Twitter Acquires Newsletter platform Revue

Twitter has acquired email newsletter service, and River Venture Partners portfolio company, Revue. The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, is part of Twitter’s effort to compete with other social media companies that allow users to earn money from their followings, as the newsletter industry enjoys a spike in popularity. read Read more…

Finnish FinTech innovator raises €1.5 million to transform financial reporting & forecasting for startups and growth companies

Calqulate, an automated financial analytics and knowledge base for startups and growth companies, has raised €1,5 million from American and European investors, led by Maki.vc and with participation from 70V, River Venture Partners and business angels. This new investment will enable Calqulate to expand into the U.S. market by the Read more…

Email—yes, email—is the next great media platform

Editorial-focused newsletters are gaining momentum—and a small Dutch company is putting inbox-based publishing within everyone’s reach. Martijn de Kuijper first saw the seeds of email’s editorial evolution taking shape three years ago. De Kuijper—a serial entrepreneur based in Utrecht, Netherlands, 20 miles southeast of Amsterdam—found himself growing frustrated with the Read more…

Polarsteps raises €900.000 seed funding

The app Polarsteps tracks all your travels.  According to CEO Koen Droste the community now exists of 200.000 active users.To make a step forward itself, it raised funding from various Netherlands based internet entrepreneurs. The money will be used for recruitment drive and product development. The funding comes from names like Patrick Read more…