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Unicorn #6 ✔️ + Funding Europe's Future 🌱

Cybersecurity giant, Sophos, acquires SOC.OSFernride tests remote-controlled trucks at VW's Wolfburg plantCobee ranked as a top Spanish startup to watch by SiftedForbes talks Solar Tech with Skyfri CEO, Pratik GhoshalColorful launches cloud-based, lifelike im…


The Future of the Creator Economy, Solar in Europe & Femtech 🔮

MindsDB launches on Product HuntUpvest now fully licensed to offer securities and cryptoToqio brings their white-label embedded finance solution to SpainKarine Coutinho, Lemonway VP Marketing; Melanie Gabriel, Yokoy Co-Founder & CMO; and Irina Scarlat, Bi…


UK Leads in Digital Health + The Role of Marketplaces in Fighting Climate Change

Tier Mobility enters North America with acquisition of Spin from FordTide to incubate 500,000 women-led Indian SMEs by 2027Sifted's list of February's hottest Seed investments includes Sunhero and Fiat Republic


Climate Tech Way ⬆️ Revenue-Based Financing On 🔥

June 2.0 release is taking plug-and-play, product-led analytics to the next levelTulipshare goes head-to-head with JP Morgan in a bid to reduce investment in fossil fuelsSylvera makes Business Insider's list of climate startups to watchBlloc also featured in …


Exits in this sector were WAY up in 2021!

Luko gains insurance licenses in acquisition of CoyaBitpanda tops Sifted's rapidly-growing startups by customer-base listSchüttflix recognized by Gründer.de as a fast-growing startup to watchMeal planner platform, Lollipop, launches with Sainsbury'sSeqeraLabs…


New Exits, New Fund, New Investments

The Atlanta-based OneTrust - valued at $5.3bn - is one of the fastest-growing unicorns in the US. Read coverage in English from Global Atlanta.


Sector-Focused Success 🎯

That's a wrap on The 2021 Marketplace Conference!With over 600 online attendees, a fantastic lineup of over 30 marketplace speakers and panelists like Andrew Chen of a16z, masterclasses and (of course) networking, it was one heck of a ride! In case you missed…


Big rounds 💰 are dropping like autumn leaves 🍂

$59m Series B: Inkitt turning its data-driven, self-publishing platform into a multimedia powerhouse$50m Series A: Schüttflix to expand operations in CEE (German)Exit: Metrilo acquired by French eCommerce superstar, SendinblueCoachHub acquires French digital …


Speedinvest turns 10 🎉

Seqera Labs grabs $5.5m to help sequence Covid-19 variantsSunstar Global acquires PlaybrushAdverity makes Data Magazine's list of Austria's Best Business Intelligence Startups and Companies


Summer slowdown? Could've fooled us! 🔥

Our Marketplaces & Consumer team has already been busy investing from the fundRaus sustainable smart cabins are reinventing nature hospitalityKatch, backed by 45 angels, is on a mission to kill bad meetings


📢 Europe's 1st EdTech Unicorn 📚

New InvestmentsPorotech has created a new class of micro-LED semiconductorToqio is realizing the potential of embedded financeLollipop is using AI to reinvent the weekly grocery shopping experienceAirbank centralizes all your business bank accounts and financ…


Wefox snags $650m + We're teaming up with SoftBank

Speedinvest has partnered with SoftBank and top European funds - Cherry Ventures, Breega, firstminute Capital and Kindred Capital - to launch the first-ever Emerge accelerator program in Europe for underrepresented founders in tech. Apply by July 7.Read more …


Fintech FOMO, Marketplaces soar and more 👇

New InvestmentsFinary develops a best-in-class platform for the modern investorQphoX commercializing a quantum modem that is the missing link between quantum machines and superfast networksFunding RoundsBukukas secures $50m Series B to expand team and service…


April showers bring... 💲🌱

Portfolio NewsGitpod raises €13m to grow their open-source development platform.Welcome SwipeGuide: Optimizing factory floors with crowd-sourcing.Celus & Fernride selected for the first Intel Ignite cohort in Europe.TourRadar makes the a16z list of larges…


🦄 A New Unicorn and Climate Partnership 🌱

Portfoliowefox, ONE and koble unite under the wefox brandTIER Mobility invests in green batteries with Northvolt partnership Schüttflix CEO, Christian Hülsewig, nominated as Newcomer of the YearPorsche, Audi and VW use AI from Prewave to boost sustainabilityT…


Facelifts - Funding rounds - First Growth Models

New InvestmentsThe Next Generation of Cloud Computing: Our Investment in WasmerFrom Pen & Paper to Your Fingertips: Our Investment in BukukasTaking Back Control of Your Phone: Our Investment in OpalFunding RoundsCurve raises $95 million to bring its ‘smar…


Our newsletter is back and we've got news to share! 📢

It's been a very busy and very successful year for our portfolio. We can't share every highlight from 2020, so here are just a few of the most recent.