Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / July 23 – 29

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This week, more than 90 funding rounds took place in European entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is the notable funding rounds and secondary transcations between July 23 – 29:


5 United Kingdom (UK), 2 Italy, 1 Netherlands, 1 Spain, 1 Switzerland, 1 Germany, 1 France


1 Spain

Sectors Received Investments:

1 Renewable Energy

1 FinTech

1 Logistics

1 Energy

1 Biotechnology

1 Automotive

1 Artificial Intelligence

1 Climate Tech / Construction

1 Space Tech

1 Environmental Engineering

1 MedTech

1 Travel Tech

News of the Week

🎯 Renewable energy company Field raised funding.

Battery energy storage systems developer and operator Field, has raised £200 million from DIF Capital Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: £200.000.000

Investors: DIF Capital Partners

Co-founders: Amit Gudka

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Neobank bunq has raised funding.

Bunq, an independent neobank that helps users save time, money, and the environment, has raised €44.5 million in growth capital. The investment round was led by Pollen Street Capital, with participation from Ali Niknam and Raymond Kasiman.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €44.500.000

Investors: Pollen Street Capital, Ali Nikham, Raymond Kasiman

Co-founders: Ali Niknam

Country: Netherlands

🎯 Package delivery and courier company Paack raised funding.

Tech-enabled delivery solution Paack, has raised €40 million from InfraVia Capital Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €40.000.000

Investors: InfraVia Capital Partners

Co-founders: Fernando Benito Galobart

Country: Spain

🎯 Smart charging software platform ev.energy raised funding.

EV charging software platform ev.energy, has raised $33 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was led by National Grid Partners (NGP), with participation from ArcTern Ventures, Aviva Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, Future Energy Ventures, InMotion Ventures and Wex Venture Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $33.000.000

Investors:  National Grid Partners (NGP), ArcTern Ventures, Aviva Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, Future Energy Ventures, InMotion Ventures, Wex Venture Capital

Co-founders: Chris Darby, Nick Woolley

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Biotechnology company CellCentric raised funding.

CellCentric, which focuses on twin acetyl transferase proteins, p300 and CBP, that act as transcription co-activation factors, and that drive the expression of genes important in cancer progression, has raised $25 million from Pfizer.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $25.000.000

Investors: Pfizer

Co-founders: Will West

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Car subscription platform Carvolution raised funding.

Carvolution, a mobility services provider reshaping car ownership through their fully digital subscription service, has raised €25 million from Luzerner Kantonalbank.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €25.000.000

Investors: Luzerner Kantonalbank

Co-founders: Luis Wittwer, Léa Miggiano

Country: Switzerland

🎯 Language models technology developer AutogenAI raised funding.

AutogenAI, which provides cutting edge natural language processing solutions to enable companies to write compelling content for bids, has raised $22.3 million from Blossom Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $22.300.000

Investors: Blossom Capital

Co-founders: Sean Williams

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Apartment buildings renovater ecoworks raised funding.

Ecoworks, which renovates apartment buildings using industrial prefabrication, modular construction and efficient energy systems, has raised €22 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was joined by Blackhorn Ventures, JLL Spark, Motu Ventures, PT1 – PropTech1 Ventures, Warema Group and Zacua Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €22.000.000

Investors: Blackhorn Ventures, JLL Spark, Motu Ventures, PT1 – PropTech1 Ventures, Warema Group, Zacua Ventures

Co-founders: Emanuel Heisenberg, Kristofer Fichtner

Country: Germany

🎯 Satellite communications network Leaf Space raised funding.

Leaf Space, which simplies the access to space for microsatellites’ operators, has raised €20 million in Series B funding round, led by Neva SGR and CDP Venture Capital. RedSeed Ventures, Whysol Investments, Primo Ventures and SIMEST also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €20.000.000

Investors: Neva SGR, CDP Venture Capital, RedSeed Ventures, Whysol Investments, Primo Ventures, SIMEST

Co-founders: Giovanni Pandolfi, Jonata Puglia

Country: Italy

🎯 Electrolyser solutions developer Dioxycle raised funding.

Dioxycle, which develops electrolyser solutions for carbon dioxide emissions, has raised $17 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was led by Lowercarbon Capital and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Gigascale Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $17.000.000

Investors: Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Gigascale Capital

Co-founders: Sarah Lamaison

Country: France

🎯 Remote patient monitoring platform Entia raised funding.

Entia, a medical technology company that specializes in improving access to blood test, has raised £16 million in Series A funding round, co-led by Business Growth Fund and Parkwalk Advisors.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: £16.000.000

Investors: Business Growth Fund, Parkwalk Advisors

Co-founders: –

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Traveltech scaleup BizAway raised funding.

BizAway, wihch offers an all-in-one solution to book and manage your business trips, has raised €10 million in a debt funding round from illimity.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €10.000.000

Investors: illimity

Co-founders: Flavio Del Bianco, Luca Carlucci

Country: Italy

🛒 Bike Club acquires BICIRCULAR.

Kids’ bikes subscription provider Bike Club has acquired Bicircular, bike subscription platform for children in Spain.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Bike Club

Co-founders: Gabriel Medina

Country: Spain

Other News:

📌 Milan-based venture capital firm United Ventures has announced the launch of its €150 million fund, called United Ventures III. With this new fund, United Ventures will invest in 15 to 18 early-stage European technology companies.

📌 Investment bank Mediobanca has partnered with UK’s Founder Factory to launch a venture studio and accelerator.

📌 Proptech VC firm A/O PropTech has launched a second fund with a first close at €100 million, targeting startups in the UK, Continental Europe, and North America.

📌 UK-based venture capital firm Molten Ventures has launched a new €50 million fund to support Irish tech companies.

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