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German space tech startup LiveEO secures €19m to bring space data insights to Industry 4.0
Published: 08-08-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based space tech startup LiveEO has secured €19 million in funding in what is one of the largest investments to date in Earth Observation in Europe.


London-based VC firm Flashpoint unveils $102m close of its VCIII fund, secures first institutional investment partner
Published: 05-08-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flashpoint Venture Capital, an international technology investment firm announced that Széchenyi Funds signed up for a commitment of $20 million in Flashpoint’s VC III.


Madrid-based healthtech startup Idoven raises €18.5m to develop its AI platform
Published: 02-08-2022 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idoven, a Madrid-based healthtech startup, specialised in early detection and precision treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), raised €18.5 million, to continue developing its artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify arrhythmias and cardiac anomalies.


London-based startup Geomiq raises $8.5m to digitize manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels
Published: 28-07-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based startup Geomiq announced it has raised $8.5 million funding to digitize global manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels for Engineers and Procurement teams.


African accelerator for European scaleups Chapter54 now in full swing
Published: 20-07-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chapter54, the first accelerator dedicated to European scaleups wishing to expand into African markets, launched in January 2022 by Partech, has started to support its first batch of European scaleups.


Insight Partners announces Enterprise Technology Exchange to drive unparalleled innovation within the enterprise software sector
Published: 18-07-2022 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global software investor Insight Partners announced the establishment of its Enterprise Technology Exchange, a council of preeminent technology leaders in Europe and North America.


Climentum Capital raises €150m to invest in European early-stage tech startups attacking CO2 emissions
Published: 05-07-2022 | 15:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Climentum Capital announced it has raised €150 million for investments into European early-stage tech companies attacking CO2 emissions.


Swiss startup Numarics secures leading position in European fintech with $2.2m funding
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss fintech startup Numarics is on its way to becoming the standard for state-of-the-art financial management and accounting for creators and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe.


EuraTechnologies raises €24m to back deep tech startups, open 10 incubators in Eastern Europe
Published: 24-06-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EuraTechnologies announced the raising of €24 million to back deep tech startups and open 10 incubators in Eastern Europe.


French startup CleverConnect merges with Talentry to lead talent acquisition in Europe
Published: 08-06-2022 | 12:36:32 | By: Pie Kamau
CleverConnect, a cloud-based recruiting solutions company, announced the merger with Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, to counteract the current unprecedented shortage of skilled workers.


London-based Crane Venture Partners raises $140m second fund to back early-stage founders
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crane Venture Partners, the London based firm leading the industry in graduation rates from seed to Series A, announced it has raised $140 million in its second fund to back early-stage founders.


e-Commerce startup byrd raises $56m Series C to become Europe-wide standard for next-day delivery
Published: 10-05-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
e-Commerce fulfillment technology startup byrd has raised a Series C round of $56 million, bringing the funding raised within the last 10 months to $75 million.


Danish startup Januar raises €6m to provide crypto gate for Europe
Published: 06-05-2022 | 09:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Danish startup Januar ApS, announced the closing of €6 million round to become the leading one-stop crypto gate for European businesses, serving the growing crypto and digital asset industry with a market cap of $2 trillion.


Cipio Partners unveils €202m fund to back growth-stage technology companies in Europe
Published: 04-05-2022 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cipio Partners, an investor in European growth stage technology firms, has closed its latest fund, Cipio Partners Fund VIII, with €202 million in commitments.


Logistics startup Swvl acquires Volt Lines, enters European market
Published: 29-04-2022 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swvl Holdings, a global provider of transformative tech-enabled mass transit solutions announced a definitive agreement to acquire Volt Lines, a Turkey-based B2B and Transport as a Service mobility business.


Estonian e-Store startup Upty acquires Finnish peer Rekki, opens up seed round
Published: 26-04-2022 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonian startup Upty, the resale e-Store in the Baltic region, announced the acquisition of its Finnish peer, Rekki. In addition, Upty is planning to kick-start the fundraising in the coming months in order to pursue the Company's accelerated expansion across Europe.


Polish mental health startup Mindgram closes €7m seed round, begins European expansion
Published: 06-04-2022 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Warsaw-based holistic mental health & wellbeing platform Mindgram, announced the closing of €7 million seed round and its plan to expand into the European market.


Lefebvre Sarrut launches second edition its European startups accelerator, LightSpeed
Published: 06-04-2022 | 14:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lefebvre Sarrut Group reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and invites European startups to participate in the new edition of LightSpeed, its startup accelerator.


Finnish booking startup Book Salon raises €3m to gleam European beauty and wellness salons
Published: 05-04-2022 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Book Salon, a Finnish payment and booking service provider specializing in hair, beauty, and wellness companies, has announced the successful closure of a €3 million funding round led by Joint Effects.


