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11 May 2022·11 min read

Konrad Koncerewicz

Head of VC & Startups, Vestbee

TOP European Funding Rounds Closed In April 2022

We have already presented interesting CEE startups that closed funding rounds in April. Today, we are going to dive further into the European startup ecosystem and discover more funding rounds that took place in April, the first month of Q2 2022. This time Financial Services, AI, SaaS, Logistics, Analytics, Healthcare and E-commerce attracted investors' interests. 

Now, let’s check out the TOP 20 April startup funding rounds in Europe!

OneFootball

Location: Berlin, Germany
Launch date: 2008
Funding Round: Series D €282M
Funding Source: Alsara, Animoca Brands, DAH Beteiligungs GmbH, Dapper Labs, Liberty City Ventures, Quiet Capital, RIT Capital Partners, Senator Investment Group
Total funding received: €420M

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based OneFootball is a football media platform for the new generation of football fans with a fully personalized home stream for non-stop news of the user's favorite club. The startup has recently secured a series D round in the amount of €282M from Alsara, Animoca Brands, DAH Beteiligungs GmbH, Dapper Labs, Liberty City Ventures, Quiet Capital, RIT Capital Partners, Senator Investment Group and this funding will be used for further expansion. 

Taxfix

Location: Berlin, Germany
Launch date: 2016
Funding Round: Series D €206M
Funding Source: Creandum, Index Ventures, Khaira Capital, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Redalpine, Valar Ventures
Total funding received: €313M

German Taxfix, founded in 2016, is developing an app that simplifies complex tax filing systems by offering a chat-like interface that only asks relevant questions to the user. The startup’s mission is to make tax declarations accessible for everyone. Taxfix has recently secured a series D round in the amount of €206M from Creandum, Index Ventures, Khaira Capital, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Redalpine, and Valar Ventures. 

Instabox

Location: Hagersten, Sweden
Launch date: 2011
Funding Round: Series C  €178.6M
Funding Source: Creades AB, EQT Ventures, M2 Asset Management, Nineyards Equity, Tacito, Tham Special Investment, Verdane, Wallcross
Total funding received: €310M

Sweden-based Instabox, founded in 2015, is a shipping service that handles logistics for e-commerce retailers, offering same-day delivery through its network of last-mile smart delivery lockers. The startup has recently been supported by Creades AB, EQT Ventures, M2 Asset Management, Nineyards Equity, Tacito, Tham Special Investment, Verdane, and Wallcross. Secured funds during the series C round in the amount of €178.6M will be used for entering new markets.

Pollen

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2014
Funding Round: Series C €141M
Funding Source: BACKED VC, Kindred Capital, Lansdowne Partners, Molten Ventures, Northzone, Sienna Capital
Total funding received: €226.5M

London-based Pollen is a travel and music experiences provider that offers customers tailored activities — from beach holidays and festivals to a broad range of ski packages. The startup secured a series C round of €141M from BACKED VC, Kindred Capital, Lansdowne Partners, Molten Ventures, Northzone, and Sienna Capital with plans to use the funds for bolstering its market position.

Grover

Location: Berlin, Germany
Launch date: 2015
Funding Round: Series C €103M
Funding Source: Assurant, Co-Investor Partners, coparion, Energy Impact Partners, Korelya Capital, LG Group, MiraeAsset Financial Group, Viola FinTech
Total funding received: €1.9B

Grover is an online platform for renting tech products through monthly subscriptions. With Grover, subscribers get access to a wide range of tech products, including smartphones, laptops, virtual reality (VR) gear, wearables, and smart home appliances on a flexible monthly rental basis. Recently secured funding in the amount of €103M from Assurant, Co-Investor Partners, coparion, Energy Impact Partners, Korelya Capital, LG Group, MiraeAsset Financial Group, Viola FinTech will be allocated to expanding its activities in the US. 

Sweep

Location: Montpellier, France
Launch date: 2020
Funding Round: Series B  €66.5M
Funding Source: 2050, Balderton Capital, Coatue, Future Shape, La Famiglia, New Wave
Total funding received: €95M

French Sweep is a carbon management platform that helps enterprises build data-driven and science-based climate programmes – a crucial part of businesses’ contribution to tackling the climate crisis. The company has been recently supported by 2050, Balderton Capital, Coatue, Future Shape, La Famiglia, and New Wave. Secured funds during the series B round of €66.5M will be allocated to the further development of the platform. 

