There’s a new accelerator on the block, meet Cambridge’s Deeptech Labs

When the words deep tech and the University of Cambridge end up in the same sentence, chances are there’s going to be a pretty good show. And as it would appear, newly launched Deeptech Labs has been fine-tuning the orchestra. Based in, you might have already guessed, Cambridge, Deeptech Labs is a newly launched post-seed […]

SoftBank Vision Fund Emerge accelerator launches in Europe, aims to promote underrepresented entrepreneurs

SoftBank has launched the SoftBank Vision Fund Emerge accelerator in Europe with the goal of connecting underrepresented entrepreneurs with capital, tools, and networks to help them scale. The programme is open to European startups that have at least one founder who identifies as non-white, female, LGBTQ+, disabled and/or is a refugee. Applicants selected to participate […] Podcast: Deciphering foodtech jargon with Mark Durno, Rockstart Agrifood

In today’s show, we talk with Mark Durno, managing partner at Rockstart Agrifood, which recently raised a €22+ million fund. Rockstart has spent most of its existence as an accelerator, but for the past couple of years it’s been transforming into an accelerator-VC. We asked Mark what it actually means in practice, what kind of agrifood companies he’s looking for, and much more. 

Dublin-based agrifood tech fund The Yield Lab Europe announces (almost) €50 million raise at second close

Dublin-based The Yield Lab Europe has announced almost €50 million at the second close of its agrifood tech fund. The fund, which focuses on seed and Series A startup investments in Ireland and Europe, welcomes new investors including the European Investment Fund through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), Invest-NL, Allied Irish Banks, and […]

Luxinnovation invites tech startups from around the world to join its ‘Fit 4 Start’ acceleration programme

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Dublin-based NDRC launches new accelerator featuring ‘Founder Friendly’ uncapped SAFE note

NDRC has announced that as of today, applications are open for this new accelerator which, for the first time, offers successful applicants a €100,000 investment using SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) and ‘founder friendly’ terms. The bi-annual programme will feature 12 chosen startups (6 per cohort), each receiving coaching from dedicated Entrepreneurs in Residence […]