Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / October 16 – 20

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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 October 16 – 20:


3 United Kingdom (UK), 2 Germany, 2 Netherlands, 1 France, 1 Belgium

Sectors Received Investments:

2 Financial Services

1 Information Technology

1 Professional Networking / Software

1 Travel Software

1 Finance / Software

1 Robotics

1 Climate Tech

1 Electrical Distribution

News of the Week

🎯 Revenue-based finance provider Uncapped raised €230 million.

Uncapped, a provider of revenue-based financing that enables founders to raise growth capital without interest or equity, has raised €230 million in debt financing round from Fortress Investment Group.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Fortress Investment Group

Co-founders: Piotr Pisarz, Asher Ismail

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Fortress Investment Group

Co-founders: Piotr Pisarz, Asher Ismail

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Small business lender iwoca raised £200 million.

iwoca, which offers credit financing services for small businesses, has raised £200 million in debt financing round from Barclays and Värde Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Barclays, Värde Partners

Co-founders: Christoph Rieche, James Dear

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Comprehensive zero-trust passwordless security software provider SecureW2 raised $80 million.

SecureW2, which allows organizations to leverage real-time security and compliance data from identity & management infrastructure, has raised $80 million from Insight Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Insight Partners

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: The Netherlands

🎯 Community engagement platform Hivebrite raised $37 million.

Hivebrite, community and engagement platform that provides tools for building, managing, and engaging communities, has raised $37 million in Series B funding round, led by Quadrille CapitalInsight Partners and Edward Filippi.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Quadrille Capital, Insight Partners, Edward Filippi

Co-founders: Jean Hamon

Headquarters: France

🎯 Travel management solution Lanes & Planes raised $35 million.

Lanes & Planes, a travel management solution as Software-as-a-Service that maps all areas of the business travel in a digital way, has raised $35 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was led by Smash Capital, with participation from Battery VenturescoparionDN Capital and All Iron.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Smash Capital, Battery Ventures, coparion, DN Capital, AllIron

Co-founders: Veit Blumschein, Daniel Nolte

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Capital markets technology startup Globacap raised $21 million.

Globacap, a capital markets technology startup that digitises and automates the world’s private capital markets, has raised $21 million in Series B funding round. The investment round was joined by Moore Strategic VenturesCboe Global MarketsJohannesburg Stock ExchangeGABI Ventures and QBN Capital

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Moore Strategic Ventures, Cboe Global Markets, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, GABI Ventures, QBN Capital. 

Co-founders: Myles Milston, Alex Green

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Robotic assistants developer NEURA Robotics raised $16 million.

NEURA Robotics, which develops robotic assistants used in both industrial and daily settings to enhance robots’ cognitive abilities, has raised $16 million from InterAlpen Partners.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: InterAlpen Partners

Co-founders: David Reger

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Climate tech startup Overstory raised $14 million.

Overstory, a software company that applies artificial intelligence to satellite imagery to provide vegetation intelligence, planet tech and forestry, has raised $14 million in Series A funding round, led by B Capital. Bentley iTwin VenturesCapitalTConvective CapitalMoxxie VenturesOverwater VenturesPale blue dotSemapa Next and The Nature Conservancy also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: B Capital, Bentley iTwin Ventures, CapitalT, Convective Capital, Moxxie Ventures, Overwater Ventures, Pale blue dot, Semapa Next, The Nature Conservancy

Co-founders: Indra den Bakker

Headquarters: The Netherlands

🎯 Grid monitoring and analytics solutions provider Ampacimon raised $10.6 million.

Ampacimon, which develops dynamic line rating systems for transmission and distribution systems operators, has raised $10.6 million in Series C funding round. The investment round was led by Junction Growth Investors, with participation from KorysNoshaqCreos, and Gesval.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Junction Growth Investors, Korys, Noshaq, Creos, Gesval

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: Belgium

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