For this episode, we’ve talked to Jean-Eric Paquet, director-general for research and innovation at the European Commission, and Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and CEO at Voi Technology.
Ada Ventures, a brand new Berlin-based VC firm, has raised $34 million for its first fund, intended for “overlooked founders who are building companies for under-served customer groups.” Inspired by Ada Lovelace, the computer science pioneer in the nineteenth century, the firm aspires to diversity, inclusion, and equal access to capital. Ada highlights the skewed […]
Ninox, the Berlin-based SaaS startup that allows businesses to build apps without code, has raised a $3 million seed round led by btov Partners’ Industrial Tech Fund as well as its Private Investor Network. US-based accelerator Techstars, as well as Dr. Jan Bielinski, former CCO of Julius Baer Group, also participated in the round. “IT […]
Neosmart Health, the Finnish preventative healthcare startup, has closed a €1.2 million seed round to pursue its mission of “keeping people healthy.” The round was led by various investors from the Nordics, North America, and Africa, including Sami Laine, Martti Lepistö, Kari Helin, Ahmed Eltigani, Niilo Pellonmaa, and Timo Mäkelä. “Over 75% of chronic illnesses […]
FintechOS, a Romanian-born and London-based startup, has raised a £10.7 million Series A to expand its platform and app marketplace for financial institutions looking to digitalise. The round was led by Earlybird’s Digital East fund and OTB Ventures, with existing investors Gapminder and Launchub Ventures chipping in, as well. With FintechOS, traditional banks and insurers […]
Jambu Palaniappan has joined OMERS Ventures as managing partner in London. The former Uber executive brings extensive experience from the startup world to the Canadian VC’s team in Europe. Palaniappan joined Uber in 2012 and led its expansion throughout the EMEA region and India over the next 18 months before becoming Regional General Manager for […]
Geyser Batteries, the Finnish cleantech startup that has developed water-based high-performance batteries, raised a €1 million seed round led by Voima Ventures. The company has used its electrochemical technology to produce sustainable batteries. The news comes as the EU Commission just confirmed the strategic importance of battery research and innovation, approving €3.2 billion in public […]