Europe's TIER Mobility acquires US-based Fantasmo to expand its accurate e-scooter parking system
Published: 31-03-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TIER Mobility, Europe's shared micro-mobility provider, announced it has acquired Us-based Fantasmo, to further expand its most accurate e-scooter parking system and introduce a computer vision-powered rider assistance system.


Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5m to back healthtech, business 4.0 startups in Benelux, Europe
Published: 03-03-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5 million to back digital health and business 4.0 startups in Benelux


German investor CommerzVentures closes €300m third fund to support European fintech and insurtech startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CommerzVentures, the specialist fintech investor, announced its third €300m fund, to go towards supporting early and growth-stage companies in the fintech and insurtech sectors.


French healthtech startup Synapse Medicine raises $28m to scale its medication reconciliation platform
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
France-based healthtech startup Synapse Medicine has raised $28 million led by leading European venture firm Korelya Capital, and past investors (XAnge, MACSF, and BNP Paribas Development).


[African Startup Review] Pie Kamau: Nigerian fintech Flutterwave is now Africa's highest valued Unicorn
Published: 18-02-2022 | 18:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
As the African fintech industry continues to bloom, so does the funding. Flutterwave has now become Africa's highest valued startup after closing $250 million Series D funding, bringing the company’s valuation to over $3 billion.


German startup Cansativa closes $15m Series B to become the ‘Amazon’ of cannabis for Europe
Published: 17-02-2022 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cansativa Group announced it has closed a $15 million Series B investment led by Casa Verde with participation by Argonautic Ventures and Munich-based family office Alluti.


German healthtech startup Climedo raises €5m funding for product development, expansion within Europe
Published: 16-02-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Munich-based healthtech company Climedo, received €5 million in a seed financing round. The lead investor is pan-European VC firm Nauta Capital. Westtech Ventures from Berlin and existing business angels.


Fifth Wall closes €140m oversubscribed European Real Estate Technology Fund
Published: 16-02-2022 | 10:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fifth Wall, the venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry, announced that it has closed an oversubscribed €140 million for its European Real Estate Technology Fund (European Fund).


Amsterdam-based Polestar Capital opens €100m circular economy fund, largest of its kind in Europe
Published: 08-02-2022 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based Polestar Capital Polestar Capital announced the launch of the biggest circular economy fund in Europe. The fund, called the Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund (PCDF), has opened at €100 million


Irish e-mobility startup Modmo raises €8.7m seed round to accelerate urban transportation
Published: 07-02-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Irish e-mobility startup Modmo closed out 2021 with a €5 million investment from Ballymore Group CEO Sean Mulryan, in addition to €2.7 million raised in September and €1 million in March from several angel investors.


DutchFounders launches €62m seed fund to back founders building the next wave of marketplaces in Europe
Published: 20-01-2022 | 12:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DutchFounders has reached the final close for its second fund, making more than €62m ($70m) available for early-stage marketplaces and so-called marketplace enablers.


Dutch edtech startup Winc Academy raises $3m to train 20,000 IT professionals in Europe
Published: 17-01-2022 | 15:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Winc Academy announced a $3 million funding round led by Rubio Impact Ventures and Dutch Founders Fund to increase the steep growth of its education platform.


Tallinn-based Bolt raises €628m funding round to accelerate transition from owned cars to shared mobility
Published: 11-01-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tallinn-based Bolt announced the closing of €628 million round of funding, its largest funding to date. This funding round will help Bolt accelerate its mission to help cities transform urban areas.


Decentralized Mateverse social startup BOOM establishes $1 million fund to support creators
Published: 04-01-2022 | 10:05:23 | By: Bob Koigi
BOOM, a decentralized crypto native community platform focused on NFT+Social recently announced the launch of IOS and Android App.


Lepaya announces $ 40 million Series B financing to help companies upskill their workforce
Published: 23-12-2021 | 11:45:01 | By: Bob Koigi
Lepaya, a provider of power skills training that combines online and offline learning, has announced a $ 40 million Series B investment, one of the largest financing rounds to date for an education technology company in Europe.


Cardiovascular startup Filterlex Medical selected to receive €7 million from the European Innovation Council
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:38:05 | By: Bob Koigi
The EIC equity investment will be a part of Filterlex's next round of financing. This combined funding will go towards clinical program expansion, regulatory approvals, and commercialization of the CAPTIS® full-body embolic protection system to help transform left-heart procedures.


Medical device startup ViCentra closes €65m Series C funding to expand footprint of insulin pump across Europe
Published: 16-12-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ViCentra, the company behind Kaleido, world's smallest and lightest wearable insulin pump (patch pump), announced the closing of €65 million Series C financing.


