German dating app Lovoo is acquired for $70M by The Meet Group

 You’ve probably never heard of Lovoo but in German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) it’s the number one dating in terms of app store downloads. It’s also in the top 3 in Southern Europe (such as Italy, Spain, France). It’s now being sept off its feet (ok, acquired) by The Meet Group, which owns other dating properties. The price is a romantic… Read More

Elon Musk’s brain interface startup Neuralink files $27M fundraise

 Elon Musk wants to connect your brain directly to a computer, and investors are ready to make that science fiction a reality. Musk’s startup Neuralink has raised the $26.96 million of a technically still-open funding round that could grow to $100 million, according to a new SEC filing. However, Musk himself tweets that Neuralink is no longer raising cash.

Neuralink is not raising… Read More

Sherpa secures $2.3M to build AI-driven insurance platform tailored to individuals

 Price comparison websites for insurance products have been around for many years. However, typically, people buy from these based just on price, with zero customisation based on the person. What’s required is a much more tailor-made service, changing the culture from strictly price-only focused to the “best cover for you”. That’s the pitch of UK startup Sherpa, which… Read More