In a world where approximately one-third of the food produced for human consumption gets wasted, a new wave of startups is stepping up to tackle this global crisis. According to Eurostat, around 10% of food made available to EU consumers (including retail, food services, and households) may be wasted. This alarming statistic is juxtaposed with […]
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Novo, a Berlin-based proptech startup, has announced a €1 million pre-seed funding round to speed up the decarbonization of real estate at scale. The round was led by Citizen Capital, one of the most prominent impact investors in France. This deal marks their first investment into a German company. Co-lead was 2bX, the early-stage investor […]
metergrid, a pioneering startup in the tenant electricity space, announced that it has raised €2.7 million in seed funding. Leading the round is 468 Capital, with participation from footballer Mario Götze, Tiny Supercomputer Investment Company, and the recently established Mätch VC from Baden-Württemberg. The injection of capital will be used to further scale the company’s […]
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Resourcify, a waste-management and recycling platform, has raised €14 million Series A funding, signalling confidence in its business model of reducing companies’ waste and promoting a circular economy. The round was led by Vorwerk Ventures, further financial investors include Revent, Ananda Impact Ventures, Speedinvest, BonVenture, WEPA Ventures. Waste is a pressing issue for individuals, communities […]
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Bioeconomy startup traceless, which produces a natural biomaterial as an alternative to plastic, announces the completion of a €36.6 million funding round. The Series A funding round is led by private equity fund UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund (“UB FIGG”), which invests in sustainable and resource-efficient forest and bio-based industries, and complemented by SWEN […]
HelloBetter, a digital health company specialising in evidence-based digital therapeutics, raised €5 million from HSBC Asset Management’s Financial Technology Venture Capital strategy as a second closing to its A2 round announced in May. This brings the total funding raised by the company in 2023 to €12 million. The investment will support HelloBetter with the scale-up […]
In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to communicate in multiple languages is no longer a mere skill; it’s a gateway to new opportunities, experiences, and understanding. As globalization blurs geographical boundaries, the demand for online language learning has surged, prompting a wave of technological innovation. Across Europe, numerous startups have risen to the challenge, […]
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Babbel, one of the world’s top-selling language learning platform, announced the acquisition of the Toucan browser extension. Toucan helps language learners to build and retain new vocabulary while browsing the web. The agreement to acquire the technology was signed at the beginning of September. While remaining free as a standalone feature, the browser extension will […]
ARX, a defence technology manufacturer specialising in developing autonomous unmanned systems for dual-use applications announced that it has raised a €1.15 million pre-seed round led by Project A Ventures. ARX builds and operates autonomous Single-to-Multi-Use robots for various applications. The goal is to help soldiers and civilian first responders make better decisions and take more […]