Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / March 11 – 15

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This week, more than 75 funding rounds took place in European entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is the notable funding rounds and secondary transactions between March 11 – 15:


2 United Kingdom (UK), 1 The Netherlands, 1 Sweden, 1 Germany, 1 Belgium, 1 Estonia, 1 France

Sectors Received Investments:

2 Financial Services

1 Consumer Research & Software

1 Electric Vehicle

1 Search Engine & Food Tech

1 Manufacturing

1 Cyber Secuirty

1 Biomass Energy

News of the Week

🎯 Cash deposit platform Flagstone raised £108 million.

Flagstone, a cash deposit marketplace that gives users easy access to hundreds of cash deposit accounts, has raised £108 million in private equity round from Estancia Capital Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Estancia Capital Partners

Co-founders: Andrew Thatcher and Simon Merchant

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Local payments platform PPRO raised €85 million.

PPRO, which provides digital payment solutions to businesses and banks to scale their local payment services through one connection, has raised €85 million from Eurazeo, HPE Growth, Sprints, PayPal Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Citi Ventures and BlackRock.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Eurazeo, HPE Growth, Sprints, PayPal Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Citi Ventures, BlackRock


Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Journey management platform TheyDo raised $34 million.

TheyDo, a journey management platform designed to help companies with their journey mapping, frameworks and prioritization, has raised $34 million from Blossom Capital, Steven van Belleghem, Highsage Ventures and 20Sales.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Blossom Capital, Steven van Belleghem, Highsage Ventures, 20Sales

Co-founders: Charles Beaumont, Jochem van der Veer, Martin Palamarz

Headquarters: The Netherlands

🎯 Micromobility operator Voi raised $25 million.

VOI Technology, a micro-mobility company that provides rental electric scooters for last-mile transportation, has raised $25 million from VNV Global, Raine Group, Nineyards Equity, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Stena and Black Ice Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: VNV Global, Raine Group, Nineyards Equity, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Stena, Black Ice Capital

Co-founders: Adam Jafer, Douglas Stark, Filip Lindvall, Fredrik Hjelm

Headquarters: Sweden

🎯 Gastrotech app NeoTaste raised €21 million.

NeoTaste, a restaurant-finding app that provides free marketing services for restaurateurs, has raised €21 million in Series A funding round, led by Earlybird Venture Capital. Burda Principal Investments also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital, Burda Principal Investments

Co-founders: Hendrik Sander, Tobias Düser

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Camera control electronics developer Simera Sense raised €13.5 million.

Simera Sense, a provider of end-to-end optical solutions for the small satellite Earth observation industry, has raised €13.5 million from NewSpace Capital and Knife Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: NewSpace Capital, Knife Capital


Headquarters: Belgium

🎯 Cybersecurity software startup BotGuard raised €12 million.

BotGuard, which provides a service to protect your website against malicious bots, crawlers, scrapers, and hacker attacks, has raised €12 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was joined by MMC Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: MMC Ventures

Co-founders: Nik Rozenberg

Headquarters: Estonia

🎯 Transportation of biogas services provider SUBLIME Energy raised €11.5 million.

Sublime, which supports biogas production to substitute renewable gasses for fossil fuels, has raised €11.5 million in Series A funding round from Crédit Mutuel Impact.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Crédit Mutuel Impact

Co-founders: Bruno Adhémar

Headquarters: France

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