FIDEL API

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2013
Funding Round: Series B €59.7M
Funding Source: Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Nyca Partners, QED Investors, RBC Capital
Total funding received: €81.7M

Founded in 2013, UK-based FIDEL API, is a global financial infrastructure platform that enables developers to build programmable experiences at the moment a transaction occurs on any payment card. Recently secured funds in the series B round of €59.7M from Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Nyca Partners, QED Investors, and RBC Capital will be used to continue scaling its workforce and product offerings. 

Wagestream

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2018
Funding Round: Series C  €50M
Funding Source: Balderton Capital, BlackRock, Fair By Design Fund, LocalGlobe, Northzone, QED Investors, Silicon Valley Bank, Smash Capital, Village Global, XYZ Venture Capital
Total funding received: €241M

UK-based Wagestream, founded in 2018, is a fintech company that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app, and therefore get a complete control over when they get paid. Wagestream has recently secured a series C round in the amount of €50M from Balderton Capital, BlackRock, Fair By Design Fund, LocalGlobe, Northzone, QED Investors, Silicon Valley Bank, Smash Capital, Village Global, and XYZ Venture Capital, while raised funds will fuel expansion plans. 

Avi Medical

Location: Munich, Germany
Launch date: 2020
Funding Round: Series B  €50M
Funding Source: 3VC, Addition, Balderton Capital, Eurazeo, Heal Capital, Picus Capital, Vorwerk Ventures
Total funding received: €96M

German Avi Medical is a digital healthcare company that provides telemedicine services. Its platform enables patients to book appointments, manage their health data, and chat with the practitioners. The startup has recently secured a €50M series B round from 3VC, Addition, Balderton Capital, Eurazeo, Heal Capital, Picus Capital, and Vorwerk Ventures. The raised funding will support the further development of the platform.

Reveal

Location: Paris, France
Launch date: 2020
Funding Round: Series A €47M
Funding Source: Chalfen Ventures, Dig Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Insight Partners, Kernel Investissements, LocalGlobe, Ventech
Total funding received: €51M

Paris-based Reveal, founded in 2020, is a platform for Partnership, Marketing, and Sales teams to generate revenue through their ecosystem. The startup securely shares CRM intelligence to help its users to identify and collaborate on sales opportunities with their partners in real-time. Reveal has recently closed a series A round of €47M from Chalfen Ventures, Dig Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Insight Partners, Kernel Investissements, LocalGlobe, and Ventech. Secured funds will be used for increasing headcount and accelerating product innovations.

Labster

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Launch date: 2011
Funding Round: Series C €42.8M
Funding Source: Andreessen Horowitz, Educapital, GGV Capital, NPF Technologies, Owl Ventures, Pirate Impact, Sofina
Total funding received: €143M

Founded in 2011, Denmark-based Labster is an e-learning company developing a platform that offers virtual laboratory simulations based on mathematical algorithms for students' e-learning. Recently secured series C round in the amount of €42.8M from Andreessen Horowitz, Educapital, GGV Capital, NPF Technologies, Owl Ventures, Pirate Impact, and Sofina will be allocated to supporting the further company’s growth.

Moneybox

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2015
Funding Round: Series D  €41.6M
Funding Source: Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, Polar Capital Holdings
Total funding received: €116M

London-based Moneybox, founded in 2015, is a digital wealth manager providing mobile savings and investment app with a range of savings and investment products including Lifetime ISAs and Pensions. Moneybox has recently secured a series D round in the amount of €41.6M from Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, and Polar Capital Holdings, which will be used to grow its customer base and introduce financial planning services.

Argent

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2017
Funding Round: Series B  €37.6M
Funding Source: Animoca Brands, Creandum, Fabric Ventures, Index Ventures, Jump Capital, Metaplanet Holdings, Paradigm, StarkWare Industries
Total funding received: €53M

UK-based Argent, founded in 2017, is a simple and secure smart wallet for crypto allowing users to earn interest and invest, borrow, store & spend cryptocurrencies as well as access DeFi and Dapps. The company has recently been supported by Animoca Brands, Creandum, Fabric Ventures, Index Ventures, Jump Capital, Metaplanet Holdings, Paradigm, and StarkWare Industries, while secured funds during the series B round in the amount of €37.6M will be allocated to enhancing the platform.