German indoor positioning tech startup NavVis raises €25m funding to digitize commercial buildings and assets
Published: 07-12-2021 | 15:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NavVis, a global leader in end-to-end solutions for reality capture and digital twins, announced it received €25 million of fresh equity funding that complements the recent €20 million debt funding from the EIB.


Netherlands emerging as 'Hottest Tech Hub' in Europe, not reaching its full potential yet, report
Published: 07-12-2021 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Atomico, an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally, announced that the Netherlands is emerging as Europe's hottest tech hub.


London-based insurtech startup Collective Benefits announces $10m investment from Prosus
Published: 03-11-2021 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Collective Benefits, an insurance and benefits marketplace for independent workers, announced a $10 million investment from Prosus Ventures, the venture investing arm of Prosus, one of technology investors in the world.


Romanian startup Flip lands €1.5m from Prosus-owned eMAG, plans CEE leadership in refurbished products
Published: 03-11-2021 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flip, a Romanian startup in the Recommerce market, landed the first eMAG Ventures accelerated investment worth 1.5 million euros and targets the leading position in Central and Eastern Europe.


Walden Catalyst Ventures closes $550 million fund to target deep tech investments
Published: 02-11-2021 | 15:33:33 | By: Bob Koigi
Investors in the fund include leading institutional LPs, as well as the CEOs of some of the world’s largest tech corporations.


Slovenian healthtech startup MESI selected to join Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Slovenian healthtech startup MESI has been selected to join the Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe. The current three-month Google Accelerator programme brings together 15 of the most promising European tech startups in healthcare and well-being.


Nortal acquires minority stake in cybersecurity startup Talgen
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digital transformation company Nortal has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire minority stake in the cybersecurity startup Talgen to bolster cybersecurity capabilities and unlock new opportunities in Europe, North America, and the GCC countries.


Berlin-based on-demand delivery startup Gorillas secures close to $1b Series C funding, the largest European round in its sector to date
Published: 19-10-2021 | 08:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gorillas, the European market player in instant on-demand grocery delivery, has successfully raised close to $1 billion in Series C funding round, being the largest funding of a non-listed business Europe's grocery delivery sector has seen to date.


European startup CircuitMess partners with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to launch STEM-based autonomous Batmobile
Published: 05-10-2021 | 16:30:26 | By: Pie Kamau
CircuitMess announced its licensing deal with Warner Brothers and its Kickstarter campaign for the CircuitMess Batmobile, designed to teach children seven and up about engineering and autonomous driving.


[Startup Interview] Nicolas d'Audiffret, Co-Founder, Ankorstore
Published: 06-09-2021 | 11:29:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Ankorstore is an online B2B marketplace connecting brand and retailers, all around Europe.


[Startup Interview] Marco Abele, Co-Founder, OneFor, Netherlands
Published: 03-09-2021 | 13:44:00 | By: Bob Koigi
OneFor is a fintech startup that offers various mobile money applications and technical services, including account, payment and card services. Its card solution is supported by Mastercard International. The startup’s Co-Founder Marco Abele elaborates.


Parisian proptech startup WeMaintain raises €30million, eyes US market
Published: 18-08-2021 | 13:36:15 | By: Bob Koigi
WeMaintain’s latest million-dollar cash-backing supports the company’s ambition to manage critical building systems and power smart cities. New investors supplying the €30 million raise are: Red River West, BPI France Digital Ventures, and Swiss Immo Lab.


Tel Aviv-based innovation hub Drive TLV to expand in the U.S. and Europe
Published: 17-08-2021 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Drive TLV, a unique innovation hub connecting high-tech Israeli startups with major corporate partners around the world, plans to begin working with U.S. and European startup companies next year.


Digital Disrupt invests in AI-powered cosmetics startups to reinvent the future of beauty
Published: 11-08-2021 | 13:59:41 | By: Pie Kamau
Openface, a personalized AI-based cosmetics solution, raised $380K as Digital Disrupt VC club looks to pioneer data-driven beauty tech in Europe. Belgian fund Pitchdrive participated in the pre-seed round.


IFC supports early-stage technology startups in Central and Southeast Europe
Published: 28-06-2021 | 08:19:31 | By: Pie Kamau
Early-stage technology startups in Central and Southeast Europe will have improved access to finance, in the wake of an investment by IFC that aims to support the region's potential to foster technology development and application.


EdCraft startup raises $1m pre-seed round to expand its edtech platform in the U.S.
Published: 14-04-2021 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EdCraft, an early education platform launched by former McKinsey executives, raised $1 million from a group of Silicon Valley based angels. The startup aims to equip its students, aged 6-13, with essential 21st-century skills.


