All posts by Steve O'Hear

Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

 Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, and today is disclosing… Read More

Language learning startup Lingokids scores $4M funding and partners with Oxford University Press

 Madrid, Spain-based (and U.S. incorporated) edtech startup Lingokids is on a mission to get young kids learning a second language. The company, previously known as Monkimun, offers language lessons in the form of interactive games for children aged 2-6 and delivered via an online subscription and parental portal. It currently provides English and simplified Chinese, with Spanish to be… Read More

Monese adds Direct Debits to become even more like a regular bank account

 Monese, the London-based fintech startup that offers a mobile banking app and current account, continues to fill in missing features that might otherwise stop it from replacing your bank altogether. The latest is Direct Debit functionality, a mechanism for reoccurring payments, such as those required by a mobile phone contract and many other subscription services. Read More

Revolut takes venture debt from Triplepoint Capital before ‘impending large equity round’

 Revolut, the rather noisy London fintech startup that offers a card and current account features, coupled with low currency exchange, has taken venture debt from U.S.-based Triplepoint Capital, according to a regulatory filing. The amount remains undisclosed, though I understand the financing is to see the company through to a much larger Series B round currently in the works. Read More