Berlin-based health tech investor Heal Capital closes €100 million fund

Heal Capital, a young German investment firm that is keen to back European health tech ventures at the early stages of their businesses, has closed on a €100 million fund. Founded in Berlin in 2019, Heal Capital is backed by more than 25 German private health insurance companies, including the likes of Allianz, Axa and […]

After 3.5 million downloads, Berlin language learning app maker Beelinguapp raises $1.1 million

Beelinguapp, a Berlin-based language learning software startup, has scored $1.1 million in seed funding after reaching 3.5 million ‘organic’ downloads for its app. The round was led by Joyance Partners, a US-based VC fund, and EquityPitcher Ventures, a network-driven growth VC from Switzerland. A group of angel investors also participated in this round, including eBay […]

Berlin fintech startup Neufund picks up €4 million on its quest to secure a financial license

Neufund, a German fintech startup that connects investors and entrepreneurs by means of a blockchain-powered platform, has raised another €4 million in financing in a round led by Christophe Maire’s Atlantic Labs and Factory Berlin CEO Udo Schloemer, with participation from Freigeist Capital and Dario Suter (founder and managing director of DCM). The round, which […]

Berlin-based insurtech startup simplesurance scores €15 million convertible loan from Allianz X

Berlin-based cross-selling insurance platform simplesurance has raised a €15 million convertible loan from Allianz X, the ‘€1 billion digital investment unit of the Allianz Group’ and a previous investor in the insurtech startup. Backed by the likes of Rakuten, simplesurance had raised roughly $60 million in financing before this transaction, according to Crunchbase. The company […]

Homeday raises €40 million from Axel Springer and others for its hybrid real estate brokerage service

Berlin startup Homeday, which offers digital brokerage solutions, has secured €40 million in funding from publishing giant Axel Springer and online estate agent Purplebricks. Since it was founded in 2015, Homeday has raised more than €60 million – previous investors include Project A and Paua Ventures, and has brokered real estate valued at around €3 […]