big picture data
This update covers intel about the most active investors and the largest fundraising deals from Europe from April 2021 + active investors and interesting early stage startups from the past week.
Cheat sheet data
• The largest three Euro capital raise deals in April:
🇳🇱 Messagebird (cloud communications platform developer) - $800 million.
🇬🇧 Oneweb (space-based global communications network) - $500 million (on top of $400M raised in January)
🇸🇪 Kry (telemedicine provider) - $312 million.
Top 20 here.
• The most active VC investors in Europe in April:
🇺🇸 Accel - 6 deals
🇩🇪 HTGF - 6 deals
🇪🇸 Encomenda - 5 deals
🇺🇸 Coatue, 🇩🇪 Project A, 🇩🇰 Heartcore, 🇩🇪 GFC and 🇮🇹 CDP with 4 each.
• Most active angels in April:
🇳🇴 TRK - 3 deals
🇫🇷 Xavier Niel - 3 deals
They're followed by 12 others involved in 2 deals each.
• Main hubs:
🇬🇧 London - 54 deals
🇫🇷 Paris - 35 deals
🇸🇪 Stockholm - 32 deals
• Early stage startups from DACH that raised capital rounds from non-DACH investors.
• Early stage startups from France that raised capital rounds from non-French investors.
• The profiles of 25 investors from the new wave of European VCs.
• Early stage VCs from Europe - pre-seed and seed institutional investors.
🇪🇸 Yago Arbeloa
🇫🇷 Didier Valet
🇫🇷 Kima Ventures
🇫🇷 Capza announced closing Capza 5 at a hard cap of €700 million.
🇺🇸 Top Tier Capital sets up dedicated European fund of funds; nearly €260 million raised.
🇺🇸 Blisce, a B Corp certified transatlantic growth VC fund, announced Blisce Fund II at $150 million first close to back American and European companies.
🇬🇧 Stride.VC, a three-year-old, London-based, seed-stage venture firm, has raised $141 million in capital commitments for a second fund.
🇬🇧 Amadeus Capital Partners raises £110m for deep tech investment.
🇬🇧 Miroma Ventures will invest $100 million over the next few years into consumer brands and media startups through its first formal fund
🇧🇪 AMAVI Capital raised €30 million for a pan-European PropTech Fund.
🇳🇱 Rockstart AgriFood fund closes at €22+ million.
🇩🇪 PropTech1 Ventures has announced that their Fund I is now at 66% capacity - €33 million.
🇪🇪 Siena Capital launched a new secondary strategy fund with a focus on the New Nordics
🇸🇬 Antler announced raising a local Nordic fund at around €30 million for making early stage investments
🇬🇧 Crowdcube launched a secondary marketplace for all high-growth European startups.
🇩🇪 Yaak Technologies
verticals: automotive, SAAS
investors: Forward VC, PreSEED Ventures, The Nordic Web.
Yaak was founded by three Danes who moved to Berlin - Søren Halskov Nissen, Harsimrat Sandhawalia and Martin Zielinski - and develops an autonomous driving platform used by driving schools, both consumers and professionals.
vertical: SAAS analytics
investors: Fly Ventures, LocalGlobe
Objectiv developed a market analytics platform designed for the product team to spend engineering resources and effectively manage both product and growth teams
verticals: music industry, SAAS
investors: ITCI, Capnova
Sonisto, founded by CEO Rune Braager, developed an online platform for finding and selling digital plugins for music.
verticals: agriculture, marketplace
Stikkling, founded by Ebba Cronqvist and Oskar Widmark, built an end-to-end marketplace solution for planters aka people looking to sell, buy and learn about plants.
verticals: water tech
Droople, founded by Ramzi Bouzerda (CEO) and Peter Racz, develops water management technology intended to help real estate owners efficiently manage their fleet of water-driven assets and buildings.
Their tool - the Water Intelligence platform - is designed to digitize water-based assets worldwide, including sanitary ware, water treatment systems and appliances, by giving its customers real-time access to the actionable data, bringing transparency, and allowing to optimize their water and energy use.
vertical: food waste, manufacturing
investors: Zentis Ventures
Dörrwerk, founded by Zubin Farahani, produces snacks under Dörrwerk and Rettergut brands, made out of processing fruits and vegetables that otherwise would not have ended up in regular sales due to aesthetic flaws. Products include snacks, soups, chocolate and soft drinks.
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