Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / October 2 – 6

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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 October 2 – 6:


2 France, 1 Sweden, 1 Germany, 1 United Kingdom (UK), 1 Ukraine, 1 Romania

Secondary Transactions:

1 United Kingdom (UK), 1 Belgium

Sectors Received Investments:

1 Financial Services

1 Property Management

1 Food Processing

1 Artificial Intelligence

1 Software

1 Advertising

1 Sales

News of the Week

🎯 Instant payments and payouts provider Brite Payments raised $60 million.

Brite Payments, a provider of instant payments and payouts, powered by open banking, has raised $60 million in Series A funding round, led by Dawn CapitalHeadline and Incore also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Dawn Capital, Headline, Incore

Co-founders: Lena Hackelöer

Headquarters: Sweden

🎯 Flexible housing provider Habyt raised €40 million.

Habyt, which develops and manages community-driven and technologically-empowered co-living spaces, has raised €40 million in Series C funding round. The investment round was led by Korelya Capital and Deutsche Invest, with participation from Exor Ventures and Endeavor Catalyst.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Korelya Capital, Deutsche Invest, Exor Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst

Co-founders: Luca Bovone

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Plant-based food technology developer Umiami raised €32.5 million.

Umiami, a food-tech startup that develops a plant-based food technology to reduce meat consumption, has raised €32.5 million in Series A funding round, led by SPI Fund and French Tech Seed (managed by Bpifrance). Astanor VenturesRedalpineNewfund and VERSO Capital also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: SPI Fund, French Tech Seed, Astanor Ventures, Redalpine, Newfund, VERSO Capital

Co-founders: Martin Habfast, Tristan Maurel

Headquarters: France

🎯 AI-powered visual moderation company Unitary raised $15 million.

Unitary, which builds context-aware AI and multimodal machine learning approaches to analyze content in context, has raised $15 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was led by Creandum, with participation from Paladin Capital Group and Plural.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Creandum, Paladin Capital Group, Plural

Co-founders: Sasha Haco, James Thewlis

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 Product development company Trinetix raised $10 million.

Trinetix, an information technology and software development company, has raised $10 million from Hypra.

Transaction Type: Investment Venture round

Investors: Hypra

Co-founders: Sasha Strozhemin

Headquarters: Ukraine

🎯 Ad design automation platform Creatopy raised $10 million.

Creatopy, which helps businesses customize, automate and scale up their ad production and delivery, has raised $10 million in Series A funding round from 3VC and Point Nine.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: 3VC, Point Nine

Co-founders: Gabriel Ciordas

Headquarters: Romania

🎯 Pay management company Qobra raised €10 million.

Qobra, a next-generation sales compensation software increasing sales teams performance, has raised €10 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was led by Singular, with participation from Revenue Syndicate and Breega.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Singular, Revenue Syndicate, Breega

Co-founders: Tanguy Moulle, Antoine Fort, Axel Poitral

Headquarters: France

🛒 Wagestream acquires Keebo.

Fintech service Wagestream has acquired crosstown credit card and credit building service Keebo.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Wagestream

Co-founders: Matthew Hallett, Michael Vanaselja

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🛒 Oncomfort, acquired by HypnoVR.

VR therapy provider HypnoVR has acquired digital sedation company Oncomfort.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: HypnoVR

Co-founders: Diane Jooris

Headquarters: Belgium

Other News:

📌 Early-stage hardtech specialist VC firm HCVC has announced the close of its second fund at $75 million. The fund will invest in European and North American Pre-Seed and Seed stage startups working across a wide range of verticals including decarbonisation, defence and space.

📌 Spain-based VC firm Leadwind has announced its final close with commitments up to $250 million.

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