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Euro Intel 17 May 2021

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.




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• The largest three Euro capital raise deals in April:

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Messagebird (cloud communications platform developer) - $800 million. 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Oneweb (space-based global communications network) - $500 million (on top of $400M raised in January)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Kry (telemedicine provider) - $312 million.

Top 20 here.

• The most active VC investors in Europe in April:

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Accel - 6 deals
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช HTGF - 6 deals
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Encomenda - 5 deals
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Coatue, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Project A, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Heartcore, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GFC and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น CDP with 4 each.

• Most active angels in April:

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด TRK - 3 deals
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Xavier Niel - 3 deals

They're followed by 12 others involved in 2 deals each.

• Main hubs:

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง London - 54 deals
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Paris - 35 deals
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Stockholm - 32 deals

Other reports:

• 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.



Active investors

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Yago Arbeloa
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Didier Valet
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Temasek
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Kima Ventures
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GFC
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Isai

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Capza announced closing Capza 5 at a hard cap of €700 million.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Top Tier Capital sets up dedicated European fund of funds; nearly €260 million raised.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Blisce, a B Corp certified transatlantic growth VC fund, announced Blisce Fund II at $150 million first close to back American and European companies. 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stride.VC, a three-year-old, London-based, seed-stage venture firm, has raised $141 million in capital commitments for a second fund.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Amadeus Capital Partners raises £110m for deep tech investment.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Miroma Ventures will invest $100 million over the next few years into consumer brands and media startups through its first formal fund

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช AMAVI Capital raised €30 million for a pan-European PropTech Fund.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Rockstart AgriFood fund closes at €22+ million.

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช PropTech1 Ventures has announced that their Fund I is now at 66% capacity - €33 million.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Siena Capital launched a new secondary strategy fund with a focus on the New Nordics 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antler announced raising a local Nordic fund at around €30 million for making early stage investments

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Crowdcube launched a secondary marketplace for all high-growth European startups.



Interesting startups

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Yaak Technologies
verticals: automotive, SAAS
HQ: Berlin
founded: 2020
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.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Objectiv
vertical: SAAS analytics
HQ: Utrecht
founded: 2017
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

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sonisto
verticals: music industry, SAAS
HQ: Copenhagen
founded: 2016
investors: ITCI, Capnova

Sonisto, founded by CEO Rune Braager, developed an online platform for finding and selling digital plugins for music.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช stikkling
verticals: agriculture, marketplace
HQ: Stockholm
founded: 2020

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. 


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Droople
verticals: water tech
HQ: Puidoux
founded: 2018
investors: angels

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.

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Dörrwerk
vertical: food waste, manufacturing
HQ: Berlin 
founded: 2014
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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