Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / April 15 – 19

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This week, more than 65 funding rounds took place in European entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is the notable funding rounds and secondary transactions between April 15 – 19:


2 United Kingdom (UK), 1 Denmark, 1 Germany, 1 Ireland, 1 Switzerland, 1 Belgium

Sectors Received Investments:

2 Financial Services

1 Energy Management & Software

1 Manufacturing & Automotive

1 Biotechnology

1 Therapeutics

1 AI & Productivity Tools

News of the Week

🎯 Payment software provider Flatpay raised €45 million.

Flatpay, which provides payment software for SMBs, has raised €45 million in Series B funding round, led by Dawn Capital. Seed Capital also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Dawn Capital, Seed Capital

Co-founders: Sander Janca-Jensen, Rasmus Busk, Rasmus Hellmund Carlsen, Peter Lüth

Headquarters: Denmark

🎯 SaaS platform finmid raised €35 million.

Finmid, which enables software companies to integrate financial services into their product portfolio through a single API integration, has raised €35 million in early stage funding round from Blossom CapitalEarlybird VC and Max Tayenthal.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Blossom Capital, Earlybird VC, Max Tayenthal

Co-founders: Max Schertel, Alexander Talkanitsa

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Asset management provider GridBeyond raised €52 million.

GridBeyond, which provides wireless energy management and control systems for retail, commercial and industrial users, has raised €52 million in Series C funding round. The investment round was led by The round was led by Alantra’s Energy Transition Fund and Klima, with participation from Energy Impact PartnersMirovaABB, Constellation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Act Venture Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Alantra’s Energy Transition Fund and Klima, Energy Impact Partners, Mirova, ABB, Constellation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Act Venture Capital

Co-founders: Michael Phelan

Headquarters: Ireland

🎯 Natural fibre composite provider Bcomp raised $40 million.

Bcomp, which provides natural fibre composites for the mobility, has raised $40 million in Series C funding round. The investment round was led by EGS Beteiligungen AG (EGSB), with participation from Verve Ventures, Zürcher Kantonalbank, RKKVC, Generali and Airbus Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: EGS Beteiligungen AG, Verve Ventures, Zürcher Kantonalbank, RKKVC, Generali, Airbus Ventures

Co-founders: Christian Fischer, Julien Rion

Headquarters: Switzerland

🎯 Clinical stage biotechnology company Theolytics raised £19 million.

Theolytics, a biotechnology company that develops oncolytic viral therapies, has raised £19 million from Sound Bioventures, M Ventures, Taiho Ventures, Epidarex Capital, Oxford Science Enterprises and the University of Oxford.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Sound Bioventures, M Ventures, Taiho Ventures, Epidarex Capital, Oxford Science Enterprises, the University of Oxford.

Co-founders: Margaret Duffy

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 AI startup Cognivia raised €15.5 million.

Cognivia combines quantification of patient psychology with artificial intelligence / machine learning to improve measurement of therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials, has raised €15.5 million from Vesalius Biocapital IV, SFPIM and WE.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Vesalius Biocapital IV, SFPIM, WE


Headquarters: Belgium

🎯 AI-powered field world management platform FYLD raised £12 million.

FYLD, which provides real-time remote visibility and data analytics capabilities, has raised £12 million from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 

Co-founders: Anish Patel, Shelley Copsey, Karl Simons

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

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