During these difficult days for the European construction with the real risk of an exit of Greece from the Euro area,  nicknamed “Grexit”, we want to highlight the work of OpenFund, an Athens-based early stage venture capital firm focused on creating  a national ecosystem of startups capable of address global markets. Created in the framework of the European initiative […]

Rabt, a New York, NY-based content personalization startup, completed a $325k seed funding round. The round was led by Abhi Anuket, founder of the strategic investment company Magnivia Ventures and his partner Jan Vorstermans of Qunova, a Europe-based, early-stage venture capitalist. Several angel investors from the United States, Europe and China participated in this funding […]

incrediblue, a London, UK- and Volos Greece-based online marketplace for yachting holidays, closed a $1.8m funding round. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp, Howzat Ventures, Firestartr, as well as existing investor Openfund. In conjunction with the funding, Sitar Teli of Connect Ventures will join incrediblue’s board of directors. The company […]

Resin.io, a San Francisco, California, London, England and Athens, Greece-based infrastructure provider for headless devices, raised $3m in Series A funding. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson with participation from other investors including The OpenFund and angels Gil Dibner and Panos Papadopoulos. The company intends to use the funds to expand its team, broaden its […]

Workable, a Boston, MA-based provider of hiring software for SMBs, raises $5m in funding. Backers included Greylock IL (now 83North), the Openfund and angel investors. The company, which has raised a total of $7.4m, intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. Founded in 2012 and led by CEO Nikos Moraitakis, Workable provides […]

Locish, an Athens, Greece-based Q&A mobile app, raised $820k in seed funding. The round was led by Odyssey Jeremy Partners with participation from Jeremy Open Fund II and three (unnamed) Silicon Valley angel investors. The company intends to use the funds to overhaul the app’s functionality and create a new look and feel. Launched in […]

Workable, a London, UK- and Athens, Greece-based provider of a recruiting platform for businesses, raised $1.5m in funding. The round was led by Greylock IL. Led by founder and CEO Nikos Moraitakis, Workable provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to manage their recruiting, promote their jobs online, […]

Daily Secret, a New York, NY and Athens, Greece-based provider of a signature daily email newsletter, raised a Series B financing. The round – of undisclosed amount – was led by Richard Parsons and Ronald Lauder’s PanAfrican Investment Co., with participation from existing investors Greycroft Partners and eVentures. The company intends to use the funds […]

Taxibeat, an Athens, Greece-based mobile taxi-hailing startup, closed a $4m funding. Hummingbird Ventures made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to expand in its current markets (Athens, Paris, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) and in new markets in South America and Southern Europe. Founded in May, 2011 by Nikos […]

Pinnatta, a Sunnyvale, California- and Athens, Greece-based provider of a mobile application that lets users exchange interactive messages with friends, raised $1.5m in funding. Backers included Greek venture capital firms Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst. Led by George Spanoudakis, CEO, Pinnatta allows users to communicate by exchanging messages their friends can interact with. Users […]