Residently raises £7M to digitise the rental experience

Residently , the U.K.-based ‘‘ proptech’ start-up that is developing a rental platform to enhance the rental experience, has actually gotten ££ 7 million in seed financing. Support originates from Felix Capital, LocalGlobe, and A/O PropTech, together with a variety of the start-up’s existing angel financiers. The brand-new financing will be utilized to grow the […]

Brittany Kaiser dumps more evidence of Brexit’s democratic trainwreck

A UK parliamentary committee has published new evidence fleshing out how membership data was passed from UKIP, a pro-Brexit political party, to Leave.EU, a Brexit supporting campaign active in the 2016 EU referendum — via the disgraced and now defunct data company, Cambridge Analytica. In evidence sessions last year, during the DCMS committee’s enquiry into […]

The winners of The Europas Awards 2019 display Europe’s continuing diversity and ambition

The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups came around again last week (Thursday 27th June), and once again proved that Europe’s enormous diversity in startups continues to shine through on the world stage. Once again TechCrunch was the exclusive media sponsor of the awards, alongside new “tech, culture & society” event creator The Pathfounder. Attendees, […]

Penta, the digital SME banking upstart, appoints co-founder of solarisBank as new CEO

Hon on the heels of being obtained by business contractor Finleap , German SME banking upstart Penta has actually designated a brand-new CEO. Marko Wenthin, who formerly co-founded solarisBank (the banking-as-a-service utilized by Penta), is now directing the business, having actually changed outbound CEO and Penta co-founder Lav Odorovićć. . I comprehend Odorovi ć left […]

Myneral.me wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’’ s been a long night at VivaTech. The structure hosted an extremely unique competitors —– the TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of designers and engineers got together to come up with something cool, something cool, something remarkable. The only condition was that they just had 36 hours to deal with their tasks. A few […]

FutureLearn takes $65M from Seek Group for 50% stake in UK online degree platform

Edtech and recruitment continue to converge. London-based online degree platform, FutureLearn, is taking £50 million (~$64.6M) from Australian-based online job matching group, Seek, in exchange for a 50 per cent stake in the business — just days after the same group led a massive Series E in U.S. online learning giant Coursera. U.K. distance learning […]

Adtech veteran Quantcast is latest tech giant to face GDPR privacy probe

Another tech giant is under examination in Europe for possible personal privacy breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), TechCrunch has actually found out. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which is the lead information security regulator for many international tech giants in Europe, has actually opened an official probe into Quantcast’s organisation — […]

Sebastian Thrun initiates aggressive plan to transform Udacity

” I’’ m a fighter. I think in our individuals, I think in our objective, and I think that it ought to exist and should exist.” Sebastian Thrun is talking animatedly about Udacity, the $1 billion online education start-up that he co-founded almost 8 years earlier. His tone is confident and resilient. He’s urged, he […]