UK-based Blossom Capital raises $85 million to invest in early-stage startups across Europe

Blossom Capital, a London-headquartered VC fund launched by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe investor Ophelia Brown, has raised $85 million to invest in early-stage startups across Europe. The firm’s other partners are ex-Index Imran Ghory, former CTO of Deliveroo Mike Hudack, and Louise Samet, former head of the technical sales team at Klarna. “Traditionally European Venture […]

London-based InReach Ventures launches a €53 million “AI-powered” fund

British “AI-powered” VC firm InReach Ventures has announced the first closing of its new fund of €53 million, from which it’s going to invest in early-stage European technology startups. According to the company, over half of its team are software engineers, who’ve been busy over the past three years developing a proprietary system that “generates […]

AXA Venture Partners raises $150 million for its second Early Stage Fund

AXA Venture Partners (AVP), a venture arm of the insurance behemoth AXA Group (formerly known as AXA Strategic Ventures), has raised its second fund of $150 million to invest in early-stage startups. It has also announced that the first iteration of the fund, for which it raised $110 million in 2015, has been deployed. The […]

Web Summit launches Amaranthine, a $50 million VC fund

One of Europe’s largest and most well-known tech startup conferences, Web Summit, has launched a $50 million VC fund baptised Amaranthine, the Financial Times reported. The paperwork for the fund was completed back in May this year. This year’s Web Summit conference begins today in Lisbon, Portugal, where it’s expected to gather more than 60,000 […]