Headline raises €320 million to fund early-stage startups in Europe

<strong>Headline raises €320 million to fund early-stage startups in Europe</strong>

Headline, the San Francisco and Berlin-based VC company, has raised its 7th European fund of €320 million to extend support to the continent’s startups from seed to Series A, paying attention to follow-on fundings.

The firm plans to invest in 10 new start-ups yearly in Europe with a ticket size of €1-15 million. 

It focuses on technology-based startups across B2B and B2C, with major emphasis on climate tech, automation of SMEs, and embedded fintech and payment solutions.

Based on the VC, it’s eyeing generational firms or businesses that can last for generations. 

The company, a leading tech-enabled global venture capital firm founded in 1999, has already achieved six new investments in 2022 from the new fund that includes Stotles, Automaited, Monta, and Alloy

Presently, it has made up to 58 investments in the continent with unicorns like Swile, Staffbase, and Sorare.

On its emphasis on Europe, Christian Leybold, the Headline EU co-founder and managing partner disclosed, “Our early-stage focus enables us to closely work alongside the best entrepreneurs with a leader mindset to nurture their growth and accelerate market adoption.”

He added, “We have built a strong multi-local portfolio of European up-and-comers by following a guiding principle, ‘work as a team and with great people,’ and we will continue to follow this North Star with our latest fund.”

It’s worthy to note that the firm has raised two other funds simultaneously. They’re $408 million for the North America-focused fund and €164 million for the Latin America-focused fund.

Headline is committed to supporting start-ups

With its global early-stage portfolio of more than 200 investments, Headline is committed to supporting the next start-ups with 3 new, region-focused funds in Europe, North America, and Latin America.

On Thursday morning, it disclosed $954M in new capital in 3 distinct early-stage funds:

  • Headline US VII, a $408M North America-focused fund based out of San Francisco.
  • Headline EU VII, a €320M pan-Europe-focused fund based out of Berlin.
  • Headline Brazil III, a R$915M Latin America-focused fund based out of São Paulo.

Headline wants to use these three new funds for its global outreach. And using its unparalleled data-informed investment method to track, identify, and invest in the quickest rising early-stage technology firms at the Seed and Series A.

Each fund is regionally focused and independently managed by its respective local Headline team.

Over the years, the company’s in-house-built AI sourcing system has been cutting out bias to identify firms that redefine industries irrespective of their location, ethnicity, or background.