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 […]

Dutch business travel app Roadmap raises €4 million Series A

Roadmap, an Amsterdam-based business travel platform and app, has raised a Series A round of €4 million. The round was led by Newion Investments and the founders of Roadmap. Roadmap, an app that “acts as a Swiss army knife”, offers several different functionalities. The app allows businesses to arrange travel plans and transportation for their […]

French agtech startup Karnott raises €2.5 million to expand across Europe

Karnott, an agtech startup founded in Lille, France in 2016, has raised €2.5 million for its connected meter for farm equipment. The round was led by Partech and Leap Ventures, partner from the outset. Karnott focuses on equipment such as tractors, trailers, seeders, enabling geolocalization and registering operations carried out on farm plots. Its meter […]

Swiss startup Ava raises $30 million for its fertility monitoring bracelet

Zurich-based Ava, a femtech startup that makes a fertility monitoring bracelet, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round. The majority of the new financing came from existing investors Polytech Ventures, btov, and SVC. The company’s product, Ava Bracelet, detects the 5.3-day fertility window in a woman’s menstrual cycle in real time. While […]

Danish fintech startup Pleo scores $16 million from Kinnevik and others for its ‘smart company cards’

Copenhagen and London-based fintech company Pleo has landed $16 million in a Series A financing round led by Kinnevik and joined by Creandum, the Founders startup studio, Seedcamp and Vækstfonden. Pleo’s solution combines smart payment cards that can easily be assigned to employees with individually set limits with software and mobile apps to automatically match […]

Swiss tennis platform GotCourts raises $1 million to expand across Europe

Swiss sports startup GotCourts, an SaaS platform providing an online community for players of racquet sports (tennis, badminton, padel, and squash), as well as coaches and operators of court facilities, has raised $1 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Investiere.ch, with participation from FortyOne Group, existing investors including the Swiss […]