Gravity Sketch

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2014
Funding Round: Series A €29.7M
Funding Source: Accel, Forward Partners, GV, Kindred Capital, Point Nine, 
Total funding received: €39.7M

London-based Gravity Sketch is a VR-based design and collaboration platform that allows distributed teams to create, share, and build in 3D efficiently. The startup secured a series A round of €29.7M from Accel, Forward Partners, GV, Kindred Capital, and Point Nine. Raised funding will be used for accelerating product development, transforming long-neglected digital design workflows, and enabling the construction and growth of the metaverse.

Amenitiz

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Launch date: 2018
Funding Round: Series A €27M
Funding Source: BACKED VC, Chalfen Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Otium Capital, Point Nine
Total funding received: €32.6M

Amenitiz is a Barcelona-based hospitality startup providing an all-in-one platform to help owners grow and supervise their vacation properties by making attracting guests, managing bookings and crafting exceptional experiences, simple and easy. Recently secured funding in the amount of €27M during the series A round from BACKED VC, Chalfen Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Otium Capital, and Point Nine will be allocated to expanding into European markets.

Umiami

Location: Paris, France
Launch date: 2020
Funding Round: Series A  €26.5M
Funding Source: Astanor Ventures, Bpifrance, Newfund, Redalpine, Telegraph Hill Capital, Verso Capital
Total funding received: €58.5M

French Umiami is a food-tech startup that develops plant-based food technology to reduce meat consumption. It also offers plant-based whole-cuts that contain plant proteins helping consumers to have alternatives that mimic the taste, texture, and smell of meat. The startup has been recently supported by Astanor Ventures, Bpifrance, Newfund, Redalpine, Telegraph Hill Capital, and Verso Capital, while secured funds in series A at the amount of  €26.5M will be allocated to further development. 

lemon.markets

Location: Berlin, Germany
Launch date: 2020
Funding Round: Seed €15M
Funding Source: Creandum, Lakestar, Lightspeed Venture Partners, System.One
Total funding received: €15M

Founded in 2020, Germany-based lemon.markets is a FinTech company that offers an easy-to-use API for stock trading. The company's API also helps to create and execute orders at the stock market and retrieve market data. Secured funds in the amount of €15M from Creandum, Lakestar, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and System.One will be used for further solution development. 

Klima

Location: Berlin, Germany
Launch date: 2019
Funding Round: Series A  €10M
Funding Source: 468 Capital, Adjacent, Headline, HV Capital, Keen Venture Partners
Total funding received: €15.8M

German-based Klima, founded in 2019, is a personal climate action app. With Klima, everyone can calculate their personal carbon footprint and understand impact of their own lifestyle on climate change. Klima has recently secured a series A round in the amount of €10M from 468 Capital, Adjacent, Headline, HV Capital, and Keen Venture Partners, while raised funds will support the further development of the app.

Ravio

Location: London, UK
Launch date: 2022
Funding Round: Series A €9.4M
Funding Source: Cherry Ventures, Northzone, Spark Capital
Total funding received: €9.4M

London-based Ravio is a real-time compensation benchmarking platform that enables tech firms to calibrate winning compensation packages for their teams. The company has recently secured a €9.4M series A round from Cherry Ventures, Northzone, and Spark Capital, while secured funding will enable the company to onboard customers from across Europe, with an initial focus on the UK and Germany.

Procuros

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Launch date: 2021
Funding Round: Seed €8.4M
Funding Source: btov Partners, Creandum, Paua Ventures, Point Nine
Total funding received: €9.6M

German Procuros, founded in 2021, is a supply chain API platform that helps innovative businesses to grow — by turning tedious manual B2B transactions into transparent and automated flows. The company has recently closed a Seed round of €8.4M from btov Partners, Creandum, Paua Ventures, and Point Nine, and secured funds will go towards improving its platform.

Sources: Vestbee VC & startup community, startup press releases, web & social media monitoring, Crunchbase.

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