Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / July 30 – August 5

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This week, more than 70 funding rounds took place in European entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is the notable funding rounds and secondary transactions between July 30 – August 5:


3 United Kingdom (UK), 1 France, 1 Austria, 1 Germany, 1 Switzerland


1 Poland, 1 Netherlands, 1 Germany, 1 Switzerland

Sectors Received Investments:

1 E-Commerce / SaaS

1 Educational Technologies

1 Manufacturing

1 Industrial biotechnology

1 Climate Tech

1 Biotechnology

1 FinTech

News of the Week

🎯 E-commerce SaaS platform Mirakl raised funding.

Mirakl, a SaaS solution that helps enterprises manage their marketplace and drop-ship business, has raised €100 million from BNP Paribas, HSBC, JP Morgan, Natixis and Societe Generale.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €100.000.000

Investors: BNP Paribas, HSBC, JP Morgan, Natixis, Societe Generale

Co-founders: Adrien Nussenbaum, Philippe Corrot

Country: France

🎯 Edtech startup GoStudent raised funding.

GoStudent, a digital platform that connects students to teachers in a virtual learning environment, has raised a $95 million in a mix of equity and debt funding round. The investment round was joined by Coatue, Deutsche Bank, DN Capital, DST Global, Left Lane Capital, Prosus, SoftBank Vision Fund and Tencent.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $95.000.000

Investors: Coatue, Deutsche Bank, DN Capital, DN Capital, Left Lane Capital, Prosus, SoftBank Vision Fund, Tencent

Co-founders: Felix Ohswald, Ferdinand von Hagen, Gregor Muller

Country: Austria

🎯 Chemical digitisation platform Chemify raised funding.

Chemify, a chemistry and chemical discovery digitisation platform, has raised as raised $43 million in Seris A funding round, led by Triatomic Capital. Alix Ventures, BlueYard Capital, Eos, Horizons Ventures, Possible Ventures, Rocketship.vc and UK Government Innovation Accelerators Programme also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $43.000.000

Investors: Triatomic Capital, Alix Ventures, BlueYard Capital, Eos, Horizons Ventures, Possible Ventures, Rocketship.vc, UK Government Innovation Accelerators Programme

Co-founders: Lee Cronin

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Industrial biotechnology startup Bind-X raised funding.

Bind-X, which develops biotechnology applications to improve the sustainability of industries by optimizing biotechnological processes, has raised €10 million in Series B funding round from Greeneering Invest, HG Ventures, High-Tech Grunderfonds, K&K 1, Saxovent and Vantage Value.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €10.000.000

Investors: Greeneering Invest, HG Ventures, High-Tech Grunderfonds, K&K 1, Saxovent, Vantage Value

Co-founders: Martin Spitznagel

Country: Germany

🎯 Climate tech firm Revalue Nature raised funding.

Revalue Nature, which nature-based carbon project developer, has raised $10 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was co-led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) and SJF Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $10.000.000

Investors: Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF), SJF Ventures

Co-founders: Stuart Rowland

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Biotechnology startup Epiterna raised funding.

Epiterna, a biotechnology company that focuses on long-term medicines for humans and animals, has raised €10 million from Prima Materia.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: €10.000.000

Investors: Prima Materia

Co-founders: Kevin Perez, Alejandro Ocampo

Country: Switzerland

🎯 Financial technology company Pockit raised funding.

Pockit, a financial technology company that provides a digital banking app for the underbanked masses, has raised $10 million growth funding round from North East Development Capital Fund and Puma Private Equity.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investment Amount: $10.000.000

Investors: North East Development Capital Fund, Puma Private Equity

Co-founders: Virraj Jatania

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

🛒 Wirtualna Polska Holding Group acquires Audioteka.

Polish web portals Wirtualna Polska Holding Group has acquired mobile and multi-language audiobook application Audioteka, for €17 million.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Polska Holding Group

Co-founders: Marcin Beme

Country: Poland

🛒 PayU GPO, acquired by Rapyd.

Payments platform Rapyd has acquired payments and fintech business provider PayU GPO.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Rapyd

Co-founders: Emre Güzer, José Fernando Velez, Martin Schrimpff, Nitin Gupta, Shailaz Nag

Country: Netherlands

🛒 Nexi Group acquires stake in Computop.

Finance company Nexi Group has acquired 30% stake in Computop, a multichannel payment solution.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Nexi Group

Co-founders: –

Country: Germany

🛒 Ayre Group acquires majority stake in nChain.

Ayre Group has acquired blockchain and web3 IP library nChain in a $570 million deal.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Ayre Group

Co-founders: Craig Wright

Country: Switzerland

Other News:

📌 NATO Innovation Fund has closed a €1 billion fund to invest in startups addressing defense and security challenges. Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year.

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