Paris-based CAPZA raises €700 million in final close of CAPZA 5 Flex Equity Fund

Paris-based small and medium-sized enterprise-focused investment firm CAPZA has announced the final close of its CAPZA 5 Flex Equity fund at €700 million. This number doubles the size of the firms’ previous fund at €350 million. Since 2004 CAPZA Flex Equity has been providing flexible financing, combining majority and minority capital, convertible bonds, and mezzanine. […]

Karlsruhe-based AI text processing SaaS thingsTHINKING raises €4.5 million in seed round led by Earlybird

Deeptech AI startup thingsTHINKING has raised €4.5 million in a funding round led by Earlybird which saw participation from a number of angel investors. The company’s offering, semantha, moves the needle on textual processing by providing out-of-the-box functionality, bypassing the dreaded training phase for AI-based applications. “With semantha, domain experts can finally educate an AI […]

Copenhagen-based skincare platform Nøie raises $12 million in Series A round led by Talis

Copenhagen’s skincare platform Nøie has raised $12 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Talis Capital and saw participation from Inventure as well existing investors Thomas Ryge Mikkelsen, Kristian Schrøder Hart-Hansen. The funding is expected to further R&D projects, launch new product categories, and fuel further European market expansion. “For too long […]

London’s consumer insights platform OnePulse raises £2 million, plans global expansion

Consumer insights platform that converts market research into real-time conversations between brands and consumers, OnePulse has raised £2 million to fuel global expansion efforts. The funding round was led by Blackfinch and followed on my Nexus Investments. OnePulse provides brands with a platform whereby they can conduct micro-market surveys, up to three questions at a […]