Bloc Ventures raises £20 million to invest in early-stage deep tech startups throughout Europe

Bloc Ventures, the London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage European deep technology investments, has raised over £20 million in equity funding from industry leaders throughout the UK. The latest funding round was led by Michael Spencer’s investment company IPGL and supported by other individuals, including Warren East, Christopher Miller, Gavyn Davies, Stuart Roden, and […]


Siren scores $10 million Series A for its investigative intelligence platform and new deep tech extension

Siren, the Irish platform for data intelligence and cybersecurity, has raised a $10 million Series A led by Atlantic Bridge. The round also includes DVI Equity Partners, Frontline Ventures, and Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency responsible for the development of Irish enterprises in world markets. The Galway-based startup continues to develop its platform for […]


Deep tech Focalspec is acquired by TKH Group, will continue R&D from Finland

Focalspec, the Finnish deep tech startup that develops sensors and patented imaging technology, has been acquired by by TKH Group, a multi-billion Dutch corporation specialized in high-end technology across telecoms, building, and industrial solutions. The startup will join the LMI Technologies group, owned by TKH. Founded in Oulu, Finland in 2009, Focalspec was a spin-off […]


Aqemia raises €1 million pre-seed round to disrupt drug discovery market

Aqemia, a Parisian deep tech startup, has raised €1 million pre-seed round from Elaia to develop its molecule matching technology. The company aims to transform pharmaceutical research and disrupt the $60 billion drug discovery market. Aqemia’s core software, developed from academic research at École normale supérieure (PSL), can predict the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical drug. […]

Berlin-based Brighter AI secures several million euros in funding to enable anonymised data processing in the cloud

Brighter AI Technologies, a deep-tech startup working to overcome the limitations of human and machine vision with artificial intelligence, has just closed a round of financing. The investment from eCAPITAL and Giesecke + Devrient Ventures will be used to accelerate product development and expand the startup’s team across engineering, sales, and marketing. Since its inception […]