Accel appoints ex-Facebooker Nir Blumberger as Venture Partner to focus on Israel

Nir print-101 VC firm Accel’s London office has appointed a new Venture Partner to focus on Israel. Nir Blumberger has joined from Facebook, where he was a Corporate Development executive, and, we’re told, was involved in M&A and strategy in areas such as virtual/augmented reality, messaging and video. He’ll be based in Tel Aviv, giving Accel a much more formal presence in Israel,… Read More

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores $20M Series C and merges with Doctoralia

Mariusz Gralewski CEO, docplanner.com_3 Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctoralia. The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development of the company’s online practice management software solution. ENERN… Read More

Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at $1.1B valuation

Speed Flag2170 After months of rumours, TransferWise, the London headquartered money transfer startup and fintech darling, has confirmed that it has raised a further round of funding. Described as ‘top-up funding’, the $26 million round was led by investment management firm Baillie Gifford, with participation from existing investors. TechCrunch understands this values TransferWise at $1.1… Read More

500 Startups and Seedcamp back hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors

Rock Pamper Scissors London-based hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors has picked up £1.2 million in backing from U.S.-based 500 Startups and European pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, alongside various angel investors. The latter includes Tom Singh (the founder of New Look, and Just Eat’s former CMO Mat Braddy who is also a co-founder of Rock Pamper Scissors. Read More

Dojo Madness raises $4.5M to turn your mobile phone into an eSports coach

dojomadness-team Berlin-based eSports startup Dojo Madness is on a mission to help gamers level up. It does this via a mobile app, initially targeting League of Legends, that essentially turns your phone into an eSports coach, offering tips on strategy before and during gameplay, and analysis afterwards based on data culled from your in-game performance. Read More