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Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals –, the UK-based online furniture retailer, has reportedly picked a trio of investment banks to work on a stock market flotation that would value it at up to £1 billion. – Desenio, a Swedish direct-to consumer company that sells, a furniture ecommerce firm, has raised £40 million from Partech Ventures, Level Equity, and Eight Roads Ventures along with a new investor that has not been named. London-based links customers directly with furniture designers; it plans to use the new funds to expand further across Europe. Per caught up with Brent Hoberman in London to chat about Founders Factory,, and the impact the Brexit vote will have on UK and European tech.
With 12 unicorns already in the portfolio, global investment firm Partech has announced the close of their second fund at a healthy €650 million. The reloading of the cannons will be used to continue the firm’s sector-agnostic early to late-stage investments in European scale-ups, with 12-15 investments planned with
London/Dublin/San Francisco’s Frontline Ventures has announced the appointment of its newest partner, Zoë Chambers, where she’s already been hard at work since earlier this month focusing on European deeptech investments and a solid plan to back more female founders. Prior to joining Frontline, Zoë served as an early-stage investor
Helping retailers increase their CRM revenue, London-based Ometria has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round. The company plans to use the capital to further develop its AI-based marketing optimisation offer, primarily by tripling the headcount in the product and engineering team. To date, Ometria has brought
Eight Roads Ventures has announced its fourth fund totaling $450 million. The firm is targeting an additional 15 to 20 European and Israeli startups to invest in across the consumer, SaaS, fintech, and healthtech industries with an initial ticket size of $5 to $50 million per company. Having launched