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Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC?

Why is GoCardless COO Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas pivoting to become a full-time VC? Index Ventures, a London- and San Francisco-headquartered venture capital firm that primarily invests in Europe and the U.S., recently announced its latest partner. Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, currently COO of London-based fintech GoCardless and previously the chief product officer of Skyscanner, will […]

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Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M

Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching M Marathon Venture Capital in Athens, Greece has completed the first closing of its second fund, reaching the €40m / $47M mark. Backing the new fund is the European Investment Fund, HDBI, as well as corporates, family offices and HNWIs around […]

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Giraffe360, a robotic camera for real estate, raises $4.5M from LAUNCHub and Hoxton Ventures

Giraffe360, a robotic camera for real estate, raises .5M from LAUNCHub and Hoxton Ventures Giraffe360 has a robotic camera, combined with a subscription service, which enables real estate agents and brokers to generate high-resolution photos of properties, floor plans and virtual tours easily. It’s now raised $4.5M in a funding round led […]

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WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password

WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password A shared user account used by WeWork employees to access printer settings and customer print jobs had an incredibly simple password — so simple that a customer guessed it. Jake Elsley, who works at a WeWork in London, said he found the user account […]

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Calling Amsterdam VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

Calling Amsterdam VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6”>survey of VCs in Amsterdam will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought […]

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Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card

Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo launches a credit card PayPal -owned mobile payment app Venmo […]

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Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia say European deal pace is ‘incredibly active’

Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia say European deal pace is ‘incredibly active’ The other week TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch Live series sat down with Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia to chat about the state of the global startup investing ecosystem. Given their firm’s broad geographic footprint, we […]

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2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firm’s focus and equitable venture model

2 Kindred Capital partners discuss the firm’s focus and equitable venture model Kindred Capital, the London-based VC that backs early-stage founders in Europe and Israel, recently closed its second seed fund at £81 million. Out if its first fund raised in 2018, the firm has backed 29 companies. They include Five, which […]

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Uber wins latest London licence appeal

Uber wins latest London licence appeal Uber has won its appeal against having its licence to operate withdrawn in London. In today’s judgement the court decided it was satisfied with process improvements made by the ride-hailing company, including around its communication with the city’s transport regulator. The new licence comes with 21 […]

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Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=”https://forms.gle/k4Ji2Ch7zdrn7o2p6”>survey of VCs in Helsinki will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought […]

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