This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about fresh funding for e-scooter companies and the competition landscape in Europe, (the lack of) news from Atomico’s Angel Programme, the future of podcasts and paywalls, and much more. In addition to that, there’s an interview with Sara Usinger who’s been busy building up startup ecosystems in Iran and Albania over the past few years.
German-founded Urban farming startup Infarm has secured a $100 million funding round described as a mix of equity and debt financing led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Astanor Ventures, Cherry Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital. Infarm has developed a quickly-deployable modular urban vertical farming platform. The company currently operates in Germany, Switzerland, […]
Spacemaker, a Norwegian-founded startup that applies AI to architecture and urban planning, has landed $25 million in a funding round led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from Danish property developer NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS, UK real estate technology fund Round Hill Ventures, and earlier investors including Norwegian construction technology investor Construct Venture. Spacemaker […]
Danish employee retention SaaS startup Peakon has raised $35 million in a Series B extension round led by Atomico, with participation from EQT Ventures, IDInvest Partners, Balderton Capital, and Sunstone. The company, which has raised a total of over $60 million to date, wants to spend the fresh capital on scaling on the US market. […]
German “intelligent process automation” startup Automation Hero has secured a $14.5 million funding round led by Atomico, with participation from Baidu Ventures (BV) and Cherry Ventures. This is Atomico’s first deal in Germany in more than two years since it led a €10 million round for Lilium Aviation. It’s also the first one led by […]
Bristol, UK-based semiconductor company Graphcore has raised $200 million in a new equity funding round from investors including Atomico, Microsoft and BMW i Ventures, valuing the company at $1.5 billion pre-money (via FT). Graphcore, which had raised roughly $100 million before this round, designs chips for for artificial intelligence applications and says it recently started […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the recent Slush conference in Helsinki, the issues with e-scooters in Madrid, the EC’s new initiative regarding AI, inclusion and diversity in the tech industry, and more.