London, United Kingdom
Investors include Balderton Capital, Crowdcube, DST Global, Index Ventures, Seedcamp
Revolut is an alternative to regular banks. It offers a secure, mobile-based bank account that allows you to hold, exchange and transfer without fees in 24 different currencies.
With millions of users and a development team that just ships and ships, Revolut is posed to have a 2019. With over $300mm in funding and a brand new banking license in Lithuania, Revolut is ready to go after the big, established boys.
Investors include Allianz, CNP Assurances, European Investment Bank (EIB), Idinvest Partners, Partech
October is an online marketplace for business loans, enabling investors to lend money directly to small- and medium-sized enterprises.
October is revolutionizing how financing for small businesses in Europe works. With €246,353,815 borrowed by 537 projects, enough cash raised to last a lifetime and a strong mission, October will definitely give you an opportunity to breakout.
Investors include Adcash, Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Taavet Hinrikus, TMT Investments
Bolt (previously Taxisy) is a ride-hailing application in the European market.
The Tallinn-based startup is fighting the good fight against Uber, Lyft and Cabify and they are putting a good one. On top of that, they are entering the escooter craziness.
Investors include Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Index Ventures
Deliveroo markets, sells, and delivers restaurant meals to the household or office.
The company has been growing quickly, expanding to France, the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, and more. The company has been considering an IPO, though CEO Will Shu said recently that it is not a focus at the moment.
Investors include Sequoia Capital, Bestseller Group, Atomico, VISA and Permira
Klarna provides e-commerce payment solutions for merchants and shoppers.
Klarna is now one of Europe’s largest banks, providing payment solutions for 60 million shoppers across 100,000 retailers in 14 countries. It's valued at over $2.5bn and is growing by 40% a year.
Agricool grows and produces fruits and vegetables inside shipping containers.
After raising $28m in 2018, this Paris startups taking over city farming is exploding. With customers like Monoprix, and offices in Paris and Dubai, they are hiring for dozens of open roles.
Investors include Alfvon & Didrikson, Bonnier Ventures, EASME, MOOR
Acast is an audio-on-demand and podcast platform that hosts, monetizes, and distributes audio content globally.
Podcasting is growing like crazy, and this Stockholm based company just raised a Series C to expand their podcast content management system and analytics.
London, United Kingdom
Investors include Balderton Capital, Global Founders Capital, Northzone, Passion Capital, Picus Capital
Nested is a data-driven estate agency enabling customers to be chain-free buyers.
Nested uses data to help people in one of the most important transaction of their lives - selling a home. They just raised $120,000,000 to expand to other cities.
Investors include Y Combinator, Connect Ventures, General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Point Nine Capital
Typeform is a Barcelona-based SaaS company designed to let its users create surveys and other kinds of forms.
This Barcelona-based company is changing how businesses talk to customers and collect data. With over 150 employees and a great culture, Typeform is going places.
Investors include Sequoia Ventures, Tribe Capital, Index Ventures, Social Capital
Front is a shared inbox for teams. It lets you manage all of your communication channels — email, social media, chat, SMS — in one place, and helps your team collaborate.
With $79m raised (they closed a $66m Series B in early 2018) and offices in SF and Paris, Front is changing the way teams work in 2019 and is posed to have a breakout 2019. Mathilde Collin, the CEO, is a force to be reckoned with.
Investors include Charlotte Street Capital, Justin Mateen, Kleiner Perkins, Passion Capital, Samos Investments
Spotahome offers a way to find and book mid to-long term housing online.
Spotahome is the only player targeting the medium to long-term furnished rental market. They are live in 10 European cities, and raised a $40m Series C led by Kleiner Perkins to expand globally.
Investors include Jyri Engestrom, Lifeline Ventures, MIT Media Lab, Shaquille O'Neal, Will Smith
Oura Health is the world's leading sleep improvement platform.
The Oura ring is the the most accurate and comfortable sleep and activity tracker on the market. They just launched their new ring, raised $20m from Micheal Dell, Dave Morin and others, and they are posed for a great 2019.
Investors include Rakuten, GR Capital, Seaya Ventures, Cathay Innovation
Glovo is transforming the way consumer access local goods, enabling anyone to get nearly any product delivered in less than 60 minutes.
After raising €115m in July, Glovo is in the process of aggressively expanding in Latin America, Europe and Africa, and has already established itself in 61 cities and 17 countries.
Investors include LHV Ventures, JP Morgan, Virgin Group, Andreesen Horowitz, Sapphire Ventures
TransferWise is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges.
Transferwise had a rocking 2018 - they launched a borderless account and a debit card, applied for a banking license in Brussels and raised $65m (for a total of $490m). In 2019, they might equal Western Union's transaction volume, so keep an eye on them.
Investors include Access Industries, IDInvest Partners, AGF Private Equity, Orange
Deezer is an internet-based music streaming service that operates across 180+ countries worldwide.
With $531.8m in total funding, a 1.2b valuation and a recent partnership with Samsung and one of the biggest record companies in the Middle East, Rotana Group, Deezer is ready for a tremendous 2019.
Investors include Charlie Songhurst, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, Idinvest Partners, Plug and Play, Taavet Hinrikuse
Onfido builds trust in an online world by helping businesses digitally verify people's identities.
Onfido is the verification partner behind hundreds of companies you use every day. They last raised in September last year, but they are growing and partnering with customers like Indigogo and Remitly.