Toronto-based investment company OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of the pension fund OMERS, has launched in Europe with a dedicated €300 million fund to invest in startups across the continent. The firm’s new London office will be led by Harry Briggs, a British entrepreneur-turned-investor who used to work at Balderton Capital and BGF Ventures. The […]
Axeleo Capital, a venture arm of the French enterprise-focussed startup accelerator Axeleo, has closed its €45 million fund. Officially launched back in July 2017, the fund has made 20 investments in 20 months. From the freshly closed fund, Axeleo Capital aims to invest in seed and Series A rounds with tickets ranging from €500,000 to €4 […]
This is the second batch of interviews the team of Tech.eu recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that. In this episode, we’ve talked to Elizabeth Varley from TechHub; Andris Berzins of Change Ventures; and Rolands Mesters from Nordigen.
Copenhagen-based VC firm The Nordic Web Ventures has raised its second fund to invest in pre-seed and seed-stage startups across the Nordics. The exact size of the fund has not been disclosed, but the firm plans to make some 20 investments from it over the next 1.5–2 years, with an average check of $50,000 to […]
This week, Natalie Novick, Robin Wauters, and Andrii Degeler discuss the trend of multi-modal transportation apps, the new Japanese-backed fund that will invest in European startups, the UK’s new investigation into Facebook, and much more. We’ve also prepared a pre-recorded interview with Riccardo Donadon, founder of the innovation platform H-FARM in Italy.
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 […]
NordicNinja VC has launched a €100 million VC fund in partnership with Panasonic, Honda, Omron, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), to invest in scale-ups in the Nordics and Baltics. The fund will also focus on helping the startups to enter the ecosystems in Japan and across Asia. The new fund will write […]