Technology advisor Gajan Rajanathan joins Highland Europe

Highland Europe is delighted to announce that tech advisor and investor Gajan Rajanathan will join the team in September.In the last 18 months, Gajan has advised on some of the UK’s biggest tech deals including the £1.43bn sale of Skyscanner to Ctrip of China and the sale of Swiftkey to Microsoft in March 2016. He also advised on the sale of Withings, the French wearable tech company, to Nokia in early 2016.

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Tony Zappala
Cherry Freeman of Lovecrafts takes #1 spot in BusinessInsider's top 29 coolest female startup founders in the UK

The UK is one of the best-funded tech ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley thanks, in part, to its diversity.

There are more women than ever founding their own tech startups in the UK, defying barriers like the huge gender gap in computer science, the fact that most European firms have all-male founding teams, and that most venture capitalists are men.

Business Insider have ranked the 29 coolest female founders in the UK, taking into account their careers and the success of their companies. Cherry Freeman, a founder of Lovecrafts, has taken the #1 spot!

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Malwarebytes Introduces Enterprise Cloud Platform for Next-Gen Endpoint Protection, Announces Validation as Replacement for Antivirus

Malwarebytes®, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the release of its new single endpoint agent cloud platform for business featuring Malwarebytes Incident ResponseMalwarebytes Endpoint Protectionand a new cloud-based management console. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, now delivered as a service by the platform, features a signature-less Anomaly Detection Engine powered by machine learning. Combining seven protection layers, this new Malwarebytes solution is a more effective and efficient replacement for antivirus.

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Condeco Software and Lovecrafts join the Future Fifty programme

Condeco Software and Lovecrafts have joined the Future Fifty, a programme that gives companies immediate access to a valuable peer network; expert-led classes and workshops designed to take their businesses to the next level; and a higher profile amongst the wider tech ecosystem. Existing Highland Europe portfolio companies in the Future Fifty include NewVoiceMedia and Brandwatch.

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Take-Two buys mobile games publisher Social Point for up to $276M

Some more consolidation is afoot in the gaming industry. Take-Two Interactive, the games maker behind big titles like Grand Theft Auto, Civilization and BioShock that once rebuffed a $2 billion acquisition offer from EA, has made a definitive move into the world of mobile gaming: it has acquired Social Point, a publisher based out of Barcelona, for $250 million with additional earn-outs of up to $25.9 million

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WeTransfer appoints new CEO

WeTransfer today announces that Gordon Willoughby is to become the company’s Chief Executive Officer in January. Gordon takes over from Founder and Chief Executive Bas Beerens, who steps back from day-to-day operations to become Executive Chairman.

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Telemedicine is behind many of the largest non-US digital health deals in H1 ’16

The first of half of 2016 is off to a roaring start for digital health investment and has reached $3.9 billion — that’s about $1B more than this time last year, according to a report from StartUp Health.  Many of the investments in the first six months of the year reflected the development of digital health outside the U.S. in places like Israel, China and India, especially in telemedicine

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Jampp’s Predictive Segments Target Users On The Cusp Of Conversion

Segmentation for retargeting is often a very manual process that relies heavily on what someone’s done in the past.

App marketing platform Jampp wants to help advertisers craft predictive segments that anticipate what someone will likely do in the future.Jampp’s predictive segments technology, which exited beta on Thursday, uses machine learning to analyze around 800 million daily in-app events and behaviors signals.

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Talentsoft ranked as a "Core Challenger"

Fosway, Europe’s leading independent HR analyst, have rated Talentsoft a “Core Challenger” in their latest 9-Grid™ (www.fosway.com/9-grid) report on Integrated Talent Management systems. The Fosway 9-Grid™ allows organisations to compare solutions based on Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectory.

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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner to nip adware in the bud

After raising $50 million earlier this year from Fidelity, security startup Malwarebytes said that it would use some of the funding for acquisitions, and today comes some related news. The company is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 and 64-bit platforms.

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ContentSquare raises $20M in funding

ContentSquare, an experience optimization platform for online and mobile businesses, announces today the completion of $20 million in Series B funding. The capital investment by Highland Capital Partners will support ContentSquare’s global expansion and attract new talent to advance the company’s vision.

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