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Rumour: Spotify raises €15m round for Bittorrent-meets-Last.fm service

techcrunch.com — Spotify, founded by the former Tradedoubler team, is understood to have raised €15.3m from Northzone Venture Partners at a monster €71.6m pre-money valuation. The service is still in private beta. Northzone themselves have declined to comment, but Creandum, another of Sweden's top VCs, is also understood to have taken part in the funding round.

Games Community Palringo Acquires Helsinki-Based Chat Games Developer Tribe Studios

techcrunch.com — Palringo, a platform where users can chat, play games and build communities around mobile games, has acquired Finnish game developer, Tribe Studios. Terms were not disclosed. The moves follows its acquisition last year of Swedish game studio, Free Lunch Design. Tribe Studios is best known for its patented Dramagame technology, which it uses to develop multiplayer role-playing games.

Wallapop Is Poised To Disrupt Classifieds, As Accel, Insight, Fidelity Pack Its War Chest

The Europas | June 16 2015 | London

theeuropas.com — Voting in The Europas, the European Tech Startups Awards, has gone live. You can vote here. The awards are supported by TechCrunch, the official media partner. Held annually, The Europas are the main European Awards for technology startups. Winners selected by a combination of industry experts and voting by the industry itself.

The Shortlist Is Out - Vote Now In The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

techcrunch.com — Voting in The Europas, the European Tech Startups Awards, has gone live. You can vote here. The awards are supported by TechCrunch, the official media partner. Held annually, The Europas are the main European Awards for technology startups. Winners selected by a combination of industry experts and voting by the industry itself.

MVP Academy Demo Day Showcases Wide Variety Of Romanian Startups

techcrunch.com — For the last seven weeks, the non-profit accelerator ' How To Web MVP Academy ' in Bucharest, Romania has been working with a class of super early stage startups to finesse their products into shape. Today those efforts culminated in a demo day in the Romanian capital.

Brothers In VC - Index’s Neil And Danny Rimer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt London

techcrunch.com — We always like to have the most influential and knowledgeable speakers at our Disrupt conferences. And there are few people as well qualified in those departments as Neil and Danny Rimer, general partners of Index Ventures. They will be joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt London, which will bring together the leading lights of the European tech scene.

Telegram Says It’s Hit 62M MAUs And Messaging Activity Has Doubled

techcrunch.com — Telegram, the multi-platform messaging app startup created by Pavel Durov (who previously created and later departed VK, the 'Russian Facebook' amid controversy), has released its latest numbers exclusively to TechCrunch. Telegram now says it is delivering 2 billion messages daily. In other words, that's double the number of messages sent daily since they last released figures in December 2014.

Buyapowa Secures $3M In Series A Funding To Expand Internationally

techcrunch.com — Buyapowa, which works with retailers to turn its fans into shopper advocates in a viral manner, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. The financing was led by Juno Capital with participation from Bright Station Ventures and several other European investors, under the UK's Enterprise Investment Scheme which is aimed at High Net Worth individuals.

Drone Startup Sky-Futures Secures $3.8M From MMC To Scale Up Oil And Gas Inspections

techcrunch.com — Startups dealing in the world of Drones have been given a boost today with the news that Sky-Futures, which flies drones around oil rigs and gas pipelines, has raised $3.87m (£2.5m) in a Series A from London-based venture fund MMC Ventures. The funding is believed to be Europe's largest ever drone investment to date.
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May 22, 2015

Earlybird tickets 4 #TheEuropas end TODAY! Daytime Conf. + Evening Awards bit.ly/1IMHh33 Evening Awards only bit.ly/1IMHjIh

May 22, 2015

RT @roxannevarza: #digitalk2015 very excited for my interview w @mikebutcher on the development of the French ecosystem #FrenchTech

May 21, 2015

Unfortunately I've had to cancel attending @arctic15 of @arcticstartup have fun all! cc. @DSarle

May 21, 2015

RT @dealroomco: .@mikebutcher we've created a list of the 2015 nominees for #TheEuropas so they can be compared in detail dealroom.co/search/377

May 21, 2015

RT @qLegal_: We get it @TechHub... YOU'RE PRETTY COOL! @qLegal_ getting a tour of the community working space w/ @julsica #DS15 pic.twitter.com/ojBpy9wR0j

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