There’s no question that health and fitness is a hot technology sector right now. Not only are giants like Microsoft, Apple or Google showing increasing interest in the area, but a wide range of startups are also offering consumers a way to stay in shape and, most importantly, keep track of their efforts and exercise […]
Our Q2 funding analysis discovered a gap between European funds being raised and capital being invested in Europe’s companies. Tom Wehmeier of Atomico shares his insights on this with us.
Lakestar, the VC firm started by super investor Klaus Hommels, recently announced its new €350 million fund, Lakestar II. Today, two German media giants, Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, revealed themselves to be ‘anchor investors’ in the new fund with a “combined medium double-digit million EUR amount” (German funding vagueness at its finest). Lakestar II […]
It’s not just in London and Berlin that new VC firms are popping up, or raising huge new funds. Today, The Netherlands-based investment firm Van den Ende & Deitmers announced that it will henceforth be known as Endeit Capital and kicking off a second investment fund with an initial size of €107 million. Van den […]
Late last year, German telco juggernaut Deutsche Telekom earmarked half a billion euros for a new hybrid innovation fund dubbed Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) in an effort to “considerably expand the scope and volume of its investments in venture capital and technological innovation”. The new fund, one of the largest investment funds in Europe […]
Lakestar, an investor in Spotify, Klarna, Skype and King, are set to fund Europe’s next wave of startups, with a new €350 million fund focused on early-stage investments in Europe.
According to data from Dow Jones VentureSource, European VC firms have raised a total of 2 billion euros (approximately $2.2 billion) in the second quarter of this year, which is twice more than in Q1 2015, and up 30% compared to the same period last year. Largely responsible for the increase is the influx of […]