London’s Isomer Capital announces first close of €100 million Opportunities fund

London-based Isomer Capital has announced the first close of its Opportunities fund. The new co-investment fund is comprised of various foundations, corporations, and family offices from Europe, Asia, and the US, including British Business Investments through its Managed Funds Programme. The primary objective of this new fund is to build on the firms’ fund-of-funds, Isomer […]

Today in European Tech: Wise IPO gets closer, Prosus buys GoodHabitz in €212 million deal, US warns EU over ‘Big Tech’ policies, and more

Hello! Here’s what happened today in European Tech. Deals – Prosus — the international assets holding arm of South African multinational Naspers, has announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in GoodHabitz – a provider of online training for businesses. The deal was completed for approx €212 million. – Oslo’s SNÖ Ventures has […]

Delft-based smart office management platform Mapiq secures €10 million, time to go global

Delft-based smart office management software platform Mapiq has received a €10 million investment from Rinkelberg Capital, the investment office from the founders of TomTom. The capital is slated to further fuel Mapiq’s international expansion plans. Founded in 2013 by Jasper Schuurmans and Sander Schutte, the Mapiq platform puts anything an employee needs, from reserving a […]

Oslo-based SNÖ Ventures launches Peter Thiel-backed $100 million fund, expands organisation into Sweden and Denmark

Oslo’s SNÖ Ventures has launched its second fund, targeting $100 million to invest in early-stage Nordic companies. The first closing of the SNÖ Fund II has already been held, with LPs including Peter Thiel, Karl Christian Agerup (co-founder of Northzone), Eilert Hanoa (CEO of Kahoot!), KLP (Norway’s largest pension company), Investinor, and other unnamed parties […]

Tallinn-based EU solopreneur platform Xolo raises €3 million, launches localised service in Spain

Tallinn’s one-person business administration and compliance platform Xolo (previously known as LeapIn) has raised an additional €3 million. This funding follows a €6 million Series A round in July of 2019, bringing the total capital raised to €11.2 million. Xolo’s investors include Karma Ventures and Vendep Capital. as well as angel investors Wise co-founder Taavet […]