Tripbirds, a Stockholm-based startup that started life as a travel site, one that seized on data from Facebook, Instagram and other social networks, has been relaunched as a “social hotel-booking site” that combines “traditional” hotels with recommendations from users’ social networks. The company raised $740,000 in seed funding last year from Index Ventures, Passion Capital, [...]
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Tripbirds is opening up its service to anyone looking to discover places and plan trips based on recommendations from friends in their social network. The Stockholm based start-up is backed by Index Ventures, Passion Capital and Creandum, as well as angel investors from Soundcloud, Wrapp and Path. PRESS RELEASE The Stockholm based start-up is backed [...]
Stockholm-based social gifting service Wrapp has sealed $5 million from venture firm Greylock Partners. The financing is an addition to Wrapp’s Series A funding. Wrapp received $5.5 million in November from Atomico and the Nordic venture firm Creandum. Greylock’s Reid Hoffman will join Atomico’s Niklas Zennström, and Johan Brenner of Creandum on Wrapp’s board.
Wrapp, a social gifting service based in Stockholm, has raised $5.5 million in Series A financing led by Atomico. The company previously raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding this year from Nordic venture firm Creandum. Creandum also contributed to the Series A round.
Stockholm-based iZettle, maker of a iPad and iPhone social payments app and mini chip-card reader, has raised 8.2 million euros ($11.2 million) in Series A funding led by Index Ventures . Creandum and individual investor Charles Dunstone, the chief executive of The Carphone Warehouse, also contributed. The funds will be used to expand into markets outside of Sweden, the company said.
Cint, the holding company of the global marketplace for market research, Cint Panel Exchange, has received a $13 million infusion from the pan-European venture firm Prime Technology Ventures, which was joined by existing investors that include Stockholm-based Creandum. PRESS RELEASE: Cint, the company behind the leading SaaS-based global marketplace for market research sample: Cint Panel [...]
Imagine an iTunes library that was totally free and available online at no cost. Sounds pretty good, right? Well that is Spotify, a startup Morten Lund tipped me off to a couple of years ago. I tried it out and liked it, but forgot all about its downloadable client when I had to format my hard-drive. TechCrunch recently reviewed the service.
Now the service has been hacked and the email address, birth dates, gender, postal codes and billing receipt details were potentially exposed, the company says.
Spotify has raised more than $20 million from Northzone Ventures and Creandum, according to data from Thomson Reuters (publisher of PEHub.com).