Guest Post As Europe languishes and Asia matures, enterprising European entrepreneurs will revitalize their links to the U.S. and expand via Silicon Valley.
Claranet, a London-based cloud hosting provider, has scooped up Star, a company that delivers managed technology services like unified communications, and advanced security services.
Busuu, a startup with a free tool for you to master a new language, has raised its first round of funding.