Paris-based VC Partech reveals new $100 million fund, seeking seed-stage investments in post-COVID trends

Paris-based VC Partech has announced a new $100 million fund, Partech Entrepreneur III, for seed-stage investments in post-COVID trends in health, work, commerce, finance, mobility and computing. Forty investments have already been made, including ten since the start of the pandemic. The team of ten, working from Paris as well as San Francisco, Berlin and […]

Special report: Europe lags behind US in VC gender equality, albeit with signs of change

Editor’s note: this is a guest post, syndicated with permission from Crunchbase News and written by Dr. Johannes Lenhard, the Centre Coordinator of the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, the Economy and Social Change. With fieldwork in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Berlin, his current book project focuses on the ethics of venture capital. His recent edited […]


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 […]


German VC PropTech1 opens office in London, opens doors to British proptech

Berlin-based VC firm PropTech1 is setting up shop in London, opening its first office outside of the German-speaking region of Europe. The firm claims to be the first European VC focused entirely on real estate and hopes to position itself as the ideal partner for British proptech startups looking to break into the mainland. The […]