Europe – TechCrunch 9 January 2018

London startup CityStasher raises $1.1M for its ‘Airbnb for luggage’

 London-based CityStasher is building what it calls an ‘Airbnb for luggage’, a network of brick and mortar businesses across Europe that will store your luggage for a few hours after you have checked out or are waiting to check into your travel accommodation. Read More

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Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes

 Some nice momentum for Barcelona based Red Points which has closed a $12M Series B, led by Northzone. Previous investors Mangrove and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated in the round. Read More

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Hey Crypto Valley! Come to the TechCrunch Zug Meetup, January 29th

 I guess it had to happen sooner or later. TechCrunch has decided to get to the bottom of the Crypto and Blockchain boom by heading to one of its main geographical centers. Since welcoming the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings with open arms, Zug, the Swiss Canton just outside of Zurich, has come to be known as “Crypto Valley”. So… that’s where you’ll find a team… Read More

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France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

 French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. Read More

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TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th

 We just could not stay away! In December, TechCrunch held Disrupt at the Berlin Arena. We were wowed by the Berlin startup scene and just couldn’t get enough. In fact, Germany’s own Blik became the 2017 runner-up of Startup Battlefield Berlin. Well now we are back, and we want to meet more of your startups. TechCrunch is holding an informal Startup Battlefield meet and greet… Read More

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