TechCrunch: Pan-European VC fund Target Global is opening an office in Barcelona

Hola Barcelona. Target Global, a pan-European VC firm with €700 million under management and a broad investment canvas spanning SaaS, marketplaces, fintech, insurtech and mobility, is opening an office in the Catalan capital. Investor director, Lina Chong, will lead the expansion into Spain, having relocated to Barcelona from the fund’s Berlin headquarters. They’re setting up …
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TechCrunch: Target Global is firming up its bet on Barcelona’s entrepreneurs

VC firm Target Global has just announced it’s expanding its European network by adding a local office in Barcelona, Spain — building on its existing presence in Berlin and London, plus Tel Aviv and Moscow. The firm has €700 million under management and a broad investment range that covers SaaS, marketplaces, fintech and insurtech, as …
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Handelsblatt: Wie diese drei Gründer vom Snowboarden zum Baggern kamen

München. Snowboarder und Baggerfahrer trennen Welten. Die einen glänzen als akrobatische Surfer auf weißem Schnee, die anderen steuern schweres Gerät durch schlammige Baugruben. Florian Handschuh kann dieser Kombination viel abgewinnen. „Leidenschaft“, sagt der 30-Jährige, sei das Bindeglied. Seine Begeisterung für Snowboards wie für Baufahrzeuge teilt Florian mit seinem Bruder Matthias, 32, und Freund Vincent Koch, …
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Focus: Das europäische Tech-Ökosystem muss aufhören, sich mit dem Silicon Valley zu vergleichen

Der Technologiestandort Europas muss aufhören, sich mit anderen zu vergleichen und anfangen, seine eigenen Stärken zu nutzen. Vielfalt ist nur eine dieser europäischen Stärken, findet Yaron Valler, General Partner des Risikokapitalgebers Target Global. Die gute Nachricht zuerst: Europa befindet sich mitten in einem Tech-Boom. Verglichen mit 2014 gibt es heute doppelt so viele Milliarden-Unternehmen, es …
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EU-Startups: Berlin-based legaltech startup LexFox raises seven-digit round

Berlin-based consumer rights platform LexFox has raised a seven-digit Series A round of financing led by Earlybird and Target Global, in the first significant investment by a leading VC in a B2C legaltech startup in Europe. LexFox is developing an umbrella brand for its various services for consumers around rental, internet, and employment contracts. The company also plans …
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Skift: TravelPerk Partners With Lufthansa for Direct Booking

Barcelona-based travel management company TravelPerk is now offering all customers direct booking with Lufthansa Group Airlines through new distribution capability technology, hinting at a larger shift within the travel booking industry. Read the full story on Skift.

Smart Cities Dive: REEF to turn parking garages into on-demand economy hubs

REEF Technology has announced its innovative plan to transform barely-used parking garages into multipurpose hubs for the on-demand economy. Formerly known as ParkJockey Global, REEF is on a mission to transform parking garages and lots across the US into thriving community ecosystems which offer a variety of services. Micro-fulfillment centers, bike and scooter rental stations, electric …
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Techcrunch: Insurtech start-up Zego raises $42m to fund European expansion

A couple of years ago, London-based startup Zego realised gig-economy workers would need insurance, and went on to raise a very healthy £6 million in Series A funding, led by Balderton Capital. Its first products were pay-as-you-go scooter and car insurance for food delivery workers. It’s now announced a $42 million raise in one of the largest funding rounds …
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