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

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 […]

Why Dutch startup Lalaland raises €2.1 million for inclusive fashion experience

Lalaland, a fashion tech startup focused on inclusive and sustainable fashion, has raised €2.1 million in the pre-Series-A funding round.  The fashion e-commerce industry is an ever-growing sector. It’s currently worth more than $400 billion.  Several photo shoots and runway shows are held annually to display new collections. These photoshoots cost fashion designers and retailers […]

Earlybird acquires new €350M fund for western European startup 

The year is no doubt a progressive one for the European startup ecosystem. The industry has continued to grow exponentially ever since its inception on the continent.  Supported by funds to bolster the activities and affairs of these startups; the funds help early businesses thrive in a healthy space amidst big names.  EarlyBird startup has […]

Here are the top-performing French startups to watch out for

Every year, La French Tech, the French government-backed initiative, has always made it a duty to share two French startups rankings, the Next40 and the French Tech 120, annually. The startup rankings involve the 40 and 120 leading performing startups in France. This year’s list is making it the third time the French government has […]

BeSafe Group, an Italian startup, secures €1.2 million for its insurtech

BeSafe Group, an Italian startup, has secured €1.2 million for its insurtech. This is aimed to fasten the development of insurance and tech for European tourism while combining insurtech with travel tech.  The round was jointly agreed upon by CDP Venture Capital Sgr, via its Acceleration Fund and Prana Ventures SICAF.  BeSafe is established to […]

How Finland’s startups attracted unprecedented investment in 2021

Finnish startups witnessed a record-breaking year in 2021 as they pulled a total of €1.2 billion in investment, majorly from foreign venture capital companies. A total of €743 million was poured by Venture capital investors into Finland’s startups, with foreign venture capital companies having €553 million and domestic venture capital firms gulping €190. And all were invested […]

How French AI tech startup Mindsay was acquired by Chinese intelligent automation firm, Laiye

Laiye, also called robotic process automation and AI (artificial intelligence) provider, has bought French AI tech startup company, Mindsay. It was acquired to head the market shift to intelligent automation.  The acquisition comes following Laiye’s $50 million investment in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The Laiye CEO, Ronen Lamdan, revealed that the acquisition would […]

The rise of biotech startups and recent trends in the industry

Biotech startups are steadily on the rise. And this comes as no surprise, as these startups are playing pivotal roles in society, providing modern-day solutions to modern-day problems. The United state has the largest number of tech startups in the world, with about five times more than the second position, India. Out of this astonishing […]

Speedinvest raises €190m to invest in European tech startups

The European venture capital firm Speedinvest has raised a new €190 million fund to invest in Europe’s early-stage startups, according to  Speedinvest met its target for the fund ahead of schedule, thanks to robust investor demand, and the fund is now “oversubscribed,” the firm says. The firm typically funds promising new companies with anywhere between €50,000 to €1.5 […]

Atomico raises its largest fund yet, with $820m to back Europe’s “mission-driven” startups

The venture capital firm Atomico has closed its fifth fund, raising $820 million to invest in European startups, according to Tech Crunch.  It’s the largest fund raised by the London-based VC firm since it was founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom in 2006. The fund will focus on backing “mission-driven” projects at the Series A stage, but also has […]