Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / December 5 – 8

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This week, more than 80 funding rounds took place in European entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is the notable funding rounds and secondary transactions between December 5 – 8:


3 United Kingdom (UK), 3 France, 1 Netherlands, 1 Estonia, 1 Denmark

Secondary Transactions:

1 France

Sectors Received Investments:

1 Electronics

1 Financial Services

1 Artificial Intelligence 

1 Biotechnology

1 Information Services / Software

1 Supply Chain Management

1 Cyber Security

1 Quantum Computing

1 Fuel Cell / Renewable Energy

News of the Week

🎯 Semiconductor company Pragmatic raised £182 million.

Pragmatic, which manufactures flexible integrated circuits, has completed the first close of its Series D funding round, securing an investment of £162 million. The company is planning a limited second close for key investors, of which £20m ($25m) additional investment is already allocated.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: M&G’s Catalyst, UK Infrastructure Bank, Northern Gritstone, Latitude, MVolution Partners, British Patient Capital, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Prosperity7 Ventures

Co-founders: Scott White

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Finance platform Liberis raised $112 million.

Liberis, which creates embedded business finance solutions, has raised $112 million in debt financing from HSBC Innovation Banking and BCI Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: HSBC Innovation Banking, BCI Capital

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Enterprise-level AI startup AutogenAI raised $39.5 million.

AutogenAI, which provides cutting edge natural language processing solutions to enable companies to write compelling content for bids, has raised $39.5 million in Series B funding round, led by Salesforce Ventures. Spark Capital and Blossom Capital also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Salesforce Ventures, Spark Capital, Blossom Capital.

Co-founders: Sean Williams

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Gene-editing company Eligo Bioscience raised $30 million.

Eliho Bioscience, which specializes in microbiome in-vivo gene editing and is advancing a highly differentiated pipeline of precision medicines to address unmet medical needs in immuno-inflammation, oncology, and infectious diseases driven by the expression of deleterious bacterial genes, has raised $30 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was led by Sanofi Ventures, with participation from Bpifrance, Khosla Ventures, Seventure Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Sanofi Ventures, Bpifrance, Khosla Ventures, Seventure Partners

Co-founders: Luciano Marraffini, David Bikard, Xavier Duportet

Headquarters: France

🎯 SaaS solutions provider Rentman raised $22 million.

Rentman, a software company that provides SaaS solutions for the events and media production industry, has raised $22 million from Expedition Growth Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Expedition Growth Capital

Co-founders: Roy van den Broek

Headquarters: The Netherlands

🎯 SaaS platform Wakeo raised €18 million.

Wakeo, which provides a SaaS platform to bring real-time visibility on intercontinental multimodal freight transport flows, has raised €18 million. The investment round was led by Statkraft Ventures, with participation from Promus Ventures360 Capital50 Partners and Techstars.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Statkraft Ventures, Promus Ventures, 360 Capital, 50 Partners, Techstars

Co-founders: Julien Cote

Headquarters: France

🎯 Cybersecurity software solution ProvenRun raised €15 million.

ProveRun, a software solutions to protect the IoT and connected objects against cybersecurity attacks, has raised €15 million in Series A funding round from Tikehau Capital and Bpifrance.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Tikehau Capital, Bpifrance

Co-founders: Dominique Bolignano

Headquarters: France

🎯 Hybrid blockchain platform QANplatform raised $15 million.

QANplatform, quantum-resistant Layer 1 blockchain developer, has raised $15 million from MBK Holding.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: MBK Holding

Co-founders: Johann Polecsak

Headquarters: Estonia

🎯 Fuel cell system architecture company Blue World Technologies raised €11 million.

Blue World Technologies, which provides methanol fuel cells that enable efficient conversion of methanol to electricity with an electrical efficiency of up to 65%, has raised €11 million in pre-C funding round from Maersk Growth, Export and Investment Fund and Cycle Group.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Maersk Growth, Export and Investment Fund, Cycle Group

Co-founders: Anders Korsgaard

Headquarters: Denmark

🛒 BC Platforms acquires Medexprim.

Healthcare data management and analytics company BC Platforms has acquired real-world data company Medexprim.

Transaction Type: Acquisiton

Investors: BC Platforms

Co-founders: Karine Seymour

Headquarters: France

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