Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Europe / September 25 – 29

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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 September 25 – 29:


2 Germany, 2 United Kingdom (UK), 1, Netherlands, 1 Lithuania, 1 Switzerland, 1 Austria

Secondary Transactions:

1 Latvia

Sectors Received Investments:

1 Network Security

1 Biotechnology

1 Software Development

1 Renewable Energy

1 Logistics

1 Waste Management

1 Fintech

1 Artificial Intelligence / CleanTech

News of the Week

🎯 Internet privacy and security provider Nord Security raised $100 million.

Nord Security, which operates as an internet privacy and security provider for individuals and businesses, has raised $100 million at a $3 billion valuation. The investment round was led by Warburg Pincus, with participation from Novator Ventures and Burda Principal Investments.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Warburg Pincus, Novator Ventures, Burda Principal Investments

Co-founders: Jonas Karklys

Headquarters: Lithuania

🎯 Circular bioeconomy startup traceless materials raised €36.6 million.

traceless materials, a bioeconomy startup that offers holistically sustainable alternative to conventional plastics & bioplastics, has raised €36.6 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was co-led by UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund and SWEN CP’s Blue Ocean Fund, with participation from GLS Bank, Hamburg, Hamburger SparkassePlanet A VenturesHigh-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and b.value.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund, SWEN CP’s Blue Ocean Fund, GLS Bank, Hamburg, Hamburger Sparkasse, Planet A Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), b.value

Co-founders: Dr. Anne Lamp, Johanna Baare

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 No-code website builder Framer raised $27 million.

Framer, which develops design software to make interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop, or the web, has raised $27 million in Series C funding round. The investment round was led by Pigment and Meritech Capital, with participation from Accel and Atomico.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Pigment, Meritech Capital, Accel, Atomico

Co-founders: Koen Bok, Jorn van Dijk

Headquarters: The Netherlands

🎯 Energy investment platform Pexapark raised €20 million.

Pexapark, which provides an energy investment platform that specializes in software and advisory services for renewable energy sales, has raised €20 million in Series C funding round, led by Telstra VenturesSwisscom Ventures and the A&G Energy Transition Tech Fund also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Telstra Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, A&G Energy Transition Tech Fund

Co-founders: Florian Müller, Luca Pedretti, Michael Waldner

Headquarters: Switzerland

🎯 Storage and logistics scale-up Storebox raised €15.5 million.

Storebox, a logistics company that provides digitalized self-storage solution, has raised €15.5 million in extended Series B funding and brings the round to a total of €67.5 million. The investment round was joined by Senger-Weiss Family Offices, Wille FinanceKineo CapitalUrban PioneersActivumSG, Hansi Hansmann, Markus Ertler and Raiffeisenbank International

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Senger-Weiss Family Offices, Wille Finance, Kineo Capital, Urban Pioneers, ActivumSG, Hansi Hansmann, Markus Ertler, Raiffeisenbank International

Co-founders: Christoph Sandraschitz, Ferdinand Dietrich, Johannes Braith

Headquarters: Austria

🎯 Digital waste management and recycling platform Resourcify raised €14 million.

Waste management and recycling platform Resourcify, has raised €14 million in Series A funding round, led by Vorwerk VenturesReventAnanda Impact VenturesSpeedinvestBonVenture, and WEPA Ventures also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Vorwerk Ventures, Revent, Ananda Impact Ventures, Speedinvest, BonVenture, WEPA Ventures

Co-founders: Felix Heinricy

Headquarters: Germany

🎯 Payment management platform Apron raised £12 million.

Apron, a payment platform that allows small businesses to pay their suppliers, has raised £12 million in Series A funding round, led by Index VenturesBessemer Venture Partners and Visionaries Club also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Index Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Visionaries Club

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🎯 AI-powered infrastructure development platform Continuum Industries raised $10 million.

Continuum Industries, which provides an ai-powered infrastructure development platform, has raised $10 million in Series A funding round, led by SingularPlayfair CapitalCredo Ventures and Techstart Ventures also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Investors: Singular, Playfair Capital, Credo Ventures, Techstart Ventures

Co-founders: Grzegorz Marecki, Emil Hansen

Headquarters: United Kingdom (UK)

🛒 Jakala acquires Roibox.

Business consulting and services firm Jakala has acquired geospatial analytics provider Roibox.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Jakala

Co-founders: Edvarts Gaigals, Jekabs Endzins

Headquarters: Latvia

Other News:

📌 B2B software investor Dawn Capital has closed a new $700 million fund.

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