Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / May 6 – 10

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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 May 6 – 10:


3 United Kingdom (UK), 2 France, 1 Germany, 1 Italy

Secondary Transactions:

1 United Kingdom (UK), 1 Spain

Sectors Received Investments:

1 Autonomous Vehicles

1 Financial Services

1 SaaS & Software

1 Biotechnology

1 Environmental Engineering

1 E-Learning & Education

1 Medical Device

News of the Week

🎯 Embodied intelligence developer Wayve raised $1.05 billion.

Wayve, which developes embodied AI technology for automated driving, has raised $1.05 billion in Series C funding round, led by Softbank. NVIDIA and Microsoft also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Softbank, NVIDIA, Microsoft


Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 SME lender iwoca raised £270 million.

Iwoca, which offers credit financing services for small businesses, has raised £270 million in debt financing round from Citi, Värde Partners, Insight Investment and Barclays.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Citi, Värde Partners, Insight Investment, Barclays

Co-founders: Christoph Rieche, James Dear

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Data management platform Stonal raised €100 million.

Stonal, which delivers data quality at scale for asset owners and investors, has raised €100 million from Aeron.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Aeron

Co-founders: Michel Tolila

Headquarters: France

🎯 Biotechnology startup Insempra raised $20 million.

Insempra, a biology-powered company that enables businesses to make superior products with nature, has raised $20 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from BlueYard Capital, Possible Ventures, Taavet Sten, Acequia Capital, Henkel, Bayern Kapital and Alante Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: EQT Ventures, BlueYard Capital, Possible Ventures, Taavet Sten, Acequia Capital, Henkel, Bayern Kapital, Alante Capital

Co-founders: Jens Klein

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Ecosystem restoration platform Dendra Systems raised $15 million.

Dendra Systems, which provides an end-to-end RestorationOSTM solution to restore nature, powered by high-resolution data capture and drone-based seeding, and a comprehensive AI-enabled ecosystem insights platform, has raised $15.76 million in Series A funding round from Zouk Capital, Wedgetail, Understorey Ventures, Helium-3 Ventures, Aramco Ventures and Airbus Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Zouk Capital, Wedgetail, Understorey Ventures, Helium-3 Ventures, Aramco Ventures, Airbus Ventures

Co-founders: Matthew Ritchie, Susan Graham

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 AI-based learning platform Futura raised €14 million.

Futura, which provides personalized learning using data driven approach and modular classes that adapt to student’s Individual needs, has raised €14 million in Series A funding round, led by Eurazeo. United Ventures and Axon Partners Group also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Eurazeo, United Ventures, Axon Partners Group

Co-founders: Andrea Chirolli, Lorenzo Pinto, Francesco Salvatore

Headquarters: Italy

🎯 Medical device developer inHeart raised $11 million.

inHeart, which provides cloud-based medical image analysis solutions for cardiac interventions on patients with arrhythmias, has raised $11 million. The investment round was co-led by Vesalius Biocapital IV and Elaia Partners, with participation from NACO, Sagana, Sofia Angel Ventures, CWR Funds and Webit Investment Network.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Vesalius Biocapital IV, Elaia Partners, ACO, Sagana, Sofia Angel Ventures, CWR Funds, Webit Investment Network


Headquarters: France

🛒 Corlytics acquires Deloitte UK RegTech Platform.

Regulatory intelligence and policy compliance technology provide Corlytics has acquired digital RegTech platform from Deloitte UK.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Corlytics


Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🛒 Freepik acquires Magnific.

Design platform provider Freepik has acquired image tool provider Magnific.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Freepik


Headquarters: Spain

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