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The economic elephant in the room 🐘

Speedinvest News
Issue #18 • View online
Speedinvest News
It’s been impossible to ignore the current state of the economy over the past month. Times have obviously changed. But is it all doom and gloom?
Oliver addresses the economic elephant in the room with The European VC podcast. As our friend and podcast host, Andreas Monk-Holm, shared so eloquently on LinkedIn, “Soooo much BS is being said about the current market 🤦‍♂️ so talking to Oliver on how they’re thinking and navigating inside Speedinvest was quite refreshing.” It’s a good listen!
Despite the downturn, we’re still open for business and actively supporting our portfolio as they recalibrate in light of the changes. Over the past month alone, our awesome founders have managed to raise more than €275M in follow-on funding 💪
What else has been keeping us busy?
And much more below 👇

Have you heard?
CoachHub raises $200M Series C
Upvest raises $42M Series B
Flowdesk raises $30M Series A
Airbank generates a fresh $20M Series A
Smiler secures €7.4M in Seed
Stotles raises a $6.5M Seed round
Fiat Republic raises $2.5M and becomes a certified EMI in the UK
New Investments
Molecule democratizes biopharma R&D
Charles.co tackles men's health taboos
Planqc builds super quantum computer
TextCortex uses AI to write 70% of copy
Autone streamlines predictive decision making for retailers
Portfolio News
Let's Dive Deeper
Exclusive insights from our sector experts, growth hacks for founders & investors, and personal conversations with our partners.
Doom & gloom or hope for the future?
Fintech is the foundation of emerging markets
HR SaaS tech you need to know about
Being recession-proof starts with self-awareness
Want to ace your pre-Seed pitch deck?
Startups that stick to the basics can grow no matter the market
The European VC ecosystem is maturing
Events
Now that we’re finally able to gather together again to network, learn, and have a few drinks, we’ve started attending and hosting in-person events across Europe! Here are just a few places we’ve been this month:
  • Paris - Investors from our sector-focused teams attended Viva Technology in Paris and we hosted a night of cocktails and networking
  • Berlin - We partnered with Google & HubSpot for a founders-only event
  • Vienna - Our investors hit the stage at ViennaUP'22 to discuss all things tech and the strengthening startup ecosystem in our hometown
  • Helsinki - Andreas Schwarzenbrunner joined Arctic 15 to talk about the future of Climate Tech
  • Munich - Our Industrial Tech team hosted a sunset BBQ for our founders and friends
  • London - Marie-Helene Ametsreiter joined London Tech Week to moderate a panel on “Decarbonizing the Supply Chain”
Where are we heading next? We’ll keep you posted on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Careers in Tech
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See you next month!
Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, with more than €600M+ AUM and offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris and Vienna. Our focused investment teams partner with founders building Consumer Tech, Deep Tech, Digital Health, Fintech, Industrial Tech, Marketplaces, and SaaS startups. 
Each of our portfolio companies also has full access to our in-house Platform+ team of operational experts who provide tailored growth marketing, people (HR), US business development, and networking support throughout every stage of their journeys.
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