Earlybird closes €175 million fund to invest in early-stage European startups

Berlin-headquartered VC firm Earlybird has closed its €175 million “Digital West” fund that will focus on deep tech startups in German-speaking countries, Nordics, UK, Benelux, France and Southern Europe. The latest fund brings the total capital under management of the firm to €1 billion. “We see a steadily growing number of promising deep tech startups […]

German HV Holtzbrinck Ventures launches new seed programme

Berlin and Munich-based VC firm HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has announced the launch of a new seed programme as a part of its recently closed Fund VII, with a volume of €306 million. Seed funding amounts through the programme will begin at €50,000, up to €500,000. The programme is intended to allow founders to access capital […]

Balderton closes $375 million fund to invest in European Series A rounds

Balderton Capital has announced its new $375 million fund to invest in European tech companies at the Series A stage. The fund is backed by new and existing investors. The London-based firm’s sixth fund will continue to invest in a wide range of companies in different industries. It has already made 10 investments this year […]

French VC Aster raises €240 million to invest in energy and mobility

Paris-based VC firm Aster has raised €240 million to invest in energy transition and mobility companies. The firm plans to back companies in Europe and the US (with “potential for action in Asia”), investing anywhere between €250,000 and €15 million at the seed and growth stages. Through its “Business Hub” acceleration platform, Aster will help […]