EBRD invests in Turkish fintech startup DgPays
Published: 31-03-2021 | 12:52:17 | By: Pie Kamau
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a fresh boost to Turkey's technology sector by investing in DgPays, a digital payment system provider, alongside Goldman Sachs.


Healthy Pleasure launches Amboy Street Ventures dedicated to sexual health & women's healthtech startups
Published: 24-03-2021 | 15:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthy Pleasure Group (HPG), announced the launch of Amboy Street Ventures (ASV), the world's first venture capital fund currently in the market focused on Sexual Health (for all genders) and Women's Health Technology startups.


Adjuvant Capital announces $300m venture fund to improve global public health
Published: 19-02-2021 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adjuvant Capital announced an oversubscribed $300 million fund focused on accelerating the development of medical innovations for historically overlooked public health challenges.


Personio secures $125 million funding as it builds Europe’s top HR platform for SMEs
Published: 20-01-2021 | 12:44:13 | By: Bob Koigi
Personio, the all-in-one HR platform, has announced $125 million of new and preemptive Series D funding in an investment round that values the business at $1.7 billion.


sennder raises $160 million to accelerate digitization of European trucking
Published: 15-01-2021 | 11:22:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Through its proprietary technology, sennder directly connects enterprise shippers with trucking companies, bringing greater transparency and efficiency to both carriers and shippers.


Rabo Frontier Ventures partners with Seedcamp to invest in pre-seed and seed stage companies
Published: 01-12-2020 | 13:39:37 | By: Bob Koigi
Rabo Frontier Ventures has entered into a partnership with Europe’s pre-seed and seed stage Venture Capital firm Seedcamp through a commitment to their fifth (V) fund.


Cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Published: 03-11-2020 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonian cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative of European stakeholders who want to engage and contribute to the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.


Sabio Group acquires Anana to extend customer experience capability
Published: 12-10-2020 | 13:08:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Sabio Group has acquired customer experience solutions specialist Anana. The acquisition supports Sabio’s goal to become the leading player across the European customer experience market.


MessageBird raises $200 million financing to expand to Europe, Asia and Latin America
Published: 09-10-2020 | 11:20:00 | By: Bob Koigi
MessageBird, the world’s omnichannel cloud communications platform, has announced the closing of a new $200M Series C round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital at a $3 billion valuation.


Ten startups selected for 2020 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific
Published: 07-10-2020 | 12:59:03 | By: Bob Koigi
Ten fintech companies have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship program created by Accenture.


Mylan to acquire Aspen's Thrombosis business in Europe
Published: 10-09-2020 | 13:23:24 | By: Bob Koigi
Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. has announced an agreement to acquire the related intellectual property and commercialization rights of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited's thrombosis business in Europe.


Go Ignite partners seek 5G use cases in global call for startups
Published: 24-07-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Following the success of its previous global calls for startups, Go Ignite, an alliance of four leading global telcos, has launched Go Ignite: 5G Open Call for Startups to engage startups or venture capital-backed companies.


Booking.com partners with Here Mobility to boost pre-booked airport taxi services in US and Europe
Published: 15-07-2020 | 16:47:01 | By: Bob Koigi
Booking.com and HERE have announced a partnership, that will give travelers using the Booking.com app and platform access to an additional 1.3 million vehicles in 70 cities across the US and Europe.


Nomad Homes secures $4 million financing to build digital real estate platform for Europe and the Middle East    
Published: 14-07-2020 | 16:55:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Nomad Homes , based in Dubai, has closed a $4 million funding round that was led by Comcast Ventures and participated in by Abstract Ventures, Partech, Precursur Ventures, WndrCo and Class 5 Global.


German startup NavVis receives €20m funding from the European Investment Bank
Published: 08-07-2020 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and NavVis signed a contract financing of €20 million to NavVis, a global market leader in digital twin technology.


Hoxton Ventures closes second round of European venture capital fund
Published: 19-06-2020 | 15:13:24 | By: Bob Koigi
Early stage venture capital firm Hoxton Ventures has announced the final close of Hoxton Ventures II L.P., an early stage European venture capital fund.


EIT Health selects startups for Headstart 2020
Published: 05-06-2020 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eighty-nine startups from across Europe have been selected to take part in the annual EIT Health Headstart programme.


Bolt raises €100m from Naya Capital to expand transport, food delivery services in Europe and Africa
Published: 26-05-2020 | 15:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonia-based Bolt has closed an investment round of €100m from Naya Capital Management to help the company continue to scale its product segments from ride-hailing to micro-mobility and food delivery in Europe and Africa.