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EU Bank invests 25M euros in MariaDB

The European Investment Bank, the official bank of the European Union, has announced a 25M euro investment in MariaDB. MariaDB is one of the most popular and fastest-growing open source database solutions in the world. The investment from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will be used for product innovation and global expansion, with additions to… Read More


Former head of Intel Capital to lead $150mn European cloud fund

London-based fund manager C5 Capital is aiming to raise a $150 million (approx. £114 million) fund to tap into the growing cloud computing sector after appointing the former European head of Intel Capital, Marcos Battisti. Battisti will join the firm this September to manage one of the largest funds of its kind in Europe. The… Read More


Chinese investors look to U.S. tech companies after economic slowdown at home

Collaboration (of sorts) between China and the United States can be traced way back to the beginning of the Californian gold rush in the 1850s when the first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco seeking, if not their fortune, then at least work. These days China no longer supplies cheap labour to the U.S., but significant… Read More


Google Ventures invests in Swedish VR studio Resolution Games

Google Ventures has today confirmed their involvement in a $6mn investment round [Swedish] in Swedish virtual reality gaming firm Resolution Games, marking its first European investment outside of the UK. The Stockholm-based studio is led by Candy Crush Saga veteran Tommy Palm, but the company focuses entirely on the use of virtual reality in gaming rather than… Read More


Uber seals $100mn+ deal with Tata Group to crack Indian market

India-based Tata Group has signed a deal with ride-sharing giant Uber, pushing almost $100mn into a partnership which will see the U.S. firm collaborate with Tata’s 100+ companies. Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), Tata’s private equity business, said today that it would be making the “significant” investment. It declined to comment on the exact stake percentage. The… Read More



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