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Alkemics, a Paris-based platform that connects global retailers with suppliers large and small, has raised a €21 million Series C round led by Highland Europe, along with Index Ventures, SEB and Cathay Innovation. Since raising €20 million in 2016, Alkemics has worked with the largest grocery retailers in France
Relatively under the radar, Schibsted Group has been building a network of online marketplaces around the world. It’s now ramping up hiring tremendously.
Skipping the Series C raise and gunning straight for the listing, Stockholm-based Funnel has raised $66 million in a pre-IPO round.
Amsterdam-based growth funding platform Requr has raised €5 million. Specifically targeting SaaS operators, the startup alleviates the cash flow headache for scaleups and provides up front capital without dilution. While there’s no definitive number provided for just how much capital Requr is willing to provide, the amount is based
Stavanger, Norway-based server farm operator Green Mountain has been acquired by Azrieli Group for approximately €722 million. Through the acquisition, Tel Aviv-based Azrieli Group gains a significant foothold in the European market. Green Mountain was incorporated in 2009 and focuses on the building and operation of 100% renewable energy-powered
Scandinavian accounting and admin software maker Visma has acquired Holded, an ERP and accounting platform hailing from Barcelona for more than €120 million (with the traditional accompanying earn out numbers). With the acquisition, Holded will continue to operate as an independent entity, with founders Javi Fondevila and Bernat Ripoll
France’s tech sector has been on a tear for years now, even before French president Emmanuel Macron announced his ambition to transform the country into a “unicorn nation,” launching a bunch of tech business initiatives to foster home-grown startups and attract foreign ones.  In its 2020 French Venture Capital