Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / August 6 – 12

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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 August 6 – 12:


5 Germany, 1 Portugal, 1 Netherlands, 1 Denmark

Secondary Transactions:

1 United Kingdom (UK), 1 Germany, 1 Netherlands

Sectors Received Investments:

3 Renewable Energy

1 Food Processing

1 Satellite Communication

1 Biotechnology

1 Artificial Intelligence

1 Energy

News of the Week

🎯 Energy startup NeXtWind raised funding.

Nextwind, which develops land-based wind farms, has raised $750 million from Sandbrook Capital, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) and IMCO.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $750.000.000

Investors: Sandbrook Capital, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), IMCO

Co-founders: Lars B. Meyer, Werner Süss, Ewald Woste

Country: Germany

🎯 Renewable energy company REGA Energy raised funding.

Rega Energy, a renewable energy company that focuses on accelerating the advent of a sustainable industry with biomethane and green hydrogen, has raised €60 million from Swen Capital Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €60.000.000

Investors: Swen Capital Partners

Co-founders: –

Country: Portugal

🎯 Climate tech firm Kraftbock raised funding.

High temperature energy storage system Kraftbock, has raised €20 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was joined by Shell VenturesFinindus, Moore Strategic Ventures, A&G Energy Transition Tech Fund, TechEnergy Ventures and Future Industry Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €20.000.000

Investors: Shell Ventures, Finindus, Moore Strategic Ventures, A&G Enery Transition Tech Fund, TechEnergy Ventures, Future Industry Ventures

Co-founders: Martin Schichtel, Susanne Konig

Country: Germany

🎯 Lab-grown meat company Meatable raised funding.

Meatable, a food production company that produces guilt-free meat, has raised $35 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was led by Agronomics, with participation from Invest-NL, BlueYard, Bridford, MilkyWay, DSM Venturing and Taavet Hinrikus.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $35.000.000

Investors: Agronomics, Invest-NL, BlueYard, Bridford, MilkyWay, DSM Venturing, Taavet Hinrikus

Co-founders: Daan Luining, Krijn de Nood

Country: Netherlands

🎯 Launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg raised funding.

Rocket Factory Augsburg, a space technologies company that offers fast & flexible launch solutions for satellite constellations, has raised €30 million from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €30.000.000

Investors: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Co-founders: Jörn Spurmann, Stefan Brieschenk

Country: Germany

🎯 Biotech company Bactolife raised funding.

Bactolife, which helps in developing innovative solutions meeting the global need for reducing antimicrobial resistance, has raised €30 million in Series A funding round, led by Athos. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Novo Holdings also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €30.000.000

Investors: Athos, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novo Holdings

Co-founders: Andreas Laustsen, David Kauffmann, Mads Laustsen, Per Falholt, Sandra Wingaard Thrane

Country: Denmark

🎯 Enterprise platform deepset raised funding.

Deepset, an enterprise platform for building applications with LLMs is showing companies, has raised $30 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from Harpoon, Google Ventures, System.One and Lunar Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $30.000.000

Investors: Balderton Capital, Harpoon, Google Ventures, System.One, Lunar Ventures

Co-founders: Malte Pietsch, Milos Rusic, Timo Möller

Country: Germany

🎯 Battery storage systems developer Stabl Energy raised funding.

Stabl Energy, a developer of a technology that significantly improves battery storage systems, has raised €15 million. The investment round was joined by Nordic Alpha Partners, European Innovation Council (EIC), UVC Partners‘ Unternehmertum VC Fund III and Energie 360 Grad’s Smart Energy Innovation Fund.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €15.000.000

Investors: Nordic Alpha Partners, European Innovation Council (EIC), UVC Partners, Energie 360 Grad

Co-founders: Christoph Dietrich, Arthur Singer, Nam Truong

Country: Germany

🛒 LMS365 acquires Weekly10.

Learning platform LMS365 has acquired performance management platform Weekly10 in a €4.5 million deal.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: LMS365

Co-founders: Andrew Roberts

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🛒 SHS Capital acquires majority stake in Essert.

Private equity firm SHS Capital has acquired a majority stake in product designing and manufacturing company Essert.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: SHS Capital

Co-founders: –

Country: Germany

🛒 Leia Inc. acquires Dimenco.

Nanotechnology company Leia has acquired display technology company Dimenco.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Leia

Co-founders: Bas Böggemann

Country: Netherlands

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