qype

Tim Bradshaw

Qype is nothing if not a survivor. Since its founding in Germany in 2005 as a local reviews site, it’s managed to fend off intense competition in the UK (including the arrival of American pioneer Yelp), the rise of mobile-location services such as Foursquare and the stomping success of GroupOn, the local deals service.

Now it’s raising €6.5m – including €3.5m from Vodafone, with the remainder from existing investors Advent Venture Partners, Partech International and Wellington Partners – to redouble its efforts on mobile. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Yell investors, who have seen their shares fall from over 400p to less than 100p so far this year, may take some convincing that there is still value in the Yellow Pages market as it moves online. Read more